Royal Flying Doctor Service Job – Non Emergency Patient Transport

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Imagine going to work each day as a Non Emergency Patient Transport Officer with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Where would you go? What would you be doing? Who would you meet?

Well, guess what… They’re hiring!

The Company

Proudly serving Australians since 1928, the Royal Flying Doctor Service provides emergency aero medical and health care services for people in rural and remote regions across Australia. RFDS Victoria supports the work of the Flying Doctors throughout Australia, and is also growing its clinical services across the State.

The Role (multiple vacancies)

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Vic) are currently seeking Ambulance Transport Attendants or Patient Transport Officers (Night Shift) who will provide high quality patient care and treatment during the transport of patients with a wide variety of medical conditions, in accordance with RFDS MPC policies, procedures, and Non-Emergency Patient Transport Regulations.

Qualifications and Experience

  • ATA – Qualified as Ambulance Transport Attendant, Ambulance Officer, Ambulance Paramedic or Division 1 Registered Nurse.
  • PTO – Minimum qualification of Cert III Non Emergency Patient Transport or Division 2 Enrolled Nurse. (The Certificate IV in Health Care is also perfect for this role).
  • Experience working in the non-emergency patient transport sector in an equal role.

You will also be required to hold a current Victorian Driver’s License (mandatory) and have the ability to drive in both city and country traffic conditions. A current satisfactory National Police Check and current satisfactory Working with Children Check are required for employment in this industry

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform patient assessment, intervention and assess the effectiveness of any intervention in accordance with all RFDS MPC policies and procedures, NEPT regulations and within prescribed scope of practice.
  • Perform independently and problem solve within established policies and procedures as well as work collaboratively with other team members when required.
  • Maintain an understanding of RFDS MPC Policies and procedures and Non-Emergency Patient Transport Regulations to support best practice.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in written and verbal communication when delivering patient hand over to other health care professionals and in patient care records.
  • Maintain contact with the controller of the day through correct radio procedure to ensure staff safety and accurate and timely job allocation.
  • Assume a position of control to direct other staff when you are the senior person, make confident decisions in regard to patient assessment, care and interventions as required prior to patient pick up and during patient transfer.
  • Present and promote a positive and professional image of the RFDS to other health professionals, clients, including patients and the general public.

Become a Patient Transport Officer

The patient transport sector in Australia offers immense opportunity and long term career growth. As non-emergency services increase in demand, we want to ensure patients are in the best hands possible. That’s why we encourage people who are exploring this career path to complete the HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care. You can then continue on to the  HLT51015 – Diploma of Paramedical Science which will increase career potential.

For more information on these courses or how to get a start in the industry we encourage you to get in touch with one of our team members for a no obligation Q&A chat

What is your career journey?

To discover how you can become a fully qualified Ambulance Paramedic or Basic/Advanced Life Support Medic, complete a personalised paramedical career development plan.