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Sanford Health Rotor Wing Pilot (IFR) - AirMed in Bismarck, North Dakota

Job Title: Rotor Wing Pilot (IFR) | AirMed | Bismarck

City: Bismarck

State: ND

Department : Air Transport - Rotor Wing Pilots

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Varies 7 on 7 off

Hours Per Shift: 12 hr


Licensed helicopter pilot who is assigned to Sanford Air Transport and has received orientation to the flight team. The pilot is responsible for helicopter flight missions requested by Sanford.

Rotor wing pilots must comply with applicable Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. Skillful pilot and IFR qualified. The pilot is directly responsible for all operations pertaining to the safe efficient conduct of the flight from initial dispatch until termination of the flight.

Good working knowledge of the company Operations Manual, Federal Aviation Regulations, Operations Specifications, Aircraft Flight Manual, and any other requirements pertinent to specific flights. Demonstrate interdisciplinary skills when working with team members. Effective critical thinking skills to problem solve and immediately respond to changing environments.

Pilots must maintain a weight of 240 pounds or less when fully dressed in uniform. May be required to work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, and on-call. On-call and vacation shifts will shared by all pilots.#featuredjobs


Use instrumentation to pilot aircraft when visibility is poor. Plan flights according to government and company regulations, using aeronautical charts and navigation instruments. Obtain and review data such as load weights, fuel supplies, weather conditions, and flight schedules to determine flight plans and identify needed changes. Monitor engine operation, fuel consumption, and functioning of aircraft systems during flights. File instrument flight plans with air traffic control so that flights can be coordinated with other air traffic. Co-pilot aircraft or perform captain's duties as required. Contact control towers for takeoff clearances, arrival instructions, and other information, using radio equipment.;Choose routes, altitudes, and speeds that will provide the fastest, safest, and smoothest flights. Check baggage or cargo to ensure that it has been loaded correctly. Check aircraft prior to flights to ensure that the engines, controls, instruments, and other systems are functioning properly.


Sanford AirMed is committed to providing the highest quality medical care to the sick or injured adult, pediatric, neonatal, or OB patients that require transport. At Sanford Health safety is our first priority. Rooted in a 35-year history, AirMed and has flown more than 60,000 patients. Sanford AirMed pilots are skilled and experienced professionals utilizing the EC-145 aircraft.


Completed training to possess at least a Commercial Certificate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with a Rotorcraft Helicopter and an Instrument rating. An Airline Transport Pilot rating is preferred.

Possess at least a current second class medical certificate, must be current in commercial and instrument flying. The pilot must have successfully completed an approved training program and passed an FAA check ride Part 135 before flying as Pilot In Command on patient missions.

Minimum of 2,000 helicopter flight hours.

Possess a current commercial rotorcraft-helicopter certificate with an instrument rating which will be tracked and verified by Sanford Air Med Rotor Wing Director of Operations. Possess a current second class medical certificate.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

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City: Bismarck

State: ND

Job Function: Facilities and General Services

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Varies

Req Number: WD15524