Medical Practitioner - FIFO

Date published

30 Nov 2022

Applications close

30 Jun 2024


Meekatharra, Port Hedland and Kalgoorlie

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 2021’s Most Trusted Charity, every hour of every day the RFDS WO is performing lifesaving work across Western Australia.

Find out what it is like to work for RFDS in Western Australia from some of our employees by selecting this link here.

Who Are We Looking For?

We are looking for experienced Medical Practitioners who are interested in working in a FIFO role, in our remote communities - Meekatharra, Port Hedland and Kalgoorlie. We are also looking at expressions of interests in working split roles between bases.

Essential Skills

  • Registration, or the ability to register, with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) as a Medical Practitioner
  • A minimum of five years of postgraduate experience
  • Significant experience in emergency medicine, anaesthesia, and acute paediatrics
  • Able to independently manage critically ill and injured patients, including procedural skills relevant to critical care medicine
  • Excellent communication and teamwork

Desirable Skills

  • ACEM/ANZCA/CICM/FACRRM or FRACGP or equivalent, or experienced career medical officers
  • Obstetric experience
  • Primary health care experience
  • Experience in pre-hospital or retrieval medicine
  • Experience in regional or remote medical practice

Why Join Us? With a workplace spanning thousands of kilometres in regional and outback Western Australia you’ll see work and life like never before. In addition, we offer:

  • FIFO opportunity
  • Attractive remuneration package with salary sacrificing benefits
  • Subsidised housing and vehicle 
  • Comprehensive orientation program
  • Up to eight weeks leave

If this role is strongly matched to your skills and experience (and you are looking for your next adventure!), please contact Lauren Dawe, People & Culture Business Partner, on (08) 9417 6355 to discuss possible opportunities. To apply for this role please submit your resume outlining your skills and experience to

 RFDS WO 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, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.