Appointments to all WA training institutions are co-ordinated by a committee with representation from all of the training institutions, the Anatomical Pathology Registrar Training Committee. Successful applicants are employed by Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and seconded to the training institutions as per the rotation roster. Placement is determined according to requests by the incumbent registrars, what stage of training the registrar is at, and availability.
Training positions are available within the following institutions:
Perth Teaching Hospitals
PathWest (QE 2 Medical Centre), Nedlands
PathWest (Fiona Stanley Hospital), Murdoch
PathWest (The New Children’s Hospital, QE 2 Medical Centre), Nedlands
PathWest (King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women), Subiaco
Private Pathology Practices
Western Diagnostic Pathology, Myaree
Australian Clinical Labs, Subiaco
Specialised Training Units
Neuropathology, PathWest (Royal Perth Hospital), Perth
Forensic Pathology, PathWest (QE 2 Medical Centre), Nedlands
There are approximately 27 training positions within these institutions.
Typically there between are 3 and 7 vacancies each year.
Both the incumbent registrars and new applicants are required to apply each year.
Applications usually open in June and close in July in accordance with all WA Health JMO job applications.
APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS ON LINE TO SIR CHARLES GAIRDNER HOSPITAL VIA THE HEALTH CORPORATE NETWORK.
Applicants must be:
- Currently registered or eligible for general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
- Completed or likely to have completed a minimum of 2 years post graduate hospital based work, ie at least an intern year and PGY2, by the time of commencing the program.
- Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident, or residing in Australia with valid working visa.
- Applications from overseas trained doctors without full AMC accreditation and general registration will not be considered.
- Applications from overseas trained specialists who are not residing in Australia with a valid working visa will not be considered.
- Meets all eligibility criteria
- Demonstrated clinical and procedural experience in a range of medical disciplines. Applicants must have at least 2 years experience by the time of commencing the program. Preference may also be given to applicants with clinical experience within the Australian or New Zealand health system.
- Ability to provide teaching, supervision and training support.
- Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively in a team
- Demonstrated organisational and time management skills.
- Knowledge and understanding of continuous quality improvement principles.
- Commitment to the Hospital’s Vision, Mission and Values
- Demonstrated commitment to ongoing education and research.
- Demonstrated commitment to a career in Anatomical Pathology.
This is outlined in the job description form (JDF) available at the time of the position being advertised.
Applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be further considered.
Applications from all eligible applicants with be evaluated based on their resume and letter addressing the selection criteria, and a short list will be created.
** Depending on numbers of eligible applicants and vacancies, those on temporary visas may not be offered an interview.
Interviews are usually held in late July / early August. The date of interviews will be decided after the period of job application has closed.
Applicants who are offered an interview will be notified by phone and/or email at least two weeks before the interviews. Interviews will be held at PathWest (QE 2 Medical Centre), Nedlands.
Phone interviews will not be offered to those applicants interstate and overseas.
The interview panel will consist of a minimum of three members of the Anatomical Pathology Registrar Training Committee.
Applicants will be assessed by the interview panel based on their application, ie their resume (CV), response to selection criteria, referee reports and performance at interview.
Applicants will be deemed unsuitable for appointment to the WA Anatomical Pathology Centralised Appointments Scheme for any of the following reasons:
- Evidence of clinical competence not adequately demonstrated.
- Evidence of commitment to the discipline of anatomical pathology not adequately demonstrated.
- Level of academic achievement and progress towards career goals not regarded as sufficient.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills not adequately demonstrated.
- Ability to work effectively in a team not adequately demonstrated.
- Commitment to teaching and research not adequately demonstrated.
- Referee reports not regarded as satisfactory.
Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by letter following the interviews. Applicants may submit a request for feedback.
Each member of the interview panel will rank each applicant deemed suitable for appointment and a combined rank will be calculated.
Offers of training positions will be made to successful applicants based on their ranking and the number of vacancies. Where there are insufficient places for successful applicants they will be placed on a reserve list and may later be offered a place should a position become available.
Successful applicants will be notified by Health Corporate Network (HCN) of the interview outcome by letter ASAP after the interviews.
Once the job offer has been accepted the information will be forwarded to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and the applicant will be sent a formal contract of employment.
Those on the reserve list may be offered a training position at any time after the interview process, up to 6 months after the commencement of the academic year relevant to the selection process.
Contact: Dr Yancey Wilson Yancey.Wilson@health.wa.gov.au