Senior Registrar - Neonates
Salary: MP Year 1-2 $191,488 - $200,344 p.a. (inclusive of base salary, 9.5% superannuation, and professional development allowance)
Location: Nedlands/ Subiaco
Work Type: Fixed Term - Full Time
Position No: Pool Ref 00500180
Closing Date: 2021-05-03 4:00 PM
Attachments: - guide_registrar application guide_v6_endorsed 27052020.pdf
- jdf - senior registrar - neonates cg500180 april 2020.pdf
- wwc applicant advice 2017.pdf

Salary: MP Year 1-2 $191,488 - $200,344 (inclusive of base salary, 9.5% superannuation and professional development allowance)

 Please note this is for Senior Registrar (Fellow) Neonates 2021- 2022 appointments

Senior Registrar is a registered medical practitioner who is either appointed as a Senior Registrar, or a Registrar having satisfied all the requirements for admission to Fellowship of the College.

 This is a Recruitment Pool for Fixed Term Full Time appointments for 6-12 months with the possibility of extension(s).

 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.

 WA Health supports flexible working practices within the context of a quality health service. WA Health is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles.

  WA Health is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Policy.  As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position.  Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

Other Conditions:  WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.

This position is subject to a Western Australian Working With Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at: https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au 


 This is an “open-ended” recruitment pool, and as such the following should be noted:

  • The panel will monitor this recruitment pool for applications, and will assess on a regular basis.
  • Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments may be made when similar vacancies occur.

Position Profile: The successful applicants to this training position will be required to manage inpatients, outpatients and emergency patients under the supervision of Specialists in the Neonatal Department at the Perinatal Centre - King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH); the surgical centre - Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH); as well as retrieval and transport of sick newborns with the Newborn Emergency Transport Service (NETS) WA.

Area Profile: 

The Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) treats children from around Western Australia and is committed to programs that promote lifelong health in children and adolescents. CAHS is made up of Neonatology, Community Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and Perth Children’s Hospital.

The Neonatology Department consist of units based at:

  • KEMH Perinatal Centre is located at King Edward Memorial Hospital in Subiaco. This is the largest tertiary perinatal NICU in Australia, admitting over 100 neonates <28 weeks gestation annually. All complex pregnancies within Western Australia are managed by feto-maternal medicine specialists at KEMH. The unit will provide an opportunity for clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of acute neonatal problems, especially those associated with prematurity. There will also be a wealth of experience to give competence in delivery room resuscitation, ventilator management of acute respiratory diseases, continuous monitoring and nutritional support of the very preterm or very sick newborn.
  • PCH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is located on the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre site in Nedlands. The PCH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is the sole tertiary surgical NICU in Western Australia; the unit will provide exposure to and involvement in the diagnosis and management of a variety of neonatal surgical conditions and congenital anomalies. In addition, most outborn infants who require neonatal intensive care are transferred to the PCH NICU
  • NETS WA is located at PCH. Senior neonatal registrars will be involved in the retrieval and transport of sick newborns from metropolitan and regional Western Australia, some of which occur over long distances, utilising the services of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. There is also the potential for involvement in retrieval and transfer of cardiac patients to the children’s hospitals in Melbourne and Brisbane. 


For further information about CAHS and its’ services please click here and read the attachment About CAHS.

Employee Benefits: Our employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

  • Professional development opportunities and Study Leave/assistance.
  • Access to generous salary packaging arrangements.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Flexible leave arrangements.
  • Other professional and location based allowances.
  • For information on superannuation go to: http://www.treasury.wa.gov.au/Superannuation/Employees/Overview/ 

Selection Criteria:  Please see the attached Job Description Form.  

For Further Job Related Information:  We encourage you to contact the below for information regarding the relevant unit in Neonatology:

or any of the above via phone through switchboard (08) 6458 6222

Application Instructions: Applicants are requested to apply online via MedJobsWA (Please note: Applicants must have a current, valid email address in order to apply online. This email address will be used for communication with applicants). Emailed applications will not be accepted.  

If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact MedJobsWA@health.wa.gov.au

Referees: It is preferable for your referee to be a current supervisor or manager.

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED WITHOUT A CURRICULUM VITAE (CV) / RESUME WILL BE INVALID.

Applicants must provide the following documents as part of their application in order to be considered for appointment to the recruitment pool:

  1. A detailed curriculum vitae (of no more than 4 A4 pages) including the names and contact details of 2 x referees. Your CV must provide a summary of your experience in the context of the advertised vacancy.
  2. Applicants are advised to write a statement addressing Selection Criteria. Answers to these questions are a requirement for assessment against the selection criteria, considered by the panel.
  3. For overseas applicants, evidence of successful completion of the English Language Skills Test (IELTS) or equivalent as part of Medical Board requirements.

Applicant documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process.

Multiple applications will not be considered in their entirety.  Where multiple applications are uploaded, the last document to be uploaded will be the only document accepted and considered by the panel. 

Applicants are advised that selection interviews may not be required. 

Child and Adolescent Health Service will only accept applications that are lodged with the express permission of the applicant and containing all necessary information, including personal contact details. We will not accept unsolicited applications or CVs from recruitment agencies and/or search firms and we will not pay fees to any such organisation unless arranged with the provider prior to advertising a vacancy.

Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on, or after, 4:00pm will not be accepted.

CLOSING DATE: 4:00PM MONDAY 3 MAY 2021. LATE OR EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

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