Flight Nurse - Midwifery

Job No: RFDS221
Location: Rockhampton

About the organisation:

The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (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 throughout Australia. 

Recently voted Australia’s most reputable charity for the sixth year in a row, the stewardship and care of our loyal donors is paramount, as is their levels of support and interest.

You must be:

  • Passionate about our mission – providing excellence in aeromedical and primary health care across Queensland.
  • Prepared to go above and beyond to drive a positive and cohesive team culture
  • Ready and motivated to help RFDS thrive in a competitive, KPI-driven environment.

The role:

  • Permanent Full-time
  • Rockhampton 

The RFDS (Queensland Section) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably skilled and qualified nurses for the role of Flight Nurse - Midwifery at our Rockhampton Base. Want to know about Rockhampton and what it has to offer. Watch this video

The RFDS provides emergency evacuations and inter-hospital transfer throughout rural and remote Queensland for people who are seriously ill or injured and require urgent medical attention. We will offer you the opportunity to work in a challenging and rewarding environment, one which will support your professional development, further develop your nursing skills and satisfy your desire to make a difference.

To be considered for this role, it is essential you meet the criteria below:

  • Registered Nurse and Midwife with AHPRA registration
  • Minimum five years post graduate experience which must include a minimum three years' experience in critical care environment in either a recognised Major Regional or Tertiary Hospital Emergency Department with a 24 hour in-Department medical coverage or a recognised Intensive Care Unit;  or a cumulative of three years critical care experience across both environments (five years would be highly desirable)
  • Current Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification (the successful candidate will be required to obtain this certification if they are not current before starting employment or shortly thereafter)
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to spend considerable time working and/or travelling in the confined spaces of a small aircraft 


A comprehensive orientation program is provided prior to the commencement of duties. An attractive remuneration package is offered including salary sacrificing plus assistance with relocation if required.

If you are someone looking for a unique experience and an exciting career change, please apply.

For further information on the role itself, please contact Carolyn Overy, Nurse Manager on 0429 157 475 .

This role will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug and alcohol test and will continue to be subject to random drug and alcohol testing;  and will be required to obtain an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC).


Please note for your application to be considered it is essential the below information is outlined clearly in your CV regarding your employment history. Please see below examples of details required.

  • Department, Facility, Location
  • Job Title - Level
  • FTE of current/previous roles: Full time, part time or casual. If part time, provide FTE, eg. FTE 0.25, Casual how many shifts?
  • Start date (month, year) to end date (month, year)
  • Brief description of unit/department, eg. Bed numbers, case mix, types of patients cared for, specialty services, work volume


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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