Consultant - Paediatrician - General
Salary: MP Year 1-6 $483,820 to $574,165 p.a. (inclusive of base salary, 10% superannuation, professional development allowance & hospital based on call allowance)
Location: Karratha Health Campus & Hedland Health Campus
Unit/Division: Pilbara -> Medical
Work Type:  Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
Position No: Pool Ref 00614251
Closing Date: 2022-06-30 4:00 PM (YYYY-MM-DD)
Attachments: - 614251 cons- paediatrician - gen consultant year 1-6.pdf
- applicant information package.pdf
- peha.pdf
- wachsr5.pdf
- wwc.pdf


This is a Recruitment Pool for Fixed Term Full Time and Fixed Term Part Time appointments for up to 5 years, 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 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.
  • Appointments may be made from this pool until 30/06/2026. 

This vacancy is subject to a Western Australian Working With Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at:

Position Profile: The Medical Services Department at Karratha Health Campus and Hedland Health Campus are recruiting for a Consultant – Paediatrician to provide comprehensive clinical paediatric services. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing governance and leadership in Paediatric Medicine to promote quality health outcomes for patients of the WA Country Health Service – Pilbara.

Area Profile: The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is the largest country health system in Australia and one of the biggest in the world, providing health services to approximately half a million people, including 45,000 Aboriginal people, over a vast two and a half million square kilometre area. The organisation comprises seven regions, with a strong network of public hospitals, health services and health centres located across rural and remote Western Australia. Our core business is the provision of quality, accessible health services to country WA residents and visitors.

Employee Benefits: In addition to the great salary 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: 

Selection Criteria: Please see the attached Job Description Form. 

For Further Job Related Information: We encourage you to contact Dr Cherelle Fitzclarence (Karratha Health Campus) on 0455 900 505 or Dr Ganesan Sakarapani (Hedland Health Campus) on 0459 805 118.

If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employment Services on 1300 553 680 for immediate assistance during business hours.

Application Instructions: Applicants are requested to apply online.

Referees: Please provide the names and contact details of two Consultant level referees.

Applicants are advised to write a statement addressing the selection criteria in no more than 2-3 pages and provide a detailed curriculum vitae which summarises your experience and how you are able to meet the position requirements. These documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your documentation.

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


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