Low Acuity Medical Retrieval (LAMR) Flight Nurse

  • Competitive remuneration + salary packaging
  • Part-time (maximum term position until March 2019)
  • Darwin location

CareFlight is an Australian charitable organisation with over 30 years’ experience in aeromedicine.  With bases in NSW and the NT’s Top End; and providing personnel to oil, gas & mining clients in WA, NT and off-shore, our people are dedicated to affording the highest standard of care to the ill and injured.  Our specially trained doctors, nurses and paramedics use helicopters, aeroplanes, medi-jets and road ambulances to bring a hospital level of care to and transport around 5,000 patients each year.

Our diverse workforce is comprised of committed professionals with a drive to help save lives, speed recovery and serve the community.


The role

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a part-time LAMR Flight Nurse in our Northern Operation from April 2018 to March 2019. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • delivering individualised quality clinical care;
  • delivering inpatient assessment, clinical management and emergency procedures;
  • maintaining CareFlight’s Standard Operating Procedures and clinical treatment protocols;
  • coordinating the transition of patients from one mode of transport to the next;
  • assisting the medical officer with medical management as appropriate;
  • managing physiological issues related to aeromedical transport; and
  • maintaining situational awareness throughout the retrieval process to identify safety hazards for the patient and aeromedical crew.


About you

To be successful in this role you will: 

  • be registered with AHPRA as a registered nurse;
  • have a minimum of four (4) years’ nursing experience with evidence of three (3) years’ emergency/critical care experience;
  • hold current certification in ALS and TNCC or trauma course equivalent;
  • be physically comfortable to meet the challenges of aeromedical retrieval work;
  • possess highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills;
  • have effective consultation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills;
  • have effective time management, problem solving and decision making skills;
  • be able to demonstrate the ability/skills to operate in ‘out of hospital’ environments;
  • have the ability to function effectively as a team member in a critical environment;
  • hold a current driver’s licence; and
  • possess a current Working With Children Clearance or ability to obtain.

The following will be highly regarded:

  • Post-graduate qualifications in critical care or emergency nursing.
  • Previous clinical experience working in paediatrics.
  • Previous experience working in the area of indigenous health.


How to apply

Click here for the full position description and essential criteria.  Please ensure you send a current resume and covering letter addressing the role’s essential criteria to recruitment@careflight.org.  Applications for this opportunity will close on Friday, 13 April 2018.  Candidates who do not provide a complete application cannot be considered.


 CareFlight values diversity in the workplace. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

All employees must comply with CareFlight’s Drug and Alcohol Management Plan (DAMP) as required
by CASA and may be subject to random workplace testing. 

Criminal Record and Working With Children Checks also apply.

 CareFlight: ‘The next life we save could be yours’