What do CRP placements look like?

Community Residency Program 2021 positions

Each placement offers a unique experience. Below provides a snapshot of the 2021 placements:


The CRP RMO will be based at Kununurra Hospital where they will spend time in the Emergency Department, maternity services and inpatient ward.  They will participate in GP clinics at a remote Aboriginal community one day each week (usually Warmun or Kalumburu).  There may also be opportunities to get involved with the Royal Flying Doctor Service for patient transfers. 


The CRP RMO will be based at Derby Hospital and experience all clinical areas including the Emergency Department, Adult General Ward, Paediatric Ward, Labour Ward and the Operating Theatre for both elective and emergency procedures.  They will visit a remote Aboriginal community at Looma each week and may spend five days working along the Dampier Peninsula visiting Lombadina and One Arm Point remote Aboriginal communities.

Port Hedland

The CRP RMO will be based with the Paediatrics team at Hedland Health Campus and experience all aspects of remote area paediatrics and child health care.  They will work approximately one and a half days per week with the local Aboriginal Medical Service at their community GP and paediatric clinic bases at South Hedland and outreach to Warralong community.  


The CRP RMO will be based at the new Karratha Health Campus and spend time in the Emergency Department, General Medical, Gynaecological, Obstetric and Surgical areas.  They will rotate between Karratha Health Campus, Roebourne and Onslow Hospitals.  Roebourne and Onslow offer the CRP RMO experience in a small regional hospital which includes emergency services, a GP clinic and Emergency Telehealth Services (ETS). 


The CRP RMO will be based at Geraldton Hospital within the Paediatrics team providing acute, community and developmental paediatrics services to the Midwest region.  The CRP RMO will be involved in supporting community based clinics including the regular community health outpatient clinic, a weekly Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service clinic and at least one visit to Meekatharra, Mount Magnet or Morawa each term. 


The CRP RMO will be based on the wards at Esperance Health Campus with the opportunity to see patients in the Emergency Department, Labour Ward and assist in theatre.  The RMO will spend the community component working at a private GP clinic one day per week on average during the term.  They can expect to gain experience in a wide range of patient case mix from neonatology to palliative care and follow medical conditions from presentation and admission through to discharge and community follow up.


Based at Kalgoorlie Hospital the CRP RMO will work with the Paediatrics team and gain clinical community experience by attending paediatric health screening clinics, the child development and high risk neonatal clinic and the hospital daily ambulatory paediatric clinic.  Depending on scheduling during the term there are also opportunities to attend outreach clinics at Coolgardie, Leonora, Laverton and Mount Margaret Mission School.


The CRP RMO will be based at Narrogin Hospital where they will attend the wards and Emergency Department.  The community component is supported by experienced General Practitioners. There may also be the opportunity to work with the Wheatbelt Health Network Aboriginal health clinic in Narrogin.