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Reference Number 11820
Position Title 2024 WA Service Surgical Registrar Recruitment
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time, Fixed Term Part Time
Hospitals Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospital Group
Royal Perth Bentley Group
Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group
Joondalup Health Campus
Industry Award WA Health Systems Medical Practitioners AMA Industrial Agreement 2022
Ramsay Healthcare Award
Salary $138,153.00 to $184,801.00
Proposed starting date 05/02/2024
Position Summary


2024 WA Service Surgical Registrar (SSR) Recruitment

This is a Recruitment Pool for Fixed Term Full-Time, Fixed Term Part-Time SSR appointments for the 2024 clinical year commencing 5 February 2024 and ending 02 February 2025.

 Salary: MP Year 1-7 $138,153 - $184,801 p.a. pro rata (inclusive of base salary, 11% superannuation and professional development allowance at 1 July 2023)

*JHC is part of Ramsay Health Care. Employment terms and conditions are contained within the Ramsay Health Care Employment Agreement and may differ from WA Health hospitals.

 Closing Date: 20-06-2023 4:00pm Australian Western Standard Time


This centralised recruitment process allows applicants to submit ONE application to cover THREE site and specialty preferences for employment as an SSR with the participating WA health service employers/sites listed below. 

The employing hospitals and health services include the following, as well as their general, regional and rural hospital placement sites (refer to the Application Guide for a full list of placement sites and available specialties):

  • Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospital Group (FSFHG)
  • Royal Perth Bentley Group (RPBG) (including WACHS and Perth Children’s Hospital)
  • Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group (SCGOPHCG)
  • Joondalup Health Campus (JHC)

 **Several aspects of the recruitment process have changed for this year. Please familiarise yourself with these changes before submitting your application**

Summary of Changes

  • Recruitment will follow a centralised application, direct employment model
  • Successful candidates will be employed directly by their highest preferenced Primary Employing Health Service (PEHS).
    • NB: this differs from last year where Royal Perth Bentley Group employed all SSRs on behalf of the WA Health system. This year if you are successful, you will be employed directly by your highest-preferenced site.
  • Applicants are only able to preference the specialties available at their preferenced PEHS, for 6-month rotations on a minimum 12-month contract (unless otherwise negotiated). Intra-PEHS rotations are unable to be facilitated through this recruitment process.
  • Please ensure you review the list of available specialties below and on the Application Guide.

 Available Specialties

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospital Group

  • General Surgery
  • Ear Nose and Throat
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Urology

 Royal Perth Bentley Group

  • General Surgery
  • Ear Nose and Throat
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Paediatric Surgery (PCH)
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery (PCH)

Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group

  • General Surgery
  • Ear Nose and Throat
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

 Joondalup Health Campus

  • General Surgery
  • Urology
  • Plastic Surgery


Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for an SSR position, you must provide evidence you:

  • Are eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia*;
  • Are eligible to work in Australia. Evidence of valid Australian citizenship, permanent residency, temporary residency (or eligibility to obtain) and/or a relevant visa must be provided prior to commencement; and
  • Can demonstrate that you have the qualifications, essential skills and experience required for the position, as described in the job description form.

*Please go to the Medical Board of Australia for more information on assessment pathways to registration for international medical graduates:

 NOTE: applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria will be considered ineligible and therefore not progress.

Essential application documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Statement addressing the Selection Criteria
  • Theatre logbook
  • Registration with the Medical Board of Australia – information on your current registration status, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) number and registration type/pathway
  • Medical Qualification(s)
  • Proof of citizenship and/or residency status (e.g. copy of your Australian birth certificate or passport and, if applicable, a copy of current visa)

Please refer to the SSR Application Guide for more detailed information on how to apply.

Additional Documentation (if applicable)

  • Two recent end of term assessments
  • AMC Certificate
  • AMC Examination results
  • Outcome of English competency examinations

Other Conditions

  • 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
  • You must have access to transport and a commitment to meeting shift requirements as rostered. 


Application Instructions

You must apply online via MedJobsWA. Please note you must have a current, valid email address in order to apply online. This email address will be used for all communication. WA Health is unable to accept resumes, cover letters or other application documents via email. NOTE: You are encouraged to use a personal email address on your MedJobsWA profile to ensure future access to emails and other MedJobsWA correspondence. Please do not use your student email address as you may not be able to access this email in the future.

Applicants are advised that selection interviews may not be required. 

Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments may be made when vacancies occur. Appointments may be made from this pool until 27 October 2023.

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancies, it may also be used to fill other ‘similar’ vacancies throughout participating employers. In addition, should a successful applicant decline or forfeit an offer, their applications will return to the recruitment pool and other suitable applicants can be considered for the vacancy.

We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disability. As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position.


WA Health Employee Benefits

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

Contact Information

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Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospital Group

Royal Perth Bentley Group

Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group

Joondalup Health Campus



 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. 

 CLOSING DATE: 4:00pm Australian Western Standard Time, Tuesday 20 June 2023.



Eligibility Questions Essential: Are you eligible to work in Australia?
Essential: Are you eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia?
Essential: Have you worked for a minimum of 12 months as a registered medical practitioner in an Australian hospital or comparable hospital setting within the last 3 years? (see Application Guide for more information)
Contact Person WA Health
Contact Number
Contact Email
Closing Date CLOSED: 20/06/2023
JDF 2024 SSR Job Description Form (1).pdf
How to Apply Guide 2024 SSR - Application Guide.pdf
Other attachments
WWC Applicant Advice 2017 (2).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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