RMO Application Process

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Centralised Resident Medical Officer application process

PMCWA coordinates the annual prevocational doctor recruitment process for Resident Medical Officer (RMO) positions across Western Australian Health Services.

2017 centralised Intern and RMO recruitment update

Intern and RMO applications for 2017 are now closed. Applications have been assessed for suitability. The offer process has commenced for interns. RMO offers will commence in late July for specialist hospitals. General hospital RMO offers will commence in August.

Application dates

RMO applications for the 2017 clinical year have now closed. To receive notifications of vacancies (at the conclusion of the centralised recruitment process) please visit MedJobsWA (external site),  create a profile and select your preferred job categories. You will receive an automatic notice when a new position is advertised.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through the MedJobsWA (external site) system. Candidates complete one application and have the opportunity to be considered for positions with the participating hospitals and similar vacancies. Applications are allocated to health services for merit-based assessment, according to applicant preferences. Suitable applicants are appointed to a recruitment pool. Selection to the pool may result in being recommended for a position with Health services and hospitals, however an appointment is not guaranteed. The process is extremely competitive and attracts a large number of highly qualified and experienced applicants each year.

Applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application. Applicants are advised whether:

  • Recommended for appointment to the pool
  • Unsuccessful in their application
  • Recommended for a position

All RMOs will be required to work day, evening, night and weekend shifts and also participate in on-call rosters. RMOs must to be self-sufficient in transport to rotation locations.

Information about the RMO position, duties, selection criteria and prerequisites are in the Job Description Form attached with each vacancy advertised. Please read the RMO Application Guide and FAQs (PDF 527KB) for assistance with completing your application.

Overseas applicants

PMCWA is not responsible for facilitating the entry of medical practitioners to Australia (permanent or temporary) or obtaining registration to practice medicine.

For information on immigration, medical qualifications and registration please visit International medical graduates in Western Australia.

Part Time Employment

Some hospitals and health services have part time vacancies. While applicant preferences are considered, due to the small number of part time positions, hospitals may also offer full time positions.

It is recommended you provide details on part time requirements in your application cover letter.

Participating Hospitals and Health Services

These health services and hospitals will undertake the selection and recruitment process based on the applicant’s preferences and merit. Follow the link for information on the hospitals including part time opportunities. Participating hospitals and health services may rotate RMOs to other placement health services.

The participating hospitals and placement health services are:

Employing Health Service Placement Health Services 
Fiona Stanley Hospital (external site)
  • Fremantle Hospital
  • Rockingham General Hospital
  • St John of God Murdoch Hospital
King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) (external site)
  • Bunbury Regional Hospital
  • Fiona Stanley Hospital
  • Joondalup Health Campus
  • Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital
  • Osborne Park Hospital
  • St John of God Midland Public Hospital
Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) (external site)
  • Fiona Stanley Hospital
  • Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital
  • King Edward Memorial Hospital
  • St John of God Midland Public Hospital
Royal Perth Hospital (external site)
  • Armadale Hospital
  • Bentley Hospital
  • Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital
  • Mount Hospital
  • St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital
  • St John of God Midland Public Hospital
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (external site)
  • Port Hedland Health Campus
  • Hollywood Private Hospital
  • Joondalup Health Campus
  • Osborne Park Hospital
  • Nickol Bay Hospital
  • St John of God Subiaco Hospital
WA Country Health Services (external site)
  • Albany Health Campus
  • Broome Regional Hospital
  • Bunbury Regional Hospital
  • Geraldton Regional Hospital
  • Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital
Joondalup Health Campus (external site)
  • Hollywood Private Hospital
  • Peel Health Campus

Please Note: The recruitment process, upon which decisions are made to make an employment offer, is solely the responsibility of the assessing health service or hospital. PMCWA facilitates the central allocation of applications to the health services or hospitals.

2016 RMO term dates

2016 RMO Term Dates

Term Start Date End Date Duration
Term 1 11 January 2016 20 March 2016 10 Weeks
Term 2 21 March 2016 29 May 2016 10 Weeks
Term 3 30 May 2016 14 August 2016 11 Weeks
Term 4 15 August 2016 23 October 2016 10 Weeks
Term 5 24 October 2016 15 January 2017 12 Weeks

Please Note: The number of terms may differ between hospitals. Please refer to individual hospitals for details.

For further enquiries, please send an email to PMCWA.RMO@health.wa.gov.au

2017 RMO term dates

2017 RMO Term Dates

Term Start Date End Date Duration
Term 1 16 January 2017 26 March 2017 10 Weeks
Term 2 27 March 2017 11 June 2017 11 Weeks
Term 3 12 June 2017 20 August 2017 10 Weeks
Term 4 21 August 2017 29 October 2017 10 Weeks
Term 5 30 October 2017 14 January 2018 11 Weeks

Please Note: The number of terms may differ between hospitals. Please refer to individual hospitals for details.

For further enquiries, please send an email to PMCWA.RMO@health.wa.gov.au