Flight Paramedic - Life-Guard 10 Westlake Heliport (FT)

Hardy, VA, US, 24101

Job Summary

Will be stationed with LifeGuard 10 (Westlake Heliport in Moneta, VA), but may be required to work shifts at other LifeGuard bases.

The Flight Paramedic collaborates with the CCPT Communications Center and air/ground transport teams to provide individualized care and transportation for patients of all ages, with a focus of those who are critically ill. Utilizes delegation and critical thinking skills to provide quality service through a team oriented, collaborative approach to patient care.

Promotes a safety-first culture in every aspect of the job.  Provides patient care during transport in a ground or rotor-wing ambulance, on scene, and at the sending and receiving hospitals.  Rotates responsibilities as the Attendant-in-Charge, driver, and secondary attendant and in the role as team leader.  Works in a variety of geographic settings in both indoor and outdoor environments.  May be exposed to high levels of stress and emergency situations.  Individual must be flexible and adapt rapidly to changing situations.  High physical effort is required for moving patients.  May be exposed to extreme weather conditions, infectious diseases, bio-hazardous and hazardous materials, including regulated medical wastes, and combative patients.  Uses downtime effectively.  Frequent exposure to 9 stresses of flight (as determined by the USAF) and to Instrument Flight Rule conditions.

Make the most of your clinical skills at an organization that has earned numerous awards for clinical excellence. Based in Roanoke, VA, our community-based health care organization encompasses a comprehensive network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices, and other complementary services.


Play an important role with a regional leader that inspires better health through compassionate care, medical education and research, and neighborhood outreach. Realize the advantages of advancing your career with an organization where you can expect supportive leadership, state-of-the-art technological resources, inter-professional teamwork, and innovative learning.


Minimum Qualifications

Education: High School Graduate or equivalent and completion of approved Paramedic course.  Associates Degree preferred.

Experience: 3 years of Full Time field paramedic experience required.

Licensure/Certifications:  Must currently possess National Registered Paramedic certification and current Virginia Paramedic certification required. Must meet weight requirement of maximum of 210 pounds at the time of offer and sustain that weight throughout employment. As of 1/1/16, FP-C (Flight Paramedic-Certified) is required within 2 years of hire.

Other Minimum Qualifications: Must have completed and maintained ACLS, BLS, and EVOC certifications. Must obtain PALS, PHTLS, or BTLS, ATLS (audit), Haz-MatAwareness, and NRP certification within 12 months of hire and maintain. Use of the PAPR is not an option for employees transporting patients on airborne precautions, because the hood will not fit over the required flight helmet.  Therefore, all employees who transport patients via air, must be able to wear N95 respirator.

Our Values

Below are our core values that we strive to embody and expect of all our team members:

CommUNITY:  Working in unison to serve our community, our Carilion family and our loved ones.

Courage:  Doing what’s right for our patients without question.

Commitment:  Unwavering in our quest for exceptional quality and service.

Compassion:  Putting heart into everything we do.

Curiosity:  Fostering creativity and innovation in our pursuit of excellence.



Requisition Number: 37758 
Employment Status: Full time 
Location: Carilion Clinic Life Guard 10 
Shift: Any Day, Any Shift 
Shift Details: Rotating shift of 12 and 24 at any of the 3 LG bases
Recruiter Phone: 540-983-4139 
Recruiter Email: jsratliff@carilionclinic.org

This is Carilion Clinic ...

An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning
hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.

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Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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Nearest Major Market: Roanoke

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