Consultant in Older Age Psychiatry

Consultant/Specialist - Western Australia, Australia

Ref: 476Tuesday 7 November 2023

Up to $477k + oncall and other allowances.


Package highlights

  • Package up to $477k plus additional oncall allowances and add-ons.
  • Includes $30k professional development allowance - paid with salary. 
  • Flexible leave and study leave options. 


Geraldton in a Western Australia, is a vibrant and rapidly developing small coastal city, perfectly balancing the perks of urban living with the peace and lifestyle of a regional location. Renowned for its sunny Mediterranean-style climate, it offers over 110km of stunning coastline, complemented by pristine beaches and sparkling waters. 


Located approximately 400km north of Perth, the city serves as a hub for industries such as mining, agriculture, tourism and fishing. Its bustling port, along with an active arts scene, local galleries, and an array of local cafes and restaurants, makes for a lively and dynamic place to work and live.


The city is proud of its well-resourced health and educational facilities, including several primary and secondary schools - including private schools.  There are numerous parks, cricket, rugby, football, netball facilities as well as olympic sized swimming pools. There are excellent surf breaks and it's a perfect spot for kite or wind-surfing as well. Other amenities include major shopping centres, domestic airport.


Overall, Geraldton genuinely embodies a friendly, family community spirit, welcoming newcomers and offering a wonderful lifestyle for individuals, couples and families alike. Choosing to live in this city in Western Australia means being part of a thriving regional city, enjoying a relaxed lifestyle, and an enviable work-life balance whilst having access to beautiful natural surroundings.



In this job you will provide clinical leadership, advice, consultation, liaison and support to internal and external stakeholders, other providers and agencies, patients, their families and their carers  throughout the region.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Working within and leading the MDT you will provide a Community Older Persons Service across the region including supportive secondary consultation and liaison to the regional hospital Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Team.
  • You will promote the organisational culture and principles of person-centred, trauma informed and recovery focused service delivery.
  • Acting as senior liaison to colleagues in other specialties, NGOs, GPs, other providers, hospitals etc.
  • Participating in quality and safety improvement projects.
  • Education and mentoring doctors in training as well as students. 

Selection criteria


  • FRANZCP or equivalent specialist training completed in Ireland, UK, USA , Canada, South Africa. If trained in Sri Lanka your application is welcome if you have completed 2 yrs international placement in Oz or NZ as part of your training. 
  • Sub-specialty qualifications and experience in Psychiatry of Old Age are welcome.
  • Significant experience in older age psychiatric settings. 
  • Commitment to working within a MDT framework.
  • Commitment to continuing your professional development education.
  • Experience in tele-health/video conferencing & excellent IT skills. 
  • Willingness to undertake outreach activities. 

For more information please contact Alasdair Spinner on 07414 531 583  (whatsapp, signal etc ) email 



Spinner Medical Recruitment is the leading international medical/healthcare recruitment agency for psychiatrists seeking to work in Australia. Medical Recruitment acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of Australia and the Torres Strait. We respect all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people—their customs and their beliefs. We also pay our respects to Elders past and present.

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