South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) Australia Vacancies, july 2023

South Metropolitan Health Service
South Metropolitan Health Service

South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS); The South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) delivers hospital and community-based public health care services to nearly a quarter of WA’s population across 9 local government areas in southern metropolitan Perth (PDF 2MB). In addition, SMHS provides services to WA Country Health Service (WACHS) patients from the Great Southern, South West, Southern Wheatbelt and Goldfields.

We provide a wide range of services through our hospital network and community-based services.

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South Metropolitan Health Service
South Metropolitan Health Service

Job description

This is where jobs become careers, passion finds its purpose, and your voice finds its place. Are you ready to dive headfirst into the community taking excellent health care where it’s needed? Then South Metropolitan Health Service is the perfect place to start!

SMHS delivers quality, safe and effective hospital and health services within a catchment area stretching more than 3300 square kilometres across the southern half of Perth.

Our vision is Excellent health care, every time. You can read more about SMHS in our Strategic Plan here.

Currently we have an amazing opportunity for a Senior Librarian to join our Library and Information Service team.

This is a permanent part time appointment at 45.6 hours per fortnight.

In collaboration with colleagues, you will provide advanced eResources life cycle support. This includes creation and management of data for the Library’s eResources using systems such as EZproxy, SFX, Sierra LMS, Ovid Discovery, LibGuides and triaging, problem analysis and resolution of access issues. The successful candidate will practice as a Senior Librarian and ensure practice is in accordance to professional and departmental standards and South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) policies and guidelines.

Our Values guide our work in every action, and that includes recruitment and employment!  SMHS encourages Aboriginal people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds or LGBTI communities, and people with disability to work with us. Whatever your age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and family/carer responsibilities are, we ask that you consider bringing your expertise to our workforce.

Want to know more? We encourage you to contact Cheryl Hamill at 08 6152 2465.

Application process

If you are ready to partner with us see the application instructions below:

Your application should include:

  1. A copy of your current CV
  2. A statement addressing the selection criteria
  3. The names and contact details of two (2) current referees who can attest to your suitability for this role.

These documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow enough time to complete the online application process as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your documentation.

If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employee Services on 13 44 77 for immediate assistance during business hours.

Employee Benefits

Our employee enjoy a range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

  • Professional development opportunities and study leave/assistance
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Flexible leave arrangements
  • Other professional and location-based allowances
  • For further information click here.

Are you eligible? To be eligible for a permanent appointment to the Western Australian public sector is essential that you are an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia. To be eligible for a fixed term appointment you must have documentary evidence of your entitlement to live and work in Australia for the period of the contract.

WA Health embraces diversity and is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We are committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Policy and as a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position.  Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other “similar” vacancies throughout the health service. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised vacancy, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of twelve (12) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.


Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on, or after, 4:00pm on the closing date will not be accepted. 



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