Professional Standards - A non-profit helicopter emergency medical service for south Texas.

Flight Crew: Pilots: Communication: Maintenance:

Our Medical Flight Crew members are required to obtain and maintain currency in several advanced medical certifications.

Life Support Course:

  • American Heart Association- Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • American Heart Association- Advanced Life Support (ACLS)

Pediatric Course:

  • American Heart Association- Pediatric Advanced LifeSupport (PALS)
  • Emergency Nurses Association- Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)
  • American Association of Pediatrics- Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

Trauma Course:

  • American College of Surgeons- Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
  • American College of Emergency Physicians- International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)
  • Emergency Nurses Association- Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

Nationally Recognized Critical Care Certification for Registered Nurses:

  • Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN)
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)
  • Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN)
  • Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN)

Nationally Recognized Critical Care Certification for Paramedics:

  • Critical Care Emergency Medical Technician (CCEMT-P)
  • Flight Paramedic Certified (FP-C)
  • Critical Care Paramedic- Certified (CCP-C)

 

Medical Crew Requirements and Information on how to apply for a position.

HALO-Flight will accept resumes regardless of open positions.  All resumes will be considered with the next open position.

Flight RN:

*Current RN license (Must have Texas RN license prior to employment)

*Minimum of 3 years critical care experience (A mixture of ER and ICU experience is preferred)

*Current BLS, ACLS, TNCC. PALS or ENPC

*Prefer current CFRN, CEN or CCRN (Must obtain within 24 months of hire)

*Prefer pre-hospital experience and current DSHS license

*Must weigh less than 240

Flight Paramedic:

*Current Paramedic certificate or license (Must have Texas Paramedic certification prior to employment)

*Minimum of 4 years 911 experience in a busy EMS system

*Current BLS, ACLS, ITLS or PHTLS.  PALS or ENPC

*Prefer current CCEMT-P, FP-C or CCP-C (Must obtain within 24 months of hire)

*Must weigh less than 240

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  • All required certification cards must be current
  • Testing consists of a peer interview, written critical test, dynamic scenario based hands-on testing and skills verification demonstration (scenario based)
  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screening
  • You will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of resume and status of any openings
  • Must obtain NRP certificate and ATLS audit within 12 months of hire
  • Send resumes in Word or .pdf format to Randy Endsley,RN,CFRN,CEN,LP,CMTE  – Chief Medical Officer at  randye@haloflight.org    Please include a 10 year work history, reason for leaving each position, a  phone number, physical address and a preferred email address for future contact.
In addition to these certifications, medical flight crew members attend various medical conferences throughout the year that include the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), the Texas EMS Conference, and the Critical Care Medical Transport Conference (CCTMC). They also attend many continuing education courses throughout the year to remain proficient with current training, education and trends in critical care medicine.

Local emergency physicians, nursing educators, pediatric healthcare providers, respiratory therapists and other educators that are experts in their fields, teach these courses. Annually, every medical flight crewmember is tested and verified on their proficiency in performing numerous advanced procedures. Some of these procedures include Surgical Cricothyroidotomy, Needle Cricothyroidotomy, Drug assisted orotracheal Intubation, Ventilator management, Intraosseous Line Placement, Intranasal Medication administration, Gastric tubes, Escharotomy, Arterial/ Venous clamping, Needle Chest Decompression, and Pericardiocentesis.

Exceed the minimum standards with most pilots having over 20 years of aviation experience.

Minimum Standards:

  • 2500 hours flight experience
  • 1500 hours Pilot In Command helicopters
  • 1000 hours turbine time
  • 100 hours unaided night
  • 100 hours Night Vision Goggles
  • Instrument or Airline Transport rated

All pilots:

  • Are ex-military or have previous EMS experience
  • Are trained annually at Bell Helicopters Training Academy
  • Have 2 FAA qualification checks per year

HALO-Flight Communication Specialists

  • NAACS (National Association of Air Communications Specialists) Certified Flight Coordinators
  • EMT-B or higher (Emergency Medical Technicians)
  • Prior 911 Dispatch, EMS, or Fire experience
  • Prof in Public Safety Radio Bands
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Telecommunications Field

Each Maintenance Team member is certified in the following areas through the the Federal Aviation Administration: Airframe, Powerplant, and Inspector Authorization. They also go through an extensive 80 hours minimum of Factory Training from Bell Helicopters, Rolls Royce, and Pratt-Whitney. All courses taken are taught by highly professional instructors. Each individual mechanic has over 10 years experience in the aviation field, ranging from General Aviation, Military, Oil & Gas, Law Enforcement and EMS.

We have also partnered with Del Mar Aviation Department to employ a paid intern for hands-on training and field experience.

Our number one priority in the Maintenance Department is providing quality aircraft for the crews to transport critical patients to a higher level of care and return home to their families. We take pride in everything we do at HALO-Flight.