RMO Application Process

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Centralised Resident Medical Officer application process

PMCWA coordinates the annual prevocational doctor recruitment process for Resident Medical Officer (RMO) positions across Western Australian Health Services.

Application dates

Open: Monday 15 May 2017, 12:00 noon (WST)
Close: Wednesday 14 June 2017, 12:00 noon (WST)

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through the MedJobsWA (external site) system. Candidates complete one application and have the opportunity to be considered for positions with the participating hospitals and similar vacancies. Applications are allocated to health services for merit-based assessment, according to applicant preferences. Suitable applicants are appointed to a recruitment pool. Selection to the pool may result in being recommended for a position with Health services and hospitals, however an appointment is not guaranteed. The process is extremely competitive and attracts a large number of highly qualified and experienced applicants each year.

Applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application. Applicants are advised whether:

  • Recommended for appointment to the pool
  • Unsuccessful in their application
  • Recommended for a position

All RMOs will be required to work day, evening, night and weekend shifts and also participate in on-call rosters. RMOs must to be self-sufficient in transport to rotation locations.

Information about the RMO position, duties, selection criteria and prerequisites are in the Job Description Form attached with each vacancy advertised.
An RMO Application Guide and FAQ's document will be made available prior to applications opening. 

Overseas applicants

PMCWA is not responsible for facilitating the entry of medical practitioners to Australia (permanent or temporary) or obtaining registration to practice medicine.

For information on immigration, medical qualifications and registration please visit International medical graduates in Western Australia.

Part Time Employment

Some hospitals and health services have part time vacancies. While applicant preferences are considered, due to the small number of part time positions, hospitals may also offer full time positions.

It is recommended you provide details on part time requirements in your application cover letter.

Participating Hospitals and Health Services

These health services and hospitals will undertake the selection and recruitment process based on the applicant’s preferences and merit. Follow the link for information on the hospitals including part time opportunities. Participating hospitals and health services may rotate RMOs to other placement health services.

The participating hospitals and placement health services are:

Employing Health Service Placement Health Services 
Fiona Stanley Hospital (external site)
  • Fremantle Hospital
  • Rockingham General Hospital
  • St John of God Murdoch Hospital
King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) (external site)
  • Bunbury Regional Hospital
  • Fiona Stanley Hospital
  • Joondalup Health Campus
  • Osborne Park Hospital
  • Rockingham Hospital
Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) (external site)
  • Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital
  • King Edward Memorial Hospital
  • St John of God Midland Public Hospital
Royal Perth Hospital (external site)
  • Armadale Hospital
  • Bentley Hospital
  • Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital
  • Mount Hospital
  • St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital
  • St John of God Midland Public Hospital
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (external site)
  • Port Hedland Health Campus
  • Hollywood Private Hospital
  • Joondalup Health Campus
  • Osborne Park Hospital
  • Nickol Bay Hospital
  • St John of God Subiaco Hospital
WA Country Health Services (external site)
  • Albany Health Campus
  • Broome Regional Hospital
  • Bunbury Regional Hospital
  • Geraldton Regional Hospital
Joondalup Health Campus (external site)


Please Note: The recruitment process, upon which decisions are made to make an employment offer, is solely the responsibility of the assessing health service or hospital. PMCWA facilitates the central allocation of applications to the health services or hospitals.

2017 RMO term dates

2017 RMO Term Dates

Term Start Date End Date Duration
Term 1 16 January 2017 26 March 2017 10 Weeks
Term 2 27 March 2017 11 June 2017 11 Weeks
Term 3 12 June 2017 20 August 2017 10 Weeks
Term 4 21 August 2017 29 October 2017 10 Weeks
Term 5 30 October 2017 14 January 2018 11 Weeks

Please Note: The number of terms may differ between hospitals. Please refer to individual hospitals for details.

For further enquiries, please send an email to PMCWA.RMO@health.wa.gov.au

2018 RMO term dates

2018 RMO Term Dates

Term Start Date End Date Duration
Term 1 15 January 2018 25 March 2018 10 Weeks
Term 2 26 March 2018 10 June 2018 11 Weeks
Term 3 11 June 2018 19 August 2018 10 Weeks
Term 4 20 August 2018 28 October 2018 10 Weeks
Term 5 29 October 2018 13 January 2019 11 Weeks

Please Note: The number of terms may differ between hospitals. Please refer to individual hospitals for details.

For further enquiries, please send an email to PMCWA.RMO@health.wa.gov.au