WORKING AS A MEDICAL PRACTITIONER IN WA COUNTRY HEALTH SERVICE

Take a look at country practice!

WA Country Health Service is offering medical practitioners the experience of a lifetime – working in some of the most spectacular locations in WA’s north.

You will be part of a small team in a country hospital where you can utilise your broad range of skills, while also enjoying great financial incentives.

There are currently a variety of opportunities available for short-term contracts that include free travel and accommodation, diverse and interesting clinical care, and the chance to discover new adventures.

For those looking for a true lifestyle change and becoming part of a country community, there are also a variety of medium and longer term positions available. If you’ve ever thought about going rural to expand your career opportunities, now is the time!

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HOT JOBS WITH WA COUNTRY HEALTH SERVICE!

Generalist practitioner (procedural or non-procedural) - all regions

If you want to go places, then come and join WACHS. We have a variety of challenges and opportunities for highly motivated and dynamic clinicians with an interest in rural and remote medicine. Ideally, you will have experience working in the rural health sector, with patients from a variety of cultural/ethnic backgrounds and an understanding of remote area health service provision. Significant emergency medicine with additional primary health care skills will be highly regarded. Procedural qualifications in Anaesthetics and/or Obstetrics and/or surgical experience are desirable.

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

  • Competitive salary packages – up to $418,638 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.
  • 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.

There are many exciting opportunities available to provide a high standard of medical care to rural patients throughout the following regions:

  • Goldfields region (Kalgoorlie Health Campus, Esperance Hospital)
  • Great Southern region (Albany Health Campus)
  • Kimberley region (Broome Hospital, Derby Hospital, Kununarra Hospital, Halls Creek Hospital, Fitzroy Crossing Hospital)
  • South West region (Bunbury Hospital, Busselton Hospital) - “Work With Us! Exciting opportunities abound at Bunbury Regional Hospital”
  • Midwest region (Geraldton Health Campus, Carnarvon Hospital, Exmouth Hospital)
  • Pilbara region (Port Hedland Hospital, Karratha Health Campus)
  • Wheatbelt region (Narrogin Hospital, Northam Hospital)

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Senior Medical Practitioner - Esperance

An exciting opportunity is available for a Senior Medical Practitioner to join our Medical Services.

Key duties:

  • Rostered shift work in the Emergency Department at the Esperance Hospital, including nights and weekends.
  • Shift work is shared with local GPs and the hospital SMP.
  • Provides professional support, development and mentorship to clinical staff as required – this includes nursing staff, RMO’s and junior GP registrars.
  • Provides teaching to students from the Rural Medical School during their rostered shifts in ED.
  • Participates in the Medical Advisory Committee

Provides support to and works collaboratively with the hospital SMP to improve ED services within the hospital.

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Senior Medical Practitioner - Wheatbelt

WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is seeking positive, enthusiastic and team-oriented Senior Medical Practitioners to join a dynamic team of clinicians in the Wheatbelt Region.

This is a recruitment pool for Fixed Term Full Time and Part Time appointment for up to 5 years, with the possibility of extension(s).

 About the Position: 

As a Senior Medical Practitioner, you will work as part of multidisciplinary teams to provide a high standard of medical care. You will provide medical services at Wheatbelt hospitals to ensure adequate inpatient cover (including on-call when required). You will also provide backup cover for the Emergency Department as required.

Attractive Remuneration Package:

MP Year 1-3 $329,660 - $350,619, p.a. pro rata*
*Includes Arrangement A base salary $268,877—$287,931 p.a., professional development allowance $30,814 p.a. and 10% employer contributed superannuation.

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Senior Medical Practitioner - Bunbury

We are seeking enthusiastic and experienced Senior Medical Practitioners to join our dynamic Team at Bunbury Hospital.

This is an exciting time to be working at Bunbury Regional Hospital with a $200 million redevelopment currently underway, including an expected helipad, to meet the increasing demand for high quality clinical services within the South West of Western Australia and transform the hospital into one of the most modern facilities in regional Australia.

“Work With Us! Exciting opportunities abound at Bunbury Regional Hospital

About the Position  

In the role of Senior Medical Practitioner, you will:

  • Provide a high standard of care to patients in an outpatient clinic setting as part of a hospital admission avoidance or post-discharge follow up service.
  • Provide assessment and management advice and care of patients admitted to the General Wards.
  • Provide leadership, training, supervision and education for Doctors in Training in consultation with Specialists and senior staff.

Attractive Remuneration Package

MP Year 1-3 $329,660 - $350,619, p.a. pro rata*
*Includes Arrangement A base salary $268,877—$287,931 p.a., professional development allowance $30,814 p.a. and 10% employer contributed superannuation.

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District Medical Officer (non procedural) - Kimberley

This is a Fixed Term Full Time appointment for up to 5 years, with the possibility of extension.

About the position
This position is responsible for providing comprehensive medical and community health services to the Gascoyne Region, based either in the Carnarvon or Exmouth Hospital and serving their associated remote communities.

The DMO is likely to encounter a broad range of clinical presentations which can be both uniquely challenging and rewarding both to an aspiring and an experienced Rural Generalist. DMO contributes to comprehensive patient care in the Emergency Department and General Ward.

The position provides the successful candidate ample opportunity to demonstrate clinical leadership, to undertake supervision of Residents and Medical Students, to receive training and will be supported in continuing their professional development.

Attractive Remuneration
$403,137.00 to $505,599.00

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District Medical Officer - Procedural - Anaesthetics - Carnarvon

WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is seeking District Medical Officers - Procedural Anaesthetics to be placed in a Pool for the Midwest Region. 

This is a Recruitment Pool for Fixed Term Full Time appointments for 5 years with the possibility for extension(s).

Position Profile:  
The District Medical Officer (DMO) Anaesthetist is responsible for providing elective and emergency Anaesthesia in the Carnarvon Regional Hospital. In this role you will have a JCCA (or equivalent) Credentialing.

The position gives opportunity to provide General Anaesthesia and Sedation for the visiting Surgeon and Gynaecologist, as well as contributing to the 24-hour on-call Anaesthetics service. DMO-Anaesthetists’ support the Obstetrics services, which includes provision of Epidural and Intrathecal anaesthesia.

The DMO-Anaesthetist also contributes to delivery of comprehensive patient care within the Emergency Department and the General Ward, as well as community in certain health services located in remote communities.

The position provides the successful candidate ample opportunity to demonstrate clinical leadership, to undertake supervision of Residents and Medical Students, to obtain training and continue their professional development.

Remuneration: $461,596.00 to $505,599.00

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$461,596.00 to $505,599.00
$461,596.00 to $505,599.00
$461,596.00 to $505,599.00
District Medical Officer - Procedural - Obstetrics - Carnarvon

Position Profile:  
The District Medical Officer (DMO) – Obstetrician is responsible for providing an advanced level of elective and emergency Obstetric services for the Carnarvon Regional Hospital. The DMO-Obstetrician will have opportunity to provide (Category 2-3) Obstetrics as well as assisting the visiting Obstetric/Gynaecologist.

The 24-hour on-call Obstetric service is supported, first and foremost, by a DMO-Anaesthetist who may provide Epidural and Intrathecal anaesthesia, as well as other DMOs’ and the Senior Medical Officer (SMO). DMO-Obstetricians contribute to delivery of comprehensive patient care within the Emergency Department and the General Ward as well as certain health services located in remote communities.

The position provides the successful candidate ample opportunity to demonstrate clinical leadership, to undertake supervision of Residents and Medical Students, to obtain training and continue their professional development.

The position provides the successful candidate ample opportunity to demonstrate clinical leadership, to undertake supervision of Residents and Medical Students, to obtain training and continue their professional development.

Remuneration: $461,596.00 to $505,599.00

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Senior Medical Practitioner - Geraldton
WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is seeking Senior Medical Practitioners - Emergency Medicine to be placed in a Pool for the Midwest Region. This is a Recruitment Pool for Fixed Term appointments at full time and part time hours for 5 years with the possibility for extension(s).

We currently have 10 vacancies available.

Position Profile:  An exciting opportunity is available for Senior Doctors in Emergency Medicine to join a dynamic multidisciplinary team of clinicians providing comprehensive Emergency Medicine services to the patients of Geraldton Health Campus.

Our ED is a busy regional department seeing around 40,000 presentations a year. We have a broad case mix including a significant number of high acuity and trauma presentations as well as receiving interhospital transfers from throughout the Midwest Region.

In this role you will be responsible for the delivery of direct patient care; coordination of patient transfers and retrievals; promoting the provision of high-quality care and patient safety within the ED; and supervising a small number of junior doctors.

We have an active SMO education program and can support candidates undertaking the ACEM Emergency Medicine Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs. Opportunities also exist for a range of clinical-support portfolios.

Experience in Emergency Medicine and/or critical care roles is required.

Remuneration: $326,578.00 to $347,538.00

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WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is seeking Senior Medical Practitioners—Emergency Medicine to be placed in a Pool for the Midwest Region. This is a Recruitment Pool for Fixed Term appointments at full time and part time hours for 5 years with the possibility for extension(s).

We currently have 10 vacancies available.