Although overseen by a medical control physician, crews still have to make split second decisions affecting patient care. Communication with medical control is not constant and always immediately available while in flight, so patient care decisions have to be made by the flight crew.
Crews fly every day, all year long, day and night, weather permitting. Each call is unique. On any given flight, crews may be in downtown Salt Lake City, the middle of the Utah wilderness, on a freeway, or a small town in a bordering State. AirMed covers one of the largest geographical areas in the United States.
Each adult/ pediatric crew consists of a nurse and paramedic. The OB team consists of an OB Nurse and a neonatal nurse. Respiratory therapists work in the hospital and respond to flight requests on a case by case basis.
Flights are arranged through the flight center, by one of our flight coordinators. Each aircraft is flown by a single pilot and all maintenance is performed by one of the in-house mechanics.
Each crew member is valued as equally important in his/ her role. Jobs are filled on an "as-needed" basis. To know when jobs are available, check this page, the University of Utah Human Recourses Page or our Facebook page regularly. For more information and job requirements see the links below.