Join the Rural Rapid Response squad in WA

Posted on 19th May 2020

If you’re ready for a change of location and would like to use your medical skills to help WA’s rural community, there’s an ideal opportunity for you. WA Country Health Service and Rural Health West are looking for doctors to join the Rural Remote Response team and work alongside medical staff in rural hospitals during COVID-19.

WA Country Health Service and Rural Health West are building a squad of qualified medical practitioners who are ready and available to provide additional support to hospitals across rural Western Australia. Rural communities may be highly vulnerable as COVID-19 spreads into country regions. Small sites can quickly become crippled if resident clinical staff are required to quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure. The Rural Rapid Response (RRR) Squad will provide a failsafe for rural hospitals and may be used to provide relief for frontline hospital staff over the coming months.

They are calling on medical practitioners with the following skills and attributes to join the RRR Squad:

  • registration, or ability to be registered with AHPRA as a medical practitioner
  • experience in emergency medicine, anaesthesia, obstetrics, paediatrics, or surgery
  • prior rural experience preferred, but not essential
  • ability to relocate to a rural location within 48 hours for periods up to 2-4 weeks (negotiable)

Attractive remuneration on offer, commensurate with the short-term, urgent nature of assignments. Travel and accommodation will be provided while on an assignment. Members of the RRR Squad will be offered assignments relevant to their skills and experience. Assignments will be offered as short term contracts through a Medical Services Agreement (MSA) with WA Country Health Service as the engaging health service. Express your interest on the Rural Health West website.