Become an RFDS Medical Officer - Telehealth

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Provide care virtually anywhere.

Be part of one of the world’s most expansive telehealth services, offering unparalleled access to healthcare for those living in remote parts of Queensland.

The telehealth service is an integrated healthcare system, spanning from primary health care to aeromedical retrievals and supported by a network of medical chests. Enhancing its reach, the RFDS (Queensland Section) now extends its services to complex logistical locations such as maritime vessels, isolated cattle stations, and distant mining sites.

You will deliver telehealth services to a diverse patient base via mobile, landline, and satellite communications. 

Embrace our culture of innovation to drive growth and lead the future of virtual health delivery.

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What does it take to be a RFDS Medical Officer - Telehealth?

  • Registration with AHPRA as Medical Practitioner
  • Fellowship of the RACGP or ACRRM
  • 5+ years of post-graduate experience
  • Ability to meet Medical Officer– PHC or retrieval medicine credentialing requirements
  • Respectful understanding of cultural diversity, including traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander views of health
  • Expert communicator with a compassionate phone manner
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Benefits of working for the RFDS

  • Work in a rewarding role delivering medical care in a complex clinical & logistical environment
  • Every day will be different from the last as you provide essential services to patients who otherwise would be unable to access care
  • Work in one of the world’s oldest and most comprehensive telehealth services, including a unique medical chest program
  • Be part of a rapidly growing form of healthcare that is constantly evolving. 
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Extra benefits of working for the RFDS

  • An attractive remuneration package from $250,000 - $334,000, rewarding additional qualifications and years of experience
  • The opportunity to work from home
  • Extensive and supportive orientation, training and development programs
  • We are committed to supporting your professional development through paid study leave and an annual professional development allowance
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program Advice for staff and their families

Where you could work

RFDS (Queensland Section) Medical Officers - Telehealth have access to an RFDS base and the opportunity to work from home. 

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