06/06/2022

Senior Medical Practitioner - Emergency Medicine - Geraldton Hospital

$326,578 - $347,538 yearly
  • WA Country Health Service
  • Geraldton Hospital: Emergency Department, Shenton Street, Geraldton WA, Australia
Full time Health Care

Job Description

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 inter-hospital 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.

About the Region: The Midwest is located in the western middle section of Western Australia and stretches from the Indian Ocean in the west and bordered by the Pilbara in the north, the Wheatbelt in the south and Goldfields in the south and east. It incorporates four health districts - Gascoyne, Geraldton, Midwest and Murchison. It covers more than 600,000 square kilometres, nearly one quarter of the State, with its population concentrated along the coast. The region supports a wide range of industry, including mining, agriculture, aquaculture and tourism. Mining is the predominant sector in the central and northern parts of the region, with a well-established agricultural sector in the south. Geraldton is the largest town north of Perth and one of the most attractive coastal centres in Western Australia. It is both a seaside resort and an important port.  It offers beachside living alongside rural life as well as a wide range of recreational, shopping and educational facilities.

WACHS is the largest country health system in Australia and one of the biggest in the world, providing health services to approximately half a million people, including 45,000 Aboriginal people, over a vast two and a half million square kilometres. The organisation comprises seven regions, with a strong network of public hospitals, health across rural and remote Western Australia.

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

  • 10% employer contributed superannuation into a fund of your choice. For further information click here
  • Access to generous salary packaging arrangements
  • Professional Development Opportunities and Study Leave/assistance
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Flexible leave arrangements
  • Other professional and location-based allowances


This is an “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 27/02/2023. 


Selection Criteria: Please see the attached Job Description Form (available online at www.jobs.health.wa.gov.au). 

For Further Job Related Information:  We encourage you to contact Dr Ranjit Paul on (08) 9956 2410 or [email protected]

Application Instructions:  Applicants must have a current, valid email address in order to apply online. This email address will be used for communication with applicants.  If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact [email protected]

Recruitment Agencies presenting medical practitioners to WA Country Health Service (WACHS) via the online MedJobsWA must read the attached ‘WACHS & Recruitment Agency Agreement 2017 - 2020’ effective 1 October 2017.

Please apply online via MedJobs WA by providing the following documents:

Applicants are advised to write a statement addressing the selection criteria and provide a detailed curriculum vitae which summarises your experience and how you are able to meet the position requirements. 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. 

Suitable candidates must be eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA) and possess substantial postgraduate medical experience in general medical, emergency medicine and hospital practice.

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