Job Posting Title Pilot Fixed Wing Air Ambulance – Pagosa Springs, CO in Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Intermountain Healthcare

Job Description:

The Pilot-In-Command is responsible for safe and effective aircraft operations using established methods and procedures and in compliance with applicable Federal Aviation Regulations and manufacturer’s recommendations.

This position will be based at our Pagosa Springs, Colorado air base.

Annual Salary is based on experience and will fall between the range of $85,023 and $121,517.

All pilots may be subject to certain work conditions while functioning in the full capacity of their position. These work conditions include, but are not limited to: Performance of essential job responsibilities in a static or moving aircraft with the potential to do so in an outdoor environment (inclement weather, extremes of temperature, steep terrain, back country, etc.), exposure to noise, vibration, and dehydrating environment of an aircraft, unexpected depressurization of fixed wing at altitudes in excess of 25,000 feet MSL, exposure to patients with known or unknown infectious disease in an enclosed space.

Pilots are required to participate in an on-going random DOT/FAA drug testing program.

Job Essentials

  • Accountable to safely and effectively operate aircraft in accordance with federal regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations, and Intermountain policies.

  • Demonstrates effective, independent critical thinking process in preflight planning and aircraft operations.

  • Accountable for maintaining an in-depth knowledge and understanding of aviation regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Communicates in an effective and timely manner with team members, communication specialists, and patient/family members. Coordinates and effectively communicates decision making process with team members where possible and appropriate.

  • Ensures that aircraft is clean and functioning appropriately. Maintains a safe environment for self, team members, and patients.

  • Evaluates transports according to criteria and guidelines as defined by service.

  • Actively seeks to develop self. Actively seeks to foster education and development of peers. Presents/participates in selected flight reviews. Participates in the education of team members. Serves as a resource to discuss transports, flight operations, and/or other work-related questions/concerns/issues. Uses non-transport time for work-related/professional development activities.

  • Assists medical crewmembers, including: moving bags, assists on-loading and off-loading patients, replenishing aircraft oxygen, and other duties as needed.

  • When acting as a Lead Pilot, accountable for assisting with administering and managing satellite base functions and activities. Additional accountability for taking corrective action as necessary whenever deviations from established rules, procedures and policies have occurred.

  • As an Instructor Pilot and/or Check Pilot accountable for evaluating pilot flight performance, accurate and timely documentation and ongoing training program assessment and quality improvement.

  • As Safety Representative accountable for monitoring safety issues, assisting with the oversight of and facilitating resolution to safety-related problems. Participates in Safety Committee review, implements best practice, provides training, and educates within their base or area of assignment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Fixed Wing Pilot in Command: Must hold a Commercial certificate with appropriate category and class ratings and instrument airplane, or an ATP certificate with Airplane multi-engine land rating, with commercial single engine land privileges.

  • 2500 flight hours in airplanes.

  • 200 flight hours at night.

  • 300 flight hours instrument of which 100 in actual instrument.

  • 500 Pilot in Command flight hours in a multi-engine airplane.

  • 500 Pilot in Command flight hours in a turbine airplane.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fixed Wing Pilot in Command: EMS Experience.

  • EMS Experience.

  • King Air 90/200 PIC time: 100 hours

  • PC-12 PIC time: 50 hours

Physical Requirements:

Interact with others requiring the employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, and identify volume, tone, and quality of telecom signals.

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Support the weight of aviation and clinical equipment while transporting it. Push or pull portable equipment, including heavy items.

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Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer patients. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment. Typically includes items of varying weights, up to and including heavy items. Required to lift at least 50 lbs.

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May be expected to stand or sit in a stationary position for an extended period of time.

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Ascend and descend stairs to and from and off and on aircraft.

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Raise or lower an object from one level to another.

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Operate aviation equipment, tools, computers, and devices requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.

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See and read various monitors and documents.

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Transport oneself from place to place.

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Move around on hands and knees, including in small confined spaces within aircraft. Lower body by bending at the hips and the knees or to place body weight on one or both knees.

Pilots are required to participate in an on-going random DOT/FAA drug testing program.


Pagosa Springs Air Base

Work City:

Pagosa Springs

Work State:


Scheduled Weekly Hours:


The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.

$38.93 – $55.64

We care about your well-being – mind, body, and spirit – which is why we provide our caregivers a generous benefits package that covers a wide range of programs to foster a sustainable culture of wellness that encompasses living healthy, happy, secure, connected, and engaged. Learn more about our comprehensive benefits package ( and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion ( .

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