- Advert number: 321219-0
- Posted Date: 14/01/13
ROYAL AIR FORCE CAREERS
A CAREER AS A RAF GENERAL PRACTITI0NER
Joining the RAF as a newly qualified GP
was the best career move I have ever made. Upon successful completion of Officer Training, where I learned a whole new set of skills, I embarked on an extremely well supported training pathway within my speciality.
As an independent practitioner, I have worked within families medical centres in the UK and overseas. I get to practice medicine in a well resourced and appropriately governed environment, where teamwork is core and every day presents new challenges. I have been encouraged to gain further skills in aviation and occupational medicine and regularly get to experience the thrill of flight. As an aviation medical examiner, there is always opportunity to get involved with aircrew both on the ground and in the air.
Medicine is not confined to the GP surgery, as I am expected to operate in a range of locations from the back of a helicopter in the Falkland Islands to a deployed medical centre in Afghanistan. I am always fully prepared before I deploy, with both clinical and military skill refresher training to ensure I am always able to function to the best of my ability. As a RAF doctor I play a key role in the Aeromedical evacuation of injured Servicemen where my specialist knowledge, coupled with integration with extremely well organised and capable colleagues, ensure expedient transfer of all patients to appropriate specialist care.
I am currently the Senior Medical Officer to a team of 50 staff; we provide a full range of primary health care to over 3000 military and civilian personnel. As a GP Trainer, I mentor GP Registrars throughout their training pathway.
The RAF is always looking to challenge its personnel, and I am fully supported in my ongoing professional development. There are also great sporting and travel opportunities. It is not only work that the RAF provides, but a wealth of experience and community engagement. I feel a valued member of a highly capable team that actively promotes a healthy workforce and wider well being of the military community.
We are also currently recruiting in:
Rehab & Rheumatology
BE PART OF THE STORY
For current information visit: www.raf.mod.uk/careers
To register your interest in this role call 0845 605 5555