Transition of Fixed Term Senior Practitioners to Permanency Policy

Applicable to: This policy is applicable to WA health entities, and senior practitioners employed by WA health entities.

Description: Consistent with registration of the WA Health System – Medical Practitioners – AMA Industrial Agreement 2022 in the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission, WA Health is committed to supporting permanent employment for senior practitioners within the WA health system.

This policy outlines the review process for WA health entities to transition senior practitioners employed under a fixed term contract to permanent employment consistent with the Industrial Instrument.

This policy is a mandatory requirement for Health Service Providers under the Employment Policy Framework pursuant to section 26(2)(f) of the Health Services Act 2016.

This policy is also a mandatory requirement for the Department of Health pursuant to section 29 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994.


Date of effect: 02 April 2024

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