Opportunities for casual Nurses and Medical Practitioners.
Available in all operational and administrative areas of the organisation.
The RFDS recognises that working from home is one way of providing a more flexible approach to working conditions and is committed to facilitating flexible work practices that allow employees to meet both personal and organisational obligations. RFDS (Qld Section) is committed to the development and implementation of flexible work arrangements. Arrangements such as home-based/telecommuting work are recognised by RFDS (Qld Section) as a means to contributing to a positive and productive work environment.
In accordance with the National Employment Standards, the RFDS is obliged to consider all employee requests for flexible working arrangements (this may include such arrangements as work from home).
Home-based work can be implemented as an arrangement to enable an employee to continue to work during;
- A temporary circumstance which prevents them attending their usual work location, e.g. a natural disaster or family illness.
- A short-term arrangement (of less than 2 weeks duration) to complete a specific project, or
- An ongoing agreement where a part of the employee’s ordinary hours are worked away from the workplace.
- An ongoing agreement where an employee works exclusively away from the workplace apart from his/ her operational duties
- Pre and post roster duties (such as logging flight plans)
Increasing numbers of employees are commencing formal working from home arrangements. These arrangements can range from a few hours to several days per week. Employees at differing levels within the organisation have adopted working from home arrangements, including administration employees, operational employees and Senior Management.
Women’s Health Program
The RFDS’s Women’s Health Program is the opportunity for women to work casually for the RFDS in remote locations (enabling them to also work in their own general practice, elsewhere or care for children at home). This program is serviced by approximately 20 female doctors. We have made the effort to cater for individual personal, social and professional needs. Initiatives have assisted employees to return to the workplace (with different working arrangements) after a period of parental leave or personal leave and have also enabled other employees to remain in the workplace when their personal circumstances have changed.
Rural & Remote Doctors
To enable attraction and retention of Doctors to rural and remote areas, we offer fly in/fly out arrangements and part time employment to as many as 25% (this is done to fit with their personal circumstances whilst enabling us to still provide medical service delivery)
Fly in / Fly Out
Several of our employees have adopted a fly in/fly out arrangements to the remote locations that they are required to work in. These arrangements are a lifestyle choice and enable employees to return to their homes after completing a rostered period of work.
Job rotations occur enabling employees in positions such as Base Managers, Flight Nurses and Pilots to experience another of our 8 Bases throughout Queensland. This enables both a rich personal and professional experience for them.