Psychiatrist Australia

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    Physician, Psychiatrist

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    MP Year 1-6 $392,468 - $459,815 p.a

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    almost 4 years ago

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A Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is sought for a full time, permanent role in Western Australia.

As a member of the multidisciplinary team, the Consultant Psychiatrist is accountable for the clinical management of child and adolescent patients, including families and carers. The successful applicant will provide clinical leadership, assessment, treatment, liaison and consultation service for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) team, assume clinical responsibility for CAMHS staff, practice and standards in patient management, and provide supervision, training and instruction to junior medical staff and medical students, and act as a member of the management team..

Role Responsibilities

  • Provide psychiatric care and general treatment in both inpatient and outpatient facilities for children aged between 0-18 years of age and their families
  • Provide clinical leadership and supervision of clinical care within the CAMHS and youth streams across the region.
  • Provide supervision for community care including community treatment orders
  • Provide governance and clinical management of the CAMHS treating team.
  • Act for the Director Clinical Services Mental Health in his/her absence, as required
  • Participate in an on-call roster.
  • Supervise trainee psychiatrists and medical officers and participates in the teaching of other health professionals.
  • Regularly travel throughout the region in its communities and towns undertaking the duties of a Consultant Psychiatrist within the CAMHS and youth streams.
  • Liaise and confers regularly with general practitioners, other health care professionals and agencies on clinical matters and treatment programs.
  • Attend to statutory requirements under the Mental Health Act 2014.
  • Works as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide clinical management of general surgical patients.
  • on call duties as required
In order to be considered for this role you must meet the criteria listed below:
  • Eligible for registration by the Medical Board of Australia as a Specialist in Psychiatry
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Surgeons (RANCCPsych) or equivalent
  • Extensive clinical experience in child and adolescent mental health.
  • Knowledge of/and experience in biological and psychotherapeutic interventions.
  • Demonstrated analytical ability.
  • Highly developed report writing and policy formulation skills.
  • Demonstrated high level of communication, interpersonal, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and to lead in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the effective management of clinical risk and improving quality.
  • Current knowledge of legislative obligations for Equal Opportunity, Disability Services and Occupational Safety and Health, and how these impact on employment and service delivery.
  • A current WA C or C-A class driving license
  • Demonstrated computer skills to enable management of medical and patient records, navigation of online policy access, internal communication and completing online learning resources.
Area Profile: The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is the largest country health system in Australia and one of the biggest in the world, providing health services to approximately half a million people, including 45,000 Aboriginal people, over a vast two and a half million square kilometre area. The organisation comprises seven regions, with a strong network of public hospitals, health services and health centres located across rural and remote Western Australia. Our core business is the provision of quality, accessible health services to country WA residents and visitors.

 Employee Benefits: 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
  • Professional Development Opportunities and Study Leave/assistance
  • Other professional and location based allowances