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Reference Number 11285
Position Title Consultant Anaesthetics Centralised Pool
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 2016
Salary $357,246.00 to $574,165.00
Position Summary

WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is seeking Consultant Anaesthetist to fill vacancies across all regions in Western Australia.

This Recruitment Pool is for Fixed Term appointments at full time and part time hours for 5 years (lesser period can be negotiated) with the possibility for extension(s)

What we are looking for: WACHS is seeking experienced Consultant Anaesthetist to provide a high standard of anaesthetic care to patients. You will also provide administrative leadership in combination with other Anaesthetists, Senior Medical Practitioners and Doctors in Training.  

Suitable candidates must be eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA), hold fellowship with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists or equivalent. Have demonstrated experience in Specialist Anaesthetics at a senior level and contemporary knowledge of professional issues and trends in Anaesthetics. You must have highly developed communication, interpersonal, negotiation and conflict resolution skills with a commitment to clinical governance within healthcare. Significant experience in rural and remote Anaesthetic provision and sound understanding of remote area health service provision is desirable.

Take advantage of the relaxed country lifestyle with plenty of open space, affordable housing and a short commute to work without the hustle and bustle of the city traffic. With seven regions to consider, enjoy pristine beaches, endless sporting, recreational activities or camping, there is something for everyone!

Regional Health Service Locations:

  • Goldfields region – Kalgoorlie Hospital
  • Great Southern region – Albany Health Campus
  • Kimberley region - Broome Hospital
  • South West region – Bunbury Health Campus & Busselton Health Campus
  • Midwest region – Geraldton Health Campus
  • Pilbara - Hedland Health Campus and Karratha Health Campus

Remuneration: The advertised salary range is based on the following classifications under the WA Health System –Medical Practitioners - AMA Industrial Agreement 2022. The ranges below are inclusive of base salary, professional development allowance, 11% superannuation and on call allowance (North of 26th Parallel only). The classification will be based on but not limited to factors such as your qualifications, experience, type of medical registration and location of the role.

  • Consultant Year 1 to 9 -  South of 26th Parallel – $375,863 to $473,828
  • Consultant Year 1 to 6 -  North of 26th Parallel - $514,413 to $611,183

Employee Benefits: Our employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

  • Competitive salary packages – up to $611,183  p.a. (based upon location).
  • Assistance with Australian work visas (if applicable).
  • Attractive overseas and national relocation packages (discussions occur with regions once appointed).
  • Flexible working and leave arrangements.
  • Explore endless unique and extraordinary sights in one of the most diverse state in the world.
  • Challenge yourself by experiencing greater clinical autonomy and responsibility in a supportive environment.
  • Make a difference and become an important member of the local community.

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 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.

This is an active “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 01/07/2025. 

Application Instructions:  

Applicants are advised to apply online via MedJobs WA position 11285 by providing the following documents:

  1. A statement addressing thework-related requirements listed on the attached Job Description Form. Maximum of 4 pages.
  2. A detailed curriculum vitae which summarised your experience and how you are able to meet the selection criteria listed above. Please list your regional location(s) in order of preference and keep your CV to a maximum of 6 pages.  

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. It is preferable for your referee to be a current supervisor or manager. 

Applicants must have a current, valid email address to apply online. This email address will be used for communication with applicants. If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact

As this is a Recruitment Pool process, candidate applications will be assessed in rounds on the following dates:

  • Thursday 3rd August 2023
  • Thursday 5th October 2023
  • Thursday 7th December 2023
  • Thursday 1st February 2024
  • Thursday 4th April 2024
  • Thursday 6th June 2024
  • Thursday 4th July – pool closing

Enquiries are strongly encouraged and should be emailed to: Include a brief description of your experience, area/s of interest, any general enquiries and a contact telephone number so that we may arrange for the most appropriate person to call you as soon as possible.

Recruitment Agencies presenting medical practitioners to WACHS via the online MedJobsWA must be a WACHS approved supplier.

Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on, or after, 01/07/2024 4:00pm will not be accepted.

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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.
Essential: Regional Preference (rank highest 1 to 7 lowest) - Goldfields
Essential: Regional Preference (rank highest 1 to 7 lowest) - Great Southern
Essential: Regional Preference (rank highest 1 to 7 lowest) - Kimberley
Essential: Regional Preference (rank highest 1 to 7 lowest) - Midwest
Essential: Regional Preference (rank highest 1 to 7 lowest) - Pilbara
Essential: Regional Preference (rank highest 1 to 7 lowest) - South West
Essential: Regional Preference (rank highest 1 to 7 lowest) - Wheatbelt
Contact Person Brent Watson
Contact Number 8 6553 0961
Contact Email
Closing Date Open Ended
JDF eDoc - CO - JDF - Consultant Anaesthetics - Various - 19-01-2022.pdf
How to Apply Guide Consultant Anaesthetist Pool - Application Process.pdf
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