Careers at EMHS

The East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS) comprises over 1,000 key positions essential for the delivery of "healthy people, amazing care" across various domains, including:

Administrative, Clerical and Corporate

  • Administration, clerical, finance, procurement, health promotion, human resources, information management, information technology, librarian, public relations and secretarial.

Allied Health and Health Science

  • Allied health and health science staff work together with other healthcare professionals to support a person’s medical care.
  • Areas include: audiology, biomedical engineering, clinical perfusion, dietetics, exercise physiology, medical imaging technology, medical librarianship, medical science, medical physics, neurophysiology technology, nuclear medicine technology, occupational therapy, orthoptics, orthotics and prosthetics, pharmacy, psychology, physiotherapy, podiatry, radiation therapy, respiratory science, sleep technology, social work, sonographer and speech pathology.
  • The Department of Health has more information about Allied Health positions (external link).

Clinical Academics

  • Clinical academics are employees of the University of Western Australia who are concurrently employed with EMHS, contributing to research, training of high-quality doctors and the provision of clinical service.
  • Areas include: cardiology, clinical immunology, endoscopy, general medicine, geriatrics, paediatrics, psychiatry and respiratory.

Hospital Support Worker

  • Cleaner, cook, courier, food service attendant, gardener, linen, mailroom, orderly, laboratory attendant, patient care assistant, shop assistant, store person, shop assistant, sterilisation technician and transport.

Medical Practitioners / Doctors

  • Doctors are involved in a wide range of direct patient care activities, including consultations, attending emergencies, performing operations and arranging medical investigations.
  • Intern, resident, registrar, consultant, surgeon, pathologist.

Nursing and Midwifery

  • Clinical nurse, enrolled nurse, midwife, nurse assistant, nurse educator, registered nurse, nurse educator, nurse practitioner.


  • Security officer.

Site Services

  • Maintenance services: carpenter, driller, electrician, handy person, mechanical fitter, painter, plasterer, plumber and refrigeration fitter.

Research at EMHS

EMHS is proud to be a centre of excellence for medical research and evidence-based clinical practice, and has a long standing association with the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation (external link).

EMHS actively encourages a culture of medical and scientific research throughout our hospitals and health services.

A broad range of research projects are currently underway throughout the health service across four main categories:

  • Public health research: developing and improving disease prevention programs.
  • Basic research: improving understanding of the causes and mechanisms of disease.
  • Clinical research: improving the treatment and management of disease.
  • Health services and systems research: enhancing the quality and effectiveness of healthcare delivery.

Visit the research at EMHS section for more information.

Last Updated: 17/01/2024