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District Medical Officer - Non Procedural and Procedural

WA Country Health Service, Western Australia

The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is the largest country health system in Australia, providing health services across an area of 2.55 million square kilometres for a combined population of 454,000, almost one third of the Western Australian population.  Our services are predominantly dispersed along the coastal regions, extending inland into the rural and remote areas across to borders with the Northern Territory and South Australia.

The 7 Regional Health Networks provide a diverse range of services including emergency departments, mental health, obstetrics, surgical, medical and dialysis.  These networks operate in collaboration with a number of partners including Aboriginal health services, retrieval services and tertiary medical centres, providing additional opportunities and experiences for medical practitioners working in rural and remote areas.

District Medical Officer - Non Procedural:
The suitable candidate will demonstrate extensive relevant generalist and emergency medicine skills and knowledge and/or hold post graduate qualifications in Emergency Medicine. Appointment is based on skills and experience with a minimum of 12 years experience.  The successful candidate will be capable of independent practice.

District Medical Officer - Procedural:
In addition to demonstrating significant emergency department experience with primary health care knowledge and skills, the applicant must also hold a formal post-graduate qualification in Obstetrics or Anaesthetics and be able to practice without clinical supervision. 

Registration requirements
The suitable candidate will have previous experience in an Emergency Department within Australia or a recognised competent authority country (United Kingdom, Canada, United States, New Zealand and Ireland).

You must be eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia and either a Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) or Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP).  Refer to the AHPRA website:

For further information
Further information on living and working in Western Australia can be found at

To submit an expression of interest, please email your CV to