EMS and Paramedic Careers

Rewarding. Satisfying. Meaningful. Being in a position to save lives is all that and much more. Opportunities to work as an emergency medical technician or paramedic are available throughout northern Michigan. 

North Flight is the largest Emergency Medical Service provider in northern Michigan, offering advanced life support and critical care and inter-facility transport and services. It has been the critical care backbone of Emergency Medical Services in northern Michigan since 1986.

  • North Flight EMS transports 13,000 patients a year by ground ambulance.
  • North Flight Advanced Life Support services are based in Alpena, Cadillac, Manton, and Traverse City.
  • North Flight EMS provides intercept Advanced Life Support service to outlying EMS providers in Antrim, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Missaukee, and Wexford County as needed.
  • North Flight performs both 911 services in Grand Traverse and Wexford counties and inter-facility transports throughout the region. 
  • North Flight EMS also staffs bicycle paramedics for special events throughout the Grand Traverse region, including the National Cherry Festival air show and fireworks, and the Bayshore Marathon.

Career Descriptions

Emergency Medical Technician

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is part of a professional medical crew responsible for initial patient assessment and treatment in emergent, non-emergency, pre-hospital, and inter-hospital patient care situations. The EMT must be able to perform life-saving functions without the resources normally available in the “in-house” setting. Licensure in the State of Michigan is required. 

Paramedic

Paramedics are part of a professional medical crew responsible for initial patient assessment and treatment in emergent, non-emergent, pre-hospital, and inter-hospital patient care situations. A paramedic must be able to perform life-saving functions without the resources normally available in the “in-house” setting. Licensure in State of Michigan is required. Paramedic experience in an active advanced life support EMS system is also preferred. Current certifications in trauma, ACLS, PALS, and NRP are required.   

Base Coordinator

The Base Coordinator is part of a professional medical crew responsible for patient care and has primary administrative reporting responsibility to the North Flight EMS managers. The base coordinator must be licensed in the State of Michigan with two years of paramedic experience in an active advanced life support EMS system required. Effective verbal and written communication skills, including participation in presentations to other professionals and the public, are required. 

Billing Specialists

Three years of experience are required in a business-related office with experience in filing, data entry, and operation of facsimile, scanner, multi-line telephone, copier, and medical account billing. Good problem solving skills are required. EMS billing experience preferred.

Billing Coordinator

The Billing Coordinator has oversight of all billing office procedures and personnel. Advanced knowledge of data entry and billing, and proficiency in multi-computer operations with the ability to learn a minimum of five different computer application programs is required. A bachelor’s degree in a business related field is preferred.

Communication Specialist

North Flight dispatchers work closely with hospital personnel to arrange transport between facilities or home, as well as requests from 911 centers to send advanced life support resources as needed. A dispatcher must be able to multitask, make decisions quickly, and have a good knowledge base of medical terminology, available and appropriate resources, operating skills for radios and computers, and the ability to disseminate information clearly and accurately.

 

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