Flight Nurse (Midwifery)

Nursing, Midwifery 10 Sep 2019

Job No: RFDS358 Loca­tion: Cairns

When­ev­er and wher­ev­er peo­ple in Queens­land need us the most, we’re there. That’s how it’s been for almost a cen­tu­ry. Join us and help us keep it that way.

It would be so hard for me to go back to a hos­pi­tal now. At RFDS, you nev­er know what you’re fly­ing into. You turn up to the base with the pilot, pack the plane and fly out to the patient. The dynam­ic work­ing envi­ron­ment is invig­o­rat­ing.” Lau­ra Brat­by – Flight Nurse Brisbane

About us:

The Roy­al Fly­ing Doc­tor Ser­vice of Aus­tralia (RFDS) is one of the largest and most com­pre­hen­sive aeromed­ical organ­i­sa­tions in the world. Using the lat­est in avi­a­tion, med­ical and com­mu­ni­ca­tions tech­nol­o­gy, we deliv­er exten­sive pri­ma­ry health­care and 24-hour emer­gency ser­vice, from nine strate­gic bases, to those who live, work and trav­el through­out Queensland.

About the role:

  • Per­ma­nent full-time
  • Cairns Base

This busy aeromed­ical base pri­mar­i­ly com­pletes inter-hos­pi­tal trans­fers and aeromed­ical retrievals through­out Queens­land. Our Flight Nurs­es are a val­ued and respect­ed part of the aeromed­ical team, show­cas­ing their high-lev­el clin­i­cal skills and patient care on a dai­ly basis, and enjoy­ing the chal­lenge of nev­er know­ing what the day will bring. 

Who we are look­ing for?

You are an expe­ri­enced and high-per­form­ing Reg­is­tered Nurse and Mid­wife with AHPRA reg­is­tra­tion, with excep­tion­al patient care and equal com­mit­ment to con­tribut­ing to team and oper­a­tional goals.

In addi­tion, you will have:

  • A min­i­mum of four to five years’ recent expe­ri­ence (with­in the last 7 years) in a crit­i­cal care envi­ron­ment in either a recog­nised Major Region­al or Ter­tiary Hos­pi­tal Emer­gency Depart­ment, with a 24 hour in-depart­ment med­ical cov­er­age or a recog­nised Inten­sive Care Unit. The required time can con­sist of crit­i­cal care expe­ri­ence across both environments. 
  • Cur­rent Advanced Life Sup­port (ALS), Pae­di­atric Advanced Life Sup­port (PALS) and Neona­tal resus­ci­ta­tion cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. (This will need to be obtained pri­or to start­ing employment).
  • Abil­i­ty to spend con­sid­er­able time work­ing and/​or trav­el­ling in the con­fined spaces of a small aircraft 

There are also three must-haves’ that we look for in every employ­ee of RFDS (Queens­land sec­tion). We want peo­ple who:

  1. Are pas­sion­ate about pro­vid­ing the finest care to peo­ple in Queensland;
  2. Go above and beyond to dri­ve a pos­i­tive, cohe­sive team cul­ture – help­ing each oth­er to help others;
  3. Embrace the chal­lenges our organ­i­sa­tion faces — have the moti­va­tion to help us thrive in a com­pet­i­tive, com­mer­cial, KPI-dri­ven environment

Why join us?

In return for your skills, ener­gy and com­mit­ment to our goals, we offer you the oppor­tu­ni­ty to make a real impact in Queens­land com­mu­ni­ties and tru­ly help oth­ers. You’ll work every day with peo­ple who are pas­sion­ate about our pur­pose and proud of their con­tri­bu­tion to our icon­ic organisation.

As a spe­cial­ist in our excep­tion­al front­line team, you’ll embrace a unique pro­fes­sion­al chal­lenge. You’ll use all the skills you’ve worked so hard to acquire, mak­ing a dif­fer­ence to people’s every­day lives and deliv­er­ing vital care in emer­gency sit­u­a­tions. And with a work­place span­ning thou­sands of kilo­me­ters of region­al and out­back Queens­land, well, you’ll see work and life like nev­er before.

Your con­tri­bu­tion will be reward­ed with an attrac­tive remu­ner­a­tion pack­age plus not for prof­it salary sac­ri­fic­ing ben­e­fits, relo­ca­tion assis­tance if required and com­mit­ment to sup­port your pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment. A com­pre­hen­sive ori­en­ta­tion pro­gram is pro­vid­ed pri­or to the com­mence­ment of duties.


For fur­ther infor­ma­tion regard­ing this role please con­tact Leanne Hill, Man­ag­er — Clin­i­cal and Base Oper­a­tions on 07 4040 0444.

Please note for your appli­ca­tion to be con­sid­ered it is essen­tial the below infor­ma­tion is out­lined clear­ly in your CV regard­ing your employ­ment his­to­ry. Please see below exam­ples of details required:

  • Depart­ment, Facil­i­ty, Location
  • Job Title — Level
  • FTE of current/​previous roles: Full time, part time or casu­al. If part time, pro­vide FTE, e.g. FTE 0.25, Casu­al how many shifts?
  • Start date (month, year) to end date (month, year)
  • Brief descrip­tion of unit/​department, e.g. Bed num­bers, case mix, types of patients cared for, spe­cial­ty ser­vices, work volume

Suc­cess­ful can­di­dates will be sub­ject to a Police Checks and Pre-employ­ment Drug and Alco­hol Test­ing. Can­di­dates are required to hold a cur­rent, unre­strict­ed Aus­tralian Dri­ver’s Licence and obtain an ASIC Card. 

You will be required to suc­cess­ful­ly com­plete the RFDS cre­den­tial­ing process which includes pro­vid­ing cer­ti­fied copies of qualifications/​registrations and evi­dence of immu­ni­ty or vac­ci­na­tion against VPD.

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The RFDS is com­mit­ted to the prin­ci­ples of Equal Employ­ment Opportunity

Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander Peo­ple are encour­aged to apply