Medical Lead - Primary Health Care (Charleville and Mount Isa Bases)

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The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) has two exciting opportunities for highly skilled and experienced primary health care professionals to join the Charleville and Mount Isa bases Leadership team.

The Medical Lead; Primary Health Care will lead a team of Primary Health Care doctors operating out of our bases serving regional, rural and remote Queenslanders. This is a permanent opportunity with the option to Fly In and Fly Out.

What you'll be doing:

Leading the service delivery, health outcomes, education, representation, advocacy, operational efficiency and financial performance of RFDS primary health care services

Develop and implement operational plans for Base

Provide leadership, support and guidance to Medical Officers to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of primary health care services

Lead workforce planning and recruitment of Medical Officers to ensure the base is adequately resourced to deliver primary health care services

Engage with clinical governance processes and ensure compliance with policies and procedures

Explore ways to expand and enhance primary health care services, contributing to strategic direction and strategy development across the broader team.

Who are we looking for?

Current AHPRA registration (Health Practitioner)

Fellowship of the RACGP or ACCRM; 5 years relevant experience 

Ability to meet Medical Officer credentialing requirements and maintain own clinical practice in Primary Health Care environment

Well-developed management skills including demonstrated skills in leadership and decision making

Demonstrated ability to implement change and a commitment to continuous quality management

Comprehensive knowledge of contemporary Medical practice in the primary health care environment.

Why join us?

In return for your skills, energy and commitment to our goals, we offer you the opportunity to make a real impact in Queensland communities and truly help others.

You'll work every day with people who are passionate about our purpose and proud of their contribution to our iconic organisation.

As a specialist in our exceptional frontline team, you'll embrace a unique professional challenge. You'll use all the skills you've worked so hard to acquire, making a difference to peoples everyday lives and delivering vital care in emergency situations.

With a workplace spanning thousands of kilometres of regional and outback Queensland, well, you'll see work and life like never before. In addition, we offer:

  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Salary sacrificing benefits
  • Super
  • Substantial Remote Allowances
  • Relocation assistance (if applicable)
  • Commitment to support your professional development
  • Comprehensive orientation program


Please submit your application including demonstrated experience highlighting your suitability for this opportunity. For further information please contact

This role will close on 17th June 2021.

Please note, that your application may be subject to review by a representative from Queensland Health for the purposes of assessing suitability, experience and qualifications, for the role that you are applying for.

Successful candidates will be subject to a Police Checks and Pre-employment Drug and Alcohol Testing. Candidates are required to hold a current, unrestricted Australian Driver's Licence and obtain an ASIC Card. You will also be required to successfully complete the RFDS credentialing process. Prior to appointment you will be required to provide certified copies of qualifications/registrations and evidence of immunity or vaccination against VPD. The RFDS is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply.

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