Consultant in Adult Psychiatry

Consultant/Specialist - Australia

Ref: 346Monday 30 January 2023

Eastern Perth suburbs, up to $471k + oncall, services for adults and older adults. 33 bed inpatient service.

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*Package up to $461k plus allowances like overtime and penalty rates.

*Distinguished schools.

*Modern, cosmopolitan city. 





The Armadale Mental Health Service provides inpatient, outpatient and community services for adults and older adults predominantly from the Armadale, Gosnells and Serpentine-Jarrahdale local government areas in Perth, Western Australia. Their inpatient services include 33 adult inpatient beds in 2 wards and a high dependency unit. Outpatient services to adults (aged 18 to 65) with a wide range of psychiatric and severe psychological disorders.


You will be tasked with managing patient flow within and between the relevant units. Specifically, to have 90% of patients moved to wards within 4hrs, that length of stays are within HRT benchmarks, community follow up rates for patients within 7 days is above 75%, readmission rates are low, discharge summary completions are above 80%, budget managements. Other key areas will of course be clinical - providing excellent care within a patient centred approach in both inpatient and outpatient settings. You will also supervise trainee psychiatrists as well as participate in internal teaching initiatives for relevant staff. You will also participate in clinical governance activities and research initiatives, committees & RCA reviews. 



Perth highlights

*Perth is a modern, multicultural city of 2m people.

*Modern housing options. 

*High standard of living. 

*Distinguished schools.

*5 leading universities. 

*Lovely climate - low 10 degrees in winter to dry heat of 28 in Summer.

*Closer to the rest of the world than Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane.  

*Newly built infrastructure including subways and road networks.

*Major cricket, rugby, swimming sporting venues. 

*3hr flight to Bali, 5hrs to Singapore, direct to London, Dubai, Doha. 

*Numerous mosques, hindu temples and other places of worship. 


Package highlights

*Generous professional development allowance of $28k.

*Up to $461k package.

*Generous tax free employer paid superannuation.

*Salary packaging.

*Lucrative penalty shift rates. 

*Flexible working arrangements.

*Flexible leave arrangements.

*Other professional and location based allowances.

*Full relocation - flights, shipping, pets. 



Selection criteria

*FRANZCP or training completed in the UK or Ireland, USA, NZ, Canada, South Africa, Sri Lanka. If trained in Sri Lanka you must have completed your international placement in Australia or New Zealand. 

*Experience in a broad range of adult psychiatry settings. 

*If a SIMG, to satisfy RANZCP requirements, you will have completed 6months in child & adolescent psychiatry during your training and have at least 2.5yrs FTE of consultant experience at time of reading. 

*Knowledge in contemporary psychiatric care and developments. 

*Commitment to your professional development. 

*Leadership experience in MDT settings. 

*Personable and collegiate in your style and approach to your work.

*Empathetic and compassionate in your approach to patients, carers and families.

*Demonstrated knowledge in quality improvement principles and practice. 



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