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Reference Number 11273
Position Title Senior Registrar - Newborn Emergency Transport Service (NETS)
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Hospitals Perth Children's Hospital
King Edward Memorial Hospital
Industry Award WA Health Systems Medical Practitioners AMA Industrial Agreement 2016
Salary $193,482.00 to $202,378.00
Hours per fortnight 80
Position Summary

This recruitment pool is to fill vacant FTE for 2022, placements for 2023 may be considered at the managers discretion.

This is an “open-ended” recruitment pool, and as such the following should be noted:

  • The panel will monitor this recruitment pool for applications, and will assess on a regular basis.
  • 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 30/11/2022.

Position Profile: The successful applicants for Senior Registrar NETS will provide comprehensive diagnostic assessment and advanced clinical skills during neonatal and infant retrieval. The Retrieval Senior Registrar will have a team approach to provide safe, effective and well organised care and transport of patients in collaboration with medical, nursing and allied health professionals.

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 (CACH), Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH).

NETS WA islocated at PCH on the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre site in Nedlands. Senior neonatal registrars will be involved in the retrieval and transport of sick newborns from metropolitan and regional Western Australia, some of which occur over long distances, utilising the services of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. There is also the potential for involvement in retrieval and transfer of cardiac patients to the children’s hospitals in Melbourne and Brisbane.

The remaining units of the Neonatology Department consist of:

  • PCH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is located on the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre site in Nedlands. The PCH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is the sole tertiary surgical NICU in Western Australia; the unit will provide exposure to and involvement in the diagnosis and management of a variety of neonatal surgical conditions and congenital anomalies. In addition, most outborn infants who require neonatal intensive care are transferred to the PCH NICU
  • KEMH Perinatal Centre is located at King Edward Memorial Hospital in Subiaco. This is the largest tertiary perinatal NICU in Australia, admitting over 100 neonates <28 weeks gestation annually. All complex pregnancies within Western Australia are managed by feto-maternal medicine specialists at KEMH. The unit will provide an opportunity for clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of acute neonatal problems, especially those associated with prematurity. There will also be a wealth of experience to give competence in delivery room resuscitation, ventilator management of acute respiratory diseases, continuous monitoring and nutritional support of the very preterm or very sick newborn


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

  • 10% employer contributed superannuation into a fund of your choice. For further information click here.
  • Professional Development Opportunities and Study leave/assistance
  • Flexible working arrangements      
  • Flexible leave arrangements      
  • Other professional and location based allowances

Selection Criteria: Please see the attached Job Description Form

For Further Job Related Information: We encourage you to contact Head of Department NETS WA  - Dr Jonathan Davis by email  or via phone through switchboard (08) 6458 6222

Application Instructions:
Applicants must provide the following documents as part of their application in order to be considered for appointment to the recruitment pool:

  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.

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. 
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.  

If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact:

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) and the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination and Vaccination Program Policy, unless the employee is exempt pursuant to the HWAD.

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 (ie. South Metropolitan Health Service, North Metropolitan Health Service, East Metropolitan Health Service, WA Country Health Service, 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 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.
  • 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 1984 applies to this position.  Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.
  • 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. 




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 Jonathan Davis
Contact Number 0864586222
Contact Email
Closing Date CLOSED: 05/05/2022
JDF Senior Registrar - Newborn Emergency Transport Service CG504384 Year 1-2 January 2022.pdf
How to Apply Guide Application Guide.pdf
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