Nursing Officers provide the highest standards of patient care and lead teams in a variety of clinical environments. You will contribute to the development and delivery of cutting-edge military medicine and will adapt your practice to deliver nursing care in a wide range of challenging environments. Nursing Officers will be given the opportunity to undertake Aeromedical Evacuation training to ensure that they can operate in the often clinically challenging conditions that exist in aircraft.
The RAF employs its Nursing Officers in a wide range of general and clinical specialities. Professional training is available to continue to develop your practice in either specialist or non-specialist areas. Dependent on Service need, you could work in many and diverse areas including Primary Health Care, Occupational Health, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Burns and Plastics, Operating Theatres, Medical and Surgical speciality wards, Infection and Prevention Control and Mental Health. Wherever you work, you will be leading a highly motivated team of staff nurses and work as part of a multidisciplinary and often tri-Service team. To ensure you professionally broaden and to make the best of your qualities you can expect to have several assignments.
All Nursing Officers can expect to deploy on operational tours to provide care not only to RAF colleagues, but to those in other Services and often other nationalities.