Consultant in Youth Psychiatry 16-24 yrs.

Consultant/Specialist - Western Australia, Australia

Ref: 480Thursday 16 November 2023

Up to $477k plus on-call and other allowances.

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This major metropolitan mental health service in Perth Western Australia has a requirement for 2 Youth Psychiatrists. The mental health act and commission in Western Australia categorises youth as 16 to 24 yr olds.


  • Perth - an attractive, modern, affluent and cosmopolitan city.
  • The WA Health remuneration is one of the highest in Australian cities - up to $477k + oncalls etc..
  • Major metropolitan mental health service. 


This mental health service is WA’s largest providing Youth, Adult, Older Adult, Forensic and State-wide services in a variety of settings that include inpatient units within their hospitals, community mental health centres, day therapy and outreach programs. 20k people were treated in 2022. Their Youth Service provides care to 16-24 year olds with the following models of care:


  • A specialist Tier 4 mental health service providing counselling, therapy and case management to youths with significant mental health problems and barriers to accessing mainstream services (6 month intervention).
  • An intensive community outreach service delivering community-based triage, assessment and intensive short-term management for up to 12 weeks.
  • A Youth Hospital in the Home eight-bed service which provides short term intensive management for up to 14 days.
  • An early intervention service for young people presenting with ultra-high risk of psychosis and/or features of an emotionally unstable personality disorder.
  • A consultation and liaison service which provide specialist consultation, assessments, and treatment for youths with a history of complex attention and hyperactivity symptoms and co-occurring Axis 1, 2 mental health disorders.




Remuneration of up to $477k plus additional add ons, future loadings, including: 


*An annual professional development allowance of $31k per annum.
*Private practice allowance. 
*Tax free benefits.
*3 weeks professional development leave.
*40hr week. 

In addition, there are opportunities for teaching and training in addition to research. 


Perth community highlights


*One of Australia’s leading hospitals in one of its most liveable cities. 
*International airport with direct flights to Singapore, Bali, KL, Dubai, Doha and London as well as extensive domestic connections. 
*Great cultural, sporting vibe in Perth. WACA, professional rugby, football, cricket.
*Great housing options - beaches in the city, apartments,suburban living etc.
*Unit is close to the best schools in Perth. 
*Flexible leave arrangements      
*Other professional and location-based allowances


Selection criteria


*FRANZCP or equivalent specialist training gained in either NZ, UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, South Africa. If you have been trained in Sri Lanka your application only be considered if you have completed your 2 yr international placement requirement in Australia or New Zealand
*If trained outside of Australia you must have completed a 6 month training post in child and adolescent psychiatry.
*Specific relevant experience in providing psychiatric care to youths aged 16-24 years old. 
*First class communication skills with demonstrated ability to lead and help your MDTs. 
*Demonstrated experience in teaching and supervising medical staff.



For more information about this job, location, remuneration, all entitlements and benefits, schools, housing options and the RANZCP assessment process please do not hesitate to get in touch for a friendly and non-obligatory chat.

Call or message +44 7414 531583


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