Job Description

Care Flight Pilot

The Pilot in Command (PIC) oversees and is directly responsible for the safe and efficient transport of all crew members, patients, and other riders by Pilatus PC-12 fixed-wing aircraft. The PIC will ensure compliance with all applicable FAA, AIM, and GOM regulations and guidelines before, during, and after all phases of transport. The PIC will ensure that all organizational policies and procedures are followed. The PIC maintains the knowledge and skills necessary to provide for the safe fixed-wing transport of patients and assists in the coordination of their logistical movements. 

Basic Job Requirements:


  • CAMTS Minimum Standards (Preferred)
    • 2500 hours Total Time (2000 hours in category)
    • Minimum 1000 hours PIC
    • Minimum of 50 hours in Type
  • 500+ hours of cross country time (preferred)
  • 100+ hours in IFR conditions (preferred)
  • 100+ hours of night time (preferred)
  • Previous air medical transport experience (preferred)


  • Commercial Single Engine Land
  • Instrument Rating (ATP in category preferred)
  • FAA Second Class Medical Certificate
  • Valid Drivers License with Acceptable Driving Record

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other:

  • Possess excellent oral communication skills, listening skills, and telephone etiquette.
  • Ability to interpret and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to operate designated computer software, modules of the hospital computer system, and other equipment as need to complete tasks.
  • Ability to work under pressure with time constraints.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, SHC staff, Health Net Staff, etc.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to supervise other individuals and resolve personnel issues.
  • Ability to concentrate and multitask.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with and present information to coworkers, other staff, supervisors, physicians, vendors, agencies, other healthcare organizations and the public.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Adhere to the strict level of confidentiality set forth by state and federal regulations and facility policies.
  • Reports to the certificate holder?s Chief Pilot/Director of Operations
  • Completes 12 hour duty shifts as scheduled by the Chief Pilot/Director of Operations
  • Immediately completes shift handoff report at the aircraft with off coming Pilot in Command when first coming on duty
  • Completes and documents thorough walk around of aircraft at the start of each shift
  • Completes and documents thorough walk around of aircraft prior to and after each leg of transport
  • Conducts safety and operational briefings with on duty medical crew when coming on shift and anytime there is a change in operational status/ability
  • Participates in company meetings, ongoing education, checkoff?s, and any other training required by the Chief Pilot, DO, FAA, GOM, or Organization.
  • Demonstrates ongoing competency in the assigned airframe
  • Demonstrates ability to function as a member of the flight crew and ensures the safety of the crew, patients, and other passengers during transport
  • Completes all required documentation as designated during the duty period
  • Actively assesses flight conditions while on duty and promptly notifies crew and dispatch of any changes in operational status.
  • Identifies the early warning signs of a change in flight or aircraft operational conditions and responds appropriately to continue or abort transport.
  • Assigns or delegates the performance of applicable tasks during operational emergencies to crew members for which that person has the necessary skills and competence to accomplish safely.
  • Completes and submits all incident reports (operational, safety, staff) prior to the completion of each shift.
  • Establishes and maintains communication and utilizes educational opportunities with crew and other significant individuals.
  • Keeps aircraft exterior and cockpit clean, and washes aircraft in accordance with the direction of the Chief Pilot and Director of Operations.
  • Assists medical crew in the movement of medical equipment and loading/unloading of patients and riders
  • Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure.
  • Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services.
  • Serve as a preceptor to new employees and students
  • Keeps crew quarters, aircraft, and other company locations/spaces clean and in order
  • Demonstrates knowledge, understanding of, and compliance with:
  • All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines. ?
  • Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property. ?
  • The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader.
  • The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.

Physical and Environmental Demands: The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Climbing. Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
  • Balancing. Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces.
  • Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
  • Kneeling. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Crawling. Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Walking. Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Pulling. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position.
  • Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  • Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
  • Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Very heavy work. Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
  • Required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operates machines, such as lathes, drill presses, power saws, and mills where the seeing job is at or within arm's reach; performs mechanical or skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature, such as carpenter, technicians, service people, plumbers, painters, mechanics, etc.
  • Required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.
  • Required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, food services, general laborer, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard, inspection, etc.)
  • Subject to environmental conditions with protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
  • Subject to outside environmental conditions with no effective protection from the weather.
  • Subject to extreme cold where temperatures may be below 32? for periods of more than one hour.
  • Subject to extreme heat where temperatures may be above 100? for periods of more than one hour.
  • Subject to noise and may have to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level.
  • Subject to vibration from exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.
  • Subject to hazards, including but not limited to a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
  • Subject to atmospheric conditions that could affect the respiratory system and/or the skin including but not limited to fumes, odors, dust, animal dander, latex, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.
  • Subject to working in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, narrow aisles or passageways, small enclosed rooms, small sewage and line pipes, and other areas that could cause claustrophobia.

Reasonable Accommodation

The physical demands described in this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Please contact Human Resources if a reasonable accommodation is needed.

Drug-Free and Tobacco-Free Workplace

Sidney Health Center is a drug-free and tobacco-free workplace. The SHC Drug-Free Workplace Policy does not tolerate the abuse of drugs or alcohol in the workplace. SHC has determined that all employees who render patient services, work in security positions, work in hazardous work environments, and those who are in fiduciary positions are covered under the Policy. All employees are prohibited from using tobacco products during work time (including paid breaks) and on SHC property.

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