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Director Medical Education – WA Country Health Service

Director Medical Education – WA Country Health Service

Company: WA Country Health Service
Location: Perth, WA
Job Type: Full-time
Job Status: Fixed Term: Full Time or Part Time
Date Posted: 02/09/2022
Job Contact:

Dr Andrew Jamieson



Employment Type: Fixed Term: Full Time or Part Time
Location: Perth, WA
Application Close Date: 26/09/2022

Where you’ll be working

A dynamic health service provider, with 68 hospitals, mental health, public health and aged care services across the breadth of country WA. https://wacountry.health.wa.gov.au 

We are quite literally at the heart of the communities we serve. Geographically, the WA Country Health Service is one of the largest health services in the world and has an ambition to be the world’s leading rural and remote healthcare provider. Our team of 10,000 dedicated staff provide services across an area of more than 2.5 million square kilometres, from Kalumburu in the Kimberley to Albany in the Great Southern.

About the Role

Seeking to appoint a highly motivated and experienced individual to join the medical leadership team in the position of Director Medical Education. Reporting to the Executive Director Medical Services (EDMS), this position provides strategic vision, direction and leadership to develop and implement the strategic plan for postgraduate medical education and training within WACHS. This role will be pivotal in developing WACHS as a leader in rural medical education and training, and expanding the training capacity and pathways across WACHS to grow our own medical workforce.

The successful applicant will be passionate about developing rural training and education, with extensive medical education experience and the ability to develop and execute strategic plans. The Director Medical Education:

  • Develops and leads the implementation of the WACHS Medical Education and Training Strategic Plan.
  • Develops and nurtures partnerships with external stakeholders including but not limited to, WA medical schools, metropolitan Health Services, Post Graduate Medical Council of WA (PMCWA) and Australian Specialist Colleges;
  • Represents WACHS on committees to advocate and advise on medical training and education requirements and development for country doctors.
  • Liaise with WACHS regional management, particularly Regional Directors and Regional Directors Medical Services, regarding postgraduate medical education and funding arrangements for junior doctor placements.
  • In collaboration with the regional Directors of Clinical Training, assist in the performance management and career development of junior doctors, including pastoral care.
  • Responsible for the operational oversight of the Medical Education Unit (MEU) including reporting, financial management, and human resource management.


About You

Applications are accepted from those with Medical Board of Australia specialist registration, including Fellows of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and/or Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and/or Australian College of Medical Administration.  The successful application will demonstrate:

  • Extensive clinical experience and demonstrated commitment to medical education.
  • Highly developed contemporary knowledge of issues and trends related to medical education.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, including reporting, negotiation, advocacy and leadership skills.
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills, with a proven ability to provide innovative thinking in identifying solutions to complex problems.


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.


More information

For Further Job Related Information: If you would like to know more about the position, responsibilities and expectations, please contact:

Dr Andrew Jamieson on 0491 217 248 or Andrew.Jamieson@health.wa.gov.au.

Application Process:

Please ensure you structure your application as follows:

  1. A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) outlining your experience and achievements aligned to this role.
  2. A covering letter (of no more than 2-3 pages) that addresses the ‘Applicant Requirements’ detailed above in this advert.
  3. Names and contact details of two (2) referees, it is preferable for one of your referees to be a current supervisor or manager.
  4. Your current COVID19 vaccination certificate.

If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact medjobswa@health.wa.gov.au

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.

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.

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other “similar” vacancies throughout the health service. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised vacancy, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of twelve (12) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.

Application Instructions:  Applicants are requested to apply online via Medjobs WA – Ref 11549.

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


Applications close Monday 26/09/2022

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