Primary Objectives of Role

  • The Retrieval Registrar will provide a high level of pre-hospital and retrieval medicine care to all LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine (LRM) patients

  • The Retrieval Registrar will manage patients in pre-hospital and inter-facility environments on board medically equipped rescue helicopters, fixed wing aircraft and rapid response road vehicles

  • The Retrieval Registrar will participate in domestic and/or international medical retrievals

Key Relationships

  •  Chief Medical Officer

  •  Director Clinical Services & Governance

  •  Director Training & Education

  •  Clinical Leads

  •  LRM Consultants, Registrars and Nurses

  •  LRM management and administration team

  •  LifeFlight aircrew



  •  Air medical transport providers

  •  Retrieval Services Queensland Medical Coordinators

  •  Queensland Ambulance Service

  •  Hospitals

  •  Patients and family members


Role Challenges

  • Working in varied and unusual environments in pre-hospital and retrieval medicine

  • Delivery of critical care to patients on scene, in rural and remote facilities and in the cabin of a helicopter, fixed wing aircraft or road vehicle

  • Contribution to an all hours emergency response system 


Special Conditions

  • The Retrieval Registrar is required to meet the following special conditions:

  • There is no restriction upon the Employee’s availability to commence employment with LRM on the Date of Commencement as outlined in the Employment Agreement

  • There are no limitations on the ability to fully perform all duties and responsibilities of the position, including, but not limited to physical or psychological limitations

  • Successful completion of an LRM training and induction program at commencement of employment and prior to deployment to retrieval service, to attain the required competency skills and knowledge for the position. Unsuccessful completion will likely result in termination of employment

  • Successful completion of a negative drug and alcohol screening test prior to commencement of employment and the submission of random, incident related or planned alcohol and drug testing when required

  • Eligible to apply for an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) and successful application for an ASIC

  • Be eligible to work in Australia without restriction, or the ability to hold a working visa

  • May be required to travel between bases and/or overseas to meet operational requirements

  • May be required to perform after rostered working hours and on-call hours

  • May be subject to a medical examination