• Fixed Wing Pilot - ALERT

    Job Locations US-MT-Kalispell
    Requisition ID
    Professional - Non Clinical
    Pay Period Status
    Sunday-Saturday; 7:00am-7:00pm or 7:00pm-7:00am variable
  • Overview


    At Kalispell Regional Healthcare, our mission is to improve the health, comfort, and life of those we serve.  We believe in a better future for healthcare. With more than 4,000 employees, we are the largest private employer in the Flathead Valley. As we continue to grow, we look for people dedicated to service and quality.


    Job Objective: 
    Required to perform all duties of an ALERT Pilot complying with the Federal Aviation Regulations and the Company General Operations Manual.




    1. *The ALERT pilot is responsible for insuring the airplane is operated in a safe, professional manner on all flights in accordance with the ALERT General Operations Manual and the applicable FAR’s. The following criteria apply:
    • The duty pilot will respond to dispatch requests within five (5) minutes.
    • The pilot will maintain a valid FAA Class I or II Medical.
    • The pilot will document and maintain flight and duty time logs as required.
    • The pilot will complete the required annual ground training by the due date.
    • The pilot will perform any additional duties as needed to include education, safety, and public relations briefings.
    • The duty pilot will continually monitor the weather for the normal operating area and keep his medical crew apprised of changing weather conditions which may affect the ability to accept a flight.
    2. *The ALERT pilot may use a tug to move the airplane into and out of the hanger. 
    3 *The ALERT pilot will actively cultivate a positive interpersonal relationship with the emergency response team and be able to maintain a calm, professional manner under stressful conditions, e.g. difficult patients, harried crew, deteriorating weather.
    4 *The Chief Pilot shall not receive any valid complaints of inappropriate behavior or attitude while the pilot is on duty.
    5. *The pilot takes initiative to improve the effectiveness of the operation and proactively works with other team members to attain same.  
    6. *The ALERT pilot will assist with loading/unloading patients to and from the airplane
    7. *The ALERT pilot should be aware that we provide quick response coverage, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and as such, the pilot will need to be available to work days and nights, any day of the week.




    1. Must possess a valid FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate or a Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Instrument Rating with an Airplane Category Rating
    2. Must possess a current FAA Class I or II Medical Certificate
    3. Additionally must meet the company requirements for flight and operational experience.
    4. Minimum of 2000 hours Airplane Flight Time.  Minimum of 1000 hours PIC Airplane Time
    5. Minimum of 500 hours of Cross Country time.  Minimum of 100 hours of night flight time
    6. Minimum of 75 hours of actual or simulated Instrument time
    7. Minimum of 50 hours of actual Instrument time
    8. Must satisfactorily meet and maintain Flight Crew requirements
    a. All current Flight Crewmembers will continuously meet the stated physical requirements to remain in flight status.
    b. Maximum body weight with flight gear (flight suit, jacket, boots, helmet: approximately 10#): 250 lbs.
    c. It is the responsibility of each crewmember to know the physical requirements and to notify their immediate supervisor if they do not meet these requirements at any time.


    Kalispell is a dynamic community located within a thirty-minute drive of Flathead Lake, Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, Glacier National Park, several National and State forests and parks, and the Bob Marshall Wilderness area. Kalispell is the retail, professional, medical, and governmental center of the Flathead Valley serving approximately 140,000 people in Northwest Montana.



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