Senior Flight Physician

Date published

29 Nov 2019

Applications close

15 Dec 2019


Port Augusta

Job ID


About the RFDS (Central Operations)

We are leaders in providing aeromedical and primary health care services to people in remote, rural and regional locations across South Australia and the Northern Territory.  As we head toward our 100th year of providing services, we launch a new strategic plan with a focus on becoming more specialised, more innovative and a better connected health service provider.

About this Opportunity

The Senior Flight Physician will have the opportunity to provide mentoring and direction to our team of Medical Practitioners, GP Registrars and Medical Students based in Port Augusta, South Australia. These individuals, along with our multi-discipline primary health care providers, respond to emergency evacuations, run primary health clinics and undertake remote tele-health consultations.

The role will also support the Executive General Manager of Medical and Retrieval Services in the achievement of our strategic goals, oversee clinical audits and ensure that accurate medical records are kept.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Current Fellowship with one or more of the following:

      o Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACCRM) with JCCA or GEMS
      o College of Emergency Medicine (FACEM)
      o College of Intensive Care Medicine (FACICM)
      o Royal Australian College of general Practitioners (FRACGP)

  • Minimum three years’ experience in Anaesthesia and/ or Emergency medicine
  • Minimum two years’ training in a critical care environment
  • Comprehensive experience in procedural skills, obstetrics, resuscitation and paediatrics
  • A good understanding of the principles of primary health care and emergency medicine
  • Excellent leadership and development skills
  • Experience supervising and mentoring GPs, Registrars and Medical Students 

You will contribute to the development, implementation and delivery of alternative and innovative service delivery methodologies.

Ideally, you will also have experience in remote area medicine, along with a well-developed understanding of rural and remote Australia and the challenges of providing first class healthcare within these environments.

As part of our team you can expect varied, challenging and interesting work.  We offer attractive remuneration including salary packaging benefits, co-contributory superannuation, subsidised housing and utilities, company motor vehicle, six weeks’ leave per year, and relocation assistance (conditions apply).

If you are keen to work in an organisation that makes a real difference to all Australians, apply now.

For the position description please click here.

Applications close 15 December 2019

We reserve the right to make an offer prior to the closing date.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer that fosters a positive culture and offers a diverse, safe and supportive work environment.