Consultant in Older Age Psychiatry

Consultant/Specialist - Victoria, Australia

Ref: 517Monday 15 January 2024

Up to $490k depending on years of experience as a consultant



  • Live and work in an iconic and beautiful coastal location - just 3 hrs drive from Melbourne.
  • Remuneration up to AUD$490k pa plus additional entitlements and benefits. 
  • Friendly and collaborative peer group of 10 FTE consultant psychiatrists. 




Applications are sought from Old Age psychiatrists interested in a 1.0 FTE old age job or from those psychiatrists interested in a shared adult/old age post. 


There has been significant capital works investment across this health service which includes expanding and updating the existing inpatient unit in the mental health service. There will also be historic and significant levels of spending specifically for the mental health services.  The service is made up of people from a wide range of backgrounds. There is a strong sense of camaraderie, with little turnover in the existing team of consultant psychiatrists. It is a supportive group, culturally diverse who enjoy a manageable workload.




Job highlights


  • Provide clinical assessment and treatment as a key member of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Provide secondary consultation, guidance and advice to a range of other health care professionals and settings.
  • Actively participate in the development and promotion of quality improvement activities.
  • Participate in the education and supervision of junior medical colleagues (including medical students and psychiatric registrars in training).




Your new mental health service.


  • Acute inpatient unit of 15 beds, including 3-4 high dependency.
  • Extended Care inpatient unit of 5 beds.
  • Prevention and recovery centre of 13 beds. 
  • 4 community based units including an adult Continuing Care (Recovery and Wellness across four sites).
  • And an access mental health team.
  • Old age community service.
  • CAMHS community service. 




Community highlights


  • Beautiful and scenic location.
  • 3hrs drive to Melbourne
  • Excellent independent schooling. 
  • Fantastic sporting and recreational amenities including whale watching. 
  • High liveable climate - average summer temperature is 21 degrees. 
  • Rapidly growing centre of population.
  • Stunning beaches, breathtaking views, wide-open spaces and fresh air.
  • Sensational housing options. 




What you'll need to succeed.


  • FRANZCP or equivalent sub-specialty qualifications and/or experience in general adult psychiatry. 
  • Excellent teamwork, collaborative and communication capabilities.
  • Knowledge of contemporary models of care. 
  • Clinical experience relevant to the practice of clinical psychiatry of older age psychiatry or adult psychiatry across a broad range of bed- and community based mental health services.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching, continuing education, and research.
  • Ability to provide supervision to clinical staff and participate in internal education programs.
  • Commitment to professional development.
  • Willingness and ability to undertake continuous quality improvement projects.
  • A commitment to ethical medical practice. 
  • Willingness to be on an on-call roster. 





Rewards and benefits


  • Remuneration up to $490k, depending on years of experience. 
  • 76hr fortnight.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Employer support towards permanent residency. 
  • Exceptional annual  professional development allowance of $29k per year. 
  • Lucrative shift allowances. 
  • Annual leave, professional development leave etc. 
  • Full relocation package. 
  • Accommodation support upon arrival. 





If you secure a job through Spinner Medical Recruitment you will also enjoy the following benefits:


  • Free, friendly and expert guidance through any or all of RANZCP, AHPRA and visa processes. 
  • Up to date Australian knowledge. 
  • Help with location research, property, schooling etc. 
  • Regular contact with us throughout the process of prep, submission.





What you need to do now.

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