Lifeguard Air Emergency Opportunities

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

Lifeguard will be undergoing CAMTS reaccreditation Spring 2022!

CAMTS logoWe will have a site visit by CAMTS surveyors February 3-4, 2022.  The purpose of this site visit is to evaluate the program's compliance with nationally established medical transport standards.  Anyone believing he or she has pertinent or valid information about such matters can request a public interview from CAMTS in writing no later than 10 business days prior to the site survey by emailing CAMTS at  Please specify the nature of the information to be provided in the interview.