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Reference Number 12127
Position Title Senior Medical Practitioner - Esperance
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time, Fixed Term Part Time, Sessional
Hospitals WA Country Health Service
Industry Award WA Health Systems Medical Practitioners AMA Industrial Agreement 2022
Salary $344,246.00 to $366,031.00
Position Summary

LOCATION: Esperance, WA


Join our dynamic Medical Services team as a Senior Medical Practitioner, where you'll lead our medical team to delivering exceptional healthcare to the Esperance and surrounding communities.

The is a vacancy for Fixed Term – Full Time, Part Time or Sessional contract for up to 5 years with the possibility of extension.

We are also open to flexible working and job share arrangements.

About the role:

In this role, you'll oversee the management and governance of locums and General Practitioners, including GP Anaesthetists and GP Obstetricians. Your responsibilities extend to providing professional support, development, and mentorship to our clinical staff, nurturing their growth, and ensuring top-notch patient care.

Additionally, as a Senior Medical Practitioner stationed in our bustling Emergency Department, you'll be at the forefront of emergency medical care, working alongside dedicated colleagues to provide round-the-clock assistance to those in need. You’ll be required to work rostered shifts, including nights and weekends, where you'll collaborate closely with GPs offering ED, obstetric, and anaesthetic services. You'll also play a crucial role in mentoring and educating the next generation of medical professionals, imparting your knowledge to students from the Rural Medical School during their shifts in the ED.

By joining our team, you can make a tangible difference in people's lives but also contribute to the ongoing improvement of our services. Together, we'll tackle challenges head-on and strive for excellence in healthcare delivery.

Curious to learn more about the rewarding experiences of working as a Senior Medical Practitioner in Esperance? Check out our article about Dr. Annette Hackett's journey and discover why this role could be your next fulfilling career move.

About Esperance Hospital:

Esperance Health Campus is the major Integrated District Health Services for Esperance and surrounding south-east coast region. The hospital houses 12 treatment areas in ED, two state-of-the art resus bays, acute mental health assessment room, isolation room, two private consulting rooms and a procedure room. It has two operating theatres, a new operating theatre, a day surgery unit, anew obstetrics wing with two labour delivery rooms, single private rooms, and a specialised nursery.


Remuneration Package:

Salary Calculations


SMP Year 1 - Full Time (per annum)

SMP Year 3 - Full Time (per annum)


Base Salary

 $                 277,973.00

Base Salary

 $           297,599.00


PD Allowance

 $                    31,926.00

PD Allowance

 $              31,926.00


Superannuation (11%)

 $                    34,347.83

Superannuation (11%)

 $              36,506.69



 $                 344,246.83


 $           366,031.69




SMP Year 1 - Sessional (per session - 4 hours)

SMP Year 3 - Sessional (per session - 4 hours)


Base Salary

 $                          532.86

Base Salary

 $                    570.48


PD Allowance

 $                            61.20

PD Allowance

 $                      61.20


Superannuation (11%)

 $                            65.35

Superannuation (11%)

 $                      69.48



 $                          659.41


 $                    701.16


Additional Allowances


Head of Department Allowance



District Allowance



The figures above are based on the WA Health System Medical Practitioners AMA Industrial Agreement 2022.

About the Region:

The Goldfields-Esperance region is in the south-eastern corner of Western Australia and is the largest region in the state with a land area of 771,276 square kilometres. The region is three times the size of the state of Victoria and just under a third of Western Australia's total land mass. The character of the Goldfields-Esperance region reflects the unique Aboriginal culture, the legacies of early mining and agricultural pioneers and a multi-cultural history of interstate and international migration.

The region includes Western Australia's Golden Outback which stretches from the rugged red earth of the Northern Goldfields and Great Western Woodland to the sweeping snow-white beaches of Esperance and the South Coast.

The coastal Esperance zone boasts a range of stunning natural attractions including national parks, Kepwari Wetland Walk Trail, Woody Island and Lake Monjingup, which exhibit coastal scenery, extraordinary flora, and fauna, peaceful bushwalks and well-maintained campgrounds.

Heading inland Kalgoorlie-Boulder is Australia’s largest outback city and the heart of Western Australia’s Goldfields region. With a population of more than 30,000, the city is a dynamic and sophisticated regional centre. The area offers astounding diversity and beauty in its national parks and reserves, tranquil eucalyptus forests, wide sweeping plains, dry lake beds, low lying scrub land and spinifex fields.

What's in it for you:

  • Experience the brilliant blue waters and snow-white beaches which Esperance has to offer.
  • You’ll become part of a vibrant and close-knit community; the people of the Esperance are known for their warm hospitality.
  • Need to travel to the city? Perth is only a short 1-hour flight away, with regional residents entitled to capped flight pricing. There is also a passenger bus service to Perth multiple times per week.
  • Highly competitive salary packages which are among the highest in Australia.
  • Additional entitlements for working in a rural location such as district allowance, accommodation subsidies, air conditioner subsidies, travel days and, generous annual leave entitlements.
  • If you are coming to work from overseas or interstate:
    • You will be eligible to be reimbursed for costs related to the relocation of yourself and your immediate family (conditions apply).
    • We can offer a range of employee-sponsored work visas including PR (conditions apply).

Application Process:

To apply for this position, applicants must have a current and valid email address for online application and communication purposes. If you encounter any difficulties while applying online, please contact

To complete the application, please apply online and submit the following documents:

  • statement addressing each of the Work Related Criteria found in the attached Job Description Form and how you are able to meet the position requirements. It is recommended you contact the person listed in this advertisement for further information about the role and selection process.
  • detailed Curriculum Vitae which summarises your experience and how you are able to meet the position requirements. Please include contact details for work related referees (one of your referees must be a current supervisor or manager).

For any inquiries, please contact Margaret Smillie – Operations Manager Esperance on (08) 9079 8071or via email at

Other Conditions:  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 vacancy is subject to a Western Australian Working with Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at:

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 can 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.

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies throughout the health service. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised vacancy, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of twelve (12) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.

Late or emailed applications 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 WA Health
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Closing Date 29/04/2024
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