Expressions of Interest - Medical Officers

Job No: RFDS166
Location: Mount Isa and Cairns

About us:

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world. Using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, it delivers extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to those who live, work and travel Australia. The range of essential health care services includes general practice, Indigenous health, child and family health, social and emotional wellbeing, women’s health, health promotion activities and provides regular patient transfers for life-saving medical care.  

Today, the RFDS (Queensland Section) has nine bases across the state plus the Corporate Office, services an area of 1,727,200 sq. km, and provides care to more than 91,000 patients in the last year. With over 400 professional and dedicated staff spread across aviation, medical, nursing and support service disciplines, RFDS Queensland Section is a diverse and complex health service provider.


Imagine your day starting with a flight over the most spectacular countryside in Australia! 

Short video - Why join the RFDS Medical Officer Team?

The RFDS (Queensland Section) is seeking expressions of interest from Medical Officers to join the organisation. The two main services the RFDS provides from these locations are Aeromedical and Emergency Services and Primary Health Care Services. Your role could vary from emergency aeromedical services retrievals to running a remote clinic overlooking the ruggard landscape of outback Queensland.

These positions are offered on a permanent full-time, part-time and casual basis at our Charleville, Cairns or Mount Isa Bases.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A minimum of five years post graduate experience
  • Emergency Experience
  • General Practice or Primary Health Care (for Primary Health Care roles)
  • 6 months Anaesthetic experience (for Aeromedical roles)
  • ICU Experience would be advantageous (for Aeromedical roles) 
  • Current Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS)

Fellowship in General Practice Fellowship (FRACGP, FACRRM for primary health care roles) or a Critical Care Speciality (FACEM, FANZCA, FCICM, with advance critical care qualifications for Aeromedical roles) is highly regarded.  It is essential that you are registered or have the ability to be registered with AHPRA (Medical Board of Australia).

The RFDS offers a unique working environment with a substantial salary package on offer, including: 

  • Access to a generous salary packaging arrangement
  • Incentives for live in roles (Charleville and Mount Isa) including fully furnished accommodation in Mount Isa and a remote area allowance
  • A comprehensive orientation program
  • Flexible rostering alternatives and
  • A supportive team environment 

Interested? To discuss opportunities within the RFDS please contact Renae Murphy, Health Workforce Coordinator on 07 3860 1135.

Otherwise please make an application by filling in the below details and attaching a copy of your current CV.

This role will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug and alcohol test and apply for and maintain a maintain a current Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)


The RFDS is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply.


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