Senior Medical Practitioner

Western Australia (AU)
20 Jun 2017
22 Sep 2017
GP, International
Emergency medicine
Career Level
Senior medical officer
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Senior Medical Practitioner
Contract Type:  Fixed Contract 
Hours: Full Time

WA Country Health Service is seeking highly motivated medical professionals for a wide range of roles within their hospitals:

  • Senior Medical Practitioners - Emergency Department
  • Senior Medical Practitioners – Emergency Department and Primary Health Care

The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is the largest country health system in Australia, providing health services across an area of 2.55 million square kilometres for a combined population of 454,000. The 7 Regional Health Networks provide a diverse range of services including emergency departments, mental health, obstetrics, surgical, medical and dialysis.  These networks operate in collaboration with a number of partners including Aboriginal health services, retrieval services and tertiary medical centres, providing additional opportunities and experiences for medical practitioners working in regional centres, and rural or remote areas.

Position profile:

The suitable candidate will demonstrate extensive relevant generalist and emergency medicine skills and knowledge and/or hold post graduate qualifications in Emergency Medicine. Appointment is based on skills and experience with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the primary health care setting, with competencies in ED.  The successful candidate will be capable of independent practice.

You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, providing a high standard of medical care to patients. Apart from a clinical role, a Senior Medical Practitioner provides leadership, training, supervision and education for Doctors in Training, in consultation with Specialists and the Regional Medical Director.

Previous experience in rural hospital setting, and an interest in remote and Aboriginal health, is highly desirable.

Registration requirements:

The suitable candidate will have previous experience in an Emergency Department within Australia or a recognised competent authority country (UK, Canada, United States, NZ and Ireland).

You must be eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia, refer to the AHPRA website: and either a Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) or Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP).

For further information:

Further information on living and working in Western Australia can be found at or contact the UK Recruitment Office on 020 7395 0575 or

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