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Reference Number 10863
Position Title Medical Co-Director – Neonatology
Employment Type Sessional
Hospitals Perth Children's Hospital
Salary $352,424.00 to $449,614.00
Hours per fortnight 40
Position Summary

Vacancy Reference No. 922294

Salary: MP Year 1-9 $675.57 - $861.88 per session (inclusive of base salary, 9.5% superannuation and applicable allowances)

 This is a Sessional appointment for 5 years at 10 sessions per fortnight, with the possibility of extension(s).

WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

In addition, we are committed to growing our Aboriginal workforce as part of WA Health Aboriginal Workforce Policy. As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

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.

This position is subject to a Western Australian Working With Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at:

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.

Position Profile: The Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and enthusiastic persons to the position of Medical Co Director for the Neonatology Department. In this position, you will, in partnership with Nursing Co-Director, provide effective leadership, governance, strategic planning and operational management of the clinical stream which includes the NICU’s at Perth Children’s Hospital and King Edward Memorial Hospital, the Newborn Emergency Transport Service (NETS) WA and the PREM bank. This role engages with all staff to provide high-quality and efficient patient care consistent with the Health Service’s safety, quality and performance frameworks. As part of the Health Service Management Team, you will also provide clinical and corporate governance within the Service.

The Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) treats children from around Western Australia, and is committed to programs that promote lifelong health in children and adolescents. CAHS is made up of Neonatology, Community Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and Perth Children’s Hospital.

For further information about the benefits of working for CAHS and our services please click here.

Selection Criteria: Please see the attached Job Description Form.
For Further Job Related Information:  We encourage you to contact Dr Simon Wood on 08 6456 4982.

Application Instructions: Applicants MUST apply online via MedJobsWA (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).

If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact

Your ability to meet the work related requirements will be assessed throughout the recruitment process. For your written application please provide the following:

  • a statement addressing the selection criteria, and;
  • a current resume which summarises your experience and how you are able to meet the position requirements.

These documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your documentation.

Child and Adolescent Health Service 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.


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


Closing Date: Thursday 15 October 2020 at 4:00 PM


Eligibility Questions Essential: Are you eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia?
Essential: Are you eligible to work in Australia?
Contact Person WA Health
Closing Date CLOSED: 15/10/2020
JDF Medical Co-Director 00015634 Year 1-9 - September 2020.pdf
How to Apply Guide About CAHS - Update May 2020.pdf
Other attachments
WWC Applicant Advice 2017.pdfOpen
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