Consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry

Consultant/Specialist - Victoria, Australia

Ref: 210Friday 6 May 2022

Beautiful part of Victoria, easy access to Melbourne - rem up to $400k

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Child and adolescent psychiatrist, Victoria


We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of Australia and the Torres Strait. We acknowledge them as the first inhabitants of Australia and the traditional custodians of the lands. We also pay our respects to Elders past and present.



  • Vibrant town living with great schools, beautiful and spectacular national parks. 
  • Easy access to Melbourne - road, rail or very short flight. 

  • Take professional advantage of huge government investment made into the mental health service.


The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System reported in March 2021. It outlined an ambitious plan to transform the mental health and wellbeing system. It provided an opportunity for MHSs to change how things are done and to invest in their workforce. 


This hospital and health service is the main specialist referral and trauma centre in this part of Victoria. The hospital is a modern purpose-built teaching hospital caring for a population of approx. 280k with over 2000 staff. 


Services provided include mental health, elective surgery, emergency, women's health, rehabilitation, oncology etc.


Asa teaching hospital they have great and productive links with major universities and provide unique clinical experiences for medical students. 


In respect to mental health, they are the main providers of care and have an inpatient unit as well as community mental health teams across multiple sites. The MHS operates on integrated principles across these sites and provides inpatient and community services for adults, children, young adults and old age. 


They have a strong child and adolescent mental health service at the regional hospital. In this position you will be based at their community mental health service and another site, delivering clinical care in outpatient, telehealth and outreach settings. 



Working within the framework of patient-centred care and with high levels of integrity your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:


  • Clinical work - being the assessment and treatment of patients within agreed care plans, working as consultation liaison with other medical specialties, provide flexible, adaptive and contemporary models of service delivery.

  • Working on quality improvement, patient safety and clinical governance activities.

  • Provide leadership to a multi-disciplinary team, ensuring the efficient and effective use of available resources. 

  • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate doctors in training as well as other colleagues. 

  • Work and lead in a collaborative and respectful manner.

  • Promote and encourage CME activities to your colleagues as well as ensure you maintain your own professional development.


Selection criteria includes:


  • FRANZCP or child and adolescent psychiatry equivalent gained in UK (not CESR), Ireland, USA, Canada, Sri Lanka (if overseas placement in Australia completed), South Africa.

  • If not FRANZCP you must have at least 2.5 yrs FTE at consultant level experience at time of reading.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - able to build relationships with all stakeholders, patients and their families/carers. 

  • Drivers licence. 

  • Good decision making skills. 


For more information about this really interesting location and to understand how remuneration works, please contact Alasdair Spinner at leading Australian psychiatry recruitment agency Spinner Medical Recruitment.


+44 7414531583 


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