Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Consultant/Specialist - Queensland, Australia

Ref: 578Wednesday 24 April 2024

Up to $520k including 1st year incentive bonus. Cairns, Queensland.


  • Child and Adolescent inpatient and community settings.
  • Remuneration up to $520k (including 1st year incentive bonus).
  • Tropical North Queensland, Australia. 


This mental health service includes a 38 bed Acute Adult Mental Health Unit; a 10 bed Psychiatric ICU; a 12 bed (sub-acute) Adult Step Up Step Down, 20 bed Community Care Unit; an Acute care Team including a telehealth intake service and the ED mental health team; Adult Mental Health Community Care Teams; Child and Youth Mental Health Services; Older Persons Service ; Consultation Liaison; Mobile Intensive Rehabilitation Team; Rural & Remote a Forensic Mental Health Service; Perinatal and Addictions. 


The child and adolescent mental health service has a number of teams working across the region and also provides outreach services.


The service provides community and hospital (Consultation Liaison) based services. These include early intervention, forensic and other specialty services focusing on child, adolescent and family mental health and development.


Services include:

  • Therapeutic Services
  • Assertive Mobile Youth Outreach Service
  • A support to school and service providers.
  • A residential Youth Step Up Step Down.



Community Information


  • Full range of public and private healthcare.
  • Unparalleled natural attractions, superb climate and tropical lifestyle.
  • Premier destination for national and international conferences and sporting events.
  • Relaxed lifestyle promoting a perfect work/life balance. 
  • Population of 170k people who hail from 47 different countries. 
  • Many  education choices: 10 state high schools, 25 state primary schools & 21 independent (private). 
  • Domestic and international airport. 
  • Arts festivals. 
  • Conservation areas, botanic gardens, wetlands, rainforests etc. 
  • Major sporting amenities and parks. 
  • Access to Great Barrier Reef.


Opportunity highlights


  • Excellent work-life balance. 
  • Deliver a high level of clinical governance.
  • Drive best practice inpatient and community C&A mental health care. 
  • Participate in and provide first class clinical leadership within multidisciplinary team settings.
  • Deliver education and training initiatives to undergrad, postgrad, junior medical and other mental health clinicians. 
  • Represent the department professionally and ethically. 
  • Participate in service development and service operations. 


Selection criteria


  • FRANZCP or training in child and adolescent psychiatry completed in NZ, Ireland, UK, Canada, USA or South Africa.
  • Broad range of clinical skills in child and adolescent psychiatry.
  • First class communication skills.
  • Strong collaborative ethos.
  • A willingness to participate in quality improvement activities.
  • An enthusiasm for professional development, research and so on.



Contact Alasdair Spinner for a friendly discussion for information about the RANZCP assessment process, this job, the Queensland Health Wage Agreements, locations etc.


Spinner Medical Recruitment is the only recruitment agency specialising in the recruitment of consultants for Australian hospitals and mental health services.


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