Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry and Medical Lead

Consultant/Specialist - New South Wales, Australia

Ref: 546Wednesday 13 March 2024

Up to $400k NSW Wage Agreement

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 Spinner Medical Recruitment  acknowledges 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.



  • Western Sydney suburbs.
  • Old Age Psychiatry and Medical Lead
  • Package up to $400k. 





You’ll be based primarily at the Mental Health Hub at Nepean Hospital in Penrith, Sydney. You’ll provide consultant level support to Old Age inpatient patients at this facility as well as to community mental health teams throughout the region the health service covers. 





Additionally, this job includes a medical leadership role which supports medical staff and the development of the older persons mental health service in line with the strategic vision.





Sydney has a rich choice of independent schooling, with a large number of faith based or secular institutions. The Western Suburbs of Sydney are the most culturally diverse in Australia. The amenities are first class - waterways, parklands, national parks, olympic class public sporting facilities, major shopping centres, professional football stadiums, cricket ovals, league and union pitches, universities, top tier private schools and major hospitals. As the city has grown, wealth has moved towards these suburbs with major corporations and employers now following suit.






Selection criteria

  • A commitment to you and your colleague's professional development and reflective practice. 
  • Expertise in providing high quality mental health services in old age inpatient and community settings. 
  • A commitment to person-centred, recovery oriented, carer and family inclusive, trauma informed care. 
  • Ability to lead, inspire and work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary and allied health teams. 
  • First class verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrable experience in quality improvement and clinical governance activities. 
  • You must be able to demonstrate skills in and a commitment to teaching and supervision of colleagues and non-medical colleagues. 
  • You must have a driving licence.


Applicants who don't have FRANZCP and are SIMGs interested in living and working in Australia must have completed their training in either the UK, NZ, Ireland, South Africa, USA or Canada. To further satisfy RANZCP’s requirements, SIMG applicants must have completed 6 months of child and adolescent post in their training. 




For more information please contact Alasdair Spinner +44 7414531583


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