Junior doctors careers
Intern and RMO opportunities are available at St John of God Health Care WA hospitals.
- Interns - applications open 4 May 2020 and close 4 June 2020
- RMOs - applications for St John of God Subiaco and Murdoch hospitals are now open. Applications close 30 June.
- RMOs - applications for St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals, and St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital open soon.
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Junior doctor careers
We offer opportunities for new graduates and those with more experience looking to further develop and progress their career. Our private and public hospitals provide junior doctors access to:
- flexible work arrangements to maintain a healthy work-life balance
- employee benefits including salary packaging
- dedicated teaching, training and research opportunities
- mentorship and support from experienced specialists
- information systems providing real-time data such as theatre booking information and pathology results.
We offer research positions including our clinical medicine registrar and respiratory oncology fellowship roles.For those interested in a career in research or clinical trials, we can help integrate research into your training.
Interns benefit from working across multiple specialty areas and have the opportunity to gain quality clinical experience by undertaking rotations across St John of God Midland and Subiaco hospitals.
Core rotations are available in general surgery, general medicine/acute aged care, and emergency medicine. Non-core rotations are available in paediatrics, stroke/neurology and intensive care.
We have 12 intern positions available in 2021.
View the recording of the 2021 Intern Recruitment Virtual Information Evening and find out more about the benefits of our intern program.
You can now apply for intern opportunities on the Postgraduate Medical Council of WA (PMCWA) website. Select St John of God Health Care (SJGHC) as your first preference to have the best chance of securing an internship with us.
Read our FAQs below to find out more about our intern program.
What we offer interns
As an intern at St John of God Health Care you benefit from:
- teaching, training and research opportunities
- being part of a small cohort with individualised training, education and mentorship
- access to a range of doctor welfare initiatives.
Continuing your career
On successful completion of your 12-month internship, you receive general registration at the same time as those completing a WA Health internship, and you have direct access to the resident medical officer (RMO) rotation streams within St John of God Health Care hospitals.
We have a variety of resident medical officer (RMO) programs at our hospitals.
Rotation specialty areas for RMOs in our Perth hospitals include: aged care and rehabilitation, cardiology and coronary care medicine, emergency medicine, general medicine, general surgery, haematology, intensive care medicine, mental health, medical service improvement program, obstetrics and gynaecology, oncology, orthopaedics, paediatrics, palliative care, respiratory medicine and infectious diseases.
Surgical sub-specialities are also available in general, colorectal, upper gastrointestinal, plastic, ear, nose and throat, vascular, urology, gynaecology and gynae-oncological surgery.
St John of God Midland, Mt Lawley, Murdoch and Subiaco hospitals offer RMO programs that enable junior doctors to gain clinical experience by undertaking rotations at the hospitals across a variety of specialty areas. View a sample of rotation options for this RMO program.
Well-established RMO programs are offered and include basic physician training, the Surgically Mentored Applied Practice, Research and Training (SMART) program, and Critical Care Prepartory Program. Find out more information on the Subiaco RMO program.
Applications are now open
- Applications for St John of God Subiaco and Murdoch hospitals are now open. Applications close 30 June.
- Applications for St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals, and St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital open soon.
What we offer RMOs
We offer four term rotations per year, giving you a range of enhanced learning experiences and greater access to leave.
- A positive and supportive work culture
- Personalised learning opportunities with regular consultant supervision, supported by access to annual and professional development leave
- Regular teaching, unit tutorials, journal clubs and grand rounds
- Opportunities for research, including peer-reviewed publication
Continuing your career
As an RMO, you can experience what it is like to be a doctor in our hospitals, as well as working closely with our consultants who support you as you embark on your career. Once you have completed your RMO program you are able to apply for available registrar positions.
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We offer a range of registrar positions at St John of God Midland, Mt Lawley, Murdoch and Subiaco hospitals.
Registrar positions are available across a range of specialty areas, including anaesthetics, emergency medicine, general medicine, general surgery, intensive care, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, palliative care and rehabilitation.
What we offer registrars
As a registrar at St John of God Health Care hospitals, you can expect:
- personalised teaching by experienced specialists, to provide the highest standard of patient care
- supervised research opportunities, designed for peer publication
- opportunities to work one-on-one with WA's leading consultants.
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Intern program FAQs
Find out more about our intern program for 2021.
We have 12 intern positions available at St John of God Health Care in 2021 with rotations at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals and St John of God Subiaco Hospital.
All interns will get core rotations in general surgery, emergency medicine and general medicine/acute aged care. Non-core rotations will be in paediatrics, intensive care (ICU) or neurology/stroke. The ICU term will be at St John of God Subiaco Hospital and the rest will be at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals.
We offer hospital grand rounds, intern/RMO teaching programs and dedicated departmental teaching. All units deliver bedside teaching and provide opportunities to work closely with experienced consultants.
There are many advantages to working as an intern with St John of God Health Care, including two-year contracts, rotations in unique speciality areas, great teaching, training and research opportunities and access to a range of doctor welfare initiatives. In addition, you will have the added benefit of being part of a small cohort enabling individualised training, education and mentorship.
Yes, if you complete all your terms satisfactorily then you will achieve general registration, which is the same at the State Government system (WA Health).
All intern applications run through a centralised program, coordinated by the Post Graduate Medical Council of Western Australia. You will need to select St John of God Health Care as your first preference to have the best chance to obtain an internship with us. If you don’t obtain a position with us, you will be allocated a position at another hospital within the State Government hospital system.
Your pay will be similar to intern positions at government-run hospitals.
Yes, we offer a great range of salary packaging benefits as a not-for-profit organisation, including mortgage, rent or living expenses and motor vehicle.
You will have the opportunity to access rotations in aged care and rehabilitation, cardiology and coronary care medicine, emergency medicine, general medicine, general surgery, haematology, intensive care medicine, mental health, medical service improvement program, obstetrics and gynaecology, oncology, orthopaedics, paediatrics, palliative care, respiratory medicine and infectious diseases.
On successful completion of the 12-month internship, you will have direct access to 12 to 24-month RMO rotation streams within St John of God Health Care hospitals.
We are able to offer you a head start to your GP career. The intern program includes a paediatric term, which may be considered as GP training. In addition, we have other rotations that you can access through your time with us, including paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology (including to Dip RANZCOG level), emergency medicine, psychiatry, internal medicine and many surgical specialties. Later in your time at St John of God Health Care, you can access GP advanced skills terms.
We are looking at extending the RMO program to our regional hospitals in Western Australia over the next few years. We will provide information once finalised.
Parking is free for caregivers at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals and subsidised parking is provided at St John of God Subiaco Hospital. Public transport is located close to both hospitals, including nearby train stations and bus routes.
Interns working in the Emergency Department are required to undertake night shifts. Other departments will include after hours/evening shifts but not night shifts.
We offer flexible work arrangements to enable you to maintain a healthy work-life balance. As part of this, you will be allocated a mentor and access to a number of welfare initiatives and caregiver engagement activities.
Yes, we can integrate research into your training. We have dedicated research offices at our hospitals and place great focus on providing research excellence.
To apply for staff doctor positions across our hospitals visit our careers website.
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We have a strong reputation for research excellence across a variety of areas, including oncology, maternity, paediatrics, stroke, respiratory medicine, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, platform trials and other evolving fields.
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