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 quality health service. WA Health is committed to a smoke-
free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles.
The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is the largest country health service in Australia and one of the biggest in the world , providing health services to approximately half a million people, over a vast 2.
5 million square kilometres area. WA Country Health Service hospitals provide a variety of health care services including primary health care, emergency and hospital services, population health, mental health, indigenous health and aged care.
Our dedicated and committed staff work hard to fulfil our purpose of 'working together for a healthier country WA', to deliver health services that support the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities in rural and remote Western Australia.
The WA Country Health Service consists of seven regions across WA with Central Office located in Perth.
Qualifications / Professional Registration : Registered with or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia as a medical practitioner
Position Profile : The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is seeking highly motivated dynamic clinicians with an interest in rural and remote medicine.
Salaried and contract employment opportunities for qualified medical practitioners of varying skills and experience are available across regional Western Australia.
Remuneration packages for salaried positions are based on skills and experience with competitive salary arrangements including : generous salary packaging, leave entitlements, gratuity payments, superannuation, allowances, specialist peer support, sponsorship support for Temporary Business (long stay) visa (subclass 457) if required, and professional indemnity insurance cover.
Ideally, you will have experience working in the rural health sector, with clients from a variety of cultural / ethnic backgrounds and an understanding of remote area health service provision.
Emergency medicine skills will be highly regarded. Generally, skills in the management of medical emergencies are essential.
Qualified medical practitioners working in private practice (or who wish to work in private practice) who may be seeking to work within WA rural and remote locations and are interested in a contractual arrangement with WACHS rather than employment as salaried officers are also encouraged to apply.
Procedural qualifications in Anaesthetics and / or Obstetrics and / or emergency medicine experience are desirable. Financial incentive packages available for specific regions.
Overseas trained doctors who are considering work in Australia are also encouraged to apply and should refer to www.doctorconnect.
gov.au for information and direction on registering, qualifying and working in Australia as a medical practitioner.
Employee Benefits : In addition to the great salary our employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements) :
wa.gov.au / cms / content.aspx?id 13341. Access to generous salary packaging arrangements.
Selection Criteria : Are you the right person for the job?
You will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate the following key attributes. Within the context of key responsibilities associated with the various roles, the ideal applicants will be those who can demonstrate the following :
1. Currently registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia as a Medical Practitioner
2. Ten years or more experience as a Medical Practitioner
3. Relevant post graduate qualifications / demonstrates proactive career progression / currently engaged in relevant Australian training pathway
4. Relevant skills and experience to work in rural and remote WA as an independent senior practitioner.
Enquiries are strongly encouraged and should be emailed to : WACHSDoctors health.wa.gov.au. 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.
Other Conditions : This position is subject to a Working With Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at : http : / / www.
checkwwc.wa.gov.au / default.htm
This is an "open-ended" recruitment pool, and as such the following should be noted :
Recruitment Agencies presenting medical practitioners to WA Country Health Service (WACHS) via the online WA Government Jobs Board at www.
jobs.wa.gov.au must read the attached WACHS and Recruitment Agency Agreement 2017-2020’.
Application Instructions : Applicants are requested to apply online.
Applicants are advised to include a current resume or curriculum vitae along with a covering letter outlining their skills, experience, knowledge and personal qualities as relevant to the Medical Practitioner role.
Please indicate which vacant position you are wishing to be considered for and region you wish to work in. 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.
If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employment Services on 1300 553 680.
EMAILED, LATE APPLICATIONS, OR ADDING ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE AND TIME OF THE VACANCY.