Flight Nurse (Midwifery)

Nursing, Midwifery

Posted: 24 Jun 2022

Location: Mount Isa QLD

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) (Queensland Section) is seeking a skilled and passionate Registered Nurse and Midwife to join the RFDS Mount Isa Base. This role is a permanent, full-time opportunity and comes with a relocation allowance in addition to remote area allowances.

RFDS Mount Isa Base is a busy aeromed­ical base com­plet­ing inter-hos­pi­tal trans­fers, aeromed­ical retrievals, and pri­ma­ry health care through­out North West Queensland.

Mount Isa is an oasis of the out­back’ with ample places to fish, camp or relax and enjoy an out­back sun­set. The rugged ter­rain is a four-wheel driver’s haven per­fect for adven­tures on your days off to Lawn Hill Gorge in Bood­ja­mul­la Nation­al Park and world her­itage-list­ed River­sleigh Fos­sil Fields.

The Role

  • Pro­vide emer­gency retrieval services
  • Pro­vide reg­u­lar trans­fers of patients
  • Deliv­er essen­tial health care ser­vices to rur­al and remote communities
  • Sup­port and pro­mote Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander health
  • Sup­port and pro­mote child and fam­i­ly health
  • Sup­port and pro­mote wom­en’s health and health services

Essen­tial Skills

  • AHPRA reg­is­tra­tion as a Reg­is­tered Nurse and Midwife
  • 5 years’ full-time equiv­a­lent (FTE) post-grad­u­ate experience
  • 3 years FTE in a crit­i­cal care envi­ron­ment in the last 7 years (e.g.- 24-hour in-depart­ment med­ical cov­er­age or a recog­nised Inten­sive Care Unit).
  • Abil­i­ty to spend con­sid­er­able time work­ing in the con­fined spaces of a small aircraft 

Desir­able Skills (Can be obtained after start­ing employment) 

  • Cur­rent Advanced Life Sup­port (ALS)
  • Pae­di­atric Advanced Life Sup­port (PALS)
  • Neona­tal resus­ci­ta­tion certification 

Why join us? 

  • Work with a sup­port­ive team of peo­ple who are pas­sion­ate about our pur­pose and proud of their contribution
  • We pro­vide exten­sive and sup­port­ive ori­en­ta­tion pro­grams pri­or to commencement
  • We offer an attrac­tive Base Salary
  • We pro­vide a Relo­ca­tion Allowance to assist you in trav­el­ling and mov­ing to Mount Isa
  • You will be enti­tled to the Remote Area Pack­age: Week­ly Rent/​Mort­gage Assis­tance + Gra­tu­ity. Please note- gra­tu­ity is paid after 12 months of employment.
  • We offer addi­tion­al Salary Pack­ag­ing of up to $18,500- increas­ing your take-home pay
  • We sup­port pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment with paid study leave
  • We pro­vide six weeks of annu­al leave
  • Addi­tion­al com­pa­ny super­an­nu­a­tion con­tri­bu­tion program
  • Access to our Employ­ee Assis­tance Pro­gram includ­ing coun­selling, nutri­tion ses­sions, finan­cial ses­sions, and legal advice
  • Pri­vate health insur­ance discounts
  • Novat­ed leas­ing available
  • Access to a full allo­ca­tion of a new­ly launched uni­form range at no cost 


If you have any ques­tions, please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact Recruit­ment on 07 3852 7553 or recruitment@​rfdsqld.​com.​au .

Please feel free to also con­tact Nurse Man­ag­er Fiona Lid­dle on 07 4743 2800 or at FLiddle@​rfdsqld.​com.​au

Please ensure the fol­low­ing is clear­ly iden­ti­fied in your resume: job title, dates of employ­ment, nature of the role- full-time, part-time, or casu­al and dis­play your FTE, depart­ment you worked in and a brief descrip­tion. This will allow us to estab­lish your crit­i­cal care experience.

For Full Infor­ma­tion and Appli­ca­tion process please click here.

Suc­cess­ful can­di­dates will be sub­ject to a Police Check and Pre-employ­ment Drug and Alco­hol Test­ing. Can­di­dates are required to hold a cur­rent, unre­strict­ed Aus­tralian Dri­ver’s Licence and obtain an ASIC Card. Pri­or to appoint­ment, you will be required to pro­vide cer­ti­fied copies of qualifications/​registrations and evi­dence of immu­ni­ty or vac­ci­na­tion against VPD. You will also be required to suc­cess­ful­ly com­plete the RFDS cre­den­tial­ing process and may need to under­go a pre-employ­ment med­ical assess­ment.

RFDS (Queens­land Sec­tion) works with vul­ner­a­ble patients in remote parts of Queens­land and pro­vides an essen­tial ser­vice to many region­al and remote com­mu­ni­ties. To ensure the health and safe­ty of our staff, our patients, and these com­mu­ni­ties, as well as to man­age the risks involved in ser­vice deliv­ery and COVID-19 trans­mis­sion in these com­mu­ni­ties and our work­places, our staff are required to be vac­ci­nat­ed against COVID-19. If you are the suc­cess­ful can­di­date the require­ment to be vac­ci­nat­ed against COVID-19, includ­ing main­tain­ing any rec­om­mend­ed boost­er require­ments, will be a term of your employ­ment, as will the require­ment to pro­vide proof of vac­ci­na­tion.

The Roy­al Fly­ing Doc­tor Ser­vice (RFDS) (Queens­land) is pas­sion­ate about fos­ter­ing equal­i­ty with­in the work­place. We encour­age appli­ca­tions from Abo­rig­i­nal, Tor­res Strait Islander, and peo­ple of cul­tur­al­ly diverse backgrounds.