General Practitioner - Aviation

Who We Are

Medibank’s Garrison Health Services (GHS) delivers a national integrated healthcare service to the Australian Defence Force (ADF).  The GHS team manages and coordinates over 1100 on-base primary healthcare experts, providing access to seamless quality healthcare to over 80 000 uniformed ADF personnel from point of injury or illness to recovery.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an Aviation General Practitioner to join our team on base for 2 days a week at our RAAF base in East Sale.  This is a fantastic opportunity to get a foot in the door with the ADF in a much coveted permanent position.  An incredibly rewarding environment, you will be working with an active and unique patient population.  If you are seeking a change from generic private practice healthcare, this might be the role for you. 

As an Aviation Medical Officer you will be required to perform a variety of clinical and administrative tasks including but not limited to:

  • All Medical Officer tasks including provision of fitness to fly assessments, aviation medicals and aircrew clinical health management;
  • Provision of appropriate medical advice to Base and Unit Commanders including the fitness for employment and deployment of personnel;
  • Pre and post deployment health checks.

About You

As Aviation Medical Officer you will have Australian citizenship in order to hold a baseline security clearance. Other mandatory requirements include:

  • Hold full and unconditional registration as a GP in Australia with AHPRA.  
  • A Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Fellow of the College of Rural and Remote Medicine, Vocational Registration or equivalent suitable experience and training;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience within a general practice setting, ideally 2 years within Aviation Medicine;
  • Basic military aviation medicine course or equivalent;
  • Demonstrated involvement in continuous professional development & medical education;
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training/qualification or equivalent.

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