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Resident Medical Officer (SMHS)

South Metropolitan Health Service
Perth (Region), Western Australia (AU)
MP Year 1-3 $90,978 - $109,650 p.a. pro rata
Closing date
24 Aug 2023

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Beautiful beaches, big blue skies, sunshine and an amazing outdoors lifestyle - in combination with an exceptional and rewarding medical opportunity. Interested in an opportunity starting 2023?

  • Exceptional learning and experience opportunities across the new $2 billion dollar flagship tertiary Fiona Stanley Hospital and the port city-located Fremantle Hospital; with more than 1000 beds across these two sites.
  • The well-established Medical Education unit offers a wide curriculum of education and professional development opportunities and individually focussed wellbeing support to all our doctors.
  • We are happy to discuss and support international candidates with a range of visa options according to your requirements. For more information on employment visas, you can visit the Department of Home Affairs website; or contact Dr Barbara King and Dr Gillian Scott via the contact details below.
  • Generous leave benefits include; 4 weeks annual leave, up to 1 week additional leave, 3 weeks professional development leave and long service leave accruals.
  • Offering newborn to geriatric care, our services include the states specialist services in Rehabilitation and Burns; plus Advanced Lung Disease, multiple transplant services (including cardiac, lung, renal), Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Adult and Paediatric Emergency, Mental Health, Neonates, Paediatrics, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Haematology, Infectious Diseases, Medical Oncology, Nephrology, Neurology, Rehabilitation, Respiratory Medicine, Rheumatology and Stroke; the ALERT prevention of deterioration service, Intensive care cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Urology and more.
  • A base salary of $90,978 - $109,650 p.a. pro rata, plus 11% superannuation and allowances (these rates are applicable at 1 July 2023)

The successful team member will have the chance to:

  • develop skills from leaders in Australian healthcare,
  • be involved and contribute within our friendly and energetic multidisciplinary teams,
  • learn leadership skills; and
  • engage in ongoing learning and education, that is provided with continuous improvement and practice challenges that come from working as an integral team member within different specialties and services.

If you are looking for a refreshing change, opportunity to develop your career and be part of a team providing excellent health care, this could be for you.

Hear what it’s like to work with us from our junior medical staff in the video below.

There are current opportunities available and we are looking for RMO’s to start with us in 2023. To apply, just follow our easy application instructions below.

Please note: this process is for SMHS job opportunities starting in 2023. The WA Health system will publish a centralised RMO recruitment process on MedJobsWA for RMO intakes in January 2024.

Our Values guide our work in every action, and that includes recruitment and employment. We encourage Aboriginal people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ people, and people with disability to work with us.

Want to know more? We encourage you to contact Dr Barbara King or Dr Gillian Scott, Deputy Directors Clinical Services via email at  

Application instructions

Your application should include:

A cover letter of no more than three (3) pages addressing the following criteria –

  1. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, carers, colleagues and others involved in health services in order to facilitate the provision of high-quality health care.
  2. Demonstrated organisational and time management skills to provide safe, timely patient-centered care.
  3. Demonstrated participation in continuing medical education activities to maintain and upgrade knowledge and skills.
  4. Commitment to safety and quality in healthcare through awareness of safe clinical practice within own limitations, and continuous improvement of patient outcomes.

A current CV of no more than four (4) pages (which clearly demonstrates your clinical and procedural experience as a medical practitioner for >6 months in an Australian hospital or comparable hospital setting within the last 3 years.*

*comparable hospital settings are listed in the attached “Western Australia Health - comparable hospital settings” document

A one-page statement of your citizenship, or residency status – noting that visa sponsorship opportunities will be available for eligible applicants; plus

This is an “open-ended” recruitment pool, and as such the following should be noted: 

  • The recruitment 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 15/01/2024.

Apply by clicking Apply Now button 


South Metropolitan Health Service

At SMHS we deliver quality, safe and effective hospital services within a catchment area stretching 3,300 square kilometres across the southern half of Perth.

We are dedicated and committed to delivering excellent health care, every time. We set out to achieve this with a strong set of values of Care, Integrity, Respect, Excellence and Teamwork. 

Our hospital network includes:

  • Fiona Stanley Hospital
  • Fremantle Hospital
  • Rockingham General Hospital
  • Murray District Hospital
  • Peel Health Campus (transitioning to SMHS in 2024)

Our network of hospitals and community-based health services work closely with our community partners including GPs, local government and population health services to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation outcomes of our patients and clients.

The single streamlined governance structure of SMHS helps to ensure greater integration between our hospitals and health services, with better access and flow for patients within and across specialty areas.

About Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG) comprises:

  • Fiona Stanley Hospital
  • Fremantle Hospital
  • Rottnest Island Nursing Post

Fiona Stanley Hospital
Fiona Stanley Hospital is the major tertiary hospital in the south metropolitan area and offers comprehensive health care services to adults, youth and children. It has 783 beds and offers:

  • Acute, general and specialist medical and surgical services
  • Subacute services including rehabilitation and aged care
  • Comprehensive cancer services
  • State adult burns unit
  • State rehabilitation service including ventilator dependent quadriplegic service and spinal outreach service
  • State heart, lung, and bone marrow transplant service
  • Renal transplant
  • Emergency and intensive care
  • Mental health
  • Maternity, paediatric and neonatal services.


Fremantle Hospital
Providing specialist hospital services, Fremantle Hospital plays a vital role in supporting the tertiary services of Fiona Stanley Hospital and delivers specialist services including mental health, aged care, and elective surgical services in the following specialties:

  • general medicine
  • geriatric medicine, including subacute services and rehabilitation
  • general surgery
  • orthopaedics
  • plastic surgery
  • specialised hand surgery
  • ear, nose and throat (ENT)
  • gynaecological
  • dental and maxillo-facial
  • endoscopy
  • ophthalmology
  • urology
  • vascular

About Rockingham Peel Group

Rockingham Peel Group (RkPG) comprises:

  • Rockingham General Hospital
  • Murray District Hospital
  • Mandurah Community Health Centre
  • Kwinana Community Health
  • Rockingham Community Mental Health Service
  • Peel Community Mental Health Service.

Rockingham General Hospital
As a general hospital with an emergency department, it supports the following inpatient services:

  • acute and general medicine
  • geriatric medicine
  • palliative care
  • paediatrics
  • obstetric and neonatal services
  • surgical including ENT, gastroenterology, general, gynaecology, orthopaedic, plastics and paediatric (general)
  • intensive care
  • psychiatry (adult and older adult), including electroconvulsive therapy.

Murray District Hospital
As a small specialist hospital, Murray District Hospital located in Pinjarra provides aged care services, particularly to people awaiting rehabilitation and end-of-life-care. Medical care is provided by medical staff from Rockingham General Hospital and local GPs credentialed with admitting rights. Support services delivered at the hospital include medical imaging and allied health.

Community Mental Health Services (Rockingham and Peel)
These services provide a comprehensive range of services and programs for individuals, families and groups including assessments, care planning, support and education, and rehabilitation programs.

Peel Health Campus Transformation

Metropolitan Health Service - Peel Health Campus Transformation

In late 2020 the WA Government announced that full operation of PHC would transfer to SMHS from August 2024. This is an important step in providing people living in the Peel-Murray region with a range of local health care options.

Peel Health Campus (PHC) provides a suite of general hospital services including emergency, medical, surgical, maternity, aged care, rehabilitation, and oncology.

PHC offers varied, challenging and rewarding clinical prospects for RMO’s. There are extensive opportunities to be involved in critical care cases, inter-hospital transfers of critically unwell patients, toxicology cases, procedural sedation, and airway management.

PHC has established an excellent reputation in the community for its high commitment to customer service, staff satisfaction and quality improvement.

A term rotation at PHC allows you to work in Australia's TOP Tourism Town for 2023. Make the most of your time with us and explore the region's natural beauty, warm hospitality, and superb tourism experiences


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