Flight Paramedic in Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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Mission Health

Flight Paramedic

Asheville, NC, United States
Full-time • Days (Rotating Weekends)
Nursing Support   Job ID: 942741
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Do you want to join an organization that invests in you as a(an) Flight Paramedic? At Mission Health, you come first. HCA Healthcare has committed up to $300 million in programs to support our incredible team members over the course of three years.


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 free 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.
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stock
  • Family support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.
  • Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and more
  • Consumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer Discounts
  • Retirement readiness, rollover assistance 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)
  • Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income.

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Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated Flight Paramedic like you to be a part of our team.

Job Summary and Qualifications

Role Summary: Performs and assists with the delivery of air medical and ground transport care for the comfort and well-being of patients. Performs time critical advanced life support patient care and management.

What you will do in this role:

  • Operate emergency medical vehicle and responds to calls for aid in emergent situations.
  • Evaluate patient condition to establish the right course of treatment.
  • Provide a variety of emergency medical treatment to injured, sick, or incapacitated persons.
  • Perform invasive procedures under adverse conditions.
  • Manage non-medical situations such as crowd control and protecting the valuables of a patient if necessary.
  • Lift and transport patients, ensuring patients remain stable during transport.
  • Communicate patient data and condition to professional medical personnel at emergency treatment facility.

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:

Required Education: Associate of Science in EMS.

Must complete and maintain continuing education or re-certification requirements as prescribed by NC OEMS, NREMTP, and SC DHEC.

Preferred Education: Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services, or related field.

Required License/Certification: Must have and maintain current Paramedic certification from N.C. Office of Emergency Medical Services. Must have and maintain current Paramedic certification from S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control. National Registry EMT-P. BCLS, ACLS, ITLS or PHTLS, PALS or PEPP. CCEMT-P and FP-C required within one year of hire. PNCCT required within 18 months of hire. 

Preferred License: None

Required Experience: Five years full time EMS experience at the Paramedic level.

Preferred Experience: Critical Care Transport/Specialty Care Transport experience

Prior management experience. Teaching experience.

Public speaking experience

Working Conditions: The air medical setting provides for a variety of working conditions; from transport of the ill and injured from referral hospital ICU or emergency departments, O.R. suite or other clinical areas, to scene response to the accident site. Often, patient care must be performed outdoors which subjects the flight medic to various environmental extremes. The flight medic must be able to perform his/her duties in low light or near dark conditions. The flight medic must be able to provide care in the unique Air medical environment: vibration, changes in G-force, loud noise and changes in altitude. In addition, the flight medic may be required to walk great distances over uneven terrain to access patients in remote areas, and be able to provide care as a team while carrying a 250 lb. patient back to the aircraft.


OSHA Category: Potential for exposure to blood or body fluids.

Patient Care Group: All

Weight: Weight limitations apply per department policy.

Hearing: Must be adequate for normal volume speech.

This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).

Mission Health,an operating division of HCA Healthcare, is based in Asheville, North Carolina, and is the state sixth largest health system. Mission Health is consistently named one of the nation Top 15 Health Systems by IBM Watson Health and is the only health system in North Carolina to achieve this recognition. Mission Health operates six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, post-acute care provider CarePartners, long-term acute care provider Asheville Specialty Hospital and the region only dedicated Level II trauma center. With approximately 12,000 colleagues and 2,000 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Institute more than ten times. & In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"Good people beget good people."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

We are a family 270,000 dedicated professionals! Our Talent Acquisition team is reviewing applications for our Flight Paramedic opening. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Submit your resume today to join our community of caring!

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.


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Nursing Support
Full-time • Days (Rotating Weekends)

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