The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is the largest country health service 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 2.5 million square kilometres area. WACHS hospitals provide a variety of health care services including primary health care, emergency and hospital services, population health, mental health, indigenous health and aged care. Our dedicated and committed staff work hard to fulfil our purpose of ‘working together for a healthier country WA’, to deliver health services that support the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities in rural and remote Western Australia. WACHS consists of seven regions across WA with Central Office located in Perth.
Regional Locations: Goldfields region, Great Southern region, Kimberley region, South West region, Midwest region, Pilbara region & Wheatbelt region.
Regional Director Medical Services (RDMS)
The RDMS provides high level clinical and strategic leadership, management and governance within the region. The RDMS provides professional leadership and governance for all medical practitioners within the region with a focus on medical workforce, patient safety and quality improvement, clinical service planning, medical education and clinical research. The RDMS develops the regional health network and progresses health reform strategy.
*RDMS positions South of 26th parallel will be paid as a Consultant Year 1 – 9 as per the AMA Industrial Agreement 2016 – Schedule 1 – Table 2 – Senior Medical Practitioner – Arrangement A
*RDMS positions North of 26th parallel will be paid as a Consultant Year 1 – 6 as per the AMA Industrial Agreement 2016 – Schedule 2 – Table 2 – Senior Medical Practitioner – Arrangement A
Director Medical Services (DMS)
The DMS role provides day to day operational management of medical services at a regional hospital site or subregional area to ensure safe clinical delivery. You will ensure and support Medical Clinical Governance and participate in continuous quality improvement within the hospital / subregion. You will also provide support to the Regional Director Medical Services in implementing regional strategic directions and will establish and maintain collaborative and functional relationships with Contracted Clinical Service Providers to ensure seamless and timely clinical care
*DMS positions are only South of 26th parallel and will be paid as a Consultant Year 1 – 9 as per the AMA Industrial Agreement 2016 – Schedule 1 – Table 2 – Senior Medical Practitioner
This is an active “open-ended” recruitment pool, and as such the following should be noted:
You will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate the below key attributes:
Application Instructions: Applicants are advised to apply online via MedJobs position 11240 by providing the following documents:
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.
Enquiries are strongly encouraged and should be emailed to: WACHSDoctors.Senior@health.wa.gov.au. Include a brief description of your experience, area/s of interest, any general enquiries and a contact telephone number so that we may arrange for the most appropriate person to call you as soon as possible.
Applications closes: 13th of December, Tuesday
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