Consultant in Psychiatry - Inpatient and Community

Consultant/Specialist - Australia

Ref: 515Wednesday 10 January 2024

Up to $490k.



  • Package of up to $490k.
  • Serve a local community of 100,000 and support a catchment population of 300,000.
  • Great place to live with full city amenities and private schooling. 





Rewards and benefits.

  • Remuneration up to $490k based on years of experience and location allowances. 
  • Employer support towards permanent residency. 
  • Exceptional annual  professional development allowance of close to $30k.
  • Lucrative shift allowances. 
  • Annual leave, professional development leave etc. 
  • Full relocation allowance with added Victorian government cash incentives.


If you secure a job through Spinner Medical Recruitment you'll enjoy the following benefits:


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




Albury and Wodonga are two cities, side by side, across the Victorian and NSW border. The cities are home to the iconic Murray River and its waterways, Lake Hume, sensational food producers, museums, a rich migrant and Aboriginal Australian history and a rich choice of schooling. 




Albury Wodonga Health is a major Australian patient centred health service. Its values are: fairness, justice, teamwork, respect, trust, accountability and compassion.





Service highlights


  • Multidisciplinary mental health teams. 
  • AWH’s Mental health service covers 50k square kilometres from Southern New South Wales, to North East Victoria. 
  • It provides specialist clinical assessment, treatment and on-going care for people of all ages including addictions.
  • 10 specialty community based mental health services.
  • 95 mental health beds. 
  • A purpose built 20-bed facility, including provision for high level supervision for 18+ years.
  •  24-bed specialist inpatient assessment and treatment service with the addition of a High Dependency Unit.
  • 15-bed residential aged care service.
  • A four 2-bed, self-contained rehab units with 24-hour clinical support (16 - 24 years old).
  • PARC 10 bed, short stay residential accommodation for 16 - 65 years old.
  • Rehabilitation service of seven houses with 24 hour support.
  • Special service specialising in supporting mental health affected  families.





As a Consultant in Psychiatry you will provide 1st class care and leadership across acute inpatient and community services, working within a multidisciplinary team environment.


Scope includes but is not limited to 


  • Provide clinical services and leadership for adult inpatient service. 
  • Provide consultation-liaison psychiatry services as required.
  • Deliver care and leadership to the adult community and triage service. 
  • Participate and contribute to clinical teaching initiatives.
  • Help teach University of Melbourne students. 
  • Provide high level advice to clinical director and executive. 
  • Contributing to service development and quality improvement initiatives.





Community highlights


  • 3 hr drive to Melbourne.
  • Busy domestic airport with direct flights to Melbourne and Sydney for international transfers. 
  • Excellent private schools. 
  • Sensational housing options - at half the cost of Melbourne and Sydney. 
  • Summer recreation - water sports on lakes: jetski, sailing, power boating etc; trekking, MTB etc. cricket clubs: 9 Clubs, 50 Junior Teams, 29 Senior Teams, ovals, rugby, football, hockey facilities, olympic swimming pools etc.
  • Winter recreation - all the above and easy access to the Australian ski-fields and resorts. 
  • Amenities: cinemas, theatres, shopping, great cafes and restaurants. 
  • Churches, mosques and other places of worship, with diverse community demographics.




Selection criteria



  • FRANZCP or training completed in NZ, UK, Ireland, USA, Canada or South Africa. 
  • If trained outside of Australia, a formal 6 month training post in child and adolescent psychiatry is preferred unless you have 10+ years of consultant experience. 
  • Excellent teamwork, collaborative and communication capabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, providing leadership, encouragement and inspiration. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching, continuing education, and research.
  • Willingness and ability to undertake continuous quality improvement projects.
  • A commitment to ethical medical practice. 
  • Willingness to be on an on-call roster. 





What you need to do now

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