Flight Nurse (Midwifery)

Nursing, Midwifery

Posted: 17 Nov 2022

Location: Bundaberg QLD

Looking for a career change that supports a work/life balance? Take to the skies with the RFDS (Queensland Section) & showcase your critical care & midwifery skills!

  • Pro­vide the finest care in the fur­thest corner!
  • 133K (pro rata) + Super + tax-free ben­e­fits of up to $18,550 + Relocation
  • Sup­port­ive Ori­en­ta­tion, ongo­ing train­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties and paid study leave

Full Job Description 

Roy­al Fly­ing Doc­tor Ser­vice (Queens­land Sec­tion) is seek­ing a pas­sion­ate, enthu­si­as­tic, and expe­ri­enced Reg­is­tered Nurse with Mid­wifery, to join our ded­i­cat­ed Bund­aberg Flight Nurse team. Pro­vid­ing invalu­able aeromed­ical retrieval ser­vices to peo­ple liv­ing and trav­el­ling in region­al and remote communities. 

The Role:

  • Per­ma­nent, part-time role (0.6 FTE) – 9 shifts per month 
  • Locat­ed at the RFDS Bund­aberg Base 
  • Pro­vid­ing emer­gency retrieval ser­vices & reg­u­lar patient transfers 

About You

You would describe your­self as an hon­est, reli­able, and hard­work­ing indi­vid­ual with the fol­low­ing spe­cif­ic cri­te­ria:

  • Reg­is­tered Nurse and Mid­wife with AHPRA registration
  • Demon­strat­ed 5 years’ post grad­u­ate expe­ri­ence (full-time equivalent)
  • Demon­strat­ed 3 years’ expe­ri­ence in a crit­i­cal care envi­ron­ment (in either a recog­nised ter­tiary hos­pi­tal ED with 24 hour in-depart­ment med­ical cov­er­age or a recog­nised ICU).
  • 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 (ALS2)
  • Pae­di­atric Advanced Life Sup­port (PALS)
  • Neona­tal resus­ci­ta­tion certification

Why join RFDS Bund­aberg Base? 

Bund­aberg is home to friend­ly locals, green sea tur­tles and migrat­ing hump­back whales. Locat­ed on the cusp of the South­ern Great Bar­ri­er Reef, and with­in dri­ving dis­tance to Bris­bane, Bund­aberg wel­comes the per­fect work/​life bal­ance. Enjoy your time off explor­ing beau­ti­ful beach­es and sur­round­ing nation­al parks and enjoy the vari­ety of fresh pro­duce from the regions’ local farmers. 

RFDS Bund­aberg Base is a busy emer­gency retrieval base, incor­po­rat­ing aeromed­ical retrieval and inter-hos­pi­tal trans­fer ser­vices. The new Bund­aberg Aeromed­ical Base opened in 2020 with a patient trans­fer facil­i­ty that pro­vides com­fort­able, clin­i­cal care for patients. Patients are flown with con­di­tions rang­ing from acute med­ical con­di­tions, trau­ma cas­es, to the trans­fer of expec­tant moth­ers and infants to spe­cial­ist care in Bris­bane. In Bund­aberg, you will work with a high­ly skilled team of nurs­es, pilots, and sup­port staff in a busy, friend­ly, and dynam­ic envi­ron­ment, mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in people’s every­day lives by deliv­er­ing vital care in emer­gency situations. 

By join­ing the RFDS (Queens­land Sec­tion), you will have access to the following:

  • Work with a sup­port­ive team of peo­ple who are pas­sion­ate about our pur­pose and proud of their contribution
  • Gen­er­ous base salary of 133K (pro rata) + superannuation
  • Access to gen­er­ous not-for-prof­it tax-free ben­e­fits of up to $18,550
  • Relo­ca­tion Allowances
  • Exten­sive ori­en­ta­tion program
  • Com­mit­ment to your pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment- with paid study leave!
  • Access to our Employ­ee Assis­tance Pro­gram includ­ing coun­selling, nutri­tion ses­sions, finan­cial ses­sions, and legal advice
  • Pri­vate health insur­ance discounts
  • Novat­ed leas­ing available
  • Oppor­tu­ni­ty to be a part of the icon­ic Roy­al Fly­ing Doc­tor Ser­vice team


Inter­est­ed?

If you would like any fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Tal­ent Acqui­si­tion on recruitment@​rfdsqld.​com.​au or call 07 3852 7553. Alter­na­tive­ly, please call our Nurse Man­ag­er– Aeromed­ical, Robyn Lang­ton on 0457 213 506, or email RLangton@​rfdsqld.​com.​au

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Please ensure the fol­low­ing is clear­ly 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 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 and Queens­land Health 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, 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.