Consultant in Adult Community Psychiatry - 2 posts

Consultant/Specialist - Western Australia, Australia

Ref: 604Wednesday 26 June 2024

Up to $477k + oncall




Package - up to $477k + oncall depending on 1-9 years experience at consultant level.





The Mental Health Service provides a range of specialist community, in-patient and call centre based mental health services for people living in the South West region of Western Australia. It currently delivers an array of Programs inclusive (but not limited to) the following:


  • Acute Psychiatric inpatient unit with:
    • 23 low dependency beds
    • 7 high dependency beds
  • Regional Consultation Liaison service based in Bunbury hospital
  • Community Mental Health Clinics located in Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, Bridgetown, Manjimup.
    • Infant, Child and Adolescent (0-16)
    • Youth (16-18)
    • Adult (18-65)
    • Older Adult (65+)
  • Step-up Step-down Unit in Partnership with Richmond Wellbeing
  • Youth Severe Services, in partnership with WA Primary Health Alliance
  • Community Assessment and Support Team (CAST)
  • Mental Health Co-Response team in partnership with the WA Police (WAPOL)
  • Specialised Aboriginal Mental Health Services
  • Alcohol and Drug support services
  • Western Australia Eating Disorder consultation service





Mental health illness and substance abuse in Western Australia are the second highest cause of disease burden in the state after cancer (3rd highest in Australia). The West Australian government has committed to a 4 step strategy for mental health services so they are best placed to prevent, care for and manage mental health illness in the state, its regional cities and communities. The steps are:


Step 1 : Delivering contemporary mental health and substance use disorder services

Step 2 : Developing and maintaining a sustainable and skilled workforce.

Step 3 : Innovating mental health care through technology, partnerships and research.

Step 4 : Developing leadership, culture and governance





The department requires the services of 2 consultants in adult community psychiatry. 


Job scope covers: 



Administration e.g. being accountable for clinical governance in your nominated team, service development , maintaining records etc.

Research & professional development.

Safety & Quality.




Selection criteria includes but is not limited to:


  • FRANZCP or equivalent.
  • Applicants who do not have FRANZCP and have completed their specialist training in Ireland, UK, NZ, USA, Canada, South Africa or Sri Lanka (if Sri Lankan trained you must have completed your international placement in Australia or NZ) will be highly regarded by RANZCP assessment.
  • Broad experience in adult community psychiatry.
  • Ability to provide leadership in a MDT.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills - ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships. 
  • An understanding of recovery orientated and patient centred care.
  • Willingness to teach undergrad & postgrad students.
  • Experienced in supervising and mentoring DiTs. 





For more info about these jobs and their scope, service, location and the RANZCP assessment process for SIMGs please contact Alasdair Spinner leading psychiatry recruiter on or call/message +44 7414 531 583 


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