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Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:21 PM

Hi to all:
I have been a fixed-wing medic for a few years and am looking at the potential of working for AirEvac. I understand they test you at the interview process, send you away for 2 weeks to their academy and then have to fufil a bunch of flights before being cleared. Can anyone shed some light on the interview/testing process and what is the process after the academy of getting these flights in before being "cleared?" Are you on the clock for these hours and how does that process work? Lastly, during the 2 week academy are we "cut loose" on the weekend?
Any light that can be shed on that would be appreciated!
Thanks!
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 07:08 PM

Silly question J, but did you ask them directly?
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 07:23 PM

View PostEMSDirector, on Jul 27 2009, 01:21 PM, said:

Hi to all:
I have been a fixed-wing medic for a few years and am looking at the potential of working for AirEvac. I understand they test you at the interview process, send you away for 2 weeks to their academy and then have to fufil a bunch of flights before being cleared. Can anyone shed some light on the interview/testing process and what is the process after the academy of getting these flights in before being "cleared?" Are you on the clock for these hours and how does that process work? Lastly, during the 2 week academy are we "cut loose" on the weekend?
Any light that can be shed on that would be appreciated!
Thanks!
JSchneiderman :blink:



As Medic09 stated, these are questions to have asked your Program Director that hired you, but......

Yes, you are tested in a megacode, a written test, an ekg test and a panel interview. If selected, you are sent to West Plains for two weeks of flight academy. You are paid while performing any function for Air-Evac and the weekends are yours. You are not paid for the weekends and if you choose to go home on the weekends, mileage is not reimbursed.

After flight academy, you have two days of ground school at the base and have to meet your medical director prior to your first flight shift. You will then be on an orientation program with a preceptor and will fly a number of flights before being cleared to fly with someone who is not your preceptor. That number is different depending on the person and is determined by your clinical care specialist.

Hope this helps.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 07:38 PM

View Postmedic0011, on Jul 27 2009, 02:23 PM, said:

As Medic09 stated, these are questions to have asked your Program Director that hired you, but......

Yes, you are tested in a megacode, a written test, an ekg test and a panel interview. If selected, you are sent to West Plains for two weeks of flight academy. You are paid while performing any function for Air-Evac and the weekends are yours. You are not paid for the weekends and if you choose to go home on the weekends, mileage is not reimbursed.

After flight academy, you have two days of ground school at the base and have to meet your medical director prior to your first flight shift. You will then be on an orientation program with a preceptor and will fly a number of flights before being cleared to fly with someone who is not your preceptor. That number is different depending on the person and is determined by your clinical care specialist.

Hope this helps.

medic0011



Ok thanks very much for the insight. I have not been hired or interviewed yet but was just thinking down the road what to expect as I await the call for interview. Are you assigned to a "regular" shift while on the flights with a preceptor prior to being cleared? Again, thanks a bunch as I have been in the field for over 25yrs and besides the fixed-wing, rotor has been an aspiration for quite some time. I now have a daughter and a wife during that time and my wheels are spinning....
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 08:34 PM

View PostEMSDirector, on Jul 27 2009, 01:38 PM, said:

Ok thanks very much for the insight. I have not been hired or interviewed yet but was just thinking down the road what to expect as I await the call for interview. Are you assigned to a "regular" shift while on the flights with a preceptor prior to being cleared? Again, thanks a bunch as I have been in the field for over 25yrs and besides the fixed-wing, rotor has been an aspiration for quite some time. I now have a daughter and a wife during that time and my wheels are spinning....



I don't know what you mean about a "regular" shift, but you will be assigned minimum of four shifts per month if full time and a minimum of three per month if part time. Most regular shifts are 24 hours in length. During your time with a preceptor, you will work the same shifts that they do.

Good luck

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