Retrieval Nurse - Expressions of Interest

Date published

18 Mar 2024


All Bases

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The Royal Flying Doctor Service Western Operations (RFDS WO) has an outstanding history of service and excellence in aeromedical and primary health care across Western Australia. As one of Australia’s most iconic brands and voted 2023’s Most Trusted Charity, every hour of every day the RFDS WO is performing lifesaving work across Western Australia.

If you're a dynamic Registered Nurse and Midwife ready for a rewarding new challenge, the RFDS has a variety of Retrieval Nurse roles at all bases spanning WA - Jandakot, Port Headland, Broome, Kalgoorlie and Meekathara (FIFO). 

Currently, we are seeking Expression of Interests only. If you do meet the requirements of a Retrieval Nurse your application will be considered when RFDS WO has an open vacancy.

You'll be working with an amazing and motivated team of professionals dedicated to providing primary care and emergency evacuations to those living and working in rural and remote areas.

About you

• Registered Nurse and Midwife with AHPRA
• Minimum 3 years’ postgraduate experience in critical care (ED or ICU)
• Willing and able to work in an aeromedical environment in often extreme weather, extended hours
• Neonatal and paediatric experience (desirable)
• Postgraduate qualification in Critical Care (desirable)

As a valued team member who supports our 24/7 operations, you will need to work different shifts across weekdays, weekends and public holidays on both day and night shifts.

About the role

• Emergency retrieval services throughout WA
• Transferring patients
• Undertake reporting and base administration duties
• Represent the RFDS brand and reputation in the community


• Competitive salary 
• Highly subsidised furnished accommodation and utilities for rural locations
• Professional development leave and allowance
• Salary packaging - up to $15,900 per annum for everyday expenses and up to $2,650 per annum on meals and entertainment expenses
• Novated Lease options
• A minimum of 7 weeks’ leave per annum depending on location

We are driven by our Values of Respect, Fairness, Diversity, and Safety. We offer our team members a unique and dynamic work environment with generous salary packaging options.

Submit your resume and cover letter by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button.

RFDSWO is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities to apply. Please note applicants require the right to work in Australia.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.