Doctor careers

We offer outstanding teaching, training, research and rotational experiences to junior doctors, including interns, resident medical officers (RMOs) and registrars, and senior / consultant doctors.

Care to join us?

We offer outstanding teaching, training, research and rotational experiences to junior doctors, including interns, resident medical officers (RMOs) and registrars, and senior / consultant doctors.

Consider a future where you’re mentored by and work with experienced consultants, where there are rotations across the medical and surgical spectrum, where there is access to pre-vocational programs, and where there is even the potential to be a first assistant in theatre. Then consider the public and private opportunities at St John of God Health Care hospitals

What’s on offer

Our public and private hospitals provide ideal environments to grow as a doctor, whether you have chosen your career pathway or are seeking a range of clinical experiences.

Current opportunities 

Applications for RMOs and Registrars will be listed on our recruitment website

Intern program:

Our intern program gives you the opportunity to work across multiple specialty areas and gain high quality clinical experience by undertaking rotations across St John of God Midland, Murdoch and Subiaco Hospitals. Hear from a Monash Malaysia Medical School graduate Amirah to find out more about her experience coming to Australia to start her medical career with St John of God Health Care.

Our intern program offers outstanding teaching, training and experiences for medical interns across St John of God Midland, Murdoch and Subiaco Hospitals.

With four term rotations per year, you will benefit from enhanced learning experiences from leaders in their medical fields and greater access to leave.

On successful completion of our 12-month intern program, you will receive general registration at the same time as those completing a WA Health internship. In addition, you will have access to RMO rotation streams within St John of God Health Care hospitals.

The benefits

Working as an intern with St John of God Health Care provides:

  • Great teaching, training and research opportunities
  • Access to a range of doctor welfare initiatives
  • Small cohort, enabling individualised training, education and mentorship
  • Rotations in a range of specialty areas

 

Watch the video from our intern information evening to hear directly from our interns and senior doctors about the opportunities available.

Core rotations

Core rotations are available in:

  • general medicine
  • general surgery
  • acute aged care
  • emergency medicine.

Non-core rotations

Non-core rotations are available in:

  • intensive care
  • obstetrics and gynaecology
  • paediatrics
  • palliative care
  • stroke/neurology

You can choose one non-core term. However, you can access paediatrics and ICU terms as an RMO, meaning you can get these rotations in year two and beyond.

Interns working in the Emergency Department are required to undertake night shifts. Other departments will include after hours/evening shifts but not night shifts.

You can also view a sample of our intern rotations available.

GP training opportunities

We are able to offer you a head start to your GP career. The intern program includes a paediatric term, which may be considered as meeting the RACGP vocational paediatric training requirements prior to commencing GP training.

In addition, we have other rotations that you can access through your time with us, including obstetrics and gynaecology (including the RANZCOG certificate and diploma), emergency medicine, intensive care, critical care, psychiatry, internal medicine and many surgical specialties.

Later in your time at St John of God Health Care, you can access GP advanced skills terms.

Watch the video from our intern information evening to hear directly from our interns and senior doctors about the opportunities available with us.

We offer hospital grand rounds, intern/RMO teaching programs and dedicated departmental teaching. All units deliver bedside teaching and provide opportunities to work closely with consultants.

In 2024 our intern positions available are for rotations at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals, St John of God Murdoch Hospital and St John of God Subiaco Hospital.

All intern applications are run through a centralised program, coordinated by the Post Graduate Medical Council of Western Australia.

Our intern positions are offered across St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals, St John of God Murdoch Hospital and St John of God Subiaco Hospital.

Interns undertake the following rotations at the hospitals listed below.

St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals

  • Acute aged care
  • Emergency medicine
  • General surgery
  • General medicine
  • Neurology/Stroke
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Paediatrics

St John of God Murdoch Hospital

  • Palliative care

St John of God Subiaco Hospital

  • General surgery
  • General medicine
  • Intensive care medicine

We can integrate research into your training. We have dedicated research offices at our hospitals and place great focus on providing research excellence.

A range of benefits are available as part of St John of God Health Care’s standard employment terms. These include:

  • Competitive salary and conditions, similar to intern positions at government-run hospitals
  • Salary packaging up to $18,550 per year on mortgage and other expenses
  • Flexible work options
  • A welcoming and supportive culture
  • A dynamic and multidisciplinary team environment
  • Professional development and educational opportunities
  • Social events and caregiver celebrations
  • Free or subsidised parking, depending on location

Supporting your wellbeing

We place great focus on providing a conducive environment for our caregivers. As part of this, you are allocated a mentor and access to a number of welfare initiatives and caregiver engagement activities.

 

All intern applications are run through a centralised program, coordinated by the Post Graduate Medical Council of Western Australia.

2024 Intern recruitment 

Applications for 2024 intern positions are now closed.

For more information email: [email protected]

View the Intern recruitment information evening recording.

We accept applications from international students who have completed their entire medical course in Australia into our intern program.

Continuing your career

On successful completion of your 12-month internship, you receive general registration at the same time as those completing a WA Health internship. You will have access to 12 to 24-month resident medical officer rotation streams within St John of God Health Care hospitals.

Our RMO programs

As a RMO you will have the opportunity to access rotations in general medicine, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, surgery and critical care, including emergency, intensive care and coronary care.

We also offer country rotations for those interested in rural and remote medicine.

RMO opportunities:

A variety of RMO programs are offered at St John of God Bunbury, Midland, Mt Lawley, Murdoch and Subiaco Hospitals.

Hear from a Monash Malaysia Medical School graduate Amirah to find out more about her experience coming to Australia to start her medical career with St John of God Health Care.

We offer:

  • A variety of RMO terms to enhance your career
  • A positive and supportive work culture
  • Pre-vocational programs
  • Personalised learning opportunities with regular consultant supervision, supported by flexible professional development leave options
  • Regular teaching, unit tutorials, journal clubs and grand rounds
  • Opportunities for research, including peer-reviewed publication

 

Watch our RMO evening video to hear directly from some of our RMOs about the benefits of working with us.

Rotations are available across a variety of clinical specialties, providing individual attention to your career interests, training level and rotation preferences.

You can choose tailored terms on:

  • Aged care and rehabilitation
  • Cardiology and coronary care medicine
  • Emergency medicine
  • General surgery
  • General medicine
  • Haematology
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Mental health
  • Medical service improvement program
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatrics
  • Palliative care
  • Respiratory medicine and infectious diseases

Surgical sub-specialties are available in general, colorectal, upper gastrointestinal surgery, plastic surgery, ear, nose and throat, vascular, urology, gynaecology and gynaeoncological surgery. 

Country rotations are available for those interested in rural and remote medicine. 

You can view a sample of rotation options for our RMO program.
 
Find out more about our surgical, emergency medicine and GP training opportunities.

We offer prevocational programs for junior doctors planning a career in surgery or critical care. Doctors in training learn from and build relationships with experienced consultants by:

  • Rotating across multiple and varied medical and surgical units
  • Attending structured weekly medical education sessions and monthly grand rounds
  • Teaching and mentoring medical students.
You’ll need to have completed your Medical Degree in Australia and have/be eligible for General Registration with AHPRA.

ED Step Up at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals

The ED Step Up program aims to assist senior RMOs both personally and professionally in their six-month term leading up to becoming a registrar.

It consists of:

  • Dedicated tutor/supervisor for each Step Up RMO
  • Fortnightly education in addition to weekly RMO or registrar teaching
  • Procedural skills logbook
  • Curriculum covering situational, leadership and communication skills relevant to a registrar
  • Access to both adult and paediatric simulation teaching
  • Access to Australian College of Education Medicine’s primary examination teaching

 

The benefits:

  • Rotating across multiple and varied medical and surgical units
  • Attending structured weekly medical education sessions and monthly grand rounds
  • Teaching and mentoring medical students.

 

Find out more about our emergency medicine training.

Other programs at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals

We can also support you in completing the Sydney Children’s Health Program (SCHP) in the paediatric department or the Certificate of Women’s Health and/or the Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Basic or Advanced DRANZCOG) through the obstetrics and gynaecology departments respectively.

SMART Program (surgery) at St John of God Subiaco Hospital

Our two year Surgically Mentored Applied practice, Research and Training (SMART) program will prepare you for advanced surgical training.

The benefits:

  • Work one-on-one with Perth’s leading consultants
  • Enjoy two-year job security
  • Receive uninterrupted surgical training and assisting opportunities
  • Be immersed in various surgical areas and technologies
  • Opportunities for peer-reviewed publication

 

Surgical terms may include general surgery, colorectal surgery, upper GI surgery, plastic surgery and ENT, vascular surgery, urology, gynaecology and gynae-oncological surgery, intensive care medicine and emergency medicine.

We offer surgical registrar positions annually and many of our SMART trainees have progressed to registrar level. In addition to our links to the major public hospitals in Perth, we are also closely aligned with St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals, where a number of SMART trainees have obtained registrar positions.

Find out more about our surgical training.

St John of God Subiaco Hospital has an established reputation in developing basic physician trainees, as a long-term secondment site for Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals also offers this training through Royal Perth Hospital.

The benefits:

  • Experience working with many of Perth’s leading physicians
  • Daily one-on-one consultant supervision
  • Highly complex and varied case-load, including outpatient clinics
  • Opportunity to present a hospital grand round
  • Opportunities for research

St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals offers a comprehensive suite of rotations to complete your hospital GP training.

We provide training tailored to meet the needs of pre-vocational doctors wanting to gain entry into Australian General Practice Training as well as those currently in training keen to expand their clinical knowledge and skills.

It is designed to provide the optimal combination of mandatory rotations for community GP readiness and AGPT entry. Additionally, the required first 12 months of hospital training time (including a paediatric term) in the AGPT program can be completed at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals.

We offer a variety of rotations to help establish your career in general practice, including medical and surgical, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, emergency medicine, psychiatry, geriatrics and other surgical specialties. 

Find out more about our GP training pathway.

Extended skills placements

  • Emergency medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Paediatrics

Advanced skills placements

Advanced skills placements (12 months training for ACCRM trainees) are available in:

  • Emergency medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Mental health
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Paediatrics

 

Our intern program includes the option of a paediatric term, which may be counted towards GP training time.

How to apply

Applications are similar to the general RMO program, which is coordinated annually by the Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia (PMCWA).

Applications are currently closed.

More information

JMO Coordinator
Tel: (08) 9462 4665
Email: [email protected]

We offer term rotations across a wide variety of clinical specialties, giving individual attention to your career interests, training level and rotation preferences.

Term allocations are available for resident medical officers in:

  • Palliative care
  • General medicine 
  • Cardiology and Critical Care Unit
  • General surgery

RMO rotations

RMO rotations are available at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals in the following specialty areas:

  • Aged care and rehabilitation
  • Cardiology (St John of God Subiaco Hospital)
  • Emergency medicine
  • General medicine
  • General surgery
  • Intensive care medicine (through St John of God Subiaco Hospital)
  • Mental health
  • Medical Service Improvement Program
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatrics - service and training positions are available for both RMOs and registrars. The unit is accredited for both basic and advanced training in general paediatrics, with basic training positions available through Perth Children's Hospital while advanced trainees can be directly employed.

 

Find out more about our surgical, emergency medicine and GP training.

Prevocational and vocational programs

St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals offers the ED Step Up program and GP training.

More information

For more information, contact St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospital's dedicated JMO Coordinator.

Tel: (08) 9462 4665
Email: [email protected]

RMO rotations

RMO rotations are available at St John of God Murdoch Hospital in the following specialty areas:

  • Respiratory medicine
  • General medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Haematology/oncology
  • Critical Care Unit
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Upper GI surgery
  • Urology
  • General surgery
  • Emergency medicine (through St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals)
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology (through St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals)

 

Find out more about our surgical, emergency medicine and GP training.

Our support

  • Excellent education and professional development
  • One-on-one direct consultant supervision
  • Weekly protected tutorials including; medical/surgical, ICU and CCU
  • Brand new spacious junior medical officer (JMO) lounge
  • MURTEC – comprehensive clinical training facility

More information

For more information, contact our medical services via email at [email protected]

 

RMO rotations

RMO rotations are available at St John of God Subiaco Hospital in the following specialty areas:

  • Cardiology and coronary care medicine
  • Critical Care Unit
  • Emergency medicine (St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals)
  • General medicine
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology/oncology
  • Haematology
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Oncology
  • Palliative care
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Upper GI surgery
  • Urology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Vascular
  • Surgical specialties: general, colorectal, upper GI, plastic surgery & ENT, vascular, urology and gynaecology, and gynaecological surgery

 

Find out more about our surgical, emergency medicine and GP training.

Research

Many of our junior doctors engage in research and achieve peer-reviewed publication.

There are also two ongoing 12-month clinical research opportunities for senior resident medical officers - a Clinical Research Fellow: Respiratory Medicine & Oncology and Oncology Research Fellow.

Prevocational and vocational programs

St John of God Subiaco Hospital offers the SMART program and basic physician training. 

More information

Contact St John of God Subiaco Hospital's Medical Teaching Unit for information on our current employment opportunities for junior doctors.

Tel: (08) 9382 6090
Email: [email protected]

 

 

 

We offer RMOs the opportunity to participate in international studies, opportunities to be principal investigators and/or participate in research and audit projects as well as support from senior clinicians experienced in research and publishing.

A range of benefits are available as part of St John of God Health Care’s standard employment terms. We also have a strong focus on supporting your wellbeing as your undertake your RMO programs, with access to a number of welfare initiatives and caregiver engagement activities.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary and conditions, similar to RMO positions at government-run hospitals in accordance with the St John of God Health Care AMA WA Agreement.
  • Salary packaging up to $18,550 per year on mortgage and other expenses 
  • Exposure to both public and private hospitals
  • A welcoming and supportive culture
  • Flexible contracts – our standard contract lengths for RMOs are 12 months, however, there are options for six to 24-month contracts, if preferred. Please specify your preferred length of contract in your cover letter, if this is different to the standard contract length.
  • Flexible work options to maintain a healthy work-life balance
  • Professional development and educational opportunities
  • Access to annual and professional development leave
  • A dynamic and multidisciplinary team environment
  • Free or subsidised parking, depending on location
  • Regular consultant supervision
  • Dedicated wellbeing programs
  • Longer rotations for enhanced learning experiences
  • Social events, staff celebrations and JMO Society activities
  • Dedicated teaching and training
  • Mentorship and support from experienced and supportive specialists
  • Research opportunities, including peer-reviewed publication
  • Prevocational programs
  • Regular clinical debriefing with medical staff of all ranks, covering a range of topics from ethics to work-life balance
  • A dedicated and approachable medical administration and education team to give you the best opportunities possible and provide individualised support.

As an RMO, you can experience what it is like to be a doctor in our hospitals, as well as working closely with our consultants who support you as you embark on your career. Once you have completed your RMO program you are able to apply for available registrar positions.

For further information email: [email protected]

All of our RMO roles are advertised online via MedJobsWA.

International medical graduates are welcome to apply to work with St John of God Health Care and will need to be eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia. Selected St John of God Health Care hospitals are able to provide supervision for all the core terms necessary to progress to general registration. For more information on how to meet the eligibility criteria for registration please refer to the Medical Board of Australia website.

Registrars:

We offer a range of registrar positions at St John of God Bunbury, Midland, Mt Lawley, Murdoch and Subiaco Hospitals.

Registrar positions are available across a range of specialty areas, such as:

  • anaesthetics
  • cardiology
  • emergency medicine
  • general medicine
  • general surgery
  • intensive care
  • obstetrics and gynaecology
  • orthopaedics
  • paediatrics
  • palliative care
  • psychiatry
  • rehabilitation

Specialty registrar positions are also available via statewide training pathways. Some specialty medical terms are accredited with Royal Australasian College of Physicians suitable for basic physician trainees.

As a registrar at St John of God Health Care hospitals, you can expect:

  • personalised teaching by experienced specialists, to provide the highest standard of patient care
  • supervised research opportunities, designed for peer publication
  • opportunities to work one-on-one with WA's leading consultants
 

A range of benefits are available as part of St John of God Health Care’s standard employment terms. These include:

  • Competitive salary and conditions, in line with WA Health
  • Salary packaging up to $18,550 per year on mortgage and other expenses
  • Flexible work options
  • A welcoming and supportive culture
  • A dynamic and multidisciplinary team environment
  • Professional development and educational opportunities
  • Social events and caregiver celebrations
  • Free or subsidised parking, depending on location

For further information email [email protected]

Medical careers:

To apply for staff doctor positions across our hospitals visit our careers website.

Medical and surgical specialists interested in becoming credentialed to treat patients at one of our hospitals should read our medical accreditation information.

We have a strong reputation for research excellence across a variety of areas, including oncology, maternity, paediatrics, stroke, respiratory medicine, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, platform trials and other evolving fields.