Joondalup Health Campus
Part of Ramsay Health Care

For Medical Students

Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) is an exciting place to work.

JHC is a general hospital in Perth's northern suburbs that offers a comprehensive range of medical and surgical services, including emergency, intensive care, maternity, neonatal and paediatric services, a stroke unit, and one of the largest mental health facilities in the state.

JHC is managed by Australia's largest private hospital operator, Ramsay Health Care, and has a long-standing public-private partnership agreement with the State Government.

The future couldn't be brighter for JHC as the hospital works towards broadening and strengthening the current clinical services with a forward focus on medical and surgical sub-specialities.

At JHC, you'll gain great experience across a wide range of specialties with a varied case mix. You'll be surrounded by supportive consultants with easily accessed, protected teaching time. You will also have fun within a great team environment and fantastic culture.


JHC directly employs a select group of interns through the state pool, and we are the only hospital in Western Australia that employs interns via the private health stream. Interns can also be seconded from Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital.


Our junior doctors are offered high-quality teaching in a friendly, fast-paced general hospital environment.

Doctors are valued

We pride ourselves on our excellent relationships with doctors throughout the organisation. 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.

Clinical Support

JHC provides extensive clinical support for our doctors. We have clinical documentation specialists who assist with discharge summaries, a vascular access service, and clinical care navigators who guide junior doctors through hospital procedures and systems.

Specialty training pathways

With quarantined teaching time, JHC also offers specialist training positions in general surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics, paediatrics, emergency medicine, general medicine, psychiatry, anaesthesia, intensive care, DRAC, neurology, infectious diseases, palliative care, urology, and ENT. We can also help you meet the paediatric and emergency medicine requirements for general practice training.

Access to protected teaching time

Interns and RMOs have two hours of protected teaching time each week provided by Postgraduate Medical Education. In addition to this, each specialty has quarantined departmental teaching time.


JHC has more than 110 research projects underway, including 19 clinical trials in areas diverse as oncology, physiotherapy, orthopaedics and vascular surgery.

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JHC provides employees with free onsite parking.

Culture, flexibility, and Ramsay benefits

We understand work-life balance and the importance of reward and remuneration. Direct employed JHC Interns and JMOs are entitled to:

  • We guarantee rotations will meet the requirements necessary for general registration.
  • Accommodation and travel are paid for during your rural term.
  • Supportive Postgraduate Medical Education – we look after our interns and provide education, support, mentoring and more.
  • Doctor well-being program and a 24-hour hotline where you can speak to an experienced professional anytime.
  • We offer subsidised meals, free parking and an onsite childcare facility.
  • Interns receive a one-week orientation with upskilling, including procedural practical skills.
  • Access to Ramsay National employee benefits programs.

We're getting bigger!

Almost half a billion dollars is being spent to deliver additional beds, theatres and services across our public and private hospitals to increase capacity and expand our services. This includes $269.4 million in State and Australian government funding for our public expansion due for completion in 2025 and $190 million of Ramsay Health Care funding for the private expansion due to open in 2026.

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JHC has a comprehensive range of services in medical, surgical and maternity, including:

  • Aged care and rehabilitation
  • Anaesthetics
  • Bariatric surgery (State-wide service)
  • Breast surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Emergency medicine (including paediatrics)
  • Gastroenterology
  • General medicine
  • Gynaecology
  • Haematology
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • Neonatology
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatric medicine and surgery
  • Pain management
  • Palliative care
  • Peritonectomy (State-wide service)
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Spinal surgery
  • Stroke Unit
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular
Anaesthetics: The anaesthetic team cares for more than 20,000 public patients in theatres, endoscopy suites, the catheterisation laboratory and birth suites. Both interns and RMOs enjoy rotations in anaesthesia.
Cardiology: We have a team of highly skilled cardiologists who provide comprehensive sub-specialty cardiology services that incorporate diagnostic, therapeutic, and procedural services, including echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography, pacemakers and implantable defibrillators.
Emergency medicine: Our ED treats nearly 100,000 patients annually, making it one of the busiest EDs 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 part of your specialist training here.
Ear, nose and throat surgery: With dedicated ENT specialists, we offer the full range of ENT services to adults and children. Services include middle and inner ear surgery, head and neck surgery, and the full range of rhinology, including extensive endoscopic sinus surgery, tonsillectomies, middle ear and mastoid surgery.
Gastroenterology: The gastroenterology team is not currently recruiting junior doctors. However, if you are interested in this area, please express your interest to the PGME team. We anticipate that positions will become available in 2025.
General Medicine: We are accredited for 24 months of basic physician training with the Royal Australian College of Physicians. Rotations include respiratory, cardiology, neurology and general medicine.
General Surgery: JHC has a team of ten general surgeons who provide a broad range of surgeries, including emergency services. Procedures include bariatric, colorectal, upper gastrointestinal, endocrine, liver surgeries, and endoscopy.
Infectious Diseases: The team provides comprehensive consult services to both the hospital and the Hospital in the Home service (HITH). RMO and advanced trainee registrar opportunities are available.
Intensive care medicine: We have a nine-bed ICU and a six-bed HDU for the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions requiring organ support and monitoring.
Neurology: Our dedicated neurologists treat patients for a wide range of neurological problems, including stroke, neuroimmunological, and other degenerative diseases. We have JMO and advanced trainee opportunities on the team.
Obstetrics & Gynaecology: We have a large and diverse team of talented Obstetricians and Gynaecologists who provide the full range of obstetrics, gynaecology and fertility services. You also have the opportunity at JHC to complete a diploma (basic or advanced) in obstetrics & gynaecology.
Orthopaedics: Our highly skilled and experienced orthopedic surgeons perform a wide range of procedures, including arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement, knee surgery, shoulder surgery, trauma-related surgery, and treatment of sports injuries.
Paediatrics: Our paediatricians provide quality care from birth to 16 years of age, treating all general paediatric conditions. We provide paediatric experience both on the ward and in our ED for GP training.
Palliative Care The Palliative Care team at Joondalup Health Campus provides comprehensive end-of-life care to patients.
Plastics: The JHC plastics team is one of the busiest in the hospital; they are passionate about providing the best possible outcomes. RMO terms are available.
Psychiatry: The Mental Health Service provides a comprehensive assessment and treatment service for patients experiencing mental illness. For patients requiring inpatient admission, our world-class 102-bed facility offers acute inpatient care for public patients in a comfortable environment.
Rehabilitation & aged care: Our hospital has specialists who, together with a strong allied health team, assess, diagnose, treat and support elderly patients and those experiencing functional decline following illness or surgery.
Respiratory: JHC treats patients with sleep disorders and general respiratory diseases, including asthma, pneumonia, smoking-related lung disease and lung cancer.
Urology: Collectively, our urologists offer a range of services, including minimally invasive surgical techniques, laser lithotripsy, laparoscopic renal surgery, and urologic oncology.
Vascular: JHC's vascular surgeons treat a range of abnormalities in the blood vessels. Vascular surgery is increasingly performed via minimally invasive procedures in our cath lab.

For more information about intern and JMO opportunities, contact:

Postgraduate Medical Education: or visit the Medical Education page.

Or get in touch with Medical Administration:

For Interns 2020


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