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Lifeguard Air Emergency Opportunities


Lifeguard Airplane

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Lifeguard Air Emergency Services
2505 Clark Carr Loop SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Airport office 
phone: 505-272-2798
Fax: 505-272-2466

Margaret O’Donnell
Program Director
Phone: 505-272-3828


Dispatch:
Call 1-855-I-Fly-UNM
(1-855-435-9866) to arrange transport of a patient from
one facility to another. To coordinate patient transfer specifically to University of
New Mexico Hospital, call
1-888-866-7257.

Help save lives by serving in University of New Mexico Hospital’s (UNMH’s) Lifeguard Air Emergency Services. You’ll ensure safe, timely transport and critical care of patients with conditions such as a traumatic injury, heart attack, stroke, pregnancy complication or pediatric emergency.  

Crew & Staff

The Lifeguard team includes:

  • Certified communication specialists who handle all flight arrangements 24/7, hold paramedic licenses and are familiar with all New Mexico hospitals.
  • Experienced pilots.
  • Highly trained flight nurses and paramedics.

 Team members have access to UNMH’s full support services. 

Orientation Process

As a new hire, you’ll participate in an orientation process that includes:

  • 12 hours in clinical rotation in level III newborn intensive care.
  • 12 hours in labor and delivery.
  • 24 hours in pediatric intensive care.
  • 24 hours in adult intensive care.
  • Intubation in the operating room per rapid sequence intubation policy.
  • Rapid sequence intubation class.
  • Assigned reading.
  • Review of policies and procedures and the orientation manual.

Training & Certification

Maintain your skills with:

  • Monthly QA meetings.
  • Monthly airway training per intubation policy.
  • Biannual critical care transport course.

Each year, you’ll participate in:

  • Survival training exercise.
  • Compliance training modules as assigned.
  • Safety briefings for aircraft.
  • Crew Resource Management training.
  • Equipment competency testing.
  • Hearing screening.
  • Tuberculosis screening.
  • Tuberculosis mask fit testing.
  • NAACS Certified Flight Communicator Training Course.
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