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There are procedural and non procedural positions for District Medical officers, Senior Medical officer sand Medical Practitioners, GPs without procedural experience who want to upskill will be supported to do this.

The 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.

There are positions at the following locations Broome, Port Hedland, Karratha, Carnarvon, Geraldton, Northam, Kalgoorlie Boulder, Busselton, Bunbury, Albany and Esperance. Broome, Bunbury and Albany are great locations for GPs who want to upskill because of the support available.

This is a fixed term full time (80 hours per fortnight) appointment for up to 5 years. This role requires a medical practitioner who is eligible for the specialist pathway with the College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) or the Royal Australian College of General Practice (FRACGP). Obstetrics, Anaesthetics, Surgical or Emergency department experience are beneficial but not a pre-requisite.


If Western Australia (WA) was a separate nation, it would be the world's 10th-largest, it's capital Perth is way out west in the Indian Ocean breeze under a near-permanent canopy of blue sky, there are superb beaches, global eats and booming small-bar and street-art scenes. Free from the pressures of congestion, pollution and population you would find some of the other capital cities, Perth offering all the benefits of a city with a  more relaxed pace of live. Instead of heading east for their holidays many locals travel to Bali, Maldives, Singapore and Sri Lanka.

The state's fertile southwest is a playground of white-sand coves, rampant wildflowers and lush forests abuzz with wildlife. Up north in the big-sky, red-dirt Pilbara and Kimberley you'll encounter gorgeous gorges and mesmerising waterfalls – and no one else for miles and miles. In between is 12,500km of truly spectacular coastline.


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.

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Vicki today.

vicki@headmedical.com / +44 (0) 131 240 5263

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