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Take on a leadership opportunity with a small but growing service with a team-focused approach

  • Make a difference to the development of junior medical staff
  • Work closely with the leaders of the wider service to support growth
  • Enjoy perfect weather year-round in this beautiful coastal region

The Position

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Psychiatrist to provide professional leadership in the area of Mental Health within a multidisciplinary environment. If you have an interest in service development and improvement, then this is the role for you. You will provide training, education and supervision to junior medical staff and other health care team members. You provide expert Psychiatric care and advice to patients attending the Mental Health Services including out-patient, in-patient and home-based. You will be well supported by Consultants within the Older Persons, General Adult Inpatient and Community based settings, as well as 8 junior medical staff including 6 Trainees.

Generally, there is a 60:40 split of managerial and clinical duties, sometimes 50:50. In turn, you will enjoy a competitive salary package including a managerial allowance, among various other benefits such as a motor vehicle allowance, professional development allowance, professional development leave and flexible work arrangements. On offer is a 2-year contract with the possibility to extend if desired.

The Service

This Health Service provides acute care services to a fast-growing regional area, with a population of over 200,000 residents including several rural communities. You will provide services across two hospitals, within a 30-minute drive of each other. This service is dedicated to providing quality care to patients through a supportive workplace with engaged teams that work together. The hospitals provide public access to a large range of specialist services either directly or through private partnership, with a full range of community and allied health services and mental health services. You will be joining a very supportive service, often providing excellent support as well as funding towards research. Further, this service has excellent University links and academic involvement may also be an option within the Clinical Director role.

The Location

You will enjoy a laid-back lifestyle and lower cost of living in a mild climate, a quick 45-minute flight north of Brisbane. This region has some of the safest family-friendly beaches in Queensland, a short journey from the World Heritage-Listed Fraser Island and renowned for incredible whale watching encounters. In your time off, stroll along the esplanade for alfresco cafes, shops, picnic areas and playgrounds.

Essential Criteria

Must hold FRANZCP and holdr Specialist registration with AHPRA.

Create an enviable work-life balance in this beautiful coastal region while making a real difference to this vast community – Get in contact today for further details.