Pre-hospital / Retrieval Registrars

CareFlight is an aeromedical charity providing pre-hospital care to the critically ill and injured, utilising helicopters, jets and road ambulances to take the intensive care trauma team to the patient. For the critically ill or injured, every second can make the difference between life and death.

As a leader in innovation and training to improve ‘first at scene’ care of patients, CareFlight has a high clinical profile and a significant international research reputation.

Six, nine or 12 month terms for advanced trainees in Anaesthetics, Intensive Care or Emergency Medicine are available.

Darwin, Northern Territory

Northern Territory positions involve high acuity transfers by turboprop aircraft, but also include some helicopter operations, pre-hospital and rescue work. Many transfers are from remote Aboriginal communities and areas such as the world famous Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land.

Essential criteria

  • Minimum 5 years post graduate with appropriate critical care experience
  • High level airway and resuscitation skills
  • Completion of anaesthetic and ITU rotations
  • 12 months emergency department experience (paediatrics and obstetrics highly desirable)
  • Completion of ATLS or equivalent
  • APLS recommended

Sydney, NSW

Sydney positions involve pre-hospital and interhospital critical care transports as well as pre-hospital exposure as part of the rapid response helicopter trauma system. These positions also involve retrievals and repatriations with CareFlight’s International Air Ambulance.

Essential criteria

  • Primary examination
  • Advanced trainee (minimum 3rd year anaesthetics or 4th year emergency/ITU) in critical care specialty
  • Extensive experience in the management of critically ill patients including trauma
  • Completion of anaesthetic and ITU rotations
  • Completion of ATLS or equivalent
  • APLS desirable

Additional information

Above average fitness, comfortable working at heights and in water and ability to safely adapt and implement change in clinical practice to the pre-hospital environment. Previous transport experience is not required as all necessary training is provided during an intensive induction program. Successful completion of pre-employment physical assessment prior to interview.

Salary is commensurate with Public Hospital Medical Officer’s Award.

Application for Registrar Training Position, Darwin

Application for Registrar Training Position, Sydney

Registrar position description, Darwin

Registrar position description, Sydney

For a Retrieval Medical Officer Prospectus, please email the HR manager.

Applications to be forwarded by email. For a confidential discussion please contact the Human Resources Manager on 02 9843 5100.