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Reference Number 11513
Position Title Consultant - Paediatrician - Neonatology
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time, Fixed Term Part Time, Sessional
Hospitals King Edward Memorial Hospital
Industry Award WA Health Systems Medical Practitioners AMA Industrial Agreement 2016
Salary $355,172.00 to $452,806.00
Position Summary

VCID No. 759723/MedJobs Ref 11513


Position Profile: The successful applicant will be required to be part of a multidisciplinary team providing specialist Neonatology services in the Neonatology Directorate located at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.


Area Profile:

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.


CAHS Neonatology provides state-wide neonatal services to the sickest newborns in Western Australia. The neonatology department compromises units based at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH), Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) and the Newborn Emergency Transport Service (NETS WA). This position is primarily for the KEMH unit.

  • KEMH neonatal unit is located in Subiaco. This is the largest tertiary perinatal unit in the Australia and New Zealand Neonatal Network (ANZNN), admitting over 3000 neonates per year, 120 of whom are <28 weeks gestation. All complex pregnancies within Western Australia are managed by feto-maternal medicine specialists at KEMH. Our department has an outstanding track record in managing extremely preterm neonates, with short- and long-term clinical outcomes among the best within the ANZNN. In addition, we are leaders in clinical research nationally and internationally, with our unit previously designated a Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). We are closely affiliated with the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Telethon Kids Institute (TKI.)
  • PCH neonatal unit is located on the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre site in Nedlands and is the sole tertiary surgical NICU in Western Australia.
  • NETS WA is the state-wide newborn transport service, based at PCH.


Eligibility to Apply: All WA health system employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including the booster vaccination when they are eligible) in order to access health care facilities, pursuant to the Health Worker (Restrictions on Access) Directions (HWD) (or its replacement), COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination and Vaccination Program Policy, and the Booster Vaccination (Restriction on Access) Directions (no 2) (or its replacement) (BVD), unless the employee is exempt pursuant to the HWD and/or BVD.

Other Conditions: This is a Recruitment Pool for Fixed Term Full Time, Fixed Term Part Time, and Sessional appointments with the possibility of extension(s).


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 31/10/2023.


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:

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.


Selection Criteria: Please see the attached Job Description Form (available online at 

For Further Job Related Information:  We encourage you to contact the below for information regarding the KEMH Unit: Head of Department  Neonates KEMH - Dr Steven Resnick by email or via phone through switchboard (08) 6458 6222.


Application Instructions: Applicants must apply online via the MedJobsWA website. Reference Number 11513 (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:


For selection, applicants must provide the following in order to be considered for appointment:

  1. A detailed curriculum vitae (of no more than 4 A4 pages) including the names and contact details of 2 x referees. Your CV must provide a summary of your experience in the context of the advertised vacancy.
  2. Answers to the questions that address the selection criteria. Answers to these questions are a requirement for assessment against the selection criteria, considered by the panel.
  3. For overseas applicants, evidence of successful completion of the English Language Skills Test (IELTS) or equivalent as part of Medical Board requirements.


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.


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.


CAHS values: To achieve our vision of healthy kids, healthy communities, CAHS is committed to providing a workplace culture that is driven and shaped by our values of Compassion, Collaboration, Equity, Respect, Excellence and Accountability. During the selection process you may be assessed on your ability to fulfil the responsibilities of this position in accordance with the values. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the person named in this advert.

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?
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 WA Health
Contact Number
Closing Date CLOSED: 25/07/2022
JDF Consultant Paediatrician Neonatology 00006428 SMP Year 1-9 June 2022.pdf
How to Apply Guide Medjobs Application Guide - Pool 2019.pdf
Other attachments
About CAHS - Update May 2020.pdfOpen
WWC Applicant Advice 2017b.PDFOpen
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