Consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry

Consultant/Specialist - Western Australia, Australia

Ref: 282Friday 23 September 2022

Perth, Western Australia - Metropolitan service, up to $455k


The service in metropolitan and central Perth is recruiting multiple posts, allowing you to choose your ideal preferences whether it be setting, research etc. 


Benefits & rewards


  • Central Perth metropolitan work location - close to beaches, schools, major retail & cultural amenities.
  • Rem package up to $455k.
  • Progressive and contemporary child and adolescent service.
  • Strong and stable economy.




The mhs is broadly made of three different settings and assists patients up to the age of 16:


  • Major inpatient unit - inc. paeds consultation liaison service.
  • 3 Community mental health clinics.
  • Specialist services (inc. AHDS, MST, therapeutic day program etc.)


Stats last year included 140k service contacts with 7.5k young people seen with 493 inpatient unit separations. There were 2.9k mental health ED presentations. 


The service has a rich profile of consultant psychiatrists (SIMGs) who completed their specialist training outside of Australia and Australian trained psychiatrists. Perth’s closer proximity to other parts of the world makes it a popular choice with SIMGs. The city is a cosmopolitan one with close to 2million inhabitants. Migration means it continues to grow significantly as the State's rich mineral resources have helped to ensure it is a prosperous and peaceful place to live and work, with an economy able to provide diverse career opportunities for non-medical partners. Perth has lovely beaches and a vibrant city centre. Public transport links are modern and extensive. There are first class independent schooling options in Perth. Spinner Medical Recruitment can provide detailed advice around your family’s education preferences. 



Essential selection criteria


  • Fellowship/progress towards FRANZCP and Certificate of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (RANZCP) or approved equivalent gained in either UK, Ireland, NZ, USA, Canada, Sri Lanka (with Australian experience) or South Africa. 
  • Significant experience in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
  • Experience and capability in providing clinical leadership to a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated effective, interpersonal and communication skills in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in undertaking individual therapy and family systems interventions.
  • Demonstrated interest and involvement in quality improvement processes.
  • Experience in education, training and supervision of undergraduate medical and other relevant colleagues. 



For more information please contact Alasdair Spinner, leading specialist psychiatry recruiter for Australian services. 



M: +44 7414 531 583

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