LifeFlight Eagle strongly prefers candidates with 2 years ambulance experience, 911 or Ground Critical Care Transport

The required certifications for a Transport EMT are:

  • Missouri & Kansas EMT-B or Higher
  • National Registry certification (preferred)
  • BLS
  • PHTLS or ITLS (must obtain within one year)
  • EVOC/CEVO certification
  • NIMS 100, 200 & 300
  • Hazardous Material Awareness
  • State Driver's License (in good standing)

All applicants must pass a background check, pre-hire fit-for-duty test, and all employees must pass annual fit-for-duty testing. LifeFlight Eagle is a drug-free environment.

To apply, send your CV/resume, cover letter, and documentation of certifications and licensure to: Chuck Palmer, Base Manager – Operational Resources, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LifeFlight Eagle is an Equal Opportunity Employer

LifeFlight Eagle is currently seeking qualified applicants for full-time and part-time Critical-Care Transport/Flight Nurse and Critical-Care Transport/Flight Paramedic positions within our organization.

LifeFlight Eagle is a 501(c3) non-profit organization that provides life-saving critical-care transport for critically ill and injured patients in Kansas and Missouri communities surrounding Kansas City. 

Our roots date back to 1978, when Saint Joseph Hospital in Kansas City launched the Spirit of Saint Joseph LifeFlight program, which was the fifth civilian helicopter ambulance program in the country (learn about LifeFlight Eagle's history).

The LifeFlight Eagle system now includes four helicopters based in Chillicothe, Odessa, Clinton and Harrisonville, Mo., and will soon add ground critical-care transport capabilities.

Click here to learn about required qualifications, certifications, and licensure.

To apply, send your CV/resume, cover letter, and documentation of certifications and licensure to: Joey Araiza, Vice President of Clinical Services, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LifeFlight Eagle is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

LifeFlight Eagle strongly prefers 5 years of experience in a critical-care area (Emergency Department and/or Intensive Care Unit) for RN's.

The required certifications for a Critical-Care Transport/Flight Nurse are:

  • Missouri and Kansas RN licensure
  • BLS (Basic Life Support)
  • ACLS(Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support)
  • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
  • NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program)
  • TPATC (Transport Professional Advanced Trauma Course) ITLS/PHTLS accepted upon hire-must obtain TPATC within 2 years
  • Must pass CFRN (Certified Flight Registered Nurse) within 2 years of hire

Pre-hospital experience si helpful, as are additional advanced certifications (e.g. CENCCRN, etc.) and having an instructor status in an AHA courses.

All applicants must pass a pre-hire fit-for-duty test, and all employees must pass annual fit-for-duty testing. LifeFlight Eagle is a drug-free environment.

To apply, send your CV/resume, cover letter, and documentation of certifications and licensure to: Joey Araiza, Vice President of Clinical Services, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LifeFlight Eagle is an Equal Opportunity Employer

LifeFlight Eagle strongly prefers candidates with 5 years of experience in a high-volume, high-acuity ALS EMS service, who have Critical-Care Paramedic certification (CCEMT-P) and experience.

The required certifications for a Critical-Care Transport/Flight Paramedic are:

  • Missouri and Kansas paramedic licensure
  • BLS (Basic Life Support)
  • ACLS(Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support)
  • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
  • NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program)
  • TPATC (Transport Professional Advanced Trauma Course) ITLS/PHTLS accepted upon hire-must obtain TPATC within 2 years
  • Must pass FP-C (Flight Paramedic Certified) within 2 years of hire

Having additional advanced certifications is helpful, as is an instructor status in an AHA course.

All applicants must pass a pre-hire fit-for-duty test, and all employees must pass annual fit-for-duty testing. LifeFlight Eagle is a drug-free environment.

To apply, send your CV/resume, cover letter, and documentation of certifications and licensure to: Joey Araiza, Vice President of Clinical Services, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LifeFlight Eagle is an Equal Opportunity Employer

At LifeFlight Eagle the Communications Center is where all of our flight requests originate. The Communications Specialist must answer the incoming call then discern the facts about patient location, destination, and status. They must then alert the flight team to respond. Once the aircraft is airborne, the Communications Specialist must relay the specifics of patient condition and the landing zone by radio to the flight team. Follow up telephone calls are made to the requesting parties updating the aircraft's arrival time and confirming landing zone details. Once the patient is in flight to the receiving hospital, arrangements must be made to notify the hospital staff of the aircraft's arrival and secure the landing zone. The Communication Specialist must then communicate with the flight team while they fly back to their base and await the next request for service. At each leg of the journey, the Communication Specialist monitors the aircraft's location, speed, and altitude on special computer monitors much like the GPS in one's car. If at any time a problem arises, the Communications Specialist is there to request additional resources, coordinate with emergency services agencies, and ensure the safety of the patient and flight team.

To accomplish all this, the Communications Specialist must possess some very special skills. In addition to extensive computer skills, they must be able to understand medical terminology, have an innate sense of direction and ability to read maps, and be able to multi-task. They must maintain situational awareness of the location and status of five aircraft as well as the communications center itself.

At the same time the Communications Specialist must use creative thinking and problem solving skills to anticipate the needs of the flight team thereby initiating their logistical needs. They must be able to coordinate all activities with the flight teams, mechanics, and management staff. All this while displaying an unwavering sense of calm in the face of chaos!

Our Communications Specialists are on top of their game and very proficient with all they do. They never know exactly what is going to happen each day or what to expect in any moment.

LifeFlight Eagle is an Equal Opportunity Employer.