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Women and Newborn Health Service



King Edward Memorial Hospital

Medical Positions

King Edward Memorial Hospital is the major obstetric, gynaecologic and neonatal hospital for Western Australia and manages the majority of the State's high risk patients in these areas.

2017 RMO Application Process | Positions (Reg/SR/Fellow) | KEMH General Information | NCCU

2018 Central RMO Application Process

PMCWA is the central coordinating body for Resident Medical Officer (RMO) applications across WA Health Services for prevocational doctors in 2018.

The centralised RMO application process requires a single application, providing RMO applicants with an opportunity to be considered for positions with the participating hospitals and similar vacancies.

PMCWA coordinates and works closely with the Health Services' recruitment officers who will be responsible for the recruitment of the successful applicants. The recruitment processes by which decisions are made to provide employment offers are solely the responsibility of the assessing health service or hospital.

Application Dates:

Central RMO Applications Open: Monday, 15 May 2017 12:00 noon (WST)

Central RMO Applications Close: Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 12:00 noon (WST)

How Do I Apply?

RMO Applications 2018 posterFor instructions on eligibility, how to apply and more information about the process consult the PMCWA website and the RMO Application Guide.

Please visit MedJobsWA (external site) to create a profile and submit your application.

RMO Applications 2018 poster

KEMH Positions: Registrars/Specialised Training/Fellowships

  • 500046 – Resident Medical Officer
  • 500072 – Supervised Medical Officer
  • 500056 – Registrar - Medical Education
  • 500059 – Registrar - Trainee – O&G (ITP)
  • 500066 – Obstetric Medicine Registrar
  • 500296 – Service Registrar – Obstetrics & Gynaecology – OPH
  • 500067 – Senior Registrar – Obstetrics Gynaecology


  • 500178 – Registrar - Trainee – Neonates
  • 500187 – Senior Registrar – Neonates

Applications are invited from Paediatric Registrars to rotate through the NICU at PMH and KEMH and the WA Newborn Emergency Transport Service (NETS). These are recognised FRACP training posts. Senior Registrars - Neonatal Intensive Care applications are invited from candidates with a basic medical degree which is registrable with the Medical Board of Australia as well as a higher qualification in neonatology or undertaking training towards such a qualification. These positions are recognised for advanced training in neonatology and research time and opportunity are integral to the jobs.

Fellowships - are also offered in the following sub-specialties:

  • Fellow – Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Fellow – Urogynaecology
  • Fellow – Laparoscopic
  • Fellow – Anaesthetic Fellow
  • Fellow – Anaesthetic Research
  • Fellow – Gynaecology Oncology
  • Fellow – Reproductive Endocrine Infertility

KEMH General Information:

Hospital's training facilities

King Edward Memorial Hospital is Western Australia's public tertiary obstetric, gynaecological and neonatal hospital. KEMH and its staff are dedicated to evidence-based, best-practice patient care, innovative research, education and support of health-care practitioners state-wide.

As the State's largest maternity hospital and only referral centre for complex pregnancies, KEMH oversees over 6000 births each year and provides exceptional clinical expertise to WA's most unwell expectant mothers and babies.

RMOs can rotate through the Neonatal Clinical Care Unit. The RMOs are involved in attending deliveries in labour ward and theatre to provide medical care to the newborn infant, and providing medical care to infants on the postnatal wards and in the Special Care Nurseries. WA's youngest patients, premature and sick infants, are given truly world-class care in the Hospital's 100-bed Special Care Nursery, which is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. In addition there is the opportunity to work in the 30 bed neonatal unit at the Perth Children Hospital.

WA's youngest patients, premature and sick infants, are given truly world-class care in the Hospital's 80-bed Special Care Nursery, which is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.

In addition, each year over 5,000 patients with gynaecological conditions are treated by expert staff at the forefront of women's health.

Employee Benefits:

Our employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

  • Professional development opportunities and Study Leave/assistance.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Flexible leave arrangements.
  • Other professional and location based allowances.
  • Superannuation

Location: Subiaco, King Edward Memorial Hospital for women.

Part Time Employment:

Please Note: Applicant preferences will be considered, however the offering hospital will have the option to offer any of the employment types. Applicants may prefer to be considered for Full Time, Part Time or both.

Applicants for Full Time and / or Part Time work will be required to work day, evening, night and weekend shifts and also participate in on-call rosters. Limited rotations are available for Part Time employment.

NOTE: Minimal vacancies are available for Part Time applicants.
Part Time vacancies are hospital and department specific, and will be listed where applicable as part of individual hospital vacancy information on individual hospital sites that may be accessed via the PMCWA website.

It is recommended applicants provide details on Part time requirements in application cover letter.

No part time positions are currently vacant or being recruited via the centralised RMO application process. 

If you are interested in part time please indicate this in your cover letter. Part Time arrangements will be assessed on a case by case basis and are not guaranteed.

Area Profile:

Subiaco has it all - premier fashion outlets, a vast array of restaurants and cafes and many attractions including galleries, museums and theatres. All of this can be found within an established inner city area with vibrant parks, public art and heritage buildings provide a great backdrop for a wide variety of entertainment and education. Home to WA and interstate football, Domain Stadium is a premier venue for interstate and overseas artists.

KEMH Rotations:

At KEMH your term allocation may include rotations to other Hospitals / Health Sites:

Peripheral Rotations


Registrar / ITP / Senior Registrar

KEMH: RMO Survival Guide

NCCU Department

The Neonatal Clinical Care Unit (NCCU) at WNHS is the sole tertiary neonatal clinical care unit in Western Australia. It is the biggest such unit in Australia. Working for the NCCU offers doctors many opportunities for excellent exposure to clinical and research skills development. The UWA Centre for Neonatal Research and Education ( is strongly linked to the NCCU. WNHS employs doctors at the resident, registrar and senior registrar levels to work in the NCCU.

There are 3 units within the NCCU. There is a perinatal unit at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH), a surgical unit at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) and the Neonatal Emergency Transports Services (NETSWA). The KEMH and PMH are the sole tertiary neonatal clinical care units (NCCU) in Western Australia (WA). Neurodevelopmental follow up of neonatal graduates is also undertaken by the NCCU staff. The NCCU provides intensive care for all the neonates in addition to special care for the majority infants in WA.

The KEMH unit has 30 intensive care (Level 6) beds and 70 special care (20 level 5 and 50 level 4) beds. The PMH unit has 15 intensive care beds and 10 special care nursery beds. There are approximately 6,000 deliveries per year at KEMH. There are approximately 2,500 admissions to the KEMH unit each year (with over 300 born at 32 weeks gestation or less), most of which are born at KEMH. PMH has approximately 700 admissions per year. There are approximately 1,100 transports (road and fixed wing) through the NETSWA service ( each year.


These courses are offered through UWA and taught at the NCCU:

The NCCU is accredited for advanced training in Perinatal Neonatal Medicine through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and for basic training in paediatrics as a secondment hospital.

Interested doctors are asked to email Dr Mary Sharp (Head of department KEMH NCCU) at for further information and current job vacancies. Job vacancies are advertised annually around April each year ( for the following calendar year and applicants are strongly encouraged to register their interest through this process. In addition there may well be vacancies at other times of the year so enquiries are always welcome.

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