Frequently asked questions

What is the recruitment ‘pool’? How does it work?

The Allied Health Recruitment Pools aim to recruit suitable individuals to positions in occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech pathology, social work and dietetics.

It is a centralised recruitment process that allows you to submit one application and be considered for a range of positions and sites across WACHS.

It is an open-ended pool which means that you could be considered for any position that arises for as long as the pool is valid.

For example, the ad states the closing date for applications is 30 September 2022 and that the pool is valid until 31 January 2023 – this means that as long as you submit your application before 30 September 2022, you could be considered for appointment to the pool and subsequently any suitable positions that arise until 31 January 2023.

If successful to the pool, you would be considered for:

  • part-time or full-time positions, casual positions, fixed term contracts of any length, and, if you are an Australian permanent resident or citizen, permanent roles
  • new contracts or extension of your current contract
  • positions based in hospital and/or community/primary health centres
  • roles at various locations in the seven regions without having to apply multiple times.

Once you are successfully appointed to the pool, managers at different sites will view your information and contact you when there is a suitable position.

There is no obligation to take any position that may be offered to you. We understand that each person’s circumstances are unique and that some people may be willing to travel to any region and others may be restricted to specific location(s) or region(s).

Our recruitment pools are advertised each year and are valid for approximately one year.

If you are a successful applicant to the pool, you will be notified via email about when the pool is ending and will be provided advice on new pools and how to apply. It is not possible to transfer your application from one recruitment pool to the next; you will need to submit a new application.

Where is this pool for? What if I only want to work in certain areas?

Applicants from the pool can be appointed to positions at sites in any of the seven regions across country WA. Allied Health professionals are generally based in district or regional centres, including but not limited to:

  • Kimberley: Derby, Broome, Kununurra, Halls Creek
  • Pilbara: Port Hedland, Karratha, Newman, Tom Price
  • Midwest: Geraldton, Carnarvon
  • Goldfields: Kalgoorlie, Esperance
  • Wheatbelt: Northam, Merredin, Narrogin, Moora
  • South West: Bunbury, Busselton, Collie, Manjimup
  • Great Southern: Albany, Katanning, Denmark.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to indicate in which regions you are willing and/or able to work and your availability to commence employment at WACHS. It is suggested that you list all regions that you may consider so that managers from those regions can contact you to offer roles that you may be interested in. In general, you will only be contacted by managers who have positions available in the regions that you nominate.

What sites have vacancies at present?

As there are hundreds of allied health staff working at numerous sites across WACHS, things are constantly changing and it is not possible to track vacancies week to week.

Fortunately, opportunities regularly arise across WACHS throughout the year and, as part of the pool, you could be considered for any of them. If you are open to working across a range of regions, there will likely be more opportunities on offer.

Last Updated: 24/01/2022