If patients needs are at the centre of your decisions, we want to hear from you
- Enjoy competitive remuneration and several employee benefits
- Take responsibility for clinical leadership and governance activities
- Live in a beautiful, colonial town just 2 hours' drive from the Gold Coast
As an experienced Consultant Psychiatrist you will be responsible for the clinical leadership and governance of the clinical services and activities in the Acute & Community Mental Health Unit. You will work in close collaboration with the Executive Director of Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs, Managers of the services and the Director of Clinical Services (Psychiatry) to ensure that the Mental Health Service offers effective, efficient and contemporary evidence based Acute and Community Mental Health Services. You will also play a role in clinical and service improvement activities to initiate, encourage and participate in research, evaluation and innovative treatment and care aimed at achieving demonstrable improvements in outcomes for consumers.
The Health Service District provides an integrated network of acute, mental health, aged care, community and allied health inpatient and outpatient services to approximately 300,000 people from 29 facilities. This progressive mental health service integrates Acute and Community Services, including Adult Mental Health Service, Child and Youth Mental Health Service, Older Persons Mental Health Service, Triage and Acute Care Team, Mobile Intensive Rehabilitation Team and the Acute Mental Health Unit and Extended Inpatient Service. The Extended Inpatient Service provides specialist clinical services across Acquired Brain Injury Program, Dual Disability Program, Extended Treatment and Rehabilitation Program, Intellectual Disability Program, Older Persons Program, Secure Services Program and Living Skills Services.
Situated in a beautiful colonial town with a population of 120,000, there is an elegant and gracious city centre with many handsome old buildings and lovely gardens and all the amenities and facilities one would expect to find in a major regional centre, as well as a wealth of places to visit nearby. Architecture and history complement the beauty of the city's parks and gardens. The famous beaches of the Gold Coast are a comfortable 2 hour highway drive away, so you can easily escape from it all for idyllic family weekends. The city offers affordable housing, extensive education options, numerous recreational facilities and a superior health support network. Education in the area is second to none, with the city recently achieving recognition as a centre for academic excellence.
To be successful in applying for this position you must hold FRANZCP, or an equivalent qualification, and be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. If you are unsure if you meet the selection criteria please forward a copy of your most recent resume and I will assess your eligibility and will advise you of your options.