Medical careers

Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) is a vibrant 450 bed teaching hospital.

The hospital continues to build on its strong tradition of excellence, not only in the provision of high-quality clinical care, education and research, but also in fostering the unique RPH culture – a culture that encourages student to not only work hard and be dedicated learners, but to always support each other. This is evident in RPH's current Medical Educators, who have developed the State's first and best Junior Medical Officer wellbeing program, which has been embraced by junior medical staff.

RPH is home to quaternary-level trauma services (comprising the State Major Trauma Unit) and retains a substantial tertiary workload across most medical and surgical specialties with the Perth metropolitan area. There are prospects of exposure to almost all facets of medicine and surgery, including paediatrics and obstetrics/gynaecology. Several country rotations are available including Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital, Bunbury Regional Hospital and Hedland Health Campus.

Royal Perth Hospital – what can we offer?

  • work at a hospital with the longest established tertiary program in Western Australia
  • a site of active research engagement
  • a place where senior clinicians love to teach and bring out the best in their Junior Medical Officers
  • a place where junior doctor wellbeing is high on the agenda.

Programs and initiatives:

  • formal education programs
  • career streaming, including Basic Physician Training and Basic Surgical Program
  • opportunities for research and audit, including prospective rotations in Service Improvement
  • a robust junior doctor wellbeing program
  • mentoring programs
  • active junior doctor wellbeing program
  • work not only at Royal Perth and Bentley hospitals, but also at many other metropolitan and country sites
  • innovative ICT initiatives providing a platform for education, teaching and rostering.

Applications for 2021 are now open to Interns, Resident Medical Officers (RMO) and Registrars for Junior Medical Officer (JMO) positions at RPBG.

  • Interns
  • RMO (Years 1-3)
  • Registrars (Years 1-7)

Applicants for full time work will be required to work day, evening, night and weekend shifts and participate in on-call rosters.

Positions will be advertised on the Jobs WA website (external link).

Applicants are advised to submit online with good quality competitive applications via the MedJobsWA website (external link).

Interns

The 2021 Intern year commences on Monday 11 January 2021 and ends on Sunday 16 January 2022.

Intern Orientation from Monday 4 January to Friday 8 January 2021

Applications are now open
Applications close: Thursday 4 June 2020 (12 Noon WST)

The 2021 WA Intern position was advertised on MedJobsWA (external site).

As an RPBG Intern you will be allocated to a block matrix consisting of 10 – 12 week rotations which include a mandatory rotation of 10 weeks of core medical and core surgical term and a minimum of 8 weeks in Emergency Medicine. This will ensure the requirements for General Registration with the Medical Board of Australia are met.

Part-time positions may be available through RPBG. Please note that these are dependent on the service delivery requirements of each specialty and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. They may or may not include shift work, on-call, weekend and after-hours duties.

Please download the RPBG Medical Student Information package (PDF 7MB) for more further information.

The 2021 intern application process is being coordinated by the Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia (PMCWA). For enquiries regarding this process, please visit the PMCWA (external site).

Resident Medical Officers

The 2021 RMO year commences on Monday 11 January 2021 and ends on 10 January 2021.

Applications open: Tuesday 2 June 2020

Applications close: Tuesday 30 June 2020

RMO vacancies with RPBG are advertised on Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia website (external link) and MedJobsWA (external site).

We offer a range of career streams for RMO positions such as medical, surgical, critical care and general practice to maximise opportunities and experience in your chosen stream of interest. We also have RMO rotations suitable for those considering General Practice as a career and those enrolled with WAGPET.

For surgically inclined doctors, we have now introduced a Basic Surgical Program led by Consultant Surgeons in the Postgraduate Medical Education Department. This program provides clusters of relevant term rotations, skill workshops, guidance in research projects and mentoring which are designed to facilitate our junior doctor's career progression in the field of surgery.

For more information on our tailored streams of clinical rotations, please RMO streams brochure (PDF 1.6MB).

For medically inclined doctors, RPBG also provides the Basic Physician Training (BPT) Program which is highly regarded for its expertise in training physicians of the future. The BPT Program has consistently seen high success rates in professional examinations, with candidates invariably being amongst the best in the state and country.

Part-time positions may be available through RPBG. Please note that these are dependent on the service delivery requirements of each specialty and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. They may or may not include shift work, on-call, weekend, after-hours duties and leave relief.

The 2021 centralised RMO application process is being coordinated by the Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia (PMCWA). Find out more information about this process on the Department of Health website.

Registrars

The 2020 Registrar year commences on 20 February 2020 and ends on 21 January 2021.

  • applications for Senior Registrars and Fellows:
    • open on Friday 10 May 2019
    • close on Friday 14 June 2019
  • applications for Service and Advanced Trainee Registrars:
    • open on Friday 31 May 2019
    • close on Monday 1 July 2019

Check the application close date provided on the advertisement. Application dates may vary for specific recruitments.

Registrar vacancies are advertised on Jobs WA website (external link).

Rotations can be on site at RPBG but can include rotations at various metropolitan, outer metropolitan and regional/rural hospitals in Western Australia.

Registrar positions are available to Medical Practitioners with appropriate qualifications and experience and are eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as per Professional registration requirements.

Advanced Training positions may require an application to be submitted to the relevant college in addition to the application to the hospital. Please ensure you have checked the relevant college application requirements and closing dates.

Many registrar applications are coordinated at a single health service, but fulfil recruitment requirements for other hospitals. Please check the adverts to see which hospitals successful applicants may be appointed to.

International Medical Graduates

International Medical Graduates who are interested in working in Western Australia can find further information on the Department of Health International Medical Graduates website (external link).