At King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) our staff are provided with the opportunity to utilise some of the newest medical technologies available, while working in an innovative and stimulating environment.

As Western Australia’s tertiary women’s and newborns hospital, we deliver specialist health services of the highest international standard in a friendly and supportive setting.

We offer a comprehensive range of obstetric, gynaecological/gynae-oncological and neonatal clinical services and provide excellent educational and skill development opportunities for doctors of all levels (excluding interns).

A wide range of placements are available for resident medical officers, Doctor-In-Training (DiT) wishing to gain experience in and or specialise in O&G and or Neonates.

Note: This page will be frequently updated to reflect accurate recruitment and training opportunities available at KEMH.

Resident medical officers (RMO)

RMO application dates for the 2019 clinical year (14 January 2019 to12 January 2020) are:

  • Applications open: Monday 14 May 2018 
  • Applications close: Monday 11 June 2018 
RMO vacancies with KEMH are advertised on MedJobsWA (external site).

RMO positions are available to medical practitioners who have completed their internship or overseas equivalent and are eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as per the professional registration requirements outlined below.

The positions available at KEMH and our rotational locations include, but are not limited to:

  • Site: Clinics, Emergency, Labour Ward, Leave Relief, Neonates, Oncology, Psychological Medicine, Team based ward jobs specialising in gynae or obstetrics.
  • Peripheral: Albany, Bunbury, Fiona Stanley, Joondalup, Kalgoorlie, OPH, Rockingham 

Limited part-time positions may be available through KEMH. Please note that these are dependent on the service delivery requirements of each specialty and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. They may or may not include shift work, on-call, weekend, after-hours duties and leave relief.

The 2019 centralised RMO application process is being coordinated by the Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia (PMCWA). Find more information about this process (external site).   

Registrars – Applying for training

Each year applications are invited from suitably qualified medical graduates for entry to the specialist training program. Application dates and times for 2018 year are detailed below.

Please be advised that applicants must apply to both the college and the Health Service.  The Health Service advert for this will be on MedJobsWA (external site) and College applications will be taken on the RANZCOG website.

Australia  Activity  New Zealand 
Friday 20 April*
 Online applications open
Friday 23 February*

Friday 18 May^
 Online applications close
Thursday 29 March^

Wednesday 6 June

 Situational Judgement Testing

Tuesday 29 &
Wednesday 30 May

Friday 15 June*

 Closing date for reference reports
Friday 27 April
Friday 29 June*
 Due date for notification of change of preferences

Monday 28 May

Friday 20 July*
 Notification of offer of interview & unsuccessful application
Friday 18 May*

Monday 23 July

 Due date for confirmation of acceptance of interview offer
Monday 21 May*

Friday 10 August
Tuesday 29 &
Wednesday 30 May
Wednesday 22 August*- Phase 1
Friday 24 August* - Phase 2
 Offer of positions
Friday 8 June*
Friday 24 August* - Phase 1
Monday 27 August* - Phase 2
 Due date for confirmation of acceptance of position offer
Monday 11 June*
Wednesday 29 August onwards
 Local arrangements & ITP preference matching

* 5:00pm Melbourne time
^ Midday Melbourne time
Timeline subject to change.
* Check the application close date provided on the advertisement. Application dates may vary for specific recruitments.

Rotations can be on site at KEMH but can include rotations at various metropolitan, outer metropolitan and regional/rural hospitals in Western Australia.

Registrar positions are available to Medical Practitioners with appropriate qualifications and experience and are eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as per Professional registration requirements.

Advanced Training positions may require an application to be submitted to the relevant college in addition to the application to the hospital. Please ensure you have checked the relevant college application requirements and closing dates.

Many registrar applications are coordinated at a single health service, but fulfil recruitment requirements for other hospitals. Please check the adverts to see which hospitals successful applicants may be appointed to. 

Professional registration requirements

All doctors must be registered with the Medical Board of Australia (external site) division of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Find information for overseas qualified doctors interested in working in Western Australia (external site).

To be eligible for registration as a medical practitioner in Australia you must have:


appropriate requirements to meet one of the Australian Medical Council assessment pathways (external site):

  • Standard Pathway
  • Competent Authority Pathway
  • Specialist/Short-Term training.
The terms and conditions of service for all medical practitioners are in accordance with the WA Health System – Medical Practitioners – AMA Industrial Agreement 2016 (external site).

For more information on recruitment and positions at KEMH, please email Medical Workforce.

For information on training and education available at KEMH, please email the Post Graduate Medical Education Unit.