View Position
Position Details
Reference Number 10796
Position Title 2021 WA Resident Medical Officer and Service Medical Registrar Centralised Recruitment
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time, Fixed Term Part Time
Hospitals Fiona Stanley Hospital
Royal Perth Hospital
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
King Edward Memorial Hospital
Perth Children's Hospital
Joondalup Health Campus
WA Country Health Service
Rockingham Peel Group
St John of God Midland
Industry Award WA Health Systems Medical Practitioners AMA Industrial Agreement 2016
St John of God Health Care - AMA WA – Medical Practitioners Enterprise Agreement 2016
Ramsay Healthcare Award
Salary $100,271.00 to $174,823.00
Proposed starting date 11/01/2021
Proposed finishing date 30/01/2022
Hours per fortnight 80
Position Summary

2021 WA Resident Medical Officer (RMO) and Service Medical Registrar (SMR) Centralised Recruitment

This is a Recruitment Pool for Fixed Term Full-Time, Fixed Term Part-Time (hours negotiable – availability and minimum working hours may vary by site) RMO and SMR appointments for the 2021 clinical year commencing 11 January 2021 (RMO) and 01 February 2021 (SMR).

Salary: RMO Year 1-3 $100,271 - $120,121 or Registrar Year 1-7 $130,145 - $174,823 p.a. pro rata (inclusive of base salary, 9.5% superannuation and professional development allowance)

Closing Date: 2020-06-30 (YYYY-MM-DD) 12:00 noon Australian Western Standard Time


This centralised recruitment process is for RMO and SMR positions at the below participating WA Health Services and hospital sites, as well as their general, rural and regional hospital placement sites:

  • Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH)
  • King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH)
  • Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH)
  • Royal Perth Hospital (RPH)
  • Rockingham Peel Group (RPG)
  • Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH)
  • WA Country Health Service (WACHS)
  • Joondalup Health Campus (JHC)*
  • St John of God Midland Public Hospital (SJGMPH)**

*JHC is part of Ramsay Health Care Australia. Employment terms and conditions are contained within the Ramsay Health Care Employment Agreement.

**SJGMPH is part of St John of God. Employment terms and conditions are contained within the St John of God Health Care Enterprise Agreement and may differ from WA Health hospitals.


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 9 October 2020. Contracts of up to 24 months may be offered with the possibility of extension(s), at the discretion of the employing health services.

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancies, it may also be used to fill other ‘similar’ vacancies throughout the above health services. In addition to this, should a successful applicant decline a vacancy, then other applicants appointed to the pool may also be selected from this process.


The WA Health System – Medical Practitioners – AMA Industrial Agreement 2016 (Agreement) provides for the engagement of interns and their subsequent transition to RMO Year 1 and 2, for a fixed term period of three years. All WA interns employed under this Agreement who remain employed under this WA Health Agreement, will be entitled to placement as an RMO with WA Health in 2021. Those who remain employed by Fiona Stanley Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital or WA Country Health Service, where they commenced their internship, must either elect to remain employed by their current employing Health Service Provider (HSP), or apply to transfer to another HSP, as part of this annual centralised recruitment process. Remaining with the same HSP or transferring to a new HSP is subject to successful application to a competitive recruitment process in which best efforts will be made to accommodate applicants’ preferences. This includes the operational ability of HSPs to accommodate existing and new employees, which may vary on an annual basis.

More information for applicants can be found in the attached Application Guide or at the PMCWA website.


Eligibility to Apply: Applicants must be eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia and eligible to work in Australia. Further information can be found at:

Applicants must have worked for a minimum of 6 months as a registered medical practitioner in an Australian hospital or comparable hospital setting.

When assessing suitability against the above criteria, a comparable hospital setting will be defined by the Medical Board of Australia approved list of competent authority countries.

The Medical Board of Australia states that eligible competent authority countries are New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and the United States of America. Further information can be found at:

Preference for appointment will be given to practitioners who have gained this clinical and procedural experience within the last two years.


Other Conditions: WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal record 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.

  • Evidence of valid Australian citizenship, permanent residency, temporary residency (or eligibility to obtain) must be provided prior to commencement
  • Evidence of registration as a Medical Practitioner by the Medical Board of Australia must be provided prior to commencement
  • Western Australian Working with Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at:
  • Criminal Record Screening Check
  • Pre-Employment Integrity Check
  • Pre-Employment Health Assessment


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


Application Instructions: Applicants must apply online via MedJobsWA. Applicants 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.

Please attach the relevant documents from the following list.


Please include:

1. Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume (required – maximum of three pages).

  • Details of your educational background
  • Medical employment history
  • List any research, audits, publications or presentations you have undertaken
  • Professional development, courses or exams e.g. Teaching on The Run (ToTR), Advanced Life Support 1 or 2, Generic Surgical Science Examination (GSSE)
  • Names and contact details of two referees (including at least one previous clinical supervisor).

2. Statement addressing all relevant selection criteria listed in the attached Combined Application Selection Criteria document.

Applicants are required to submit ONE application to cover THREE preferences and will only need to address the criteria related to these preferences.

Foundation Criteria for ALL applicants   


Speciality RMO Criteria ONLY for specialty positions, i.e. KEMH, CAHS, WACHS   


Service Registrar Criteria ONLY for Service Medical Registrars

e.g. Applicants preferencing…

  • Generic RMO position need to address Foundation Criteria only
  • Speciality RMO position need to address Foundation Criteria + relevant Specialty RMO Criteria
  • Service Registrar position need to address Foundation Criteria + Service Registrar Criteria
  • Speciality RMO position & Service Registrar position need to address ALL Criteria.

The individual position Job Description Forms (JDF) are attached to this advertisement. Applicants are asked to address the Foundation, Speciality RMO and Service Registrar criteria as referenced above. Applicants are not required to address all selection criteria listed in the JDFs. Do not sign and submit the JDF as your response to the selection criteria.

3. Cover Letter (optional – maximum of one page) including:

  • Desired career path and interests
  • Specific requirements if requesting to work part time
  • Any scholarships or rural bonding received.

Note: If applying to WACHS, a cover letter is essential to assist the selection panel with understanding your specific requirements.

4. Proof of Citizenship and Residency status (required) e.g. copy of passport OR Australian birth certificate and (if applicable), please ensure you attach a copy of current visa (if applicable) including those who have permanent residency visa documentation.

5. Evidence that you meet the English language skills registration standard (required, if applicable).

6. Two recent End of Term Assessments (optional; hospitals may accept term assessments as an alternative to seeking formal referee reports).

7. AMC Certificate (required, if applicable).

8. AMC Multiple Choice Questionnaire results (optional, if applicable).


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.




For Further Job Related Information: The PMCWA website has more information about completing an application. If you have further queries, please email

If you experience technical difficulties while applying online, please contact


Basic Physician Training (BPT)

Adult Internal Medicine:

Applications for Basic Physician Training (Adult Internal Medicine) (BPT) will be advertised on and submitted via MedJobsWA. Applications for training will be separate to applications for employment.

Candidates must have an RMO or SMR position in 2021 at Fiona Stanley, Royal Perth or Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital to be eligible to apply for a training place within their employer’s BPT Network.

For information refer to the Basic Physician Training - Frequently Asked Questions on the Registrar Training website:


Paediatrics and Child Health:

Entry into the BPT pathway follows a separate application process. To be eligible for this process, candidates seeking to register with the RACP as a first year basic paediatric trainee are first required to secure employment for 12 months with Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) as a resident or a registrar, or secure employment for 12 months with Fiona Stanley Hospital as a paediatric or neonatal registrar.

Prospective trainees, who have accepted eligible employment, will be informed of the BPT selection process by PCH Postgraduate Medical Education (PCH PGME).

The WA RACP Member Support Office can be contacted on 08 6382 0823.
The PCH PGME office is also contactable on 08 6456 0503 or


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.

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 will not accept applications or CVs from recruitment agencies and/or search firms and will not pay fees to any such organisation unless arranged with the provider prior to advertising a vacancy.


Eligibility Questions Essential: Are you eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia?
Essential: Are you eligible to work in Australia?
Essential: I am aware of the essential minimum requirements for this position. I declare that I have at least 6 months experience working as a registered medical practitioner in an Australian hospital or comparable hospital setting
Contact Person DoH Medical Recruitment
Contact Email
Closing Date CLOSED: 30/06/2020
JDF Combined Application Selection Criteria.pdf
How to Apply Guide RMO SMR Application Guide.pdf
Other attachments
2021 RMO Job Description Form.pdfOpen
2021 SMR Job Description Form.pdfOpen
WWC Applicant Advice 2017.pdfOpen
Please check the correct closing time on the advert.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.
Print    New Search