Physical Health Worker

Date published

25 Aug 2022

Applications close

30 Sep 2022



About Us

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is based at the Launceston Airport, Western Junction. RFDS was officially formed in 1960, and has grown steadily from being a sole aeromedical service to now providing a professional and dedicated team who deliver a holistic health care service across most of the local government areas in Tasmania. 

We work in partnership with general practitioners, allied health professionals and local service providers to deliver physical health and mental health programs, as well as an award-winning outreach dental program.  Our vision is to improve the health outcomes for all Tasmanians with a specific focus on remote and rural areas.

We are one of six RFDS operating sections (Central Operations, QLD section, South Eastern section, Victorian section, Western Operations and Tasmania section) which make up RFDS Australia. We are Australia’s Most Reputable Charity (Reptrak Charity Survey 2021) and Australia’s Most Trusted Charity (Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Survey 2021).

About the Role

An exciting opportunity exists for a qualified Physical Health Worker, to work in Swansea (and possibly Bicheno) on the east coast of Tasmania. This is a parental leave contract for up until the end of June 2023, however for the right applicant, there may be the possibility of work beyond the initial contract term. We are keen to hear from applicants seeking full-time or part-time hours.

In this role, you will be responsible for improving health outcomes for people living with various health conditions. This will be achieved through supporting health behaviours, promoting mental wellness and increasing health literacy to improve an individual’s quality of life.

Reporting to the Team Leader, Physical Health, this position is part of a greater team in Tasmania, Including other specialist staff across various RFDS programs. You will have support from the team through regular staff meetings, access to clinical support/advice and team professional development opportunities.  There is an amazing workplace culture throughout the broader team of likeminded individuals, which makes this an enjoyable and rewarding place to work.

Remuneration will be dependent on experience and in accordance with the Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2020.  RFDS offers some great benefits including salary packaging private health at corporate rates, paid professional development, laptop, phone and business use of work vehicle, all whilst working in a beautiful seaside community.

About You

For your application to be considered, you must have:

A qualification in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Health Science or Physiotherapy
Demonstrated skills in exercise prescription practice, including assessment and provision of appropriate exercise programs for people with various health conditions. 
The ability to conduct a needs assessment and planning
The ability to design information and communication sessions
A current Tasmanian Drivers Licence, First Aid and CPR Certificate, National Police Check, Working with Vulnerable People registration and up-to-date COVID-19 vaccinations

You will also have:

A thorough knowledge of health services and issues pertaining to people living in rural and remote communities
The ability to efficiently identify and resolve issues and work towards deadlines
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to ensure client comfort and confidentiality
An organised approach to your work
The ability to work autonomously or as part of a team
It would be advantageous for you to understand person-centeredness, health literacy and social determinants of health

How to Apply

Please apply directly through Seek, with your resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria marked above under the ‘About You’ section.

To access a copy of the position description, or to answer any questions you may have, please contact the Human Resources Manager at 

Applications will be treated in confidence and close at 5pm on 30 September 2022.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is committed to equal employment opportunities, ethical practices and the principles of cultural diversity.  We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.