Medical Officer - Aeromedical

Date published

10 Jun 2024


Mt Isa Base

Job ID


Medical Officer - Aeromedical

RFDS is looking for skilled Medical Officers interested in exploring a new and exciting role in retrieval medicine.


  • Healthcare & Medicine
  • Medical Practitioner
  • Part-time

Key points

  • Provide emergency retrievals and inter-facility transfers
  • Part-time roles available live in or FIFO
  • Join the iconic RFDS (Queensland Section)!


The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) are leaders in providing access to aeromedical and primary health care services to people in rural, remote, and regional locations. 
We are currently seeking doctors who are interested in Aeromedical Retrieval and Telehealth careers.
Who are we looking for?
To be successful in this role you should have:

  • Registration with AHPRA as a Medical Practitioner
  • Fellowship of ACEM, ACRRM, ANZCA, CICM or RACGP (Senior Registrars are encouraged to apply)
  • Sufficient experience in critical care medicine to meet credentialing requirements with QLD Health (Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Paediatrics).
  • Previous experience in Aeromedical Retrieval is ideal but is not a requirement.
About the Position: 
  • Mount Isa & Charleville locations 
  • Part time roles available 
  • Live in and Fly in and fly out options available
  • Travel time included in shift count
 We have multiple part time positions available with the following shift pattern: 
  • 3 days/ 3 nights, travel 
  • 4-week roster (0.5 FTE), 8-week roster (0.25 FTE)
Responsibilities include: 
  • Work as part of the RFDS multi-disciplinary team with a RFDS Flight Nurse & Pilot to perform primary evacuations and inter-facility transfers
  • Liaise with Retrieval Services Queensland (RSQ), Duty Tasking Officers and referring/receiving facilities to coordinate aeromedical retrievals.
  • Conduct handovers to care providers
  • Provide telehealth consultations (utilising telephone, video-conference RFDS is looking for skilled Medical Officers interested in exploring a new and exciting role in retrieval medicine., email)
  • Provide advice to nurses and other health professionals- as required
  • Participate in quality improvement activities such as clinical audits and case reviews
Why Join us?

We value our people, and we are passionate about making a difference for people who live, work and travel in remote, rural, and regional Australia. By joining the RFDS, you will have access to the following:
  • Attractive remuneration package- rewarding additional qualifications and years of experience (240K - 390K pro rata)
  • Relocation allowances + Remote area allowances of up to 50K (where applicable)
  • Salary packaging- $18, 500 + Super (in addition to remuneration package)
  • 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 own professional development- paid study leave + annual professional development provision
  • Employee Assistance Program Advice for staff and their families (support, nutrition & financial)
  • Flights and Accommodation + FIFO Allowances (25k pro rata) (Charleville and Mount Isa) 

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 and RSQ for the purposes of assessing suitability, experience and qualifications, for the role that you are applying for.
Successful candidates may be subject to a pre-employment medical assessment and will be required to undertake 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.

Royal Flying Doctor Service acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the Traditional Custodians of the land. The RFDS is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of healthcare. We embrace diversity and welcome all people irrespective of faith, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity.