Consultant Adult Psychiatrist - Rural and Remote

Consultant/Specialist - Australia

Ref: 471Monday 30 October 2023

Rem up to 611k

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In this job you will provide clinical leadership, consultation, liaison and support to patients, carers, relevant stakeholders and immediate healthcare professionals throughout the Kimberley region in Western Australia. 


 Promote the organisational culture and principles of person centred, trauma informed, culturally safe and recovery focused service delivery. Travel within the Kimberley regions is required in this role.




  • up to AUD$603k pa (depending on level of consultant experience) PLUS add ons (extended leave etc. accommodation assistance)


Rem breakdown includes but is not limited to:


  • $31k pa CPD allowance (paid w. salary).
  • 3 month salary retention bonus after 3yrs service then per annum bonus. 
  • 11% tax free superannuation (pension) employer contribution. 



  • Great recreational benefits locked in to your contract - extended leave etc.


Job scope


  • Clinical and liaison 70% of your time.
  • Teaching/ CPD 15%
  • Safety & quality 10% 
  • Other 5%.


Opportunity highlights


Within a multidisciplinary team setting you'll take leadership responsibility for the clinical management of adult patients, carers and their families. This includes clinical leadership, assessment and diagnosis, liaison and consultation services to other medical specialties, GPs, NGOs, community groups as well as the stakeholder management aspects of these groups. Have your qualifications, training and experience valued by medical colleagues and the local community. Make a visible difference to the community you're a part of and enjoy all the personal and professional rewards. 


  • Enjoy greater autonomy.
  • Experience a wider variety of patient needs.
  • Enjoy working with medical professionals from a broader range of disciplines.
  • Enjoy a greater sense of respect and day to day appreciation from the community and colleagues.
  • Develop your skills in telehealth, outreach services and working with indigenous communities. 


Community highlights


  • Northern Australian tropical climate.
  • Explore waterfalls, gorges and incredible ranges. 
  • Experience a different lifestyle and pace of life.
  • Relaxed, laid back living with many recreational and lifestyle opportunities. 


Interested applicants must have :


  • FRANZCP OR equivalent (UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, NZ trained, for example)
  • Experience in rural and remote psychiatry.
  • Demonstrated skills in CansMEd framework: as a medical expert, communicator, collaborator, manager, health advocate, scholar and professional. 
  • Experience in service development, working with colleagues to do so. 
  • Be experienced in telehealth psychiatry.
  • High level verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level organisational and IT skills.



  • be prepared for travel throughout the region with regular overnight stays away.
  • be prepared to participate in the on-call roster.
  • have an interest in indigenous health and culture.


For more information please email Alasdair Spinner at Spinner Medical Recruitment, leading specialist psychiatry recruiter for Australian mental health services. or

call/message +447414 531 583 

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