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JSFirm Life Flight Helicopter Pilot

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Geisinger Health System Danville, Pennsylvania:<BR />JOB SUMMARY: <br /> The Pilot-in-Command (PIC) is responsible for the safe and efficient conduct of a flight assignment. The pilot-in-command and is authorized by Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) to process a flight assignment received from the Life Flight Communications Center and determines whether to accept or decline a flight assignment based on weather conditions or other factors that may impact the safety of flight. The Pilot-in-command will evaluate Visual Flight Rules (VFR) options and Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) options when applicable. A fully credentialed pilot will be NVG and a single pilot (IFR) captain. Works collaboratively with other members of the flight program. <br /> Reports to the Chief Pilot. <br /> <br /> COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS: <br /> Leadership and Professional Development <br /> 1. Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation departmental aviation policies. <br /> <br /> 2. Shares professional responsibility for identification, development and achievement of department goals. <br /> <br /> 3. Promotes and maintains positive professional working relationships within the department and throughout the health system <br /> <br /> 4. Demonstrates and promotes effective interpersonal skills. <br /> <br /> 5. Promotes the safety culture of Life Flight and places safety as a top priority. <br /> <br /> *Positions available in the following locations: Avoca, Lehighton, and Danville. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: <br /> 1. Required to meet all the qualifications for a VFR captain set forth in 135.243(C). Additionally: 1700 total flight hours with a minimum of 1500 Helicopter hours, 1000 hours Helicopter Pilot in Command time, 1000 hours of Helicopter Turbine engine time, 500 hours Helicopter Multi-engine and 100 hours of Helicopter Night flight hours required. A minimum of 75 hours of actual or simulated Instrument time at least 50 hours are in actual flight. <br /> <br /> 2. IFR transition: All pilots will begin employment as a VFR captain. IFR certification will be complete within 180 days of hire with a maximum of 10hrs allotted for the VFR to IFR transition. New hires will be considered on probationary status until IFR certification is successfully completed. <br /> <br /> 3. NVG transition. All pilots will begin employment as a Non-NVG captain. NVG certification will be complete within 180 days of final FAA NVG approval. A minimum of five and a maximum of 10hrs allotted for the NVG transition. Employees hired after FAA NVG approval will be on the 180 day schedule to complete this certification and will be considered on probationary status until NVG certification is successfully completed. <br /> <br /> 4. Commercial helicopter license with IFR rating required. <br /> <br /> 5. ATP license preferred. <br /> <br /> 6. FAA Class II Physical Medical Certificate required. <br /> <br /> 7. Helicopter EMS experience preferred. <br /> <br /> 8. Night Vision Goggle (NVG) experience preferred. <br /> <br /> <br /> WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS: <br /> 1. Ability to operate helicopters and is exposed to non-conventional motion, noise, vibration, chemicals (i.e. jet fumes) and extreme heat or cold. <br /> <br /> 2. Ability to lift at least 50 pounds using proper body mechanics and bend and carry heavy equipment and assist with carrying and loading patients. <br /> <br /> 3. Ability to use maintenance stands and ladders to preflight aircraft. Able to refuel aircraft at the GMC facility <br /> <br /> 4. Ability to wash aircraft per the program wash schedule <br /> <br /> 5. Works in a patient care environment on the aircraft and is exposed to possible infectious diseases and chemical toxins. <br /> <br /> 6. Required to arrive at their primary base site within 1 hour of travel time. <br /> <br /> <br /> The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <div><a href="mailto: ksroot@geisinger.edu ">Contact Us</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>PI103112885&nbsp;</div> <a href="mailto: ksroot@geisinger.edu "><br />

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