District Medical Officer - WA - Salary £197,331 to £247,444 - S-342

District Medical Officer - WA - Salary £197,331 to £247,444 - S-342

15 Sep
Head Medical
Western Australia

15 Sep

Head Medical

Western Australia

Our client 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. Services are predominantly dispersed along the coastal regions, extending inland into the rural and remote areas across to borders with the Northern Territory and South Australia.

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 rural and remote areas.


This is a fixed term full time (80 hours per fortnight) appointment for up to 5 years.This role requires a medical practitioner who holds the College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) or Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice (FRACGP). Candidates must practise without clinical supervision. The successful applicant must demonstrate significant emergency department experience, with additional primary health care knowledge and skills.

The position provides clinical service to the hospital of the Kimberley as well as outreach clinics in surrounding remote communities. This position reports to and is supported by the Senior Medical Officer at each site. 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 to a 1:3 on call roster.


With a balmy climate, breathtaking scenery, unique flora and fauna and a great variety of adventure and cultural experiences, the Kimberley offers a fantastic lifestyle which is family based and supportive.

Fitzroy Crossing lies on the edge of a 350 million year old Devonian Reef, by the banks of the Fitzroy River. The hospital provideshigh-quality and indigenous health services from modern amenities offering a 12 bed facility.

Halls Creek lies on the edge of the Great Sandy and Tanami Desert and offers a genuine insight into the Kimberley outback.Halls Creek Hospital has eight acute beds, plus four boarder beds and one palliative care bed. Medical staff provides visiting services weekly to the communities of Balgo, Yiyili and Mulan.

Kununurra Located 37km from the border of the Northern Territory, Kununurra District Hospital is primarily a GP/DMO operated service offering 32 in-patient beds. The hospital staff provides clinics and telephone support at Wyndham and Halls Creek Hospitals, Warman and Kalumburu communities.

Wyndham is Australia’s most northern town, 105km northwest of Kununurra. The hospital is a five inpatient facility and services the small population of 900.

Derby is the main access point to Gibb River Road which is home to spectacular gorges. It has a friendly, easy-going outback character. Derby Health Service supports 22 acute care beds plus an extra 4 beds in maternity.


Remuneration: MP Year 1-6 $373,717p.a - $468,628p.a.

In addition (in line with operational requirements), shift penalties apply for working 1 in 3 weekends; rental and travel subsidies apply;gratuity payment equivalent to 12 weeks salary after the first 3 years of continuous service and after each subsequent year a lump sum equivalent to four weeks salary is paid; 9.5% employer contributed superannuation; access to salary packaging up to $19,000 pa, professional development opportunities and study leave/assistance, and flexible leave arrangements apply to this position.

What Head Medical can do for you…

Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK’s specialist in international medical recruitment and we’ve helped many Doctors relocate since we first started out in 2008 (you can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page). We know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location.

Once we have secured a job for you, we’ll manage the Medical Registration and Visa application process, and support you (and your family) with the relocation itself.

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