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About the campaign

Queensland Health facilitates an annual campaign to recruit resident medical officers (RMOs) and registrars for positions in Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) across the state. The role of the RMO campaigns team is to manage the online application system and assure that candidate applications are available to employing entities.

table explaining the campaign roles of doctor, RMO campaign and HHS and pathway and networks Row one Doctor needs to complete application form and supplementary information. Doctor is responsible for obtaining relevant MBA registration. Doctor is responsible for ensuring they have a valid working visa. Doctor participates in recruitment and selection processes. Row two RMO campaign manages the online e recruitment system, ensure applications are accessible by employing entities, manage candidate re preference rounds and oversee system selection of candidates. Row three HHS and pathway networks manage the recruitment process, short listing, interviews, selections and contracts. Manage system selection of candidates and communicate selection outcomes.

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  • The following position levels are advertised via the RMO campaign:

    • Provisional Fellowship Year (PFY)
    • Registrar (REG)
    • Principal House Officer (PHO)
    • Senior House Officer (SHO)
    • Junior House Officers(JHO)

    In Queensland, registrar level positions are generally 'training' positions however some facilities offer Registrar level positions which are non-accredited training and may not count towards training time. Please check with the facility directly about these vacancies.

    Flow chart for a medical career structure starting at university. Next RMOs with Post graduate year 1 intern and post graduate year 2 jho and post graduate year 3 sho. Next PHOs post graduate year 4 plus PHO. Next Registrars training program. Then onto VMOs Specialist in private practice, general practice and SMOs in General practice, staff specialist and career hospital doctor.

  • Medical practitioners who are seeking to practice medicine in Queensland and hold current registration or be eligible to obtain registration with the Medical Board of Australia prior to commencing work. For further information on registration, please visit the Medical Board of Australia website.

  • Overseas trained doctors, also known as International Medical Graduates (IMGs), must hold or be eligible to obtain registration with the Medical Board of Australia and hold or be eligible to obtain a working visa to practice in Australia. For further registration information, please visit the Medical Board's website. Any visa related queries should be directed to Department of Home Affairs.

  • Candidates can preference up to five (5) hospitals at Step 10: Preferences of the online application. Candidates should always discuss employment opportunities with their preferenced facilities or training programs before submitting an application. Please note, some facilities receive a large number of 1st preference applications and may not be required to review preferences 2 to 5.

    Once the campaign closes, only your preferenced facilities or training programs can access your online application and attachments to assess and conduct meritorious recruitment activities. The facility or training program may contact candidates to discuss applications, employment opportunities or organise interviews.

    If you are not contacted by a facility, we suggest you contact them directly to enquire on the progress of your application, refer to Participating hospital contacts and profiles webpage.

  • Once the campaign closes, recruitment activities begin. Refer to Campaign dates webpage for key dates.

    Selection Round

    1st Preference

    2nd to 5th Preferences

    RECRUITMENT ROUND 1:

    Registrar/PHO - Assessment

    Facility preferences 1 to 5 assess applications, contact candidates to discuss applications, employment opportunities or organise interviews.

    RECRUITMENT ROUND 1:

    Registrar/PHO - Job Offer

    1st preference facility or training program provide job offer. Once job offer is accepted, candidate is allocated on the eRecruitment system.If no job offer is provided, 2-5 preferenced facilities provide job offer. Once offer is accepted, candidate is allocated on the eRecruitment system.

    RECRUITMENT ROUND 1:

    Registrar/PHO - Re-preference

    Candidates not offered a Registrar (incl. training position) or PHO position have the opportunity to Re-preference to remaining Reg or PHO vacancies or SHO/JHO positions.

    SHO/JHO candidates wishing to amend preferences due to change of circumstance can do so also.

    RECRUITMENT ROUND 1:

    Registrar and PHO - Remaining vacancies

    All preferenced facilities assess, interview and can provide job offer to candidates. Once job offer is accepted, candidate is allocated on the system. If no job offer is provided, candidate application automatically move to the next Recruitment Round.

    RECRUITMENT ROUND 2:

    SHO/JHO - Assessment

    Facility preferences 1 to 5 assess applications, contact candidates to discuss applications, employment opportunities or organise interviews.

    RECRUITMENT ROUND 2:

    SHO/JHO - Job Offer

    1st preference facility or training program provide job offer. Once job offer is accepted, candidate is allocated on the eRecruitment system.If no job offer is provided, 2-5 preferenced facilities provide job offer. Once offer is accepted, candidate is allocated on the eRecruitment system.

    RECRUITMENT ROUND 2:

    SHO/JHO - Re-preference

    Candidates not offered a SHO/JHO position have the opportunity to re-preference to remaining SHO/JHO vacancies. 

    RECRUITMENT ROUND 2:

    SHO/JHOs - Remaining vacancies

    All preferenced facilities assess, interview and can provide job offer to candidates. Once job offer is accepted, candidate is allocated on the system. If no job offer is provided, applications automatically move to the next Recruitment Round.

    RECRUITMENT ROUND 3:

    Open Round

    Candidate are emailed and asked to participate in the Open Round. Facilities contact candidates in the available pool, as positions become available.

    Please note: Your application’s progress is based on the fact that if you are not allocated to a facility within the eRecruitment system your application moves to the next stage.Once you are allocated to a facility in the system, other facilities can not access your application, the application would need to be revoked and placed back into the candidate pool for this to occur.
  • Aplications are lodged via the Applicant portal. If you are applying for, or have been accepted onto an accredited training program with a specialist medical college, you will still need to submit an online RMO application.

    Paper applications will not be accepted.

Last updated: 26 February 2020