Registrar- Primary Health Care

Date published

08 Oct 2021


Cairns Base

Job ID


Registrar- Primary Health Care

RFDS (Queensland Section) is seeking a passionate Registrar to work in PHC/ GP to improve the health of people in Far North QLD.


  • Healthcare & Medicine
  • Medical Specialist
  • Contract or Temp

Key points

  • Provide FIFO services in Cape York and Far North locations
  • Full time or part time position available
  • Seeking ACRRM Senior Registrars


Whilst the RFDS will always be known for its aeromedical services, primary health care now makes up two-thirds of our daily operations, as a continued emphasis on prevention is vital to see better health outcomes for those that live in rural and remote Queensland. 
The RFDS in Queensland deliver comprehensive general practice services via regular clinics in; Far North Queensland towns, remote stations and islands. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team RFDS Registrars deliver services across the broad range of PHC presentations including both chronic and acute.
About the role;

  • Provide FIFO services in Cape York and Far North locations
  • Some overnight stays required
  • Full time or part time position available
  • Fractional FTE available (0.5 FTE)
  • 6-12-month maximum term contract available (depending on FTE)
Who are we looking for?
Registrars to work in Primary Health Care in QLD.
To be successful in this role you will need:
  • Registration with AHPRA as Medical Practitioner
  • Level 3 or 4 ACRRM Senior Registrar
  • 3 - 5 years post graduate experience
  • Ability to meet PHC credentialing requirements
  • Previous experience in Emergency Medicine (desirable)
Under supervision of a Fellow responsibilities include:
  • Provide general practice services (history taking, examination, decision making, diagnostics ordering and interpretation, clinical procedures, specialist referrals or secondary care admissions)
  • Provide clinical care of an acute or emergent patient, pending the attendance of retrieval services
  • Provide telehealth consultations (utilising telephone, videoconference, email)
  • Collaborate and liaise with other care providers to ensure an integrated approach to patient care
  • Provide advice to nurses and other health professionals as required
  • Participate in quality improvement activities (clinical audits and case reviews)
  • Respect cultural diversity including the traditional Indigenous view of health
Why Join us?

With a workplace spanning thousands of kilometres in regional and outback Queensland you’ll see work and life, like never before. In addition, we offer:
  • Attractive remuneration package- rewarding additional qualifications and experience
  • Salary packaging + Super (in addition to remuneration package)
  • We provide extensive and supportive orientation, training and development programs
  • Opportunity to be a part of the iconic RFDS team!!
  • Work with people who are passionate about our purpose and proud of their contribution
  • Commitment to support your own professional development- paid study leave + annual education provision
  • Employee Assistance Program Advice for staff and their families (support, nutrition & financial)

To discuss opportunities within the RFDS (Queensland Section) please contact Recruitment on: 07 3852 7553 or
Please note, that your application may be subject to review by a representative from Queensland Health for the purposes of assessing suitability, experience and qualifications for the role that you are applying for.
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. Prior to appointment you will be required to provide certified copies of qualifications/registrations and evidence of immunity or vaccination against VPD.
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 RFDS is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply.