District Medical Officer – Procedural - Anaesthetics

District Medical Officer – Procedural - Anaesthetics

Government of Western Australia | Karratha, WA, AU

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District Medical Officer – Procedural - Anaesthetics Salary: DMO Year 1 – 3 $466,419 - $510,583 (Inclusive of base salary, superannuation, PD allowance and 36% hospital based on call allowance) Location: Karratha Unit/Division: Pilbara -( Karratha Health Campus Work Type: Fixed Term - Full Time Position No: Pool Ref 00614258 Closing Date: 2023-08-04 4:00 PM Attachments: -
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WA Country Health Service – Karratha Health Campus is currently seeking a pool of suitably experienced District Medical Officer Procedural – Anaesthetics for a Fixed Term Full Time appointment for up to 5 years, with the possibility of extension(s).

About the Position

In this role you will be involved in providing comprehensive anaesthetic/emergency services at medical and community health services in Karratha Health Campus and surrounding remote communities. This role is a combined General Practitioners (Rural Generalist) Emergency Medicine/ Anaesthetics role. The successful applicant must have developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work within a team of dedicated medical officers who work to provide exceptional care to the West Pilbara Region.

Experience in/or commitment to public health medicine and primary health care, working in a cross-cultural environment particularly with Aboriginal people and sound understanding of remote area health service provision is desirable.

The successful candidate must hold the appropriate AHPRA registration to be able to practise independently without clinical supervision. Candidates must also be hold fellowship from the College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) or the Royal Australian College of General Practice (FRACGP). Additionally, candidates must hold a formal post graduate qualification in Anaesthetics (JCCA) and equivalent extensive experience. The successful candidate will be rostered to clinical duties in the emergency department and/or GP clinics at each hospital as well as being rostered on call as required, with an annualised on-call allowance payable for the on-call commitment shared with colleagues.

Demonstration of appropriate emergency department professional development is required by providing a record of appropriate Emergency Department skill maintenance in the last triennium of completion of at least 1 of the following and evidence of continued professional development:

ACLS (or equivalent)
APLS (or equivalent)
EMST (or equivalent)
GCCA (or equivalent)

About the Pilbara Region

The Pilbara Health Region of the WA Country Health Service covers the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. It is Western Australia's second most northern region, defined by the Indian Ocean to the west and the Northern Territory border to the east. The Kimberley region lies to its north across the Great Sandy Desert and the Pilbara's southern reaches border the Midwest and Goldfields regions.

About Karratha Health Campus

The $173 million Karratha Health Campus is the biggest investment in a public hospital ever undertaken in regional WA. It has an expanded emergency department, a new CT scanner, a brand-new surgical centre, new delivery suites and maternity wing, world-class Telehealth services, new and expanded outpatients and essential services such as child health and medical imaging, all under one roof bringing care closer to Home for the local community.

WA Country Health Service (WACHS)

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 kilometre area. The organisation comprises seven regions, with a strong network of public hospitals, health services and health centres located across rural and remote Western Australia. 

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.

Selection Criteria:  Please see the attached Job Description Form (available online at ). 

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

employer contributed superannuation into a fund of your choice. For further information . 
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

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 a quality health service. WA Health is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles.

Other Conditions: 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.

This vacancy is subject to a Western Australian Working With Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at:

Please note this recruitment process requires completion of satisfactory Pre-Employment Health Assessment (PEHA). Any offer of employment with WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is conditional on satisfactory PEHA to ensure you are able to perform the inherent requirements of the position. An unsatisfactory PEHA will result in the offer of employment being withdrawn. Please see the attached WACHS PEHA Policy for further information. Eligibility to Apply:  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), Residential Aged Care Facility Worker Access Directions (ACWD) and the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination and Vaccination Program Policy, unless the employee is exempt pursuant to the HWAD and/or ACWD.

Applicant Instructions:

Applicants MUST apply on .

Your ability to meet the work-related requirements will be assessed throughout the recruitment process. For your written application please provide the following:

A statement addressing the selection criteria on the job description form
A current resume 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.

Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on, or after, 4:00pm will not be accepted.

LATE OR EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
filler Position Title District Medical Officer – Procedural - Anaesthetics Agency WA Country Health Service Salary Location Karratha Unit/Division Pilbara -( Karratha Health Campus Branch Work Type Fixed Term - Full Time Position No. Pool Ref 00614258 Closing Date Position Title District Medical Officer – Procedural - Anaesthetics Branch Location Karratha Work Type Fixed Term - Full Time Closing Date Salary Agency Department of Health Company Information Description
WA Country Health Service – Karratha Health Campus is currently seeking a pool of suitably experienced District Medical Officer Procedural – Anaesthetics for a Fixed Term Full Time appointment for up to 5 years, with the possibility of extension(s).

About the Position

In this role you will be involved in providing comprehensive anaesthetic/emergency services at medical and community health services in Karratha Health Campus and surrounding remote communities. This role is a combined General Practitioners (Rural Generalist) Emergency Medicine/ Anaesthetics role. The successful applicant must have developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work within a team of dedicated medical officers who work to provide exceptional care to the West Pilbara Region.

Experience in/or commitment to public health medicine and primary health care, working in a cross-cultural environment particularly with Aboriginal people and sound understanding of remote area health service provision is desirable.

The successful candidate must hold the appropriate AHPRA registration to be able to practise independently without clinical supervision. Candidates must also be hold fellowship from the College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) or the Royal Australian College of General Practice (FRACGP). Additionally, candidates must hold a formal post graduate qualification in Anaesthetics (JCCA) and equivalent extensive experience. The successful candidate will be rostered to clinical duties in the emergency department and/or