Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist

Consultant/Specialist - Victoria, Australia

Ref: 605Wednesday 26 June 2024

Up to $430k


  • Attractive and highly liveable city close to Melbourne. 
  • 76hr fortnight and package up to $4300k pa depending on years of experience as a specialist.
  • Full support for overseas trained consultant psychiatrists for the substantial comparability cohort. 



This mental health service is an integral part of one of Victoria's leading public healthcare providers: Bendigo Health. Bendigo Health serves the population of the city of Bendigo and surrounding regions, covering 37,000 square kilometres with a catchment population of over 250,000. The flagship facility in Bendigo is a world-class major hospital in which the mental health service occupies a full floor with a bespoke built environment and 80 beds. Bendigo itself is a modern, prosperous and safe city. It has one of Victoria's best independent schools in the state and is only 1hr 30 mins drive to Melbourne. Bendigo is an easy city to get around and the housing options (compared to expensive real estate in Melbourne) are really very good. 


The inpatient services at the beautiful new hospital takes up an entire floor. A range of clinical services is provided to patients across all ages and is split into dedicated programs. 


The philosophy of care is structured on evidence based treatment and patient centred care supported by recovery orientated principles; sensitive to culture, gender and responses to trauma. Avoiding inpatient admission whenever possible is key whilst respecting patient and carer wishes.


The Mental Health Service provides psychiatric care and treatment across a large catchment area in Victoria stretching from Swan Hill in the north of the state to Gisborne in the south. Family sensitive practice is central to our models of mental health care and best practice ensures the identification, inclusion and support of families, carers and children.


This position requires the Consultant Psychiatrist to provide assessment and treatment to patients of Bendigo Health Adult Psychiatric Services and clinical leadership working within a multidisciplinary framework. The Consultant Psychiatrist will have opportunity to work across a range of possible services including but not limited to; Adult, Community and Inpatients.


  • Assessment and referral to acute inpatient, residential and non-residential rehabilitation, and other generic health services
  • Case management and individual and family therapy
  • Crisis assessment and treatment
  • Mental health education to carer and community groups
  • Mental health promotion
  • Consultation and liaison with other health workers and agencies, and outreach to smaller, more remote centres



Your duties will include but are not limited to:



  • Assessing and treating patients.
  • Provide clinical supervision to Medical Officer/Registrar/s etc.
  • Help develop and implement policy, procedures and guidelines.
  • Ensure  the provisions of the Victorian Mental Health Act are followed insofar as they are relevant to the responsibilities of this position.
  • Maintaining a current knowledge of modern practices and implement evidence based therapies as they relate to adult inpatient and community psychiatric care.
  • Participate in or lead team/departmental meetings and other organisational meetings as required.
  • Contributing to the training and development of relevant staff.
  • Maintaining accurate records.
  • Participating in service development.
  • Participating in clinical governance and quality improvement activities and initiatives.



Selection criteria:


  • If not FRANZCP you will be a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist who has completed your specialist training in Ireland, UK, USA, Canada, NZ or South Africa.
  • Specialist training in child and adolescent psychiatry.
  • You will have a friendly, compassionate disposition and have a collaborative approach to your colleagues, MDT etc. 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multidisciplinary teams. 
  • Ability to work autonomously or as part of a team.



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