Head of Department - Psychiatry

Consultant/Specialist - Western Australia, Australia

Ref: 369Monday 27 March 2023

Package up to $471k + Management allowance , 1hr from Perth's southern suburbs , coastal town


This exciting job is within the West Australian Country Health Service's South West Region. Based in Bunbury, you will enjoy living and working in a sensational coastal town only 2hrs from metropolitan Perth. 



Bunbury, Western Australia is a vibrant city with a population of approx. 75,000 people. It sits on the beautiful coastline of the SW part of Western Australia and is known for  beauty, history, and friendly community. Some USPs: 


  1. Bunbury boasts some stunning natural landscapes, including beautiful beaches, tranquil forests, and scenic waterways. It is also surrounded by some of WA's most popular attractions, such as the Margaret River wine region.

  2. Great climate: Bunbury enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with warm summers and mild winters, making it an ideal place to live if you love spending time outdoors.

  3. Access to amenities: Bunbury is a thriving city with plenty of amenities, including excellent healthcare facilities, quality education options, and a diverse range of shops and restaurants. Also Perth's southern suburbs are 1hr drive and Perth's CBD is 2hrs. 

  4. Family-friendly: With a great community spirit and plenty of family-friendly activities on offer, Bunbury is a sensational city to raise a family. There are many parks and playgrounds to explore, and the city hosts a range of family-friendly events throughout the year. There are excellent private schooling options and Perth has 5 universities. 

  5. Affordable living: Compared tomajor cities in Australia, Bunbury offers a more affordable cost of living, with lower house prices, rent, and general expenses.

  6. Bunbury is a rapidly growing city, with a thriving economy and a range of employment opportunities in industries such as agriculture, mining, and tourism.



The job

In this role you will take responsibility for clinical governance and leadership in respect to delivery of clinical services. You'll also provide leadership in respect to line management whilst managing and allocating budgets and resources to ensure service objectives are met. Specific responsibilities include , but aren't limited to:


  • Ensuring service and department compliance with WA mental health legislation.
  • Ensuring best-in-practice psychiatric care is delivered to patients in the region ensuring they and their carers remain central during the process.
  • Act as the point of clinical accountability, providing clinical leadership to all staff in the region.
  • Develop and maintain links with important stakeholders such as primary care providers, NGOs, community groups etc. 
  • As a critical member, provide input to the service management group.
  • As a member of the Mental health leadership group helped to plan, develop and implement policies and strategies. 
  • Participate in recruitment of medical and non-medical senior staff.
  • Promote the collection of medical data across the service. 



What experience are they looking for? If not FRANZCP then


  • specialist training completed in either Ireland, UK, NZ, USA or Canada.
  • significant experience as a consultant and as a healthcare leader.
  • experience in shaping and implementing clinical governance projects.
  • skills in long term planning, admin and analysis.
  • first class communication skills with abilities to build relationships quickly, achieve outcomes and work collaboratively with others. 


Applicants who have any or all of the following will be highly regarded: post grad quals in health service management, experience or interest in aboriginal health & culture. 



For a non-obligatory discussion please contact Alasdair Spinner on +44 7414 531 583 or email alasdair@spinnermedical.com . You can also reach me via Whatsapp, Signal, LinkedIn etc. 

Thank you.









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