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1 Western Australia Karen Prosser Department of Health Western Australia International Recruitment Bureau UK Office London

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3 Why Western Australia?  Population 2.4 Million people  1.8 Million in Perth (the capital)  Vast land area with low population, great opportunities to practice in rural and remote Australia.  Low unemployment (4.5% in WA compared to 5.4% in Australia)

4 Why Western Australia?  Opportunities to work in large city teaching hospitals, smaller regional remote hospitals and primary health care settings  Expanding dynamic environment  Changing models of care

5 Why work for the Dept of Health WA  WA has a world class government health system  A total of $5 billion committed to build new hospitals and upgrade services.  Includes building a new tertiary hospital at Murdoch (The Fiona Stanley Hospital)  Improved district facilities at Joondalup, Armadale, Rockingham and Midland Health Campus  Improved regional centres at Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Port Hedland and Broome

6 NEW TERTIARY HOSPITAL Fiona Stanley Hospital – Murdoch IMPROVED DISTRICT FACILITIES Joondalup Health Campus Armadale Hospital Rockingham Health Campus Midland Health Campus IMPROVED REGIONAL CENTRES Albany Bunbury Geraldton Kalgoorlie Port Hedland Broome

7 Fiona Stanley Hospital

8 Current Opportunities in Nursing/Midwifery  WA Health is seeking nurses with a minimum of 2 years post registration experience for level 1 (band 5 equivalent) positions offering visa sponsorship  General medical and surgical, paediatrics, neonatal, ICU/CCU/HDU, midwifery, ED, mental health, renal care and operating theatre.  NurseWest –minimum of 12 months experience to be eligible to register for casual shifts across the government health service

9 Current Opportunities in Medicine  UK and Irish trained Junior Doctors (residents and registrars) for Perth teaching hospitals  Consultant vacancies as advertised on  Rural and remote vacancies in WA Country Health Services

10 Rural and remote vacancies in Primary Health Care (GPs)  WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is the largest country health service in Australia and one of the biggest in the world  There are vacancies for general practitioners in varied clinical settings:  District Medical Officers or Senior Medical Practitioners employed through WACHS  GPs working in community practices and engaged by WACHS to provide on-call, after- hours and procedural services

11 What you need to do? 1. Investigate or apply for registration with the relevant registration authority in Australia Identify which visa option applies to you 3. Contact the WA Health International Recruitment Bureau in London for assistance and advice

12 1. Registration  To work in Australia nurses must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. This is processed through the AHPRA Office.  Doctors should refer to the Australian Medical Council (AMC) for registration information.  If you have completed your qualification in the UK or Ireland there is no requirement to sit an English language test.

13 2. Visa Options  Employer sponsored visas  Through public and private sector employers, need at least 2 years recent acute experience.  temporary 457 visa (up to 4yrs) with no age limit  Visa’s linked to job and/or location.  Must work full time.  Can negotiate permanent residency visa after 2 years employment if under 50 years of age.

14 Visa Options  General Skilled Migration  Nursing applicants must be under 50 years of age.  Submit an expression of interest with SkillSelect for a Skilled Independent Visa or apply for State Sponsorship.  Skills assessment required by relevant body.

15 Visa Options  Working Holiday visa  apply before 31 st birthday  1 year visa (with possible year extension), work up to 6 months for each employer,  NurseWest (bank nurse shifts): need 12 months work experience and NMBA registration to work  Further visa’s possible once in Australia, ie employer sponsored 457 visa

16 3. UK Recruitment Office  The Department of Health Western Australia has a recruitment office in London.  We can provide advice for Health Professionals wanting to work in WA.  Assistance is provided to link UK trained health professionals directly with hospitals in WA Health.

17 Contact details the WA Health International Recruitment Bureau: Nurses/Midwives – Doctors – Visit the website: Telephone the International Recruitment Bureau in London:

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