|Date Posted||10th June 2023|
- Join an iconic organisation with rewarding work
- Opportunities available at Townsville, Bundaberg and Western QLD bases
- Operate a modern fleet of Beechcraft B200, B350 and B360 turboprop aircraft
Whenever and wherever people in Queensland need us the most, we’re there. That’s how it’s been for almost a century. Join us to help us keep it that way.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) is looking for experienced and enthusiastic pilots to join the Queensland team. You’ll be playing a vital role at the forefront of aeromedical aviation in providing dedicated aeromedical and primary health care services to regional and outback Queensland. In return, we offer a challenging and rewarding career operating a modern fleet of aircraft.
We look to fly further and faster to provide the best aeromedical healthcare available to the people of Queensland. Do you think that you have what it takes to be the next RFDS pilot? Apply now!
We have eight Operational Bases in our network:
- Mt Isa
Who are we looking for?
The RFDS in Queensland is looking for confident and capable team players to fly our essential services in the bush and along the coast. You will also have:
- Current Instrument Rating- Multi Engine Aircraft with four or more renewals
- Current Australian ATPL / CPL and class 1 medical in Single Pilot Operations
- 4000 hours flying time in total
- 2000 hours as Pilot in Command
- 1000 hours as Pilot in Command of Multi-engine aircraft
- 200 hours as Pilot in Command at night
- 200 hours instrument time
- Turbine experience
- Flexible in your preferred working location
- Australian Citizenship, Residency or approved work Visa
- Ability to obtain and hold a Blue Card
- Queensland Drivers Licence (CRN needed for Blue Card application)
- An Australian Command Multi Engine Instrument Rating, or military equivalent
- Physically able to manage a level of manual handling, specifically handling of patients and equipment when required
- Demonstrated situational leadership and logistics management abilities.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- An understanding of the needs of remote and regional Australia and its people
To fly with us you will have:
- The requirement to attend a Simulator assessment in Maroochydore to demonstrate your skillset
- Support landing your RFDS career in a western base with new opportunities in Townsville and Bundaberg
- Benefits from a unique lifestyle only found when enjoying outback Queensland, while also putting your skillset to the test and help those in need throughout rural and remote communities
- Work in a diverse and demanding environment on time-critical tasks
- Ability to form part of a highly skilled and motivated multidisciplinary team working with some of Australia’s finest health professionals
- Experience flying operations from remote emergency airstrips to major capital city aerodromes and everything in between
- The appeal to operating modern high-performance pressurised turboprop aircraft in a single Pilot environment
- Opportunity to provide a critical aviation service in Clinic and/or Medevac and Hospital operations throughout QLD and interstate
Why Join Us?
In return for your skills, enthusiasm and commitment to our mission, we offer you the unique opportunity to make a real impact in Queensland communities and play your part towards helping others. You will work with passionate and dedicated individuals who are proud of their contribution to our iconic organisation and embody our mission—the furthest corner, the finest care. No one day is ever the same – with a workplace spanning thousands of kilometres through regional and outback Queensland, you’ll experience work and life like never before.
Along with this, the RFDS also offers:
- Attractive remuneration including remote area incentives for eligible areas
- 6 weeks Annual Leave
- Retention bonus of 4% after just 2 years of service
- Gratuity of $3,492 after 12 months and $5,238 after 2 years, for those based in Mt Isa, Roma and Charleville
- Remote area Payment of $4688
- Rent/Mortgage Assistance of up to $23,000 is available
- Refuelling allowances of $905 per annum in Mt Isa, Townsville and Roma, and $1,813 in Bundaberg, Charleville and Rockhampton
- Relocation of up to $7,000
- Loss of Licence insurance
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, we deliver extensive primary healthcare and 24-hour emergency service, from nine strategic bases to those who live, work and travel throughout Queensland.
The RFDS (Queensland Section) has a holistic recruitment and selection procedure that is run in a two-part process. We will always endeavour to keep you updated and informed at each stage of the process.
We thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to provide best-practice procedures.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland) is passionate about fostering equality within the workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, and people of culturally diverse backgrounds.
RFDS (Queensland Section) works with vulnerable patients in remote parts of Queensland and provides an essential service to many regional and remote communities. To ensure the health and safety of our staff, our patients, and these communities and manage the risks involved in service delivery and COVID-19 transmission in these communities and our workplaces, our staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate the requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19, including maintaining any recommended booster requirements, will be a term of your employment, as will the requirement to provide proof of vaccination.
As a condition of employment, candidates will need to undergo a pre-employment drug and alcohol test and provide proof of vaccinations or immunity against vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, whopping cough, chicken pox, and hepatitis (A and B).