UT LIFESTAR Employment

Employment Requirements 

Learn more about the job skills required to work with UT LIFESTAR.

Flight Paramedic 

  • Minimum requirements for employment as a UT LIFESTAR flight paramedic include the following: 
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a paramedic in a busy 911 system 
  • ACLS, ITLS or PHTLS, PALS, and NRP (instructor endorsements preferred) 
  • Certified Flight Paramedic or Critical Care Paramedic Certification 
  • Tennessee Paramedic License 
  • National Registry Paramedic 
  • Kentucky Paramedic License 

Flight Nurse 

A flight nurse is an integral part of our team. The flight nurse provides a wealth of experience to the patient care model with a background from the emergency department or critical care unit with an intense focus on a systematic approach to the total care and well-being of the patient. The flight nurse works in concert with the flight paramedic to provide an advanced level of care to those patients suffering from a life-threatening illness or traumatic injury. The flight nurse provides the necessary background needed to care for those patients being transferred from an emergency department or intensive care unit. The flight paramedic and flight nurse complement each other with expertise in their respective professions. 

Minimum requirements for employment as a UT LIFESTAR flight nurse include the following:

  • Three years minimum experience as a registered nurse in a busy ICU or emergency department setting 
  • ACLS, ITLS or PHTLS or TNCC, PALS, NRP (instructor endorsements preferred) 
  • Tennessee / multi-state RN license 
  • Tennessee EMT license (National Registry preferred) 
  • Specialty certification (CEN, CCRN or CFRN) within the first year of hire 


Pilots are employed by UT LIFESTAR’s aviation partner, Med-Trans Corporation (www.med-trans.net), based out of Denton, Texas. Med-Trans Corporation is an industry leader in providing professional, customized air medical services, developing quality solutions for their caregiver partners. 

Minimum requirements for employment as a UT LIFESTAR pilot include the following: 

  • 2000 total helicopter flight hours 
  • 1000 PIC in helicopters 
  • 1000 turbine flight hours 
  • 200 helicopter night-flight hours 
  • Current FAA commercial certificate with rotorcraft 
  • Helicopter instrument rating 
  • Current FAA Class II medical certificate 
  • Prefer Bell 407 or EC135 experience 
  • Flight currency day and night is a must

Air Operations Information

All air operations are provided by Med-Trans. All medical services are provided by The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Learn More

AirMedCare Network

UT LIFESTAR participates in the AirMedCare Network, America’s largest air ambulance membership network. Purchase membership coverage across a 38-state service area. Learn More