Employment

Work for one of the nation's best ground and air medical programs. Named the 2020 Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS).

AAMS Program of the Year LogoLifeFlight flight crew (nurses, critical care paramedics), critical care ground transport (AEMTs, Critical Care Paramedics, RNs), ground EMS (AEMTs and paramedics), event medicine (AEMTs and Paramedics), and communications (AEMTs and paramedics) staff positions are listed online at the Vanderbilt Human Resources site Jobline. 

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Positions that we may have open include Event Medicine AEMTs and Paramedics; Ground EMS AEMTs and Paramedics; Flight Medical Personnel (critical care paramedics and RNs); and Communications personnel. 

Here are the positions we normally hire in each of our divisions, and their minimum requirements. Please note that this list is not necessarily all inclusive and does not represent open positions. You must go to the VUMC Career site to search for any open positions, and apply there.


Ground Ambulance Division

  • BLS/ALS Ground Ambulance Transport (Bases in Nashville, Lebanon, Clarksville and Tullahoma)
  • Critical Care Ground Ambulance (Nashville Based)
  • Discharge Coordination Center
  • Emergency Communications Center
  • Event Medicine

Positions are listed online at the Vanderbilt Human Resources site Jobline. 

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LifeFlight Discharge Transport Coordination and Emergency Communications

Communicator (ground ambulance transport coordinator)

The LifeFlight Ground Ambulance Transport Coordinator is responsible for planning, coordination, and dispatch of all emergent and non-emergent LifeFlight Ground Ambulance transport requests as well third-party transport vendors who augment transport requests to and from VUMC facilities. 

High School Diploma / GED

  • Two years relevant experience
  • TN EMT or Paramedic License (if transferring from another state, must have verified TN license by first day of employment)
  • Current AHA BLS certification

Communicator (Flight Coordinator - Licensed EMT)

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Current TN Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) required
  • 2 years of experience (or equivalent)
  • National Association of Air Medical Communications (NAACs) preferred.
  • Licensed Emergency Medical Technician Required

Communicator (Flight Coordinator - Unlicensed PRN)

  • Performs dispatch, communications and coordination of LifeFlight Ground Transport and LifeFlight Event Medicine
  • Two years relevant experience (Required)
  • Public Safety 911 communications experience or equivalent EMS agency dispatch and logistics coordination (required)
  • Emergency Medical Technician field experience is preferred but not required.

Positions are listed online at the Vanderbilt Human Resources site Jobline. 

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Paramedic (BLS/ALS Ground Ambulance) (Full time or PRN)

  • High school diploma/GED
  • TN Paramedic License (if transferring from another state, must have verified TN license by first day of employment)
  • TN Driver’s license with F endorsement required or if resident of another state, must have a valid driver’s license in that state that meets that states EMS requirements.
  • Two years of relevant Paramedic experience (or equivalent) (Preferred)
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations Training and VKF training is required (Can be taken during the orientation period).
  • BLS, ACLS, PALS required. PHTLS must be obtained within 90 days of hire, and TECC must be obtained within 120 days of hire.

Critical Care Paramedic (BLS/ALS Ground Ambulance, Critical Care Ground) (Full time or PRN)

  • Job requires Graduate of an accredited discipline specific program
  • Three years of experience as a paramedic in an emergency setting (required) however five years is preferred
  • Certifications including BLS, ACLS, PALS, PHTLS or BTLS
  • Licensed Paramedic in TN and KY or the ability to obtain license in these areas
  • Tennessee Critical Care Paramedic (CCEMT-P) certification required and additionally Flight Paramedic Certification, (FP-C) preferred. FP-C certification is required within one year of employment
  • Strong preference for previous flight experience

Ground Transport AEMT (BLS/ALS or Critical Care Ground) (Full time or PRN)

  • High school diploma/GED
  • TN AEMT License (if transferring from another state, must have verified TN license by first day of employment
  • TN Driver’s license with F endorsement required or if resident of another state, must have a valid driver’s license in that state that meets that states EMS requirements.
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations Training and VKF training is required (Can be taken during the orientation period).
  • BLS required, PHTLS must be obtained within 90 days of hire, and TECC must be obtained within 120 days of hire.

Positions are listed online at the Vanderbilt Human Resources site Jobline. 

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Event Medicine AEMT (PRN)

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One Year relevant AEMT 911 experience (or equivalent) (Preferred)
  • Licensed Advanced Emergency Medical Technician in Tennessee Tennessee Drivers License with F Endorsement
  • Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Certified (Preferred)
  • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (Preferred)
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations Certified 

Event Medicine Paramedic (PRN)

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Two Years relevant paramedic 911 experience (or equivalent) (Preferred)
  • Licensed Paramedic in Tennessee Tennessee Drivers License with F Endorsement
  • Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certified
  • Pre- Hospital Trauma Life Support Certified (Preferred)
  • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (Preferred)
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations Certified

Positions are listed online at the Vanderbilt Human Resources site Jobline. 

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Flight Division

Flight Critical Care Nurse (full time positions only)

  • Three years ED/Critical Care experience (ideally at a Level I Trauma Center)
  • Pediatric experience greater than 640 hours if not included in above experience
  • Tennessee or National Registry: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P)
  • BLS
  • ACLS
  • PALS
  • NRP
  • One of the following: CEN, CCRN and/or CFRN certifications
  • Either a Trauma Nursing Core Course or a Transport Nurse Advanced Trauma Course (TNATC)
  • Strong preference for previous flight experience

Flight Critical Care Paramedic (full time positions only)

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 3 years in an emergency setting
  • Licensed TN Paramedic - Critical Care
  • Tennessee Driver’s License - F Endorsement
  • Licensed EMT-P in Kentucky Required
  • BLS
  • ACLS
  • PALS
  • NRP
  • PHTLS/ITLS
  • EVOC
  • Preferred:
  • Flight experience
  • FP- C

 

Positions are listed online at the Vanderbilt Human Resources site Jobline. 

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Pilots and Mechanics

Pilots and mechanics are employed by Air Methods Corporation. Current job openings and requirements are available at www.airmethods.com.