Aircrew Officer - Westmead NSW

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Aircrew Officer - Westmead NSW

Postby CareFlight » Thu Jul 14 2016, 10:40

CareFlight is an Australian charitable organisation with 30 years’ experience in aeromedicine. With bases in NSW and the NT’s Top End, our crews are dedicated to providing the highest standard of rapid response critical care to the ill and injured. Our specially trained doctors and nurses use helicopters, aeroplanes, medi-jets and road ambulances to bring a hospital level of care to and transport around 5,000 patients each year.

Our diverse workforce is comprised of committed professionals with a drive to help save lives, speed recovery and serve the community.

The role

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a qualified and experienced aircrew officer to join our dedicated team. This position is based in Sydney operating from our Westmead base, conducting Rapid Response Helicopter operations.

We are seeking candidates who are willing to work on an equal time roster and be available to commence at short notice.

Key responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):
• undertaking aircrew duties in accordance with CareFlight’s policy and procedures;
• ensuring secondary non-flying duties are undertaken as allocated by the RW managers;
• participating in aircrew officer training, as required / requested by RW managers; and
• acting as a media liaison, as requested, and in collaboration with CareFlight’s Public Affairs & Communications team.

About you

To be successful in the role you will have:

• A minimum 500 hours as a helicopter aircrew officer
• Previous SAR/EMS experience with a minimum of one (1) year’s full-time civil experience
• Front Left Hand ACO experience
• A sound understanding of CAOs, rules and regulations pertaining to the ACO role within a rotary wing operation
• A demonstrated understanding of CRM, risk management and safety management systems
• Sydney residency or preparedness to relocate to Sydney

• BK117 experience
• HUET (or prepared to undergo training as required)
• NVG competency in accordance with CAO 82.6
• Winch/Rappel competency in accordance with CAO 29.11
• First Aid Certificate from a registered training organisation
• CASA Class 2 Medical
• A demonstrated experience with computing systems such as Microsoft Office, Air Maestro, electronic flight bag applications such as Oz Runways and moving map systems
• Previous exposure to medical and trauma environments

How to apply

To download the position description or learn more about us, visit our website at If you would like to be part of our team, forward your resume with a covering letter addressing the role’s essential and desirable criteria to Applications close on Thursday, 28 July 2016.

CareFlight values diversity in the workplace. Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.
All employees must comply with CareFlight’s Drug and Alcohol Management Plan (DAMP) as required by CASA and may be subject to random workplace testing. Criminal Record and Working With Children Checks also apply.

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