Consultant Anaesthetist

Salary: MP Year 1-9 $357,247 - $454,881 p.a. (inclusive of base salary, 10% superannuation and applicable allowances).
Location: Kalgoorlie
Unit/Division: Goldfields -> Medical Services
Work Type: Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
Position No: Pool Ref 00613306
Closing Date: 2022-05-23 4:00 PM
Attachments: - applicant information package (lattice version).pdf
- consultant anaesthetist 613306 mp consultant year 1-9 oct 2020.pdf
- wachs - r5 - application form - pdf.pdf
- wachs pre-employment health assessment policy.pdf
- wwc applicant advice 2017.pdf

  This is a Recruitment Pool for Fixed Term Full Time and/or Fixed Term Part Time appointment for 5 years at various hours to be negotiated with manager and with possibility of extension(s).

We currently have 2.4 positions available. 

Kalgoorlie, a town of 30,000 people, is just short of 600km from Perth, the major referral centre for the Goldfields of Western Australia which had 61900 residents in 2013 and projected to increase to 68400 by 2023. We service Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Esperance, in addition to many, some very remote towns and Aboriginal communities, with exciting and varied cultural and medical challenges.  

Kalgoorlie is a hub for the Rural Clinical School of Western Australia, with excellent shopping, school and recreational opportunities, a gateway to explore the outback including the iconic Canning Stock Route, Gunbarrel Highway and John Holland Tracks, as well as Esperance and the southern coastline.

If you are considering a career at WACHS Goldfields please click on the link below to meet some of our wonderful staff who share their thoughts about what makes working for us in this beautiful region a rich and rewarding experience:  

WACHS Goldfields Region Video

Position Profile: An exciting opportunity is available for a Consultant Anaesthetist for our Anaesthetics Department. In this role you will provide a high standard of anaesthetic care to patients in Kalgoorlie Health Campus. You will also provide administrative leadership in combination with other Anaesthetists and take responsibility for policy development and review and provide training, supervision and education for GP Anaesthetists, Senior Medical Practitioners and Doctors in Training.

Suitable candidates must be eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA), hold fellowship with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists or equivalent. Have demonstrated experience in Specialist Anaesthetics at a senior level and contemporary knowledge of professional issues and trends in Anaesthetics. You must have highly developed communication, interpersonal, negotiation and conflict resolution skills with a commitment to clinical governance within healthcare.

Significant experience in rural and remote Anaesthetic provision and sound understanding of remote area health service provision is desirable.

Job Share: Job Share arrangements may be considered.

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 03/05/2023.

For Further Job Related Information: We encourage you to contact Dr Neill Kling on 08 9080 5802.

Employee Benefits: In addition to the great salary our employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants are requested to apply online ( 

Your application should include:

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.

If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employee Services on 13 44 77 for immediate assistance during business hours.

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


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.

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.

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

Please note this recruitment process requires completion of satisfactory Pre-Employment Health Assessment (PEHA).  Any offer of employment with WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is conditional on satisfactory PEHA to ensure you are able to perform the inherent requirements of the position. An unsatisfactory PEHA will result in the offer of employment being withdrawn.  Please see the attached WACHS PEHA Policy for further information.

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies throughout the health service. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised vacancy, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of six (6) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.  

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