Flight Nurse (Midwifery)

Nursing, Midwifery 10 Oct 2019

Job No: RFDS373
Loca­tion: Charleville

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.” — Flight Nurse Brisbane 

Careers in Queensland:

At RFDS Queens­land we have been invest­ing in our future. We have a vari­ety of new Flight Nurse oppor­tu­ni­ties result­ing from revised shifts, inter­nal pro­mo­tions and an unprece­dent­ed invest­ment in train­ing careers for our clin­i­cal work­force. It is an excit­ing time to start a career as a Queens­land Flight Nurse.

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 and part-time opportunities
  • Loca­tion: Charleville
  • FIFO con­sid­ered

The RFDS (Queens­land Sec­tion) is seek­ing expres­sions of inter­est from suit­ably skilled and qual­i­fied nurs­es for the role of Flight Nurse (Mid­wifery) at our Charleville Base with an imme­di­ate start. Ser­vices pro­vid­ed from Charleville Base include aeromed­ical retrievals and pri­ma­ry health care clin­ics incor­po­rat­ing gen­er­al prac­tice, child and fam­i­ly health, health pro­mo­tion and field days.

We will offer you the oppor­tu­ni­ty to work in a chal­leng­ing and reward­ing envi­ron­ment, one which will sup­port your pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment, fur­ther devel­op your nurs­ing skills and sat­is­fy your desire to make a difference.

The role is per­ma­nent­ly based in Charleville. RFDS will offer relo­ca­tion sup­port and remote area ben­e­fits. RFDS will con­sid­er FIFO from Bris­bane and sup­ply accom­mo­da­tion for suit­able candidates.

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 kilo­me­tres 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.

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 3 years’ expe­ri­ence (full-time equiv­a­lent) 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. (Can be obtained pri­or to start­ing employment). 
  • Inter­est in remote area pri­ma­ry health care delivery

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


For fur­ther infor­ma­tion on the role itself, please con­tact Joanne Maho­ny, Man­ag­er Clin­i­cal and Base Oper­a­tions on (07) 4656 5920.

Please note: As part of our process, we need to estab­lish your full-time equiv­a­lent expe­ri­ence in a crit­i­cal care envi­ron­ment. The fol­low­ing employ­ment his­to­ry infor­ma­tion should be clear­ly doc­u­ment­ed in your CV:

• Job Title — Level

• Start date (month, year) to end date (month, year)

• Depart­ment, Facil­i­ty, Location

• Brief descrip­tion of unit/​department, e.g. Bed num­bers, case mix, types of patients cared for, spe­cial­ty ser­vices, work volume

• Nature of Roles: Full-time, part-time or casu­al. If part-time, pro­vide full-time equiv­a­lent (FTE), e.g. FTE 0.25. If casu­al, how many shifts?

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 also 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.

The RFDS is com­mit­ted to the prin­ci­ples of Equal Employ­ment Opportunity.

Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander Peo­ple are encour­aged to apply.

Appli­ca­tion process: https://​fly​ing​doc​tor​.apply​now​.net​.au/​j​o​b​s​/​R​F​DS373