Flight Paramedic

Canandaigua, New York, United States Full-time

Job Summary

Utilizing pre-hospital critical care experience, perform the duties of an air medical provider pursuant to the standards as set forth by company management and the Department of Health.

Summary of essential job functions

-Participation in shift crew briefings

-Accurate and timely completion of company time sheet

-Accurate and timely completion of company controlled substance log

-Maintain proficiency and currency in conjunction with company training programs

-Perform pre and post-flight aircraft inspections to insure cleanliness and operability of medical and safety equipment according to NYSDOH regulations and MFC SOP

-Perform patient care according to company “Standards of Care” and NYSDOH guidelines.

-Completion of annual clinical requirements

-Perform general housekeeping duties to insure cleanliness and functionality of work areas

-Timely completion of assigned “Shift Duties and Responsibilities”

-Participation in company Quality Management program

-100% attendance at company meetings

-100% adherence to quarterly skills requirement

-Accurate and complete collection of flight reimbursement information

-Accurate and complete patient care documentation

-Adherence to company policies and procedures


-Minimum of three (3) years of consistent experience providing patient care at the Paramedic level

-Maintain proficiency and currency according to the standards of:

   -American Heart Association (AHA), 

   -American College of Surgeons  (ACS), 

   -American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), 

   -American  Academy  of Pediatrics  (AAP)  and

   -New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)

-Possess and maintain certification in:

   -Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or Advanced Cardiac Life Support for the Experienced Provider (ACLS-EP)

   -Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP – Advanced Course), or Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS)

   -Basic Life Suppport for the Healthcare Provider (CPR)

-Possess, or obtain within 90 days of date of hire certification in the following National Incident Management System (NIMS) courses:




-Possess and maintain, or obtain in accordance with Mercy Flight Central Policy, course completion in one of the following Advanced Trauma Care Courses:

-Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course Audit

-Maintain certification / proficiency according to state and local standards:

   -NYS EMT-Paramedic

Abilities Required

-Must be able to sit for extended periods of time in uncomfortable conditions

-Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. unaided

-Must be able to endure long periods of adverse flight conditions, including, but not limited to: extreme temperatures, prolonged discomfort, and aircraft turbulence

-Must be physically able to crawl in and out of the aircraft unaided, walk at least ¼ mile carrying 50 lbs. of equipment, and must be able to securely fasten all required aircraft restraints

-Employee’s weight shall not exceed 230 pounds

Company information

Mercy Flight Central is a non-profit Air Medical Company serving the rural and suburban population of New York for more than 20 years. We operate BK-117 aircraft out of our Rochester and Syracuse area locations. Through a comprehensive and aggressive continuing education program, we are able to maintain high standards within the Air Medical transport industry.

MFC is currently utilizing a HAL S3201 Advanced Tetherless Patient Simulator to enhance our simulation based education. Our education program prepares the air medical provider to use and understand our state of the art equipment; to include Terason portable ultrasound, Zoll X series cardiac monitor, and Hamilton T1 ventilator

Equal Employment Opportunity

Mercy Flight Central provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.