For Junior Doctors
An exciting place to work!
As the major hospital for Perth’s northern corridor – one of the fastest growing regions of Australia - Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) is an exciting place to work. JHC offers specialist services for the entire family from pregnancy and birth through to old age.
Owned and operated by Ramsay Health Care (RHC), the largest private hospital operator in Australia, the campus treats patients under a long standing public-private partnership agreement with the WA Government.
The hospital currently has 722 licensed beds and bays including a standalone private hospital co-located on site with 146 private beds; making it one of the biggest hospitals in Western Australia.
JHC treats more than 73,000 inpatients each year, delivers more than 4,000 babies and performs some 30,700 procedures. It has one of the busiest Emergency Departments (ED) in the country with close to 100,000 presentations annually, of which about a quarter are children.
At JHC, you’ll gain great experience across a wide range of specialties with a varied case mix, be surrounded by supportive consultants, have easy access to protected teaching time and have fun; all within a great team environment and awesome culture.
NEW! Critical Care RMO Year
Joondalup Health campus is excited to announce a new Critical Care RMO Year for Resident Medical Officers commencing in 2019. This will be an excellent experience for junior doctors interested in critical care medicine. Rotations will include:
- Intensive care
- Emergency medicine
- Coronary care unit
- Leave relief.
All doctors who will be RMOs (PGY2+) in 2019. This includes current interns who will be PGY2 and gain general registration in 2019.
To apply for the Critical Care Year at JHC you must:
- Apply via the PMCWA Centralised RMO Recruitment Pool and preference Joondalup Health Campus as number one. Applications are open from Monday 14 May 2018 (12noon AWST) to Monday 11 June 2018 (12noon AWST) via the website. The 2019 RMO positions will be advertised at www.jobs.wa.gov.au as well as MedJobsWA.
- You also need to send a separate application to firstname.lastname@example.org
The selection criteria are the same as the PMCWA Centralised RMO Recruitment Pool, with a couple of extra questions. Complete your normal RMO job application through the centralised website AND send a separate application to email@example.com answering the following questions:
- Why are you interested in critical care?
- Why should you be a successful applicant?
You will be contacted by JHC (via phone/email) with notification that you have been a successful applicant for the Critical Care RMO Year. You will also be offered a RMO position via the centralised PMCWA Centralised Recruitment Portal. You will need to accept this position at JHC in order to accept your offer in the Critical Care position.
If you are unsuccessful in your application for the Critical Care position you will be notified before the cut-off date to accept your first-round offer in the PMCWA Centralised Recruitment Pool.
As you will have placed JHC as your first preference it is likely that you will receive a general RMO job offer from us. If you decline the offer you will be placed back in the general pool.
If you accept this offer then we will identify you as having an interest in critical care. You will be sent a list of rotation preferences for 2019 from the JHC Medical Administration. We will still have many rotations in ICU, CCU and ED available for hospital residents. We will endeavour to prioritise your preferences to critical care positions.
Please email and let us know if you change your mind and no longer wish to be considered for the Critical Care RMO Year. You are still welcome to accept an offer with JHC in the general hospital RMO pool.
NEW! DRANZCOG RMO Year – Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) is excited to offer a 12-month RMO rotation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology to successful applicants who wish to undertake the Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2019.
Successful candidates will complete the 12-month rotation by spending six months at JHC and six months at King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women (KEMH).
Successful candidates will need to undertake the Diploma Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRANZCOG) training program in 2019.
Candidates will join a dynamic team of specialists, registrars and career medical officers and rotate through labour ward, antenatal clinics, theatres and the wards. A dedicated education program will be offered with opportunity for research, audit and presentation.
All doctors who will be RMOs (PGY2+) in 2019. This includes current interns who will be PGY2 in 2019.
To apply for the DRANZCOG O&G RMO positions for 2019 you must:
- Apply via the PMCWA Centralised RMO Recruitment Pool and preference Joondalup Health Campus as number one. Applications are open from Monday 14 May 2018 (12noon AWST) and close Monday 11 June 2018 (12noon AWST) via the website. 2019 RMO positions will be advertised at www.iobs.wa.gov.au as well as MedJobsWA.
- You also need to send a separate application to NeppeC@ramsayhealth.com.au
The selection criteria are the same as the PMCWA Centralised RMO Recruitment Pool, with a little bit extra. Just complete your normal RMO job application through the website PLUS you must send a separate application to NeppeC@ramsayhealth.com.au stating:
- Why you are interested in the DRANZCOG O&G RMO position.
- Why you should be a successful applicant.
You will be contacted by JHC (via phone/email) with notification that you have been a successful applicant for the DRANZCOG O&G RMO Year. You will also be offered a RMO position via the PMCWA Centralised Recruitment Portal. You need to accept this position at JHC in order to accept your offer for the DRANZCOG O&G RMO position.
If you are unsuccessful in your application for the DRANZCOG O&G RMO position, you will be notified before the cut-off date to accept your first round offer in the PMCWA Centralised Recruitment Pool.
As you will have placed JHC as your first preference, it is likely that you will receive a general RMO job offer from us. If you decline this offer, you will be placed back in the general pool. If you accept this offer then you will be identified by us as interested in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. You will be sent a list of rotation preferences for 2019 from Medical Administration. We will still have rotations in ICU, ED, paediatrics, surgery, general medicine and O&G available for our hospital residents. We will endeavour to prioritise your preferences to Obstetrics and Gynaecology positions.
Please email and let us know if you change your mind and no longer wish to be considered for the DRANZCOG O&G RMO position. You are still most welcome to accept an offer with JHC in the general hospital resident pool.
Working at Joondalup Health Campus
If you want to come to JHC as an intern, you can be seconded from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
Ramsay WA currently participates in the Commonwealth Medical Internships (CMI) for international full-fee paying medical students from an onshore medical school in Australia. This program is subject to annual review by the Commonwealth Department of Health.
Resident Medical Officers (RMOs)
Our junior doctors are offered high-quality teaching in a friendly, fast-paced general hospital environment with terms available in a range of areas. Click on the bars below to see the medical, maternity and surgical specialty areas available.
We are accredited for 12 months basic physicians training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Rotations include respiratory, cardiology, neurology and general medicine.
Cardiology - we have a team of skilled cardiologists who together provide comprehensive sub-speciality cardiology incorporating diagnostic, therapeutic and procedural services. They support the hospital’s busy ED by treating patients with diagnostic coronary angiography, interventional angioplasty and stenting (including the management of STEMIs), both diagnostic transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography, and the insertion of pacemaker and implantable defibrillators.
Emergency medicine - our ED treats close to 100,000 patients annually (including more than 20,000 children) making it one of the busiest departments in the country. It has an interesting and varied case mix and supportive consultants. We support candidates who wish to complete an emergency medicine certificate or diploma. You can also do your specialist training here. A new 10-bed Mental Health Observation Area (MHOA) has opened, enabling more tailored care for mental health patients. This custom built unit offers a more clinically appropriate low-stimulus environment.
General Medicine - the general medicine physicians work across various medical wards, including the Telemetry Care Unit and the Medical Assessment Unit (MAU). They care for a variety of patients including those with difficult, serious or unusual medical problems, and continue to see the patient until these problems have stabilised or been resolved. They may collaborate with other specialties as well as allied health departments to manage the patient in a holistic manner
Infectious Diseases – the infectious diseases services encompasses an inpatient service dealing with a wide range of conditions that require hospitalisation as well as consulting with other units for patients with infective issues.
Intensive care medicine - we have a modern nine-bed ICU and a six-bed HDU for the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions requiring sophisticated organ support and monitoring.
Neurology - our dedicated neurologists treat patients for a range of neurological problems including stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s and other degenerative diseases.
Obstetrics & Gynaecology – we have a large and diverse team of talented obstetricians and gynaecologists who together provide the full range of obstetrics, gynaecology and fertility services. Equipped with both public and private birth suites and a level 2b Neonatal Unit, we are capable of delivering babies from 32 weeks gestation. We also offer the full spectrum of gynaecology services, including emergency gynaecology services, fertility services and urodynamic studies. You also have the opportunity at JHC to complete a diploma (basic or advanced) in obstetrics & gynaecology.
Paediatrics – our skilled paediatricians provide quality care from birth through to 16 years of age treating all general paediatric conditions. The 37-bed Telethon Children’s Ward opened in 2016. We provide paediatric experience both on the ward and in our ED for GP training.
Psychiatry – our experienced psychiatrists treat adults with a wide range of mental health illnesses including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and personality disorders. Referrals to our unit come via the ED and through community mental health services. The 47-bed mental health acute care facility includes a 10-bed secure unit.
Rehabilitation & aged care – the hospital has specialists in this area and together they assess, diagnose, treat and support elderly patients and those experiencing functional decline following illness or surgery. We take an active preventative approach to ensure our patients are assessed for their risk of falls, pressure injuries and blood clots during their stay in hospital.
Respiratory - JHC treats patients for the investigation and management of a range of respiratory conditions diseases, including asthma, bronchiectasis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia and lung cancer. Our respiratory physicians provide clinical consultation, arrange appropriate tests for diagnosis including lung function testing, bronchial challenge testing, exercise oximetry and bronchoscopy.
Includes a broad ranging such as general surgery, vascular surgery, urology, plastic surgery and ENT.
Anaesthetics – the department provides a broad range of anaesthetic and perioperative services across the campus including the 12 operating theatres, day procedures unit, cardiac catheter lab, birth suites and endoscopy suites.
Ear, nose and throat surgery - with dedicated ENT specialists, we offer a range of ENT services to adults and children. Services include middle and inner ear surgery, head and neck surgery, the full range of rhinology, including extensive endoscopic sinus surgery, tonsillectomies, middle ear and mastoid surgery.
General surgery – our general surgeons are a highly skilled and well-respected group that work across a diverse scope of areas. They undertake a comprehensive range of surgical procedures including laparoscopic appendectomies, cholecystectomies, hernia repairs, and vasectomies, as well as the treatment of conditions such as diverticulitus.
Orthopaedics - our skilled and experienced orthopaedic surgeons perform a wide range of procedures, including arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement, knee,, shoulder , upper limb surgery, surgery relating to trauma, treatment of sports injuries and surgery. We treat public patients for partial knee replacements using the Stryker/MAKO robot, which is revolutionising orthopaedic surgery in Australia. Our orthopaedic service also caters for children.
Plastics and reconstructive surgery – a range of surgical services are provided for patients requiring general plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Urology - collectively our urologists offer a range of urological services, including minimally invasive surgical techniques, laser lithotripsy, laparoscopic renal surgery, urologic oncology, catheter insertion principles (including suprapubic catheter insertion).
Why choose Joondalup Health Campus
At Joondalup Health Campus you can choose a 12 or 24 month term; in addition part time options will be considered.
We pride ourselves on the excellent relationships we have built with doctors throughout the organisation. At JHC, we aim treat our staff as people first and workers second. This means we recognise that looking after you as a person with a life outside of work is as important as looking after you as a worker.
Ramsay Health Care’s motto is ‘people caring for people’ – and this extends beyond patients to how we care for each other.
Our culture is so positive that in 2016 and 2017 the Australian Medical Association (WA) Doctors-in-Training annual survey rated the campus A+ for staff morale, hospital support for doctors in training and access to leave.
Interns and Resident Medical Officers (RMOs) have two hours of protected teaching time each week provided by post graduate medical education. In addition to this each specialty has quarantined teaching time.
At JHC we realise how busy life is and so being flexible with rostering and leave is something we aim for. We were rated as the best hospital in WA for access to leave in the 2016 and 2017 AMA WA Hospital Health Check survey.
With quarantined teaching time, JHC also offers specialist training positions in general surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics, paediatrics, emergency medicine, general medicine, psychiatry, anaesthesia and intensive care. We are able to support you in meeting the paediatric and emergency medicine requirements for general practice training.
We have recently opened the new Mental Health Observation Area adjacent to the ED. Planning is underway for another expansion which will deliver more public and private beds (including mental health beds), more operating theatres, a stroke service, expanded ED and additional parking – amongst other things.
JHC is conducting ground-breaking research. Two exciting research projects underway include the landmark study, ‘ORIGINS’ and the ‘ResApp’ study.
The ‘ORIGINS’ project is the most extensive study involving pregnant women and their children since the RAINE study 25 years ago. The study will assess how early life experiences influence the child's growth and development, as well as their general health.
The ‘ResApp’ study is investigating the effectiveness of Australian-developed smartphone apps for diagnosing respiratory disease in children and adults. The apps are being developed to be used by health professionals and consumers in telehealth, emergency departments, primary practice and the home.
Joondalup Health campus is the only teaching hospital offering employees free on-site parking.
JHC is opposite beautiful Lake Joondalup and is only a five minute walk to the busy café strip with a great selection of restaurants, bars and shopping. It is also only a five minute walk to extensive shopping at Lakeside Joondalup. The HBF arena sports facility with pool and gymnasium are just located nearby.
How to apply
Joondalup Health Campus participates in the Centralised Resident Medical Officer (RMO) Applications Process on an annual basis.
For Resident Medical Officer (RMO) applications for the 2019 clinical year:
- Applications open: Monday, 14 May 2018 (12noon AWST)
- Applications close: Monday, 11 June 2018 (12noon AWST)
- More information is available here
Employment opportunities for junior doctors arise on occasion outside of the Centralised Recruitment Process, particularly in our Emergency Department at JHC.
You can apply directly to our ED department if you are interested in working as a RMO or registrar on a casual, part time or full time basis.
Please contact Tamara Deering by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put ED RMO Job 2019 in the email subject line.
Applicants who live outside of Australia must be eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia. Check your eligibility at www.ahpra.gov.au or direct your enquiry to PMCWA.RMO@health.wa.gov.au
If you have any questions about JMO terms or employment as a JMO at JHC, please email Medical Administration on email@example.com