Junior doctor careers

Junior doctor careers

Applications for junior doctor careers, including interns, resident medical officers (RMOs) and registrars, at St John of God Health Care are now open.

Applications for RMO opportunities

You can also watch our RMO recruitment virtual information evening video to find out more or register your interest to hear more about our junior doctor careers.

Intern program

Our intern program gives you the opportunity to work across multiple specialty areas and gain quality clinical experience by undertaking rotations across St John of God Midland and Subiaco hospitals.

Our intern program offers outstanding teaching, training and experiences for medical interns.

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.

With four term rotations per year, you will benefit from enhanced learning experiences from leaders in their medical fields and greater access to leave.

On successful completion of our 12-month intern program, you will receive general registration at the same time as those completing a WA Health internship. In addition, you will have direct access to RMO rotation streams within St John of God Health Care hospitals.

The benefits

Working as an intern with St John of God Health Care provides:

  • Rotations in unique specialty areas
  • Great teaching, training and research opportunities
  • Access to a range of doctor welfare initiatives.

In addition, you have the added benefit of being part of a small cohort enabling individualised training, education and mentorship.

Core rotations

Core rotations are available in:

  • general medicine
  • general surgery
  • acute aged care
  • emergency medicine.

Non-core rotations

Non-core rotations are available in:

  • paediatrics
  • stroke/neurology
  • intensive care.

You can choose one non-core term as you have core terms in ED, medicine and surgery. However, you can access paediatrics and ICU as an RMO, meaning you can get these rotations in year two and beyond.

Interns working in the Emergency Department are required to undertake night shifts. Other departments will include after hours/evening shifts but not night shifts.

You can also view a sample of our intern rotations available.

GP training opportunities

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 meeting the RACGP vocational paediatric training requirements prior to commencing GP training.

In addition, we have other rotations that you can access through your time with us, including obstetrics and gynaecology (including the RANZCOG certificate and diploma), emergency medicine, intensive care, critical care, 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 offer hospital grand rounds, intern/RMO teaching programs and dedicated departmental teaching. All units deliver bedside teaching and provide opportunities to work closely with consultants.

We have 12 intern positions available in 2021 with rotations at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals and St John of God Subiaco Hospital.

Our intern positions are offered across both St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals and St John of God Subiaco Hospital.

Interns undertake the following rotations at the hospitals listed below.

St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals

  • General Surgery
  • General Medicine
  • Acute Aged Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Neurology/Stroke

St John of God Subiaco Hospital

  • Intensive Care Medicine

We can integrate research into your training. We have dedicated research offices at our hospitals and place great focus on providing research excellence.

Our pay and conditions are similar to intern positions at government-run hospitals.

We offer a great range of salary packaging benefits as a not-for-profit organisation, including mortgage, rent or living expenses and motor vehicle, which can save you thousands of dollars.

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.

We place great focus on providing a conducive environment for our caregivers. As part of this, you are allocated a mentor and access to a number of welfare initiatives and caregiver engagement activities.

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.

All intern applications are 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.

Applications for our 2021 Intern Program are now closed.

For more information email: interns@sjog.org.au

We accept applications from international students who have completed their entire medical course in Australia into our intern program.

RMO opportunities 

We have a variety of resident medical officer (RMO) programs at our Midland, Mt Lawley, Murdoch and Subiaco hospitals.

Applications for RMO opportunities

Applications for RMO opportunities at St John of God Subiaco and Murdoch hospitals and St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals (including St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital) are now open. Applications close 30 June 2020.

RMOs can also apply directly to our RMO surgery programs or RMO critical care programs at St John of God Subiaco Hospital. Applications close 30 June 2020.

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
  • A variety of RMO terms to enhance your career

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.

You can view a sample of rotation options for our RMO program. 

RMO rotations at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals

  • aged care and rehabilitation
  • cardiology and coronary care medicineemergency medicine
  • general medicine
  • general surgery
  • haematology/oncology
  • intensive care medicine
  • mental health
  • medical service improvement program
  • obstetrics and gynaecology
  • paediatrics
  • Surgical options are also available in general surgery.

RMO rotations at St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital

  • Specialised medical areas including rehabilitation and geriatrics
  • Opportunity to gain exposure to surgery and medicine through the acute medical on-call roster
  • Private and public service delivery at the one site
  • Potential opportunity to participate in the delivery of outpatient services and surgical services

RMO rotations at St John of God Murdoch Hospital

  • Respiratory Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Haematology/Oncology
  • CCU
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Upper GI Surgery
  • Urology
  • General Surgery
  • Emergency medicine (through St John of God Midland Public Hospital)
  • Obstetrics and Gyneacology (through St John of God Midland Public Hospital)
  • Nights/Leave Relief

RMO rotations at St John of God Subiaco Hospital

  • Cardiology and coronary care medicine
  • Emergency medicine secondment at St John of God Midland Public Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
  • General medicine
  • Haematology
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • Oncology
  • Palliative care
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • Surgical specialties: general, colorectal, upper GI, plastic surgery & ENT, vascular, urology and gynaecology and gynae-oncological surgery

Additionally, we offer well-established RMO prevocational programs including the Surgically Mentored Applied Practice, Research and Training (SMART) program, and Critical Care Prepartory Program.

Find out more about what is on offer at each hospital in the information below.

We offer prevocational programs for junior doctors planning a career in surgery or critical care. You’ll need to have completed your Medical Degree in Australia and have/be eligible for General Registration with AHPRA.

CCP Program (critical care) at St John of God Subiaco Hospital

Our new two year Critical Care Preparatory (CCP) program will develop your critical care experience and enable you to work closely with some of Perth’s leading critical care physicians, prior to advanced training in this field.

The benefits:

  • Work one-on-one with ICU specialists from Royal Perth and Fiona Stanley Hospitals
  • Enjoy two year job security, with guaranteed terms in intensive care
  • Opportunities for time in theatre under anaesthetic supervision
  • Fulfil eligibility criteria to become a CICM trainee
  • Receive assistance with CICM First Part exam preparation
  • Gain from unlimited research opportunities

CCP terms may include intensive care unit, emergency medicine (via St John of God Midland Hospital), infectious diseases, respiratory medicine, CCU and cardiology, medical oncology, palliative care, general medicine, plastic surgery and vascular surgery.

ED Step Up at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals

The ED Step Up program aims to assist senior RMOs both personally and professionally in their six-month term leading up to becoming a registrar.

It consists of:

  • Dedicated tutor/supervisor for each Step Up RMO
  • Fortnightly education in addition to weekly RMO or registrar teaching
  • Procedural skills logbook
  • Curriculum covering situational, leadership and communication skills relevant to a registrar
  • Access to both adult and paediatric simulation teaching
  • Access to Australian College of Education Medicine’s primary examination teaching

The benefits:

  • Rotating across multiple and varied medical and surgical units
  • Attending structured weekly medical education sessions and monthly grand rounds
  • Teaching and mentoring medical students.

We can also support you in completing the Sydney Children’s Health Program (SCHP) or the Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (DRANZCOG) through the Paediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynaecology departments respectively.

SMART Program (surgery) at St John of God Subiaco Hospital

Our two year Surgically Mentored Applied practice, Research and Training (SMART) program will prepare you for advanced surgical training.

The benefits:

  • Work one-on-one with Perth’s leading consultants
  • Enjoy two-year job security
  • Receive uninterrupted surgical training and assisting opportunities
  • Be immersed in various surgical areas and technologies
  • Opportunities for peer-reviewed publication

Surgical terms may include general surgery, colorectal surgery, upper GI surgery, plastic surgery and ENT, vascular surgery, urology, gynaecology and gynae-oncological surgery, intensive care medicine and emergency medicine.

We offer surgical registrar positions annually and many of our SMART trainees have progressed to registrar level. In addition to our links to the major public hospitals in Perth, we are also closely aligned with St John of God Midland Hospital, where a number of SMART trainees have obtained registrar positions.

Basic Physician Training

St John of God Subiaco Hospital has an established reputation in developing Basic Physician Trainees, as a long-term secondment site for Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals also offers this training through Royal Perth Hospital.

The benefits:

  • Experience working with many of Perth’s leading physicians
  • Daily one-on-one consultant supervision
  • Highly complex and varied case-load, including outpatient clinics
  • Opportunity to present a hospital Grand Round
  • Opportunities for research

GP training

St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals provides a GP training pathway ideal for those wanting to establish a career in general practice. It is endorsed and supported by Western Australian General Practice Education and Training (WAGPET).

Find out more about our GP training below.

St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals provides a GP training pathway ideal for those wanting to establish a career in general practice. It is endorsed and supported by Western Australian General Practice Education and Training (WAGPET).

We provide training tailored to meet the needs of prevocational doctors wanting to gain entry into Australian General Practice Training as well as those currently in training keen to expand their clinical knowledge and skills.

Our GP program focuses on preparing pre-vocational doctors for entry to the AGPT pathway as well as expanding your clinical knowledge and skills of GP registrars. It is designed to provide the optimal combination of mandatory rotations for community GP readiness and AGPT entry. Additionally, the required first 12 months of hospital training time (including a paediatric term) in the AGPT program can be completed at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals.

We offer a variety of rotations to help establish your career in for general practice, including paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, emergency medicine, psychiatry, internal medicine, geriatrics and other surgical specialties. 

Our GP program includes the option to complete extended skills (six months for RACGP trainees) in emergency, paediatrics, general medicine and obstetrics and gynaecology.

Advanced skills placements

Advanced skills placements (12 months training for ACCRM trainees) are available in:

  • Emergency medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Mental health 
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Paediatrics

Our intern program includes the option of a paediatric term, which may be counted towards GP training time. We can also support you in completing the Sydney Children’s Health Program (SCHP) or the Certificate of Women’s Health or Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (DRANZCOG) through the Paediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynaecology departments at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals respectively.

The benefits

  • Flexible work arrangements to maintain a healthy work-life balance
  • Dedicated teaching, training and research opportunities
  • Personalised learning opportunities with regular consultant supervision, supported by access to annual and professional development leave
  • Four term rotations per year, you benefit from enhanced learning experiences and greater access to leave
  • Mentorship and support from experienced and supportive specialists
  • GP registrars are offered study leave to attend WAGPET REPS workshop training and professional development activities (subject to availability)
  • Exposure to both public and private hospitals
  • A positive and supportive work culture
  • Research opportunities, including peer-reviewed publication
  • A great range of salary packaging benefits, including mortgage, rent or living expenses and motor vehicle.

How to apply

Applications are similar to the general RMO program, which is coordinated annually by the Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia (PMCWA).

Applications are now open and close 30 June 2020. Apply now.

More information

JMO Coordinator
Tel: (08) 9462 4665
Email: midland.drjobs@sjog.org.au

RMO rotations

RMO rotations are available at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals in the following specialty areas:

  • Aged Care and Rehabilitation
  • Cardiology and Coronary Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Intensive Care Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Medical Service Improvement Program
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics - Service and training positions are available for both RMOs and registrars. The unit is accredited for both basic and advanced training in general paediatrics, with basic training positions available through Perth Children's Hospital while advanced trainees can be directly employed.

Surgical options are also available in general surgery.

Prevocational program

Doctors in training learn from and build relationships with experienced consultants by:

  • Rotating across multiple and varied medical and surgical units
  • Attending structured weekly medical education sessions and monthly grand rounds
  • Teaching and mentoring medical students.

ED Step Up

The ED Step Up program aims to assist senior RMOs both personally and professionally in their six-month term leading up to becoming a registrar.

It consists of:

  • Dedicated tutor/supervisor for each Step Up RMO
  • Regular education in addition to weekly RMO or registrar teaching
  • Two-day Becoming a Registrar-ED (BAR-ED) course
  • Procedural skills logbook
  • Curriculum covering situational, leadership and communication skills relevant to a registrar
  • Access to both adult and paediatric simulation teaching
  • Access to Australian College of Education Medicine’s primary examination teaching

The benefits:

  • Rotating across multiple and varied medical and surgical units
  • Attending structured weekly medical education sessions and monthly grand rounds
  • Teaching and mentoring medical students.

We can also support you in completing the Sydney Children’s Health Program (SCHP) or the Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (DRANZCOG) through the Paediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynaecology departments respectively.

Vocational training 

General Practice Stream

Tailored to meet the needs of prevocational doctors wanting to gain entry into Australian General Practice Training and GP registrars keen on expanding their clinical knowledge and skills.

It is ideal for those wanting to establish a career in general practice and is endorsed and supported by Western Australian General Practice Education and Training.

More information

For more information, contact St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospital's dedicated JMO Coordinator.

Tel: (08) 9462 4665
Email: midland.drjobs@sjog.org.au

RMO opportunities

RMO opportunities available at St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital:

  • Specialised medical areas including rehabilitation and geriatrics
  • Opportunity to gain exposure to surgery and medicine through the acute medical on-call roster
  • Experience in both private and public service delivery at the one site
  • Potential opportunity to participate in the delivery of outpatient services and surgical services
  • Fully-funded Advanced Life Support 2 course
  • Opportunity to undertake advanced rehabilitation training through Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • The hospital has a dedicated research lead who will mentor and guide all doctors to seek peer-reviewed publications in the form of studies and case studies.

More information

For more information contact St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital's Medical Education Officer, or Director of Postgraduate Medical Education.

Medical Education Officer Hannah Torniainen
Tel: (08) 9370 9294
Email: Hannah.Torniainen@sjog.org.au

Director of Postgraduate Medical Education Dr Ian Wilson
Tel: (08) 9370 9269
Email: Ian.Wilson@sjog.org.au

RMO rotations

RMO rotations are available at St John of God Murdoch Hospital in the following specialty areas:

  • Respiratory Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Haematology/Oncology
  • CCU
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Upper GI Surgery
  • Urology
  • General Surgery
  • Emergency medicine (through St John of God Midland Public Hospital)
  • Obstetrics and Gyneacology (through St John of God Midland Public Hospital)
  • Nights/Leave Relief

Our support

  • Excellent education and professional development
  • One-on-one direct consultant supervision
  • Weekly protected tutorials including; medical/surgical, ICU and CCU
  • Brand new spacious junior medical officer (JMO) lounge
  • MURTEC – State-of-the-art comprehensive clinical training facility

More information

For more information, contact our medical services via email at MU-Medical-Services@sjog.org.au

RMO rotations

RMO rotations are available at St John of God Subiaco Hospital in the following specialty areas:

  • Cardiology and coronary care medicine
  • Emergency medicine secondment at St John of God Midland Public Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
  • General medicine
  • Haematology
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • Oncology
  • Palliative care
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • Surgical specialties: general, colorectal, upper GI, plastic surgery & ENT, vascular, urology and gynaecology and gynae-oncological surgery

Research

Many of our junior doctors engage in research and achieve peer-reviewed publication.

There are also two ongoing 12-month clinical research opportunities for senior resident medical officers - a Clinical Research Fellow: Respiratory Medicine & Oncology and Oncology Research Fellow.

Prevocational programs

We offer prevocational programs for junior doctors planning a career in surgery or critical care. You’ll need to have completed your Medical Degree in Australia and have/be eligible for General Registration with AHPRA.

CCP Program (Critical care)

Our new two year Critical Care Preparatory (CCP) program will develop your critical care experience and enable you to work closely with some of Perth’s leading critical care physicians, prior to advanced training in this field.

The benefits:

  • Work one-on-one with ICU specialists from Royal Perth and Fiona Stanley Hospitals
  • Enjoy two year job security, with guaranteed terms in intensive care
  • Opportunities for time in theatre under anaesthetic supervision
  • Fulfil eligibility criteria to become a CICM trainee
  • Receive assistance with CICM First Part exam preparation
  • Gain from unlimited research opportunities

CCP terms may include intensive care unit, emergency medicine (via St John of God Midland Hospital), infectious diseases, respiratory medicine, CCU and cardiology, medical oncology, palliative care, general medicine, plastic surgery and vascular surgery.

SMART Program (Surgery)

Our two year Surgically Mentored Applied practice, Research and Training (SMART) program will prepare you for advanced surgical training.

The benefits:

  • Work one-on-one with Perth’s leading consultants
  • Enjoy two-year job security
  • Receive uninterrupted surgical training and assisting opportunities
  • Be immersed in various surgical areas and technologies
  • Opportunities for peer-reviewed publication
  • Surgical terms may include general surgery, colorectal surgery, upper GI surgery, plastic surgery and ENT, vascular surgery, urology, gynaecology and gynae-oncological surgery, intensive care medicine and emergency medicine.

We offer surgical registrar positions annually and many of our SMART trainees have progressed to registrar level. In addition to our links to the major public hospitals in Perth, we are also closely aligned with St John of God Midland Hospital, where a number of SMART trainees have obtained registrar positions.

Vocational training

Basic Physician Training

We have an established reputation in developing Basic Physician Trainees, as a long-term secondment site for Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

The benefits:

  • Experience working with many of Perth’s leading physicians
  • Daily one-on-one consultant supervision
  • Highly complex and varied case-load, including outpatient clinics
  • Opportunity to present a hospital Grand Round
  • Opportunities for research

More information

Contact St John of God Subiaco Hospital's Medical Teaching Unit for information on our current employment opportunities for junior doctors.

Tel: (08) 9382 6090
Email: subiaco.medicalservices@sjog.org.au

 

We offer RMOs the opportunity to participate in international studies, opportunities to be principal investigators and/or participate in research and audit projects as well as support from senior clinicians experienced in research and publishing.

Your pay and conditions are similar to RMO positions at government-run hospitals in accordance with the St John of God Health Care AMA WA Agreement. 

Our standard contract lengths for RMOs are 12 months, however, there are options for six to 24 month contracts, if preferred. Please specify your preferred length of contract in your cover letter, if this is different to the standard contract length.

We also offer a great range of salary packaging benefits as a not for profit organisation, including mortgage, rent, living expenses and motor vehicles which can save you thousands of dollars.

Parking is free for caregivers at our Midland and Mt Lawley hospitals and subsidised parking is provided at our Subiaco and Murdoch hospitals. Public transport options are located close to the hospitals.

We have a focus on supporting your wellbeing as your undertake your RMO programs.

Flexible

  • Flexible work arrangements to maintain a healthy work-life balance
  • Access to annual and professional development leave
  • Exposure to both public and private hospitals

Positive

  • Regular consultant supervision
  • A positive and supportive work culture
  • Dedicated wellbeing programs

Personal

  • Longer rotations for enhanced learning experiences
  • Dedicated teaching and training
  • Mentorship and support from experienced and supportive specialists
  • Research opportunities, including peer-reviewed publication
  • Pre-vocational programs, such as CCP Program (Critical Care), ED Step Up, and Smart Program (surgery)

Community

  • Social events and staff celebrations
  • Opportunity to participate in JMO Society activities
  • Regular clinical debriefing with medical staff of all ranks, covering a range of topics from ethics to work-life balance
  • A dedicated and approachable medical administration and education team to give you the best opportunities possible and provide individualised support.

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.

For further information email: juniordoctors@sjog.org.au

All of our RMO roles are advertised online. You can register to receive alerts for new medical career opportunities.

Applications for St John of God Subiaco and Murdoch hospitals and St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals (including St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital) are now open. Applications close 30 June 2020.

RMOs can also apply directly to our RMO surgery programs or RMO critical care programs at St John of God Subiaco Hospital. Applications close 30 June 2020.

International medical graduates are welcome to apply to work with St John of God Health Care and will need to be eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia. Selected St John of God Health Care hospitals are able to provide supervision for all the core terms necessary to progress to general registration. For more information on how to meet the eligibility criteria for registration please refer to the Medical Board of Australia website.

Registrars 

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 area, such as:

  • anaesthetics
  • cardiology
  • emergency medicine
  • general medicine
  • general surgery
  • intensive care
  • obstetrics and gynaecology
  • paediatrics
  • palliative care
  • 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.

Benefits

  • A great range of salary packaging benefits, including mortgage, rent or living expenses and motor vehicle, potentially saving you thousands of dollars each year
  • Competitive remuneration in line with WA Health.
  • Free parking is available at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals and St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital, and subsidised parking available at other sites.

How to apply

Registrar applications for St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals are now open. Applications close 30 June 2020.

Registrar roles at Murdoch, Subiaco, Mt Lawley are advertised on our website.

For further information email juniordoctors@sjog.org.au

Medical careers 

To apply for staff doctor positions across our hospitals visit our careers website.

Medical and surgical specialists interested in becoming credentialed to treat patients at one of our hospitals should read our medical accreditation information.

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.