Minimum requirements and flight crew onboarding for flight nurses and flight paramedics:

  • Three years of experience in a critical care or emergency department
  • Three years of MICU experience with critical care transport, including advanced airway management, ventilator management, and out-of-hospital surgical skills
  • ACLS, PALS, NRP, TNCC, PHTLS
  • Extensive experience in cross-department patient management and collaboration
  • Above-average interpersonal skills, collaboration experience, and passion
  • Above-average risk management and conflict resolution skills

After hire, Air Med 12 crews complete an extensive, multi-step, two-year orientation process that includes:

  • Passing CFRN or FP-C
  • Education in Air Medical Resource Management
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support with our Medical Director of Trauma Surgery
  • Specific and custom patient contact clinical time based on new crew member clinical experience
  • Specific and custom classroom time based on new crew member clinical knowledge

At the completion of the orientation, which takes most crew members one to two years, the new crew member is presented with their Air Med 12 Flight Wings by the entire base.