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Reference Number 11474
Position Title Senior Registrar (Fellow) - Neonates
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Hospitals King Edward Memorial Hospital
Perth Children's Hospital
Industry Award WA Health Systems Medical Practitioners AMA Industrial Agreement 2016
http://www.health.wa.gov.au/awardsandagreements/
Salary $193,482.00 to $202,378.00
Hours per fortnight 80
Position Summary

MP Year 1-2 $193,482 - $202,378 p.a. (inclusive of base salary, 10% superannuation and professional development allowance)
This is a Recruitment Pool to fill FTE in 2023, placements for 2022 or 2024 may be considered at the Manager’s discretion.
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 30/05/2023 


Position Profile: The successful applicants to these position will be required to manage inpatients, outpatients and emergency patients under the supervision of Specialists in the Neonatal Department at the Perinatal Centre - King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH); the surgical centre - Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH); as well as retrieval and transport of sick newborns with the Newborn Emergency Transport Service (NETS) WA. These positions are on a shift-based roster, to provide a 24-hour/7-day service, including after-hours (evening, night and weekend) shifts.

Area Profiles:
The Neonatology Department comprises units based at:

    • KEMH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is located 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.
    • PCH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is located on the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre site in Nedlands. The PCH NICU 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.
    • NETS WA is located at PCH. 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 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, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and Perth Children’s Hospital.


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

Conditions of Service: The terms and conditions of service are in accordance with the Department of Health Medical Practitioners (Metropolitan Health Service) Agreement; http://www.health.wa.gov.au/AwardsAndAgreements/docs/WA%20Health%20System%20-%20Medical%20Practitioners%20-%20AMA%20Industrial%20Agreement%202016.pdf


Selection Criteria:  Please see the attached Job Description Form.  

For Further Job Related Information: We encourage you to contact the below for information regarding the relevant unit in Neonatology:

KEMH Neonatal Intensive care Unit: - Dr Steven Resnick by email 
Steven.Resnick@health.wa.gov.au
PCH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit:  - Dr Rebecca Thomas by email 
Rebecca.Thomas4@health.wa.gov.au
NETS WA:  - Dr Jonathan Davis by email 
Jonathan.Davis@health.wa.gov.au

or any of the above via phone through switchboard (08) 6458 6222


Application Instructions: (Please note: Applicants must have a current, valid email address in order to apply online. This email address will be used for communication with applicants). Emailed applications will not be accepted. 

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. Applicants are advised to write a statement addressing 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.

Applicant documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process.
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. 

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED WITHOUT A CURRICULUM VITAE (CV) / RESUME WILL BE INVALID.

If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact MedJobsWA@health.wa.gov.au


Eligibility to Apply: All WA health system employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including the booster vaccination when they are eligible) in order to access health care facilities, pursuant to the Health Worker (Restrictions on Access) Directions (HWD) (or its replacement), COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination and Vaccination Program Policy, and the Booster Vaccination (Restriction on Access) Directions (no 2) (or its replacement) (BVD), unless the employee is exempt pursuant to the HWD and/or BVD.

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:
    https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au
  • 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.
  • Suitable candidates to this recruitment process may also be accessed/offered employment by other employers within the WA Health system (e.g. South Metropolitan Health Service, North Metropolitan Health Service, East Metropolitan Health Service, WA Country Health Service, or Child and Adolescent Health Service).
  • 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.

Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on, or after, 4:00pm 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?
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 Steven Resnick
Contact Email Steven.Resnick@health.wa.gov.au
Alternate Contact Person Dr Rebecca Thomas
Alternate Contact Number
Alternate Contact Email Rebecca.Thomas4@health.wa.gov.au
Closing Date 18/07/2022
JDF Senior Registrar - Neonates CG500180 Year 1- 2 May 2022.pdf
How to Apply Guide GUIDE_Registrar Application Guide_V8.3.pdf
Other attachments
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