Vanderbilt LifeFlight


LifeFlight nurses, paramedics, event medicine and flight communicator staff positions are listed online at the Vanderbilt Human Resources site Jobline.  Search keyword LifeFlight for current positions and job descriptions.

We have several openings for the following positions. While we do not hire for a particular base location, we do currently have nine openings for our new Henry County base. LifeFlight leadership decides base assignments by need/vacancies. Then transfer requests are granted by seniority. There is a great possibility that many (but not all) of the new hires will be placed at the new Henry County base.. Please click on the position to apply:

Please click on the following positions to apply:
Flight Paramedic (helicopter)
Flight Paramedic (airplane)
Flight Nurse (helicopter)
Flight Nurse (airplane)

Our Event Medicine division is hiring!

We are now providing services at almost 700 events a year. The average event lasts around five hours. We are looking for outgoing, emergency experienced AEMTs and Paramedics who are focused on care and customer service.

Paramedic - Event Medicine
AEMT - Event Medicine

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Flight Nurse/Flight Paramedic

The minimum requirements to become a LifeFlight nurse are:

  • Three years ED/Critical Care experience (ideally at a Level I Trauma Center)
  • Pediatric experience greater than 640 hours if not included in above experience
  • Tennessee or National Registry: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P)
  • Certifications including BLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP
  • One of the following: CEN, CCRN and/or CFRN certifications
  • Either a Trauma Nursing Core Course or a Transport Nurse Advanced Trauma Course (TNATC)
  • Strong preference for previous flight experience

The minimum requirements to become a LifeFlight paramedic are:
(flight crew, not ground division)

  • Job requires Graduate of an accredited discipline specific program
  • Three years of experience as a paramedic in an emergency setting (required) however five years is preferred
  • Certifications including BLS, ACLS, PALS, PHTLS or BTLS
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification (NRP) is required
  • Licensed Paramedic in TN and KY or the ability to obtain license in these areas
  • Tennessee Critical Care Paramedic (CCEMT-P) certification required and additionally Flight Paramedic Certification, (FP-C) preferred. FP-C certification is required within one year of employment
  • Strong preference for previous flight experience

LifeFlight - Flight Coordinator (Emergency Communications)

Performs flight coordination. Provides information and emergency notification to customers. Works with advanced communications systems. Practices continuous professional development and excellent customer service. Practices proactive operational support of the department.

Job requires Graduate of an accredited discipline specific program and 2 years of experience or the equivalent.

You must be a Licensed Emergency Medical Technician
or Paramedic in order to apply for a flight coordinator position.


Rotor Wing Pilots and Mechanics


Rotor wing pilots and mechanics are employed by Air Methods Corporation. Current job openings and requirements are available at



Fixed Wing Pilots and Mechanics

All fixed-wing pilots and mechanics are employed by Seven Bar. For openings visit their website.