Clinical Careers

As a LifeFlight health professional, you will perform fulfilling work every day and be supported by a management team that provides you with genuine autonomy and respect. You are at the heart of what we do.

Click here to find out more about becoming a LifeFlight Retrieval Medical Officer. 

Save lives in Australia and abroad

As a LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine doctor, you will work with a world-class aviation and maintenance team, traveling to diverse areas of the world where your skills are needed. One week you could be in Thailand assisting an injured traveler, the next you could be winched down onto a moving cargo ship off the coast of Far North Queensland or attending to a child in need of urgent medical care.

It is all in a days’ work for our hardworking and dedicated health professionals.

Are you an overseas trained doctor thinking about a career in pre-hospital retrieval medicine?

Undecided, unsure or overwhelmed with the process? Watch the videos below.

Oskar Larsson (Swedish) started as a Registrar with LifeFlight in July 2018; moving his family to the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Throughout his time with LifeFlight, Oskar was involved in more than one hundred lifesaving missions across the state.

LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine doctors receive advanced, ongoing training to prepare them for the challenging job at hand.

LifeFlight work in partnership with EHAAT. A 6 – 12 month term with LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine will be considered favourable when applying for future posts with EHAAT.

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Face incredible new challenges

If you are seeking a rewarding position providing the best possible nursing care, are able to handle pressure in a critical environment and the challenge of resolving problems and difficult situations, then a Flight Nurse role may be for you.

LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine employs registered nurses to work with an experienced team of doctors, pilots and support staff on state-of-the-art helicopters and medically equipped jets, domestically and internationally.

  • Work on-board rescue helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft assisting with rapid response and scheduled air-medical transports throughout Australia and across the globe
  • Experience a wide range of medical challenges from transferring neonatal patients and their mothers, to critical patients from car crashes or burns and those who have fallen seriously ill and need to be moved between hospitals
  • Develop and enhance your clinical leadership, assessment and management skills

The role of a LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine Flight Nurse

As a part of the LifeFlight Retrieval Medical team, you’ll play a crucial role providing expert nursing care for critically ill or injured patients within a varied and challenging environment primarily during the planning and execution of rotary-wing inter-facility transfers, but with the potential to also include rotary wing primary retrievals and fixed-wing international retrievals as required.

LifeFlight supports nurses with comprehensive training in aeromedical nursing through our internationally recognised LifeFlight Training Academy. We also provide the working environment you need to excel in your role with leading medical equipment, ongoing training, and a competitive salary.

The role of a LifeFlight Paramedic

Flight Paramedics work with Retrieval Medicine Officers as the retrieval team providing a high level of care to all patients retrieved by LifeFlight helicopters. This includes patient assessment, appropriate diagnostic procedures, formulation and implementation of a management plan, effecting safe transport to a definitive care facility and completion of all required documentation in a timely manner. SGAS retrievals are conducted using rotary wing aircraft based in Toowoomba and Roma in Queensland Australia, for SGAS consortium staff, contractors and site visitors and for public health agencies.