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Reference Number 11750
Position Title 2024 WA Resident Medical Officer and Service Medical Registrar Centralised Recruitment
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time, Fixed Term Part Time
Hospitals King Edward Memorial Hospital
Perth Children's Hospital
Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospital Group
Rockingham Peel Group
Royal Perth Bentley Group
Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group
WA Country Health Service
Joondalup Health Campus
St John of God Health Care
Fiona Stanley Hospital
Royal Perth Hospital
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Industry Award WA Health Systems Medical Practitioners AMA Industrial Agreement 2022
Ramsay Healthcare Award
St John of God Health Care – AMA WA – Medical Practitioners Enterprise Agreement 2021
Salary $106,970.00 to $184,801.00
Proposed starting date 15/01/2024
Position Summary

2024 WA Resident Medical Officer (RMO) and Service Medical Registrar (SMR) Centralised Recruitment


This is a Recruitment Pool for Fixed Term Full-Time, Fixed Term Part-Time (hours negotiable – minimum hours required to work may vary per site) Resident Medical Officer (RMO) and Service Medical Registrar (SMR) appointments for the 2024 clinical year commencing 15 January 2024 (RMO) and 05 February 2024 (SMR).


Salary: RMO Year 1-3 $106,970 – 127,696 p.a. or Registrar Year 1-7 $138,153 - $184,801 p.a. pro rata which is inclusive of base salary, 11% superannuation and professional development allowance (WA Health System Medical Practitioners AMA Industrial Agreement 2022 – effective from 1 July 2023)

*Salary range may be different if you are employed through Joondalup Health Campus or St John of God Health Care.


Closing Date: 12:00pm midday AWST Tuesday 20 June 2023.


The centralised recruitment process allows applicants to submit ONE application to cover THREE site preferences for employment as an RMO and/or SMR with the participating WA health service employers/sites listed below. 

Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments may be made when vacancies occur. Appointments may be made from this pool until Friday 13 October 2023. Contracts of up to 36 months may be offered with the possibility of extension(s), at the discretion of the participating employer. 

Participating hospitals and health services include the following, as well as their general, regional and rural hospital placement sites (refer to the Application Guide for a full list of placement sites):

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group***

RMOs and SMRs

King Edward Memorial Hospital

RMOs only

Perth Children's Hospital

RMOs only

Rockingham Peel Group

SMRs only

Royal Perth Bentley Group

RMOs and SMRs

Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group

RMOs and SMRs

WA Country Health Service

RMOs only

Joondalup Health Campus*

RMOs and SMRs

St John of God Health Care**

RMOs and SMRs

  *Joondalup Health Campus is part of Ramsay Health Care Australia. Employment terms and conditions are contained within the Ramsay Health Care Employment Agreement and may differ from WA Health hospitals.

  **St John of God Health Care employment terms and conditions are contained within the St John of God Health Care Enterprise Agreement and may differ from WA Health hospitals.

  *** Current Peel Health Campus salaried medical practitioners will be offered the opportunity to transition to SMHS employment when PHC operations transfer to SMHS in August 2024. Any remaining RMO and SMR vacancies at PHC will become available within SMHS, including placement opportunities via Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospital Group (FSFHG). For more information regarding the PHC Transformation Program and living and working in the Peel region, visit Peel Health Campus Transformation.


Eligibility to Apply: 

To be considered for a RMO or SMR position, you must provide evidence you:

  • Are eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia. Further information can be found at:
  • Are eligible to work in Australia (Evidence of valid Australian citizenship, permanent residency, temporary residency (or eligibility to obtain) must be provided prior to commencement); and
  • have worked for a minimum of 6 months as a registered medical practitioner in an Australian hospital or comparable hospital setting within the last 3 years (listed below).
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Canada
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Iceland
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • New Zealand
    • Norway
    • Portugal
    • Republic of Ireland
    • Singapore
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • The Netherlands
    • United Kingdom
    • United States of America

NOTE: Applications that do not meet the above eligibility criteria will be considered ineligible and therefore not progress further.


Conditions of Employment: 

  • Western Australian Working with Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website
  • Criminal Record Screening Check
  • Pre-Employment Integrity Check
  • 100 Point Identification Check
  • Pre-Employment Health Assessment; and
  • You must have access to transport and a commitment to meeting shift requirements as rostered. 


WA Health Employee Benefits:

In addition to the great salary, our employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements): 

  • 11% employer contributed superannuation into a fund of your choice. For more information go to
  • Access to generous salary packaging arrangements
  • Professional development opportunities and study leave/assistance 
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Flexible leave arrangements
  • Other professional and location-based allowances


Application Instructions:

You must apply online through MedJobsWA with a valid email address. Please do not send application documents (e.g. resumes and cover letters) directly to WA Health emails. All communication will be sent through MedJobsWA.

Note: Consider using a personal email on your MedJobsWA profile as you may not always have access to student/work email addresses.

**Please ensure you complete your employment preferences including preferred contract length so that it may be taken into consideration by your potential employer**


Essential Application Documents:

Have the following essential documents ready to upload with your online application:

  • Statement addressing the Application Selection Criteria
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  • Cover letter
  • Medical qualification(s) or current registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  • Proof of citizenship and residency status (e.g. copy of Australian birth certificate OR passport; and if applicable, a copy of current visa)


Application Selection Criteria:

A key component of the application is to provide a statement addressing the ‘Application Selection Criteria’.  This is a separate document to the JDF and is located as an attachment within the MedJobsWA advertisement.

The application selection criteria outlines the skills, qualifications and experience considered necessary to successfully perform the duties of an RMO or SMR. 

Note:  Do not sign and submit the JDF as your response as this does not fulfil the requirements of addressing the Application Selection Criteria.


Additional Documents (if applicable):

  • Two recent end of term assessments
  • AMC certificate
  • AMC examination results
  • Outcome of English competency examinations


For further information:

Information Presentation can be found here


Questions relating to the application process

If you are experiencing problems with MedJobsWA

If you have a question about the position/s or have a site-specific query:

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group

Joondalup Health Campus

King Edward Memorial Hospital

Perth Children’s Hospital

Rockingham Peel Group

Royal Perth Bentley Group



Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group


SMR: SCGH.Registrar@health.wa,

St John of God Health Care

WA Country Health Service




Other recruitment processes and programs

Please see section 3 of the attached 2024 WA Resident Medical Officer and Service Medical Registrar Centralised Recruitment Application Guide for more information on:

  • Basic physician training (adult and paediatric)
  • General Practice (GP) Hospital Training Pathway
  • Community Residency Program (CRP)
  • Rural Generalist Pathway


Other Conditions:  

  • WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.
  • Suitable candidates to this recruitment process may also be accessed/offered employment by other employers within the WA Health system (i.e. North Metropolitan Health Service, East Metropolitan Health Service, South Metropolitan Health Service, WA Country Health Service, Child and Adolescent Health Service).
  • WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.
  • WA Health supports flexible working practices within the context of a quality health service. WA Health is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles.
  • WA Health is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Policy.  As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position.  Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.
  • WA Health will only accept applications that are lodged with the express permission of the applicant and containing all necessary information, including personal contact details. We will not accept unsolicited applications or CVs from recruitment agencies and/or search firms and we will not pay fees to any such organisation unless arranged with the provider prior to advertising a vacancy. 


Eligibility Questions Essential: Are you eligible to work in Australia?
Essential: Are you eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia?
Essential: I am aware of the essential minimum requirements for this position. I declare that I have at least 6 months experience working as a registered medical practitioner in an Australian hospital or comparable hospital setting within the last 3 years.
Desirable: For applicants applying to Service Medical Registrar (SMR) positions in any of the three preferences: If you are found unsuitable to SMR positions, would you be interested in RMO positions? For applicants preferencing only RMO positions in all of the three preferences, please select No.
Contact Person WA Health
Contact Number
Closing Date CLOSED: 20/06/2023
JDF 2024 Application Selection Criteria.pdf
How to Apply Guide 2024 Application Guide.pdf
Other attachments
2024 Job Description Form (JDF) - RMO.pdfOpen
2024 Job Description Form (JDF) - SMR.pdfOpen
WWC Applicant Advice 2017.pdfOpen
Rural CRP 2024 Recruitment Flyer.pdfOpen
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