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Reference Number 11495
Position Title Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist - Kimberley
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Hospitals WA Country Health Service
Industry Award WA Health Systems Medical Practitioners AMA Industrial Agreement 2016
Salary $483,024.00 to $574,165.00
Hours per fortnight 80
Position Summary

A unique and exciting opportunity is currently available for a suitably experienced and enthusiastic Consultant - Obstetrician and Gynaecologist to join WA Country Health Service (WACHS) Kimberley.

This is a direct appointment for one Fixed Term Full Time (80 hours per fortnight) position until 06/11/2023, with the possibility for extension(s).


Position Profile: We are seeking to appoint a suitably experienced and enthusiastic person to the position of Consultant – Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.

In this role you will provide specialist Obstetric and Gynaecological services to patients in the Kimberley Region. This includes providing leadership, delivering excellent clinical performance and conducting outpatient clinic services at Kununurra and Broome Health Services and other regional hospitals. The successful applicant will have opportunities to participate in quality improvement programs, participate in world leading research and provide clinical governance, in particular for the east Kimberley.

From Cape Leveque to the Gibb River Road, the Kimberley remains one of Australia’s great wilderness areas, whilst offering great services, education and partner employment opportunities. This is the perfect job for someone looking for that elusive work-lifestyle balance! Generous allowances offered which includes provision of housing at a subsidised rental rate, district and on-call allowances.

Suitable candidates will be eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia and possess relevant qualifications and experience which is recognised by the Medical Board of Australia, including specialist qualifications recognised by RANZCOG.

Does this pique your interest? Read the story from the Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Kimberley and his view on why the Kimberley is a fantastic place to work: WA Country Health Service - The sky is the limit for this Kimberley doctor.

Present funding is to 06 November 2023, and the position is subject to extension if ongoing funding is secured.


About the Region: The Kimberley is Western Australia's most northern region, encompassing 424,517 square kilometres with a population of approximately 45,000, about half of whom are Aboriginal. Internationally recognised for its unique and dramatic landscape, the region includes spectacular gorges, waterfalls and cave systems, and an astonishing variety of wildlife. Camping, birdwatching and fishing are recreational activities that local health staff enjoy in abundance. With a balmy climate, breathtaking scenery, unique flora and fauna and a great variety of adventure and cultural experiences, the Kimberley offers a fantastic lifestyle that is family-friendly and supportive.

Our regional hospitals include Broome Health Campus, Fitzroy Crossing Hospital, Derby Hospital, Halls Creek Hospital, Kununurra Hospital and Wyndham Hospital. The region is open to flexible working and living arrangements that support the smaller hospital sites, such as basing the family in Kununurra or Broome to enable access to quality schooling and housing, with fly in/fly out travel to Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek and Derby.

To learn more about the Kimberley, visit:


Eligibility to Apply: All WA health system employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access health care facilities, pursuant to the Health Worker (Restrictions on Access) Directions (HWAD), Residential Aged Care Facility Worker Access Directions (ACWD) and the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination and Vaccination Program Policy, unless the employee is exempt pursuant to the HWAD and/or ACWD.


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

  • 10% employer contributed superannuation into a fund of your choice. For further information click here
  • 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

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.


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

Please note this recruitment process requires completion of satisfactory Pre-Employment Health Assessment (PEHA).  Any offer of employment with WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is conditional on satisfactory PEHA to ensure you are able to perform the inherent requirements of the position. An unsatisfactory PEHA will result in the offer of employment being withdrawn.  Please see the attached WACHS PEHA Policy for further information.


Selection Criteria: Please see the attached Job Description Form (JDF) on this advertisement.

For Further Job-Related Information:  We encourage you to contact Dr Jared Watts on 0427 527 330 or

Application Instructions:  

Applicants are advised to apply online via MedJobs WA position by providing the following documents:

  1. A statement addressing above selection criteria listed on the attached Job Description Form.
  2. A detailed curriculum vitae which summarised your experience and how you are able to meet the selection criteria listed above.

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. It is preferable for your referee to be a current supervisor or manager. 

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Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on, or after, 25/07/2022 4:00pm 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?
Essential: All WA health system employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access health care facilities, pursuant to the Health Worker (Restrictions on Access) Directions (HWAD) and the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination and Vaccination Program Policy, unless the employee is exempt pursuant to the HWAD. Please provide an explanation if you don't meet these requirements.
Contact Person Dr Jared Watts
Contact Number 427 527 330
Contact Email
Closing Date 25/07/2022
JDF 616892 JDF Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology MP Year 1-6.PDF
How to Apply Guide MedJobs Application Guide.pdf
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