Flight Nurse (Midwifery)

Nursing, Midwifery

Posted: 24 Jun 2022

Location: Rockhampton QLD

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) is seeking an experienced Flight Nurse and Midwife to complete inter-hospital transfers and aeromedical retrievals. As an RFDS Rockhampton Base Flight Nurse (Midwifery), you will work in remote and unique locations throughout Central Queensland.

Look­ing for a Change? Rocky is coun­try liv­ing with city advan­tages, riv­er, and moun­tain views, a thir­ty-minute ride to the coast, and an easy com­mute to just about any­where in town. Rocky is the place where you’ll find your­self with more time for the peo­ple and activ­i­ties you love most. Enjoy an out­door lifestyle with the Great Bar­ri­er Reef and beau­ti­ful QLD beach­es on your doorstep!!

Who are we look­ing for?

  • Reg­is­tra­tion with AHPRA to prac­tise Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery
  • 5 years post-grad­u­ate expe­ri­ence (full-time equiv­a­lent) (FTE).
  • Min­i­mum of 3 years (FTE) in a crit­i­cal care envi­ron­ment (24-hour in-depart­ment med­ical cov­er­age or ter­tiary hos­pi­tal) with­in the last 7 years
  • Abil­i­ty to spend con­sid­er­able time work­ing in the con­fined spaces of a small aircraft
  • This role is a full-time posi­tion offer­ing an ini­tial max­i­mum-term 12-month contract. 

Desir­able Skills (Can be obtained after start­ing employment)

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

Why join us?

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 in people’s every­day lives and deliv­er­ing vital care in emer­gen­cies. With a work­place span­ning thou­sands of kilo­me­tres of region­al and out­back Queens­land, you’ll see work and life like nev­er before. We also offer;

  • High­ly Attrac­tive Salary + Salary Pack­ag­ing (Up to 18.5K) + Super
  • We pro­vide exten­sive and sup­port­ive ori­en­ta­tion, train­ing, and devel­op­ment programs
  • Oppor­tu­ni­ty to be a part of the icon­ic RFDS team!!
  • We offer Relocation
  • Work with peo­ple who are pas­sion­ate about our pur­pose and proud of their contribution
  • Com­mit­ment to sup­port your pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment- paid study leave
  • Employ­ee Assis­tance Pro­gram; advice for staff and their fam­i­lies (sup­port, nutri­tion & financial)
  • Dis­count­ed pri­vate health insurance 

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 strate­gic bases to those who live, work and trav­el through­out Queens­land.


If you would like any fur­ther infor­ma­tion or a posi­tion descrip­tion, please con­tact Tal­ent Acqui­si­tion at recruitment@​rfdsqld.​com.​au. Alter­na­tive­ly, please con­tact Nurse Man­ag­er– Aeromed­ical Claire Hilder at childer@​rfdsqld.​com.​au or 07 4924 2605.

Please ensure the fol­low­ing is iden­ti­fied in your resume: job title, start date, end date, depart­ment, brief descrip­tion, full-time, part-time, or casu­al, and the hours or FTE you complete/​d. This allows us to estab­lish your FTE and experience.


Suc­cess­ful can­di­dates will be sub­ject to 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. Before 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 com­plete the RFDS cre­den­tial­ing process.

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