Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry

Consultant/Specialist - Western Australia, Australia

Ref: 452Wednesday 6 September 2023

Up to $477k plus oncalls etc.


Perth, Western Australia. 



With a budget of over AUD$2 billion and approx. 9,000 FTE staff this major Perth health service provides best practice care to 800,000 people.  The mental health division is Western Australia's largest providing Youth, Adult, Older Adult, Forensic and State-wide services in a variety of settings that include inpatient units within hospitals, community mental health centres, day therapy and outreach programs etc. 


The service includes the WA’s only standalone public psychiatric teaching hospital that provides acute care, rehabilitation, treatment and rehabilitation for adults. Here there is a 30 bed forensic unit on the campus. The unit provides mental health inpatient care to people who are in the WA justice system. Services also includes a forensic rehab inpatient unit, community forensic service, prison in-reach, and a camhs forensic service. 



Opportunity Highlights


  • $477k + oncall and similar allowances. 
  • Established major metropolitan forensic psychiatric service. 
  • Senior clinical role - responsibility for the psychiatric and medical assessment and treatment of patients.
  • Provide clinical leadership, coordination and direction to the multidisciplinary team.
  • Talented, stable and committed multidisciplinary team.
  • Research opportunities.
  • Academic affiliation opportunities. 
  • Full support provided for SIMG RANZCP supervision and pathway requirements.




Community Information


  • Stunning Australian metropolitan city with all the trappings.
  • Beautiful beaches, bustling CBD and serene suburbs. 
  • Affluent and growing economy enabling ample career opportunities for spouses and partners
  • City of 2m people.
  • International airport with direct flights to LDN, SING, Dubai, KL etc. 
  • Ample real estate options—from city apartments, to beachside houses, suburban villas etc.
  • First class choice of private schooling.
  • 5 universities in Perth.  
  • Sunny skies + ideal weather year-round
  • Amazing sporting infrastructure - WACA etc. 
  • Sensational lifestyle, sporting clubs for the kids (and adults!).
  • An array of shops and restaurants, arts and cultural attractions, endless entertainment options.




Selection criteria


  • FRANZCP or equivalent specialist qualifications gained in Ireland, UK, NZ, USA, Canada, South Africa will be highly regarded. 
  • If trained outside of Australia you must be able to demonstrate 6 months of child & adolescent psychiatry in your training and a minimum of 2.5yrs FTE consultant level experience at time of reading (to satisfy RANZCP criteria).
  • Significant and broad experience in forensic psychiatry. 
  • Excellent management, administrative and analytical abilities. 
  • Clinical governance experience. 



To find out more about your RANZCP eligibility, this job, service and more about Perth as a city - such as schools, housing, partner work opportunities etc. - please do not hesitate to contact me for expert and contemporary information. My number is +44 7414 531 583 or I am available out of hours and at the weekend as well if this suits you better.  Spinner Medical Recruitment is the leading international recruiter for psychiatrists for Australian mental health services and hospitals. 


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