Flight Nurse ( Midwifery) Charleville

Date published

06 Oct 2020


Charleville Base

Job ID


Flight Nurse ( Midwifery) Charleville

Showcase your critical care & Midwifery skills and become a Flight Nurse & deliver essential services & 24-hr emergency care with our aeromedical team


  • Healthcare & Medicine
  • Nurse / Midwife
  • Part-time

Key points

  • Join one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations
  • Deliver extensive¬†healthcare and¬†24-hour emergency services
  • FIFO Charleville Location | 4 weeks on 4 weeks off


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:

  • Maximum Term, Part Time Contract November 2021
  • Charleville Location
  • FIFO Arrangement: 4 weeks on 4 weeks off or Relocation offered
  • Flights, Accommodation and onsite transport covered
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 5 years' post graduate experience (full-time equivalent)
  • Minimum of 3-5 years in a critical care environment (full-time equivalent in 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 prior to starting employment)
  • Current Advanced Life Support (ALS)
  • Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Neonatal resuscitation certification

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. With a workplace spanning thousands of kilometres of regional and outback Queensland, well, you’ll see work and life like never before. In addition, we provide;  

  • Extensive and supportive orientation programs prior to commencement
  • Attractive Base Salaries
  • Salary packaging of up to $15 900- increasing your take home pay
  • We support professional development with 12 days paid study leave (pro rata for Part time)
  • We provide Six weeks Annual leave
For further information on the role itself, please contact Joanne Mahony, Manager Clinical and Base Operations on (07) 4654 1233.

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, specialty services, work volume
  • Full-time, part-time or casual. If part time, provide FTE (Full time equivalent) e.g. 0.5 FTE

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.