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Reference Number 10670
Position Title 2020 Mid-Year Resident Medical Officer Recruitment (FSH, KEMH, RPH, SCGH, WACHS)
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time, Fixed Term Part Time
Hospitals Fiona Stanley Hospital
King Edward Memorial Hospital
Royal Perth Hospital
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
WA Country Health Service
Industry Award WA Health Systems Medical Practitioners AMA Industrial Agreement 2016
Salary $100,271.00 to $120,121.00
Hours per fortnight 80
Position Summary

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) MID-YEAR appointments, commencing from May 2020 or later, at the participating WA Health Services listed below.


Salary: MP Year 1-3 $100,271 - $120,121 p.a. (inclusive of base salary, 9.5% superannuation and professional development allowance)


Closing Date: 2020-02-10 (YYYY-MM-DD) 12:00 noon WST 


Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments may be made when similar vacancies occur. Appointments may be made from this pool until Thursday 26 March 2020 for the 2020 clinical year.


Participating hospitals and health services include the following, as well as their general, regional and rural hospital placement sites:


Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancies, it may also be used to fill other ‘similar’ vacancies throughout the above health services.


In addition to this, should a successful applicant decline a vacancy, then other applicants appointed to the pool may also be selected from this process.


WA Health is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as part of the 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 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.


Eligibility to Apply:

Applicants must be eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia and eligible to work in Australia. Further information can be found at:


Applicants must have worked for a minimum of 6 months as a registered medical practitioner in an Australian hospital or comparable hospital setting. 

When assessing suitability against the above criteria, a comparable hospital setting will be defined by the Medical Board of Australia approved list of competent authority countries.

The Medical Board of Australia states that eligible competent authority countries are New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and the United States of America. Further information can be found at:


Preference for appointment will be given to practitioners who gained this clinical and procedural experience within the last two years.


Other Conditions: 

  • Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia. Evidence of valid Australian citizenship, permanent residency, temporary residency (or eligibility to obtain) must be provided prior to commencement.
  • 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
  • Evidence of registration as a Medical Practitioner by the Medical Board of Australia must be provided prior to commencement.
  • Applicants must have access to transport and a commitment to meeting shift requirements as rostered.


Employee Benefits:

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

  • 9.5% employer contributed superannuation into a fund of your choice. For more information go to
  • Access to generous salary packaging arrangements
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Flexible leave arrangements
  • Other professional and location-based allowances
  • Professional Development Opportunities and Study leave/assistance 


Selection Criteria:

Please click on the attached Job Description Form (JDF) to view the selection criteria. Applicants are advised to write supporting statements to address Essential Selection Criteria 2, 3, 5 & 6 and any relevant site-specific essential criteria and provide detailed curriculum vitae which summarises your experience and how you are able to meet the position requirements.


All Essential Selection Criteria listed in the JDF may be assessed at some stage during the selection process. Do not sign and submit the JDF as your response to the selection criteria as this does not fulfil the requirements of addressing the Essential Selection Criteria.


For further information regarding the position or application process, please contact the Medical Workforce team at the health service(s) to which you are applying:

At FSH –  


At RPH -




If you experience technical difficulties while applying online, please contact


Application Instructions:

Applicants must to 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 all communication. The Department of Health is unable to accept resumes, cover letters or other application documents via email.



Please attach the relevant documents from the following list.

Please include:

1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume (required – maximum of three pages). Please attach this in the 'Supporting Documents' section of your application.

Details of your educational background.

Medical employment history including any involvement with research.

The names and contact details of TWO professional referees who have supervised past clinical work within the past 24 months. (Please include the referee's email address).

2. Statement addressing Essential Selection Criteria (2, 3, 5 and 6) listed in the attached JDF (required). Please attach this in the 'Supporting Documents' section of your application.

Applicants are advised to write supporting statements to address Essential Selection Criteria 2, 3, 5 and 6 only. All Essential Selection Criteria listed in the Job Description Form may be assessed at some stage during the selection process. 

If you are applying to King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH), please provide additional specific statements addressing the KEMH selection criteria, as applicable.

Do not sign and submit the JDF as your response to the selection criteria.

3. Cover Letter (optional – maximum of two pages) including:

Desired career path and interests.

Specific requirements if requesting to work part time.

Any scholarships or rural bonding received.

4. Proof of Citizenship and Residency status (required) e.g. copy of passport and (if applicable) copy of current visa OR Australian birth certificate.

5. Evidence of English language skills registration standard (required, if applicable).

6. Two recent End of Term Assessments (optional, hospitals may accept term assessments as an alternative to seeking formal referee reports).

7. AMC Certificate (required, if applicable).

8. AMC Multiple Choice Questionnaire results (optional, if applicable).


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.


Please note: The RMO recruitment process is extremely competitive with many highly qualified and experienced applicants.


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. 


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 WA Health
Contact Email
Closing Date CLOSED: 10/02/2020
JDF 2020 RMO Job Description Form - Mid-Year.pdf
How to Apply Guide What Happens To My Application - 2020.pdf
Other attachments
WWC Applicant Advice 2017.pdfOpen
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