Finding a job in WA Health

Why work for WA Health?

WA Health offers medical practitioners excellent working conditions and remuneration packages.

Under these employment arrangements, doctors employed by WA Health delivering health services within the network of government funded hospitals are insured by the Western Australian Government professional indemnity insurance.

Separate industrial agreements exist for the Metropolitan Health Services and WA Country Health Service (WACHS) reflecting variations in employment and living conditions between metropolitan and country WA.

Medical job vacancies in WA Health metropolitan or country hospitals are advertised on the WA Health jobs board.

Country hospitals

Information on medical positions currently advertised by WACHS are listed on the WACHS medical vacancies (external site).

Medical practitioners working in rural and remote locations in WA generally receive subsidies and allowances in recognition of the additional expenses incurred while living in these locations.

Specific pay rates exist for towns which lie north of latitude 26 south (commonly referred to as 'north of the 26th parallel'.

Learn more about medical practitioner salaries and benefits with WACHS (external site).

Metropolitan hospitals

For information on recruitment processes at teaching hospitals in the Perth metropolitan area visit:

More information

For information about employment conditions with metropolitan hospitals visit the awards and agreements library.

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