Clinical Director - Adult Psychiatry

Consultant/Specialist - Queensland, Australia

Ref: 479Wednesday 15 November 2023

Up to $540k including clinical manager allowance + on-call.

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  • Remuneration package of up to $540k + on-call allowances, shift allowances etc.
  • This service is Queensland's most comprehensive mental health service outside of Brisbane.
  • Lifestyle is very popular with SIMG psychiatrists - excellent schools, beach or riverside living. 




Package highlights include:


  • Up to $267k base salary.
  • Up to $133k private practice allowance (guaranteed).
  • Clinical Director allowance $23k.
  • Up to $25k p.a. car allowance 
  • Employer paid pension up to $40k.
  • Professional development allowance $21.5k.
  • On-call allowances, overtime allowances and penalty shifts calculated on top of above. 
  • Annual and long service leave etc.




Community highlights


  • Family orientated lifestyle in a beautiful, coastal city in Queensland, Australia.
  • Top notch private school - one of the State’s finest. 
  • Incredible weather all year round.
  • Beautiful beaches near CBD and in surrounding communities.
  • Walkable city centre. 
  • Rich variety of affordable housing options - beachside apartments, comfortable suburban housing, hinterland villas etc. 
  • University - has a first class reputation in medicine and science. 
  • Major sporting facilities - cricket, football, league, union etc. 




This exciting job provides the opportunity to lead the largest adult psychiatry mh service outside of Brisbane in Queensland. Reporting to the Mental Health Medical Director and to the University Hospital Chief Medical Officer you will support 7.0 FTE specialist psychiatrists working in adult mental health. This includes an Adult Inpatient Unit and 3 community outpatient teams. Further, you will engage with exciting clinical governance activities and projects including in research, quality and teaching.


Other responsibilities include but are not limited to


  • Ensure the safe delivery of first class care which meets the highest professional and ethical standards.
  • Lead and participate in service development projects. 
  • Within the Adult Psychiatry group, provide professional leadership and your specialty team. 
  • Ensure the medical workforce is managed, ensuring clinical coverage, leave, rosters are adequately provided. 
  • Inspire, lead and participate in education, research and training projects. 
  • Take responsibility for clinical governance and patient safety. 
  • Monitor the relevant KPIs to the Adult service. 
  • Work with the executive to manage resources and budgets. 
  • Represent the mental health and larger health service in state, national and international forums.
  • Collaborate and contribute to the mental health executive team.
  • Take on clinical duties and responsibilities as a specialist psychiatrist (negotiable with the MD).





Selection criteria includes but is not limited to:



  • Specialist qualifications in psychiatry - FRANZCP in Australia/NZ or CCT in UK and Ireland, Board certifications in USA and equivalent in Canada, South Africa etc. 
  • Substantial clinical practice in psychiatry with evident expertise in adult psychiatry. 
  • A deep knowledge of current psychiatric practice and issues. 
  • Experience and success as a clinical leader.
  • Demonstrated success in managing a medical workforce. 
  • Evident ability to shape strategic thinking, communicate with influence, negotiate, collaborate and build alliances.
  • First class and high level communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to quality improvement initiatives.
  • Desire to maintain the highest levels of clinical practice. 
  • Willingness to participate in research activities. 





For more info please call/message Alasdair Spinner on +44 7414 531 583 or email 



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