Hiring and Training Top Talent

As the leader in the air medical industry, Air Methods’ hiring requirements and education delivery are unmatched.

Training To Clinical Excellence

Air Methods provides our newly-hired clinicians with a comprehensive training program. All clinicians receive ongoing training. Air Methods utilizes both simulation and didactic education in development of its medical teams.

  • Over 500 Clinicians Onboarded Annually
  • Over 1422 Clinicians Participating in annual training and competency evaluation
  • Over 475,000 total training hours invested in 2021
  • 30 High Fidelity Patient Simulators
  • 1st Air Medical program to utilize a Virtual Reality training platform

Centers for Excellence

Air Methods Centers for Excellence are sophisticated facilities equipped with simulation and video technology called LearningSpace. 

Air Methods Crew Members are able to:

  • Observe clinicians in real-time (even from offsite)
  • Use advanced software reports that allow us to implement both individual plans and track trends across the country
  • Train for pediatric infant and high-risk OB patients, as well as standard adult patients
  • Learn and improve in state-if the art classrooms and debriefing rooms
Paramedic practicing CPR on dummy.

Human Cadaver Labs 

Air Methods uses human cadaver labs for training on procedural skills and anatomical knowledge. The goal is to empower the flight crews with the confidence needed to perform medical procedures in high-intensity situations, supervised by medical directors.

ANCC ACCREDITATION

  • Air Methods has received an award of being the only Air Medical company to become an Accredited Provider through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
  • The ANCC accreditation program recognizes the importance of high-quality continuing nursing education (CNE), continuing inter professional education, transition to practice programs, and skills-based competency programs.
  •  Around the world, ANCC-accredited organizations provide nurses with the knowledge and skills to help improve care and patient outcomes. This is the international standard of excellence for nursing.

Flight Nurse

  • Minimum 3+ years in an ICU or ED
  • Current RN license(s) for states of practice
  • EMS or MICN certification/licensure*
  • Current certifications in Healthcare Provider BLS/CPR; ACLS; PALS or equivalent and TNCC/ITLS-advanced provider*

*If required by state and/or county

Flight Paramedic

  • Minimum 3+ years at advanced life support or ambulance service
  • EMT-P certification in state(s) served
  • Current certifications in Healthcare Provider BLS/CPR; ACLS; PALS or equivalent and TNCC/ITLS-advanced provider*

*If required by state and/or county