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Job Title Rotor Wing Pilot
Location Whitney, TX- Air Base
Department EMS Flight Operations
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Shifts hiring Full-time

LINE PILOT           


To bring help and hope to patients and families following a terrible trauma, a sudden medical event, or any medical transport. To be part of the finest EMS team in the United States.

The primary duty of a CareFlite line pilot is to safely transport medical personnel and patients to and from the requested locations.  In the performance of that mission the line pilot assumes responsibility for ensuring that the aircraft is airworthy and that the aircraft is operated in compliance with all FAA regulations and CareFlite policies.

This position requires a personal commitment to CareFlite’s mission and core values and the willingness to demonstrate those core values in all activities performed for CareFlite or while representing CareFlite.  The incumbent(s) of this position are active participants in the organization and support the changes necessary for the organization’s survival.


This position reports directly to the Assistant Chief Pilot for all routine operations issues.  All CareFlite pilots are responsible to the Chief Pilot for compliance with company manuals and government regulations. This position is evaluated by the Assistant Chief Pilot /Chief Pilot.

CareFlite line pilots work collaboratively with other members of the CareFlite staff (mechanics, medical personnel, and communications specialists) to safely and effectively accomplish the mission of patient transport.


Safety as measured by incidents/accidents and compliance with all parts of operations:

Functions as Pilot In Command during flight and ensures that all CareFlite flight operations activities are in full compliance with company procedures and government regulations.

Directs medical personnel as necessary to ensure safety of aviation operations. 

Ensure that all CareFlite flight operations activities are performed to the highest quality standards.

Ensures personal compliance with CareFlite safety programs.

Customer Service as measure by customer service surveys and debriefings

Ensures that appropriate documentation, logs and records, are completed and maintained for all flight operations activities.        

Ensures personal compliance with CareFlite safety programs.

Demonstrates tact and diplomacy when dealing with CareFlite customers and/or when functioning in role as a CareFlite pilot.

Urgency as measured by proper response times to the aircraft when dispatched while maintaining safe operations and required duties.

Quality Assurance/Improvement as measured by compliance with neat and proper documentation such as DFR/DMR, time and duty, maintenance log book entries:

Incumbent(s) will actively participate in quality assurance/improvement activities as directed by their supervisor.  Each incumbent will acquaint themselves with the quality assurance surveys and/or quality improvement projects which affect their practice and adhere to the standards or changes implemented.  Each incumbent will provide feedback in a positive proactive manner for quality assurance/improvement activities which impact their practice.

Fiscal Responsibility as measure by identifying efficiency or cost savings in aircraft operations:

All will include at least the following two items: 

Incumbent(s) will search out opportunities to utilize their free time while on duty to improve their professional skills or participate in work related projects.

Incumbent(s) will identify efficiency or cost saving ideas in a timely manner to their immediate supervisor. (Other fiscal items pertinent to specific job)

Teamwork as measured by attendance, punctuality, customer comments and adherence to Careflite’s Corporate Compliance Program:

Include in all non-management positions:

Incumbent(s) will focus their efforts on supporting their co-workers at all times.

Incumbent(s) will be tolerant of diversity within the work setting and will address co-workers in a respectful manner at all times.  Personal issues will be addressed outside the workplace.  Constructive criticism of a co-worker or supervisor will be offered in a private setting and delivered in a positive and respectful manner.


Incumbent(s) manage their time appropriately to ensure that all areas of their job responsibilities are adequately covered.  Actively seeks out additional assignments or assists co-workers with their tasks when they have completed their assigned tasks.

Has active listening skills.  Communicates to co-workers and the public in a clear, concise and positive manner, both orally and in writing.

Demonstrates a positive approach to problem solving and utilizes the chain of command appropriately to resolve work related issues.

Possesses and demonstrates sound judgment and objectivity in decision making, including sound (airworthiness determinations/line pilot/business determinations.)

Initiates work independently without direction and can be relied upon to complete tasks without continual supervision.

Maintains personal knowledge of area of expertise through industry contacts, review of pertinent literature (manuals) and utilization of available educational resources.

Maintains ethical, courteous and professional behavior which reflects favorably on CareFlite.  Adheres to the CareFlite Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

Monitors own areas of strength and weakness and seeks out opportunities and/or guidance for improvement.  Seeks appropriate channels for personal and professional development.

Demonstrates flexibility and has the ability to respond to changing priorities.

Demonstrates changes in behavior or attitude following constructive guidance. 

Deals with conflict in an appropriate and effective manner.

Exhibits a positive attitude in support of CareFlite and CareFlite/hospital management.  Refrains from making negative comments about CareFlite, its sponsors or a hospital and/or staff.

Written and oral communications are clear and concise.



Current ATP Rotorcraft 

Current FAA Class II Medical Certificate;

2500 hours helicopter Total Time;

500 Turbine flight hours;

200 unaided night-flight hours.










Lifting (lifting 150 pounds)




Twisting body



Cognitive ability to reason, process, etc.

Ability to hear

Ability to see

Ability to distinguish colors

Ability to verbally communicate

REQUIRES KNOWLEDGE OF: Current aircraft operated by CareFlite (after training) 

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