LifeFlight Job Opportunities

Requirements to Become a Flight Critical Care Nurse

  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing – BSCN/BN in nursing or other post-secondary degree.
  • Current registration or eligible for registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (CCRNS).
  • A minimum of five years clinical experience in health care with a minimum of three years critical care experience in a tertiary care or high volume centre.
  • Must maintain active employment in a critical care setting or a high volume ground ambulance system.
  • Strong practical knowledge of ICU practices and pharmacology.
  • Current Certification of BLS-C and ACLS.
  • Compliance with the EMC/EHS LifeFlight Weight policy.
  • Must have the ability to lift 50 lbs independently.
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment physical appraisal completed by a physician approved by EHS LifeFlight.
  • Pending possible future postings for Flight Critical Care Nurse, if you qualify you may be selected for an interview.

Training Information

  • The critical care course at the QEII Hospital in Halifax can be completed on a full-time (three months) or part-time (13 months via distance) basis.
  • There are other hospitals outside of Nova Scotia that offer a similar course that would be equivalent.
  • This course is required to work in a critical care setting at the hospital.
  • You need at least three years of critical care experience before you can be considered for employment at LifeFlight.
  • If hired, you would then go through the LifeFlight orientation/training.

Requirements to Become a Flight Critical Care Paramedic

  • Prequisite: Apply for employment as an Advanced Care Paramedic with our ground ambulance service. Visit the Job Opportunities section of this website to apply, or email hr.memso@medavieems.com for the application requirements. If selected for an interview and successful in the application process, employment begins in the ground ambulance system.
  • Pending possible future postings for Flight Critical Care Paramedic, if you qualify you may be selected for an interview.
  • ACP/CCP Certification.
  • Experienced ACP with the ability to complete an EHSNS approved CCP Paramedic training program and be registered in good standing in the Province of Nova Scotia as a CCP paramedic or equivalent.
  • A minimum of five years clinical experience in health care with a minimum of three years pre-hospital/critical care experience as an ACP or greater in a tertiary care centre or high volume ground ambulance system.
  • Must maintain active employment in a critical care setting or a high volume ground ambulance system.
  • Current Certification of BLS-C and ACLS.
  • Compliance with the EMC/EHS LifeFlight Weight Policy.
  • Must have the ability to lift 50 lbs independently.

For more information on EHS LifeFlight:

General Inquiries: (902) 873-3657
Website: www.ehslifeflight.ca
Email: ehslifefight@emci.ca