Director of Air and Ground Transport in Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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Director of Air and Ground Transport

Mission MAMA
Asheville, NC, United States
Full-time • Days 7-10 Hrs/Wkdays Only
Directors and Managers   Job ID: 224858
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Are you ready to manage in a new era as a Director of Air and Ground Transport where building a healthier tomorrow is more than a job? Our team is committed to partnership, innovation, legacy and improving more lives in more ways. Share your resume today.

Mission Hospital, located in Asheville, North Carolina, serves as the regional tertiary and quaternary care facility for western North Carolina. Mission Hospital is licensed for 815 beds and is the region’s only Level II trauma center, comprehensive stroke center, open heart program, Level III neonatal intensive care unit, and home to Mission Children’s Hospital. Mission Hospital was ranked as America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades for clinical excellence and also earned Magnet® designation for nursing excellence.  Mission Hospital, a member of Mission Health, is an operating division of HCA Healthcare.


Mission Health, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

Our teams are dedicated to improving human life. Each year about five percent of all U.S. hospital services happen at an HCA Healthcare facility. Be an impact as a(an) Director of Air and Ground Transport where your passion for leading and creativity are valued? We want your knowledge and expertise!

Job Summary and Qualifications

Directs area operations, programs, and activities consistent with Senior Leadership’s objectives. Specific job duties will vary based on area served. This position will lead our air and ground transport teams including Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA) and Regional Transport Services (RTS), serving western North Carolina and surrounding states.  Supports Mission/HCA by:

  • Directs area operations, programs, and activities consistent with Senior Leadership's objectives, reporting into the VP of Operations for Mission Hospital.
  • Leads a team of 100+ employees including the Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA), Regional Transport Services (RTS) and Behavioral Health Transport (BHT) Teams.
  • Oversight of program growth and development for each area.
  • Leading the team in strategic planning and change management.
  • Community Outreach to area EMS agencies and hospitals.
  • Employee rounding, mentoring and developing team members allowing for robust succession planning.
  • Collaborating with nursing, care management, and operations leadership to positively impact patient outcomes.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with aviation vendor, billing vendor, etc.

What qualifications you will need:

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree in a related field

Preferred Education: Master's Degree

Required License: BCLS may be required for those leaders providing patient care

Required Experience: Three years of technical and managerial experience in area. Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, Internet and Intranet software, e-mail.

Preferred Experience: Database software

"Across HCA Healthcare’s more than 2,000 sites of care, our nurses and colleagues have a positive impact on patients, communities and healthcare.
Together, we uplift and elevate our purpose to give people a healthier tomorrow."- Jane Englebright, PhD, RN CENP, FAAN
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive

If this is the kind of dynamic growth opportunity that compels you, apply for the Director of Air and Ground Transport role. We are interviewing apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

This position is incentive eligible.


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Directors and Managers
Mission MAMA
Full-time • Days 7-10 Hrs/Wkdays Only

COVID-19 Vaccination

In compliance with the emergency regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dated November 4, 2021, and company policy, this role MAY require you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations, or to have applied for a medical or religious exemption (including booster for California). (For further clarification, please ask your recruiter.)

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