Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health

    New drive to boost medical workforce

    17/03/2020 6:00 AM
    • New recruitment campaign to supplement health workforce
    • Wide range of roles to be filled
    • Positions across metropolitan and regional WA

    The State Government has commenced a recruitment drive to bolster Western Australia's health workforce.


    Starting today, advertisements will run in metropolitan and regional newspapers as well as industry publications calling for clinical staff to join the health system.


    This will be followed by a second wave of recruitment to attract other professions including allied health, patient support and critical hospital administration roles.


    The drive is part of a range of measures to enhance WA's preparedness for the expected increase in COVID-19 cases.


    Prospective staff are being offered immediate starts and flexible working hours.


    Staff being sought in the first recruitment wave includes registered, clinical and enrolled nurses, assistants in nursing, senior medical practitioners, general practitioners, junior doctors medical scientists, and technical assistants with clinical laboratory experience.


    The adverts, which are scheduled to run for several weeks, reveal opportunities for full-time, part-time, casual and sessional work, with positions available across metropolitan and regional WA.


    Further information on roles available can be found on the https://search.jobs.wa.gov.au 


    Comments attributed to Health Minister Roger Cook:


    "The inevitable spread of COVID-19 will put extra pressure on WA's health care system, particularly as we move into the influenza season.


    "This recruitment drive will help ease the pressure on our existing health workforce and ensure that Western Australians can continue to access safe and high-quality care.


    "We encourage anyone who is not already working in the WA public health system, including retirees, to consider positions on offer as we work to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on the WA community."


    Minister's office - 6552 6500