Psychiatrist - Consultant - Australia

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    $354,487 - $451,677 p.a. pro rata

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    over 1 year ago

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An exciting opportunity exists for a skilled and enthusiastic Consultant Psychiatrist to join the clinical team in a regional hospital in coastal Western Australia in a role which offers a vast range of varied experience, and requires initiative, resilience and a sense of adventure.

Key Facts

  • Public sector regional hospital in Western Australia with excellent modern facilities
  • Clinical duties are combined with active teaching role
  • Full time role with a contract up to 5 years duration
  • Specialist registration in Psychiatry with Australian Medical Board (AHPRA) required
  • FRANZCPsych or equivalent essential
  • Excellent working conditions
  • Competitive salary package

The Role

You will be a vital member of the Psychiatric medical and multidisciplinary team in this role you will be responsible for the provision of clinical assessment and psychiatric treatment for adults and seniors in the catchment population based in the community and hospital. In addition, this position provides clinical leadership, advice, consultation, liaison and support to General practitioners, health care professionals, other providers and agencies, and to carers and consumers throughout the region.

This is a teaching and supervision position of junior medical staff and highly valued by the Postgraduate Medical Council of WA for the case mix exposure and experience gained by Doctors in Training. You should have highly developed communication, interpersonal, teamwork, negotiation and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

You must be eligible for registration as a Medical Practitioner with the Medical Board of Australia AHPRA), and hold Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRACS) or equivalent.

Employee Benefits:

Salary: $354,487-451,677 pa (inclusive of base salary, 9.5% superannuation and professional development allowance)

In addition to the great salary employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

  • Access to generous salary packaging arrangements.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Flexible leave arrangements.
  • Professional Development Opportunities and Study leave/assistance.
  • Other professional and location based allowances

The Hospital

The hospital is a 60 bed inpatient facility and the largest hospital in the region with a highly varied case mix and 25,000 presentations to the Emergency Department per year. Facilities include operating theatres, consulting rooms for visiting specialists, a public dental surgery, refurbished maternity unit and an expanded emergency department which has more than doubled in size to 15 acute bays.

The Location

The hospital is in the State's most northern region in a town situated on the Indian Ocean and renowned as a tropical tourist destination famed for its beach lifestyle. The coastline faces the Indian Ocean to the west, the region encompasses an area of around 420,000 square kilometres (one sixth of the State's total landmass) and is bordered by the Great Sandy Desert in the south and the Northern Territory in the east. It has excellent schooling and housing.

The region includes arid desert areas, gorges, sandy beaches, escarpments, rainforests, waterfalls, vast open plains, river valleys and cave systems.

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