Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry

Consultant/Specialist - Queensland, Australia

Ref: 585Tuesday 21 May 2024

Up to $554k plus oncall

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  • Remuneration package up to $554k plus on-call and other allowances.
  • Beautiful, idyllic part of the Queensland coast.
  • Deliver first class care in a range of settings - inpatient, outpatient and HITH. 


Remuneration highlights


  • Rem package up to $554k - depending on years of experience post specialist qualifications. Includes:
  • $20k incentive allowance (payable after 12 months).
  • Professional development allowance $21k per annum.
  • Car allowance up to 25k per annum.
  • Private practice allowance.
  • 11.5% employer paid pension contributions. 
  • Salary sacrifice packaging. 
  • Lucrative on-call, call-back, overtime, public holiday penalty rates.



Location highlights

  • Incredible housing options -  including affordable beach side houses or apartments, large acreages, hobby farms, large villas, houses with swimming pools, stables etc.
  • Rich private schooling options.
  • Population of 62,000.
  • Genuinely unique and beautiful environment: white sandy beaches, ancient rainforests, whale watching and the iconic Islands. 
  • 3 hrs drive to Brisbane or a 45 minute flight for a weekend or for domestic and international transfers (e.g. direct to Singapore, India or Dubai).


The Older Persons Mental Health Service here provides comprehensive multidisciplinary assessment and treatment of older people with in a range of settings including acute inpatient and community mental health.


This position will provide clinical leadership, supervision and training within multidisciplinary adult mental health team/s across the Service, to support high quality patient care.  


Job scope 


  • Primary clinical work will be provided within a Hospital setting (including registrar supervision, teaching & training, clinical administration), with inpatient care available in Sub-acute older persons mental health inpatient unit. 
  • Provide leadership within a MDT context, ensuring all relevant staff work collaboratively, focused on delivering the best possible care available.
  • Mentor, teach and train relevant staff whilst maximising your own professional development.
  • Take full responsibility for supervision of admissions, transfers and patient discharges. Participate in providing outreach services to regional communities. You will also help develop new systems, policies and procedures which improve healthcare services, development and implementation of safety, engagement in improvement initiatives and related training.



Essential criteria


  • FRANZCP or equivalent specialist training completed in UK, Ireland, Canada, USA, NZ , South Africa, Sri Lanka. If Sri Lankan trained you must have completed 2 year international placement in Australia or New Zealand.
  • Experience in inpatient and outpatient settings in old age psychiatry.
  • Excellent clinical leadership skills within a MDT context.
  • Willingness to participate in internal teaching programs. 
  • Interest in clinical governance, quality/continual improvement initiatives. 
  • First class verbal and written communication skills. 


Spinner Medical Recruitment provides end to end recruitment services. For the job applicant, our service is free. We help you find a job and if you're an overseas trained psychiatrist we help and guide you through the statutory processes so when you arrive in Australia, you're good to go! Our goal is to take the pain out of the process for you. We are the leading specialist psychiatry recruitment agency for psychiatrists looking to move to Australia. 



For more information about this, other jobs and the 2024/2025 workforce outlook in Australia, please contact Alasdair Spinner at or call/message +44 7414 531 583 



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