Work for us at South Metropolitan Health Service

A female speech pathologist seated at a table

The South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) is a health service with a clear vision and plan.

Our staff recognise no matter what role they have, they are contributing to enhancing our community’s health care.

We value the contribution of every member of the team and encourage integration across professions, sites and services.

Why work for SMHS?

A group of male and female health professionals that work at Fiona Stanley Hospital stand by a window in a hospital room.

SMHS hospitals provide state-of-the-art health services and rewarding employment opportunities in an environment which values work-life balance.

SMHS provides a supportive work environment and generous employment conditions, as well as numerous benefits such as:

  • rewarding and challenging work roles 
  • professional working environment and culture 
  • strong teamwork focus 
  • career opportunities in specialty and acute care, as well as a diverse array of general medical services 
  • leadership and professional development programs 
  • access to education, training and research opportunities 
  • a culturally diverse workforce and a commitment to equitable employment and work practices.

Find more information in Working with us (PDF 870KB), or download the image free version of this PDF (194KB).

Job opportunities at all SMHS sites are advertised on the WA Health Jobs board (external site), where you can register to receive a job alert email (external site) to be notified when relevant jobs are advertised.

International recruitment

Information for overseas professionals, including registration, sponsorship and immigration is available for:

Learn more about living and working in WA.

Find out why Western Australia is a great place to live, work and play (external site).

Careers and graduate programs

Visit WA Health Careers (external site) for information about the diverse range of occupations available in health and the education/training requirements.

Graduate opportunities are available in corporate, nursing and medical groups.

Mental Health Graduate Program for Registered Nurses

The Registered Nurse Graduate program offers a 12-month program in mental health nursing in partnership with Notre Dame University. Recruitment into this program is through the SMHS MH option via GradConnect, the WA Department of Health’s centralised graduate recruitment website.

During the program, graduates will have the opportunity to work across a wide range of practice settings, gaining a broad range of clinical experience, and be provided with regular and ongoing clinical support, through site-based preceptorship model.

Read more about the program (PDF 244KB).

Aboriginal employment

A group of male and female Fiona Stanley Hospital Aboriginal Health Liaison Officers

SMHS is committed to ensuring that our health services are delivered by people who are representative of the communities we serve.

SMHS is strongly committed to increasing employment opportunities for Aboriginal people and strongly encourage job applications from Aboriginal people.

Aboriginal employees bring diverse knowledge, skills and understanding of their histories, traditions and culture to the health service. Increasing the employment of Aboriginal people in SMHS sites will offer the opportunity to deliver better services and health outcomes for Aboriginal patients and families. It will also provide employment and social, cultural and economic opportunities for local Aboriginal people.

Our Aboriginal Employment Action Plan (PDF 637KB) outlines key strategies for achieving our target of increasing the number of Aboriginal people employed across SMHS.

Diversity and equal opportunity

WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

For more information read the Operational Directive OD 0649/16 WA Health Equity and Diversity Strategy 2015-2020 (external site)