NSW Health is aware of the uncertainty in the current COVID-19 environment, and we understand there are many questions, particularly in light of some specialty colleges postponing exams.
We have created a webpage specifically to provide advice regarding JMO recruitment and will post updates on this page as they occur.  Please follow  links to this advice in left side menu.


Do I need to submit an application for each position I am interested in applying for?

Yes. As the positions are facility/network based you need to apply to each advertisement. Submitting only a CV only will not get you a job regardless of what you have been told.

Can I apply for more than one position?

The system accepts applications for more than one position. However, you should only apply for positions that you are prepared to work in, if you are offered the position. If you no longer wish to be considered for a position, please withdraw your application as soon as possible.

If you receive more than one offer, you need to accept ONLY one and decline all others. You should contact the convenor if you wish to discuss or clarify an offer to assist in your decision-making.

If you have already accepted a position but subsequently become eligible for a more desirable job, you will need to notify the convenor or the contact of the previously accepted position as soon as practicable to inform them that you will be accepting another, and are withdrawing from the previously accepted one.

Please note that facilities are given a “multiple acceptances” report, and applicants with multiple offers who do not inform the facilities of their final decision will be followed up.

Do I need a cover letter?

No, you are not required to submit a cover letter.

How much time do I have to complete my application before the eRecruit system logs me out?

Your application will be saved each time you click "Continue" and move to the next step. However, if the system is not continually used, it will time out automatically in 60 minutes.

It is advised that you complete your responses to the selection criteria in a separate document (for e.g. Word) prior to commencing your application online. This will enable to you to copy and paste the information onto the system once you’re ready to submit your application via the eRecruit system.

I’ve commenced an application, can I complete it later?

You can also save your application and submit it at a later date.

Who is an appropriate referee?

Reference checks are conducted on the preferred applicant(s) prior to any offer of employment. These reference checks seek specific information about current knowledge, skills, competence and experience, claims made by you in relation to the position, recent past performance and professional conduct.

You are required to nominate two referees. At least one of your referees must be a current supervisor or has been your supervisor within the last 12 months.

Referee reports submitted by your two referees will be used for all positions that you apply for during the campaign.

Please ensure your referees are aware of the position/s you have applied for and will be available to complete referee checks from the time applications close from the end of August until the end of September. If your referee reports are unable to be obtained within the required time frame your application may be unable to be assessed further.

Can overseas-trained doctors / international medical graduates apply?

Overseas trained doctors can apply for positions during the annual campaign. Applications for positions are based on merit, in competition against local applicants.

Please note that the appointment of an applicant without Australian citizenship or permanent residency is for a specific period of time only, depending on the contract of employment. Employment is not guaranteed beyond the date of the contract offered, notwithstanding the fact that an applicant’s working visa may be for a different period of time.

Please note that visa information and submission is managed by the Medical Administration Unit at the Facility from which you have received a contract. Any visa related queries should be directed to this unit, or alternatively, you can go to the Department of Home Affairs.

Do I need Medical Board Registration?

You are required to obtain or maintain your professional medical registration with the Medical Board of Australia. Your continued appointment is conditional upon you maintaining this registration and having evidence of your registration by way of a certified copy of a current Practising Certificate issued by the Medical Board of Australia.

Under the declarations, what would saying yes to the Drugs of Addiction Declaration mean?

The declaration states:

Under the provisions of the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 1994, do you have conditions on your authority to be in possession of, prescribe, supply, dispense or administer Schedule 4(d) and Schedule 8 drugs.

If you answer yes, this means you do have restriction/s on your licence. This may inhibit your ability to perform the full duties of the position.

If you do not have any restrictions, the correct response is no.


How many jobs are advertised during the JMO Recruitment Campaign?

Each year approximately 4,000 positions are advertised through the JMO Recruitment Campaign.

How can I find out the rates of pay and conditions?

For conditions, please refer to the Public Hospital Medical Officers Award and Employment Arrangements for Medical Officers in the NSW Public Health Service.

For salaries, please refer to the Health Professional and Medical Salaries State Award.

How are my personal details used in the application process?

Your personal details and the details you provide in each application are only used for the JMO Recruitment process and if successful, information will be placed on your personnel file. It is not used for any other purposes. ​

Page Updated: Thursday 25 June 2020