Medical Officer- Primary Health Care FIFO

Date published

13 Oct 2021


To be determined

Job ID


Medical Officer- Primary Health Care FIFO

RFDS is seeking passionate Medical Officers to work in PHC/ GP to improve the health of people in regional, rural and remote Queensland.


  • Healthcare & Medicine
  • Medical Practitioner
  • Contract or Temp

Key points

  • Charleville or Mount Isa location
  • FIFO- Part-time & Full-time roles available


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 rural towns, remote stations, mine sites and islands. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team RFDS Medical Officers deliver services across the broad range of PHC presentations including both chronic and acute.
About the role;

  • Charleville or Mount Isa locations
  • Fly in and Fly out options available
  • Full time or part time positions
  • Fractional FTE available
  • 6-month maximum term contracts
Who are we looking for?
Medical Officers to work in Primary Health Care in QLD.
To be successful in this role you should have:  
  • Registration with AHPRA as Medical Practitioner
  • Fellowship of the RACGP or ACRRM (Senior Registrars are encouraged to apply)
  • 3 - 5 years post graduate experience
  • Ability to meet Medical Officer– PHC credentialing requirements
  • Previous experience in rural and remote health delivery and emergency medicine clinical setting highly desirable
Responsibilities include:
  • Clinical Service delivery (history taking, examination, decision making, diagnostics ordering and interpretation, clinical procedures, specialist referrals or secondary care admissions)
  • Providing clinical care of an acute or emergent patient, pending the attendance of retrieval services
  • Providing telehealth consultations (utilising telephone, videoconference, email)
  • Collaborating and liaising with other care providers to ensure an integrated approach to patient care
  • Providing advice to nurses and other health professionals as required
  • Participating in quality improvement activities (clinical audits and case reviews)
  • Respecting cultural diversity including traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander views 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
  • Opportunity to be a part of the iconic RFDS team!
  • Salary packaging + Super (in addition to remuneration package)
  • Flights and Accommodation + FIFO Allowances OR
  • Relocation allowances + Remote area allowances + Gratuity (for live in)
  • We provide extensive and supportive orientation, training and development programs
  • Work with people who are passionate about our purpose and proud of their contribution
  • Commitment to support your professional development- paid study leave + annual education allowance
  • 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.