Current Positions Vacant


Aeromedical crew are required to work in hazardous and remote environments with minimal support to deliver specialist access, patient assessment, out of hospital care and extrication of patients.

The flight physician is to be based at Medical Rescue’s head offices on the Gold Coast, QLD and will be deployed to remote locations for approximately 80 days per year as part of a 24 hour rapid response Aero Medical Evacuation (AME) and search and rescue (SAR) rescue helicopter to support Australian Defence Force activities within Australia’s borders. When not deployed, the flight physician will be based on the Gold Coast and part of the on call roster for international air ambulance retrievals.

In addition to the aeromedical roles, the flight physician is actively involved in the further development of the service and clinical training of junior staff.


The flight physician will:

In conjunction with the Flight paramedic manage and transport critically ill or injured patients from Pre-hospital scenes and between hospitals by road, helicopter or fixed wing aircraft as required.

Access and undertake extraction of patients by the most appropriate means including helicopter winch

Assist with pre-mission planning and preparation for international retrievals by fixed wing air ambulance.

Assist the flight paramedic with pre-deployment planning and preparation for helicopter deployments in support of military exercises

Deploy with the flight paramedic for approximately 80 days per year to support military exercises.

Work in a team environment to access patients located in isolated/remote locations, at heights, or aquatic environments.

Maintain patient and team safety during pre-hospital missions, extrication from remote or difficult environments and patient transport.

Provide clinical care (triage, assessment, treatment, monitoring and transport) to patients in accordance with Medical Rescues, procedures and policies or in consultation with the Duty retrieval consultant.

Maintain the level of competence in the medical equipment, treatments and procedures used to assess, treat and monitor patients but not act independently beyond Medical Rescues policies, procedures and clinical practice guidelines.

Maintain accurate and thorough documentation of interactions with all patients.

Maintain patient confidentiality, dignity and privacy

Communicate effectively with other health care professionals, emergency service
personnel, colleagues, patients and their friends / relatives.

Participate in mentoring other Helicopter Paramedics and new medical staff when required.

Participate in patient safety, clinical quality, risk management and clinical and operational practice improvement activities.

Maintain the highest levels of integrity and professionalism with respect to the role, including confidentiality and ethical practice, in line with the ‘Our Values’.

Ensure the security, safety and maintenance of all equipment, drugs and goods

Maintain fitness, operational, clinical, aviation and aeromedical standards and currencies as determined by Medical Rescue, the helicopter provider and the Civil AviationSafety Authority (CASA)


➢ Hold as a minimum a current EMST or ATLS certificate

➢ Demonstrated knowledge of clinical care and operational procedures and practice and an understanding of the context that aeromedical retrieval plays in the wider health care system.

➢ Demonstrate high level verbal and written communication skills, as well as an understanding of contemporary computer systems and systems specific to the aeromedical work environment.

➢ Demonstrate experience in operating effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team with limited supervision.
➢ Have recent experience in a critical care specialty (ICU, Anaesthetics, Emergency Medicine at least at registrar level )

➢ Demonstrate sound conceptual, analytical and problem solving and decision making skills.

➢ Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary patient safety and clinical quality processes, risk management practices and willingness to participate in clinical and operational practice improvement activities such as clinical and operational audits, reviews and research

➢ Demonstrate ability to adjust to a rapidly changing technical, clinical and operational workplace


Maintain a weight limit of 105kg in boots and a flight suit to meet aircraft flight

Maintain a level of physical fitness appropriate to the role, as determined by
Medical Rescue.

Meet the physical and height limitations necessary to ensure the flight physician
can be safely seated and operate in the aircraft.

Have no specific phobias or fears relating to working at heights, confined spaces, wide open spaces, isolation and aquatic environments.

Ability to satisfactorily complete scenario based assessments to test situational

Satisfactorily complete and maintain any medical assessments as published by
Medical Rescue in addition to any legislative requirements


Flight Paramedic Darwin Based

Medical Rescue has two positions available for two Flight Paramedics (1 ICP and 1 ACP) working on a rescue helicopter based out of Darwin. The ideal candidate will be based in Darwin and work as part of a well trained team d you will be trained as a rescue crewman / swimmer and you must meet the following fitness standards.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Demonstrated Qualified Intensive Care Paramedic with minimum five years of State Ambulance Service Operational experience.
  • Advanced Diploma Health Science or Post Grad Certificate in Intensive Care Paramedic Studies or equivalent.


Minimum Fitness Requirements

Prior to letter of offer you will need to submit a certificate of competency from a qualified lifeguard (someone who holds the Royal Life Saving Pool Lifeguard Certificate that you can successfully complete the following fitness standard;


700 meters in less than 20 minutes in bathers, no aids


Post swim 10 minutes Commence immediately after 700m swim


300 meters < 10 minutes Put on wetsuit and fins, complete on your back (no arms)


25 meters


3 meters Retrieve an object from the bottom of the pool



For a full position description please fill out the details below and submit a compete CV.

Intensive and Advanced Care Paramedics


Minimum Requirements:

Intensive Care Paramedic

  • Demonstrated Qualified Intensive Care Paramedic with minimum five years of State Ambulance Service Operational experience
  • Advanced Diploma Health Science or Post Grad Certificate in Intensive Care Paramedic Studies or equivalent.


Advanced Care Paramedic

  • Diploma of Health Science (Paramedic) or Equivalent.  



For a full position description please fill out the details below and submit a compete CV.

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