Flight Nurse

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Flight Nurses are responsible for the nursing and clinical management of patients being transported by air, between country and metropolitan hospitals/health facilities. Responsibilities include triage, clinical care of patients prior to, during and after flights and administrative duties. Flight Nurses generally work autonomously, but they may also work as part of a larger retrieval team for complex high acuity patients.

Flight Nurses are required to be qualified as both a Registered Nurse as well as a Registered Midwife. Also qualifications and/or experience in aviation nursing or critical care will be necessary, which will often mean postgraduate study. Typically Flight Nurses will be employed by ambulance services, but there are also opportunities with organisations like the Royal Flying Doctor Service, as well as jobs in Defence.