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Reference Number 10990
Position Title 2022 WA Resident Medical Officer and Service Medical Registrar Centralised Recruitment
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time, Fixed Term Part Time
Hospitals Fiona Stanley Hospital
Royal Perth Hospital
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
King Edward Memorial Hospital
Perth Children's Hospital
Joondalup Health Campus
WA Country Health Service
Rockingham Peel Group
St John of God Health Care
Industry Award WA Health Systems Medical Practitioners AMA Industrial Agreement 2016
Ramsay Healthcare Award
St John of God Health Care - AMA WA – Medical Practitioners Enterprise Agreement 2016
Salary $101,400.00 to $175,977.00
Proposed starting date 17/01/2022
Proposed finishing date 05/02/2023
Hours per fortnight 80
Position Summary

2022 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 – availability and minimum working hours may vary by site) RMO and SMR appointments for the 2022 clinical year commencing 17 January 2022 (RMO) and 31 January 2022 (SMR).

Salary: RMO Year 1-3 $101,400 - $ 121,250 or Registrar Year 1-7 $131,299 - $175,977 p.a. pro rata (WA Health System Medical Practitioners AMA Industrial Agreement 2016)

Closing Date: 22-06-2021 4:00pm Australian Western Standard Time


The centralised recruitment process allows applicants to submit ONE application to cover THREE site preferences for employment as an RMO and/or SMR with participating WA health service employers/sites. Applications are accepted through MedJobsWA.

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 14 October 2021. Contracts of up to 24 months may be offered with the possibility of extension(s), at the discretion of the participating employer. 

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancies, it may also be used to fill other ‘similar’ vacancies throughout participating employers. In addition, should a successful applicant decline or forfeit an offer, their application will return to the recruitment pool and other suitable applicants can be considered for the vacancy. 

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 Hospital (FSH)
  • King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH)
  • Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH)
  • Royal Perth Hospital (RPH)
  • Rockingham Peel Group (RPG)
  • Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH)
  • WA Country Health Service (WACHS)*
  • Joondalup Health Campus (JHC)**
  • St John of God Health Care (SJGHC)*** 

*SMR positions at WACHS: Albany – Emergency Medicine, General Medicine; Bunbury – Emergency Medicine, General Medicine; Geraldton – Emergency Medicine, General Medicine

**JHC is part of Ramsay Health Care Australia. Employment terms and conditions are contained within the Ramsay Health Care Employment Agreement. 

***SJGHC includes St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals, St John of God Murdoch Hospital and St John of God Subiaco Hospital. Employment terms and conditions are contained within the St John of God Health Care Enterprise Agreement and may differ from WA Health hospitals.


We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disability. As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. 

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):


 Eligibility Criteria: 

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

  • Are eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia*;
  • Are eligible to work in Australia. Evidence of valid Australian citizenship, permanent residency, temporary residency (or eligibility to obtain) and/or a relevant visa must be provided prior to commencement; and
  • Have and can demonstrate that you have the qualifications, essential skills and experience required for the position, as described in the job description form, and (separate) application selection criteria. 

*Please go to the Medical Board of Australia for more information on assessment pathways to registration for international medical graduates:

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

Other Conditions:  

  • 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. 


Application Instructions:

You must apply online via MedJobsWA. Please note: you must have a current, valid email address in order to apply online. This email address will be used for all communication. WA Health is unable to accept resumes, cover letters or other application documents via email. 

NOTE: You are encouraged to use a personal email address on your MedJobsWA profile to ensure future access to emails and other MedJobsWA correspondence. Please do not use your student email address as you may not be able to access this email in the future. 


Essential application documents: 

Have the following documents ready to upload to attach to your online application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Statement addressing relevant selection criteria listed in the Application Selection Criteria document
  • Registration with the Medical Board of Australia – information on your current registration status, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) number and registration type/pathway
  • Medical Qualification(s)
  • Proof of citizenship and/or residency status (e.g. copy of your Australian birth certificate or passport and, if applicable, a copy of current visa)
  • WACHS SMR Position and Site Preference Selection – if applying for a SMR position with WACHS, you must also complete the WACHS SMR Position and Site Preference selection document and rank the available WACHS SMR positions. Please see the Application Guide for more information. 


Application Selection Criteria: 

A key component of the application is to provide a statement addressing the ‘Application Selection Criteria’. This is a separate document from the JDF. Do not sign and submit the JDF as your response as this does not fulfil the requirements of addressing the Application Selection Criteria. 

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

Applicants will only need to address the criteria related to your preferences. Please refer to the Application Guide for more detailed information on how to apply. 

NOTE: Applications submitted without a CV/resume or statement addressing the selection criteria will receive a lower grading on assessment for suitability. 


Additional Documentation (if applicable)

  • Two recent end of term assessments
  • AMC Certificate
  • AMC Examination results
  • Outcome of English competency examinations 


Other recruitment processes and programs 

Please see the 2022 Centralised Recruitment Process Resident Medical Officer and Service Medical Registrar Application Guide for more information on: 

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


For further information  




Questions relating to the application process

Problems with the MedJobsWA website

Questions about the position or a site specific query:

Fiona Stanley Hospital

Joondalup Health Campus

King Edward Memorial Hospital

Perth Children's Hospital

Rockingham Peel Group

Royal Perth Hospital

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

St John of God Health Care

WA Country Health Services




Unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies and/or search firms will not be accepted, and fees will not be paid to any such organisation unless arranged with the provider prior to the advertisement of the vacancy.


To apply for this vacancy, click 'Apply Now' below.


CLOSING DATE: 4:00pm Australian Western Standard Time, Tuesday 22 June 2021.




Eligibility Questions Essential: Are you eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia?
Essential: Are you eligible to work in 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
Contact Person DOH Medical Recruitment
Contact Email
Closing Date CLOSED: 22/06/2021
JDF 2022 RMO SMR Combined Application Selection Criteria.pdf
How to Apply Guide 2022 RMO SMR Application Guide - Final 27052021.pdf
Other attachments
2022 RMO Job Description Form.pdfOpen
2022 SMR Job Description Form.pdfOpen
WACHS SMR Position and Site Preference - Final 02062021.DOCXOpen
WWC Applicant Advice 2017.pdfOpen
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