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Reference Number 12075
Position Title Medical Co-Director
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time, Fixed Term Part Time, Sessional
Hospitals Peel Health Campus
Industry Award WA Health Systems Medical Practitioners AMA Industrial Agreement 2022
Salary $336,466.00 to $427,886.00
Position Summary

Peel Health Campus


Medical Co-Director (Acute Care)


Fixed Term Sessional appointment for up to 5 years with the possibility of extension(s).


MP Year 1-9 $336,466 - $427,886 p.a. pro rata or $644.98 - $820.23 per session (inclusive of base salary and applicable allowances)


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Interested in an exceptional and rewarding medical opportunity starting early 2024?


About us:

Peel Health Campus (PHC) is a general hospital located in the City of Mandurah, 75 km south of Perth on the doorstep of the south-west, known for its stunning beaches, internationally significant wetlands, and some of Australia’s most spectacular waterways for boating, fishing and wildlife. It originally opened in 1988 as the 32-bed Mandurah District Hospital, and now operates with 206 licenced beds, bays and treatment areas.

In late 2020 the WA Government announced that full operation of the Peel Health Campus (PHC) would transfer to South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) on the completion of the current contract with existing private operator Ramsay Health Care (RHC).

Transitioning the hospital to public hands paves the way for the hospital’s redevelopment and service transformation to meet the needs of the Peel-Murray region.


About the role: 

Outstanding Career Opportunity and Leadership Role as Medical Co-Director for the Acute Care Directorate.

This is a sessional appointment for up to 5 years at 8 sessions per fortnight, plus additional clinical sessions (up to a maximum of 12 clinical sessions).

We are seeking a self-driven, enthusiastic, and experienced Medical Co-Director to work in partnership with a Nursing Co-Director and wider Executive team to provide effective leadership, governance, strategic planning, and operational management of the clinical stream across the Acute Care Directorate within the PHC. You will possess superior communication, negotiation and stakeholder management skills bringing to the role a leadership style that is inspiring, inclusive, equitable and empowering. Your driving focus will be to improve the wellbeing of staff and care of patients within PHC. As part of the executive team, you will provide clinical and corporate governance within the Hospital.

The newly formed PHC Acute Care Directorate will include Emergency Medicine with 32 treatment bays and 12 short stay beds, a 12 bed Paediatric ward responsible for acute admissions, General Medicine, Geriatrics, Infectious Diseases, Medical Oncology, Endocrinology and Nephrology. Safe, efficient high-quality care that supports not only the PHC but the entire South Metropolitan Health Service.

As a member of the leadership team for the Acute Care directorate, the Co-Director, in conjunction with the Nurse Director, is jointly responsible and accountable for achieving the strategic and operational objectives of the service as defined by the Hospital.

  • The initial focus of this role will be to prepare and facilitate the transition of PHC from Ramsay Health Care to South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) in August 2024.
  • This role will be based across both office locations - Myaree and Mandurah until August 2024, then at PHC after August 2024
  • Following transition of PHC to SMHS, this role will become an operational role within the Acute Care Directorate at the hospital.

Our Values guide our work in every action, and that includes recruitment and employment! SMHS encourages Aboriginal people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds or LGBTI communities, and people with disability to work with us. Whatever your age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and family/carer responsibilities are, we ask that you consider bringing your expertise to our workforce.


Employee Benefits: Our employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

  • Professional development and Study Leave/assistance as outlined in the WA Health AMA Industrial Agreement.
  • Access to generous salary packaging
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Flexible leave arrangements.
  • Employer superannuation contribution of 11% - For information on superannuation go to: Employees (

Conditions of Service: The terms and conditions of service are in accordance with the WA Health System – Medical Practitioners – AMA Industrial Agreement; Awards and Agreements (  


Want to know more? We encourage you to contact Kellie Blyth (+61 8 9431 4819) at or Chelsea Rosenthal (+61 8 9431 4810) at


If you are ready to partner with us, please see the application instructions below:

Applicants are requested to apply online via Medical Jobs WA - Mercury eRecruit (Please note: Applicants must have a current, valid email address in order to apply online. This email address will be used for communication with applicants). Emailed applications will not be accepted. 

Your application should include:

  1. Cover Letter, identifying your preferred:
    • Number of additional clinical sessions, and
    • Department/specialty for these clinical sessions
  1. A copy of your current CV
  2. A statement addressing selection criteria 3 and 4 only, in no more than 2-3 pages
  3. The names and contact details of two (2) current referees who can attest to your suitability for this role.

Applicant documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process.

Multiple applications will not be considered in their entirety.  Where multiple applications are uploaded, the last document to be uploaded will be the only document accepted and considered by the panel. 




If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact


Are you eligible? To be eligible for a permanent appointment to the Western Australian public sector, it is essential that you are an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia. To be eligible for a fixed term appointment you must have documentary evidence of your entitlement to live and work in Australia for the period of the contract.

WA Health embraces diversity and is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We are committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Policy and 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 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.

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies throughout the health service. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised vacancy, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of twelve (12) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.

Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on, or after, 4:00pm on the closing date will not be accepted. 



Eligibility Questions Essential: Are you eligible to work in Australia?
Essential: Are you eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia?
Contact Person Chelsea Rosenthal
Contact Number 8 9431 4810
Contact Email
Alternate Contact Person Kellie Blyth
Alternate Contact Number 8 9431 4819
Alternate Contact Email
Closing Date CLOSED: 23/02/2024
JDF Medical Co-Director SM00021091 MP Year 1-9 January 2024.pdf
How to Apply Guide MedJobs Application Guide 2019.pdf
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