Consultant in Adult Psychiatry

Consultant/Specialist - Queensland, Australia

Ref: 321Tuesday 22 November 2022

Townsville, up to $486k, tertiary level care, leading university, most comprehensive service in QLD outside of Bris

 

 

  • Remuneration package of up to $487k PLUS add-on allowances, entitlements and benefits.
  • Largest health service in northern Australia.
  • Most comprehensive mental health service outside of Brisbane in Queensland.

 

 

Townsville is a great spot for specialist international medical graduates to work in Australia. The health service is the largest tertiary service in northern Australia. It delivers highly specialised tertiary-level care to secodary and primary-level hospital and community healthcare settings in large geographical region - from small islands to mainland coastal city to hinterlands and beyond. There are 20 main health services. Also there are rural hospitals, mental health rehab centres, clinics, aged care, multi-purpose health services etc. In the city of Townsville there is James Cook University - a leading sciences and medical academic institution - which is a major provider of under and post grad clinical placements. 

 

 

The MHS delivers a comprehensive mental health service within a person-centred care philosophy. It covers child and adolescent, addictions, adult, rehab and older-age psychiatry. The adult service in which these positions are in is made of up:

 

  • An acute care team which is the 1st point of contact to the service, traiging patients into inpatient, crisis intervention or the 2 community care teams.
  • These teams provide a range of services to patients in the short, medium and long term via MDTs.
  • The inpatient unit is a 36-bed locked facility service located at the main hospital. Care is provided in a low dependency or high dependency living areas. 
  • There is a homeless outreach team as well which requires good stakeholder collaboration. 

 

 

There are positions in the acute care team and within the community team.

Selection criteria

 

FRANZCP or equivalet training (SIMG) gained in either Ireland, UK, NZ, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Canada or USA.

If SIMG you will have 2.5yrs FTE work experience at time of read this and have completed a training post of camhs of at least 6months.

Additionally you will also be expected to demonstrate:

 

  • a broad range of experience in contemporary adult psychiatry.
  • evidence of innovation and clinical leadership.
  • experience in supervision more junior medical staff.
  • enthusiasm in mentoring, teaching and training.
  • first class comm skills in which to develop and maintain strong relationships with primary health stakeholders, NGOs etc. 
  • a commitment to excellence in clinical governance.

 

For more information about this consultant psychiatry job in Australia or others please contact leading psychiatry recruiter Alasdair Spinner at the medical recruitment agency Spinner Medical Recruitment.

e: alasdair@spinnermedical.com

t: +44 7414 531 583 - feel free to message in the 1st instance if time is short or call after hours at weekends is fine ! 

 

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