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Reference Number 11832
Position Title 2024 WACHS Registrar Pool Recruitment
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time, Fixed Term Part Time
Hospitals WA Country Health Service
Industry Award WA Health Systems Medical Practitioners AMA Industrial Agreement 2022
Salary $139,305.00 to $185,953.00
Position Summary

This is a Recruitment Pool for the WA Country Health Service (WACHS) Registrar appointments in 2024.


Location: Albany, Broome, Bunbury, Geraldton, and Kalgoorlie Hospitals.


Salary: MP Year 1-7 $139,305 to $185,953 p.a. (inclusive of base salary, 11% superannuation and applicable allowances). 
Salary effective as of 01/07/2023.


Applications Close: Monday 03/07/2023 at 4.00 pm


Fixed Term Full Time and fixed term part time appointments for 6 and 12 months commencing in February 2024.


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.



Position Profile:


This 2024 WACHS Registrar Pool is used to fill the positions listed below to commence working in February 2024. By downloading the attached 2024 WACHS Registrar Positions Booklet you can read a description about each registrar position and hospital site listed below. 



Positions being advertised within this recruitment pool are:



Geraldton - Anaesthetics Service Registrar


Emergency Medicine

Albany - Emergency Medicine Advanced Trainee Registrar

Albany - Emergency Medicine Service Registrar

Bunbury - Emergency Medicine Registrar

Broome - Emergency/General Medicine Service Registrar

Bunbury - Emergency Medicine Registrar

Geraldton - Emergency Medicine Service and Advanced Trainee Registrar


General Medicine

Albany - General Medicine Advanced Trainee Registrar

Albany - General Medicine Service Registrar *

Broome - General Medicine Advanced Trainee Registrar

Bunbury - General Medicine Advanced Trainee Registrar

Bunbury - General Medicine Service Registrar *

Geraldton - General Medicine Service and Advanced Trainee Registrar *


General Surgery

Bunbury - General Surgery Service Registrar

Geraldton - General Surgery Service Registrar

Kalgoorlie - General Surgery Service Registrar


Intensive Care Unit

Bunbury - Intensive Care Medicine Service Registrar


Medical Administration

Geraldton - Medical Administration Trainee Registrar



Albany - Paediatric Medicine Service Registrar

Geraldton - Paediatric Medicine Service Registrar


Palliative Care

Albany - Palliative Care Service Registrar


Public Health

Broome - Public Health Service Registrar


*  Being successful to a General Medicine Registrar position at Albany, Bunbury and Geraldton deems you eligible to apply to a Basic Physician Training (BPT) selection process which opens on Monday 4 September 2023.



Area Profile: The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is the largest country health system in Australia and one of the biggest in the world, providing health services to approximately half a million people, including 45,000 Aboriginal people, over a vast two and a half million square kilometre area. The organisation comprises seven regions, with a strong network of public hospitals, health services and health centres located across rural and remote Western Australia. Our core business is the provision of quality, accessible health services to country WA residents and visitors.



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

  • 11% 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


Relocation Expenses:  Relocation assistance is available for eligible internation and interstate candidates.  For further information please visit:





Selection Criteria: Please see the attached Generic Job Description Form.




For Further Job-Related Information: We encourage you to contact Head of Department (HOD) contacts listed in the 2024 WACHS Registrar Positions Booklet attached.  Please do not contact HOD about the recruitment process.



Application Instructions:  Applicants are requested to apply online via MedJobsWA Ref 11832 (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). Emailed applications will not be accepted.


Applicants must provide the following documentation for the panel to perform a merit-based assessment: 


1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume

  • 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 12 months. (Please include the referee's email address)


2. Statement addressing Essential and Desirable Selection Criteria listed in the attached JDF (required 4-6 pages maximum)

  • Applicants are advised to write supporting statements to address Essential and Desirable Selection Criteria. All Criteria listed in the Job Description Form may be assessed at some stage during thes election process.
  • Do not sign and submit the JDF as your response to the selection criteria.


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

  • Desired career path and interests.
  • Indicate clear position/site preference (select a maximum of three Position/Site Preferences also within application).
  • Specific requirements if requesting to work part time.
  • Indicate if applying with a partner.
  • Any scholarships or rural bonding received.


4. Proof of citizenship and residency status - copy of passport and copy of current visa OR Australian birth certificate.


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


6. Two recent End of Term Assessments or Referee Nominees

  • Hospitals may accept term assessments as an alternative to seeking formal referee reports.
  • Enter recent referee nominee names.


7. AMC Certificate and exam result (if applicable)



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.


Applicants are advised that selection interviews may not be required.





Recruitment Agencies presenting medical practitioners to WA Country Health Service (WACHS) via MedJobsWA at must read the attached ‘WACHS and Recruitment Agency Agreement 2017-2020’.



If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact 


Other Conditions:

  • This position is subject to a Western Australian Working With Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at:
  • Suitable candidates to this recruitment process may also be accessed/offered employment by other employers within the WA Health system (e.g. South Metropolitan Health Service, North Metropolitan Health Service, East Metropolitan Health Service, or Child and Adolescent Health Service).
  • 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.
  • 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 is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Policy. As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984applies to this position. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.
  • 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.


Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on, or after, 4:00pm on 03/07/2023 AWST 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?
Contact Person Michelle Johns
Contact Email
Closing Date CLOSED: 03/07/2023
JDF JDF - 2024 Registrar Recruitment - Generic.PDF
How to Apply Guide 2023 Registrar Application Guide.PDF
Other attachments
WACHS and Recruitment Agency Agreement 2017-2020.pdfOpen
WWC Applicant Advice 2017.PDFOpen
WACHS Pre-Employment Health Assessment Policy.PDFOpen
2024 Registrar Positions Booklet (3).pdfOpen
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Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.
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