Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry (Inpatient)

Consultant/Specialist - New South Wales, Australia

Ref: 586Wednesday 22 May 2024

Up to $400k includes $38k professional development allowance





Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry - Inpatient settings. 


  • Close to Byron Bay, Gold Coast and Brisbane for international airport transfers etc.
  • Provide specialist old age psychiatry services within inpatient settings. 
  • Reporting to the Clinical Director Mental Health Services you will participate in and lead a multidisciplinary team. You will undertake supervision, education and training of junior medical staff. 
  • Make the most of health information systems and review clinical documentation to improve care.
  • Communicate and collaborate with all relevant stakeholders to meet patient needs. 
  • Participate in clinical governance activities. 





Opportunity highlights


  • Earn a leading public sector salary of up to $400k.
  • Includes Australia’s highest professional development allowance of $38,000.
  • Benefit from tax free employer superannuation contributions. 
  • 40hr week with flexible working. 
  • Idyllic beach or hinterland lifestyle settings. 
  • For example, Byron Bay to work commute is 35 mins.
  • Patient centred focus.
  • Help to grow and develop a service.
  • Cohesive leadership team which includes a dynamic Director of Training.
  • 30 1.0 FTE registrar posts across the mental health service.
  • Oncall : once a week, it's very rare to get called in.




Community Information


  • More than 280k people live in this beautiful part of Northern NSW.
  • Subtropical climate - enjoy world famous beaches and towns (like Byron Bay) or the rainforest hinterlands.
  • Rich and diverse schooling options. 
  • Nearest domestic airports are Ballina or Gold Coast. 
  • Brisbane and Brisbane international airport is 1hr drive, Gold Coast, 30 mins. 
  • Much lower cost of living than Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. 






  • FRANZCP or equivalent gained in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada or South Africa.
  • Experience in old age psychiatry inpatient settings.
  • Experience in clinical governance initiatives. 
  • Willingness to participate in internal teaching, education and research activities.
  • Willingness to participate in on-call roster. 




Contact us for a friendly discussion for information about this job, this amazing location, the new process for specialist assessment by RANZCP , Australian wage agreements or about living in Australia generally.


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