International Medical Graduates2023-05-23T08:34:04+10:00

International Medical Graduates

Metro North Health are a proud employer of many overseas medical professionals, and we are excited that you are considering moving to Brisbane and South East Queensland to work at one of the Metro North Health hospitals.

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    Why Metro North Health?

    Metro North Health offers amazing opportunities to international medical graduates to gain clinical experience in world class facilities whilst enjoying the lifestyle South East Queensland provides. Brisbane is one of the fastest-growing cities in Australia and is known for its vibrant urban precincts, outdoor lifestyle and friendly locals. Nearby you can visit world class beaches or enjoy our beautiful hinterland.

    Largest health service in Australia: quaternary teaching hospitals to community facilities

    Each hospital facility has its unique benefits for both work and lifestyle.

    The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) is the largest hospital in Queensland with close to 1000 beds providing tertiary and quaternary level health services to Brisbane and more broadly to Queensland. It is part of Metro North Health which is the largest health service in Australia. It provides a full range of adult specialty services plus statewide services such as genetics. We are leading work in trauma and institutes on site. RBWH is located in Herston in Brisbane.

    RBWH incorporates all major health specialties including medicine, surgery, psychiatry, oncology, women’s and newborn services, trauma & emergency services and more than 30 subspecialties.

    As the premier cardiothoracic hospital for Queensland and northern New South Wales, TPCH is the hub for specialised services including heart and lung transplants, adult cystic fibrosis, adult congenital heart disease and complex cardiac care.

    The hospital also provides a wide range of healthcare services including cardiology, cardiothoracic, medical, surgical, orthopaedic, older persons care, palliative care, paediatrics, and emergency care and has approximately 650 beds.

    We employ around 3200 staff who together provide specialised care for over 420,000 people a year.

    Redcliffe Hospital is a 250-bed regional hospital spread across a campus which now includes the Moreton Bay Integrated Care Centre (MBICC). In serving our community, the hospital provides healthcare services including medical, surgical, orthopaedic, cancer care, renal dialysis, maternity, neonatal, rehabilitation, older persons care, palliative care, paediatrics, and emergency care.

    Located in the heart of the Redcliffe Peninsula, around 28 kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD, Redcliffe Hospital is one of the five hospitals of the Metro North Hospital and Health Service.

    The hospital has a proud tradition of caring for its community. Today, the hospital continues that tradition as it delivers healthcare to a rapidly growing part of South East Queensland.

    Caboolture Hospital is undergoing a significant redevelopment that is opening in 2023. It is currently a 230 bed major community hospitals, providing a comprehensive range of services.

    In serving our community, the hospital provides healthcare services including medical, surgical, older persons care, paediatrics, and emergency care.

    Kilcoy Hospital (21 beds) is a regional community hospital in a small country town.

    The Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) is a new specialist public health facility that opened in 2021. Located at the Herston Health Precinct, STARS is part of a collaborative community home to more than 30 health facilities, medical research institutes, universities and organisations. STARS delivers a range of new and expanded healthcare services to meet demand and increase patient access to specialist rehabilitation services, elective surgical and endoscopy procedural services. As Australia’s first purpose-built digital public hospital, STARS opened with an integrated electronic medical record system.

    Community and Oral Health provides accessible, culturally safe and compassionate care to patients in their home, at our oral health clinics and mobile dental vans, community and residential facilities, and bedded services.

    The community and oral health services we deliver include:

    • Residential aged care at two nursing homes at Brighton and Kippa Ring
    • Oral health care across multiple adult, adolescent and children’s clinics and mobile sites
    • Community-based, home visiting and bedded rehabilitation services
    • Palliative care in the home
    • Complex chronic disease and healthy aging care at our community facilities or in the home
    • Care in the home
    • Transitional bedded and community-based services for people returning home or entering a nursing home.

    Application Process

    How we support doctors?

    The Medical Workforce Units will provide support throughout your application process.

    1. Eligibility to Work in Australia visa – process support
    2. Eligibility to practice medicine in Australia – Medical Board of Australia (MBA) registration process support

    What we ask from you?

    When making an application we ask for your commitment to the Metro North Health hospital or facility you apply to.

    Eligibility to work in Australia

    The following people can work in Australia:

    • Australian citizens
    • Australian permanent residents
    • New Zealand citizens who entered Australia on a valid New Zealand passport
    • non-Australian citizens holding a valid visa with work rights evidenced by current Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) check

    Work Visas

    Each facility workforce team can provide clear and consistent advice to candidates seeking information to work in Australia, information on employer sponsorship aligned with the HR B46 Citizenship, Residency, Visas and Immigration Policy and assistance in determining which visas are aligned with work rights and conditions.

    Assistance with visas and guidance on the applications is provided in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Home Affairs (DoHA), immigration and citizenship services. You can find out more information on their website.

    While Metro North Health may offer sponsorship to potential overseas professionals via a recruitment process, sponsorship into these professional clinical roles is to strengthen the regional economies and complement the skills but not replace the skills if available by the local labour market.

    Only in the circumstance that an Australian applicant pool is insufficient to fill a skilled clinical vacancy it may be appropriate to source candidates from the overseas market.

    Sponsorship is available at the discretion of Metro North Health delegates.

    Requirements to Practise & Medical Registration

    In order to practise medicine in Queensland and/or Australia wide, medical practitioners are required to be registered with the Medical Board of Australia or be eligible for Registration with the Medical Board of Australia (MBA).

    The Board’s International Medical Graduates page provides the latest information about the pathways to registration for international medical graduates.

    The MBA has developed registration standards in relation to the expected level of :

    • english language proficiency
    • recency of practise
    • continuing professional development
    • professional indemnity insurance
    • criminal history.

    Find out more about Queensland’s requirements to practice medicine.

    Medical Career Structure in Queensland

    There are a variety of career paths medical practitioners can take within Queensland Health.

    The following diagram provides an overview of typical career pathways for medical officers working in Queensland Health. It does not reflect the award structure and may vary from facility to facility.

    Diagram of the Clinical career structure in Queensland.

    * Please be advised that the above diagram is reflective of the practical structure you work in, this does not reflect the Queensland Health industrial relations awards structure. The diagram is a general reflection and may vary depending on circumstance.

    How to apply

    1 Current Positions

    Our recruitment teams will be happy to help if you are currently looking for a position.

    Current positions available in Metro North Health on SmartJobs.

    2 Scheduled Annual Recruitment – Jan/Feb intake (RMO & Registrars)

    Each year Queensland Health runs a campaign to recruit resident medical officers (RMOs) for positions across the state.

    For more information on the application process for JHO and SHO positions please go to the Participating Hospitals page on the RMO Campaign website.

    View the dates to submit your application and the recruitment and selection processes.

    3 Expression of interest

    Use the expression of interest if there isn’t a position available on the SmartJobs website and you are looking for a position now, please contact us via the expression of interest below to see if we have any upcoming positions that have just closed or are becoming available soon

    Relocation Support

    Once have accepted a role at Metro North Health, the Medical Workforce Units can provide assistance with your relocation.

    Eligible appointments may be able to seek assistance for transfer and appointment expenses.
    Please discuss your eligibility with the Medical Workforce Unit when you apply as to their conditions.

    How we support you?

    • Reimbursement of relocation expenses (subject to local approval)
    • Accommodation support on arrival
    • Support & orientation to facility on arrival
    • Junior doctor supports at each facility including Medical Education & Workforce Units

    What we ask of you?

    • Commitment to complete your time in your position at your hospital or facility

    Salary and other Benefits

    To explore the full benefits of joining Metro North Health visit the Benefits pages including salary packaging, superannuation etc.

    Competitive Salary

    We offer our medical practitioners a wide range of benefits and a competitive salary.

    How much you’ll get paid as a medical practitioner depends on your classification and status. Read about current medical officers’ wage rates.

    Training Opportunities

    Metro North Health has a range of opportunities for doctors – from a small country hospital to tertiary and cutting-edge research. It is what makes Metro North Health special. We are the biggest and most diverse hospital and health service in Queensland.

    You can get access to training in virtually any speciality you require in Metro North Health Hospitals.

    Contact us

    Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH)

    Email: RBWH-RMO-Recruitment

    Phone: +61 7 3646 3521

    The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH)

    Email: TPCH-RMOMedicalWorkforce

    Phone: +61 7 3139 5435

    Redcliffe Hospital

    Email: RedcliffeMedicalRecruitment

    Phone: +61 7 3883 7287

    Caboolture Hospital

    Email: caboolturemedicalrecruitment

    Phone: +61 7 5433 8066

    Surgical Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS)

    Phone: +61 7 3647 6935

    Community & Oral Health (COH)


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