Pay and Benefits

Collaborating with East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS) offers gratifying experiences on both personal and professional levels, whether you're directly engaged with patients and their caregivers or serving in a supportive capacity.

Additionally, EMHS employees enjoy a fantastic range of benefits which may include, subject to the relevant industrial agreement, the following:

  • Competitive salary (salary scales are available in the relevant industrial agreement).
  • 11% employer contributed superannuation into a fund of your choice. The EMHS default superannuation fund is the Government Employees Superannuation Board (GESB) (external link).
  • Access to generous salary packaging arrangements. This includes:
    • $9,010 on items that would normally incur a FBT liability (e.g. mortgage repayments, credit card payments, health insurance, private school fees and aged care expenses). 
    • $2,650 meal and entertainment benefit.
    • For more information visit EMHS’s salary packaging providers Smartsalary (external link) or Paywise (external link).
  • Allowances include qualification allowance, medical terminology allowance, on-call allowances and shift penalties.
  • 4 weeks annual leave (5 weeks for shift workers).
  • Annual leave loading or 3.5 additional annual leave days.
  • Personal leave (including carer’s leave).
  • 13 weeks long service leave.
  • Unpaid parental leave (up to 3 years) and, for eligible employees, 14 weeks paid parental leave (in addition to the Federal Parental Leave Pay (external link)).
  • 10 non-accumulative days of family and domestic violence leave per calendar year.
  • Flexible working hours (e.g. accrued days off, time off in lieu, flexible start and finish times, 19 day month, 9 day fortnight).
  • Access to purchasing up to an additional 4 or 10 weeks purchased leave.
  • Access to the deferred salary scheme for 12 months (work for 4 years at 80% pay and take the fifth year off at 80% pay).
  • Part-time work or job share arrangements.
  • Telecommuting or home based work.
  • Breastfeeding breaks.
  • Phased retirement options.
  • Discounted Health Insurance with the following funds:
  • Staff social club.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which provides free counselling – personal and work related – for staff and family.  Our current EAP providers are:
  • Phased retirement options.
  • Royal Perth Hospital Staff Amenities Membership. Membership is only $4.00 per fortnight and allows you access to a range of benefits including:
  • Armadale Kalamunda Group’s Wellness Committee advocates for initiatives and services to assist staff improve their health and wellbeing, including:
    • Staff discounts for local gyms and fitness centres.
    • Free yoga sessions onsite.

Western Australia (WA) offers one of the best lifestyles in the world with its sunshine, endless blue skies, white sandy beaches and easy-going lifestyle. This is complemented by a first-class integrated health system that provides the opportunity to work across a wide range of clinical specialities in cosmopolitan cities or rural communities.

Families can access a wide range of sporting opportunities, recreational activities and quality schooling.  If you are looking for vibrant cafe and restaurant scenes and shopping districts or wide open spaces and spectacular scenery WA has something on offer for everyone.

Interstate and international job seekers

If you are an international job seeker, further information about visa requirements and registration can be found on the Department of Health’s international recruitment page. We strongly advise job seekers from overseas who are considering applying to review information on this page prior to submitting an application.

Last Updated: 17/01/2024