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Telehealth Psychiarty

Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria

RFDS Victoria are excited to announce we are now accepting expressions of interest for flexible contract opportunities for Psychiatrist specialists to provide telehealth consultations to people living in rural and remote areas of Victoria.

If you are a specialist working in another area that you believe would be of benefit to rural communities, we are also accepting expressions of interest with information about your specialty.

About the Opportunity

Proudly serving Australians since 1928, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) provides emergency aeromedical and allied health services for people in rural and remote Australia. We strive towards improving the health and wellbeing of our rural communities and believe in creating opportunities so all Victorians have the choice to access essential primary health care services.

Our Telehealth program is based on a strong partnership with local rural health services, general practitioners and specialists committed to providing excellent care to rural and remote communities throughout Victoria. RFDS Victoria's telehealth psychiatry service is expanding and the demand for both general and adolescent psychiatrists is increasing.

RFDS Victoria provides extensive support through the management of a secure, purpose built telehealth platform which allows for online bookings and attending of telehealth appointments, as well as the development of referral and patient management pathways, and administrative and technical support.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a state-wide solution to the difficulties in accessing specialist services in rural communities, resulting in significant discrepancies in the health outcomes in rural populations compared to their metropolitan counterparts.

About You

As an experienced, registered Psychiatrist, you bring the knowledge and experience of supporting those requiring specialist mental health services to resource limited areas. Along with the drive to provide exceptional care in this rewarding area, you will have:

  • Current AHPRA/ Medical Board registration
  • Up to date Indemnity Insurance
  • Current Police Check (within six months)

Why Join Us?

In return for your skills and commitment, we offer you the opportunity to make a real impact to rural and remote communities. Flying Doctor Telehealth (FDT) offers flexible working arrangements that suit your schedule. The FDT team provides administrative support to assist with the management of your schedule, while you also gain the professional exposure that comes with being a part of a network of over 100 partner health service sites across the state.


If you are keen to work with a well-recognised and regarded organisation and would be prepared to commit a small amount of time to providing services to rural areas, without the commitment to travel, please forward a short summary of why you would like to join us and copy of your CV via the Apply button.

RFDS reserves the right to close this ad prior to this time so please submit your application as soon as possible.

For more information and to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Naomi Cooper on (03) 8412 0468.

To find out more about the Flying Doctors and our telehealth service, visit our website flyingdoctortelehealth.org.au.

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