Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist

Hobart, TAS, Australia

We're seeking a passionate psychiatrist to join an innovative team in Tasmania. Enjoy a beautiful island lifestyle while making a real impact.

  • Provide inpatient and community psychiatry services across Tasmania.
  • Be part of a state-wide mental health service focused on continuous improvement.
  • Enjoy a relaxed pace, lower living costs, and stunning natural beauty in Hobart.
up to $301,349 plus super

The Position

As a part of a multidisciplinary mental health service, you will provide comprehensive Emergency Department Psychiatric Service and Consultation Liaison Service within a large referral hospital in Tasmania. You will be able to act as a consultant to mental health and medical professionals, health service providers including Emergency Department clinicians and staff, Psychiatric Emergency Nurse staff, and other agencies concerning the assessment and management of individuals who present to the ED with mental health disorders. A part of your role includes undertaking supervisory responsibilities with registrars, CMOs, RMOs, and other medical staff as required, and participate in teaching and research relevant to psychiatry. Available roles at the health service include roles based in:

• Community-based Mental Health Services, including the Acute Care Stream, the Continuing Care Stream, Mental Health Hospital in the Home with further new services in development.

• The acute general adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit.

• The general adult Consultation-Liaison psychiatric service and associated facilities, including the Emergency Department and the Mental Health Short Stay Unit.

• Residential facilities run by our Mental Health Service.

The Hospital

The state-wide mental health services are a leading innovator providing a comprehensive range of mental health, addiction treatment, forensic mental health, and correctional healthcare services across Tasmania. They are continuously expanding offerings through initiatives like police, ambulance and clinical early response teams and Hospital in the Home programs, and they are partnered with the University of Tasmania on the Tasmanian Centre for Mental Health Service Innovation to improve services for all ages.

The Location

Hobart, Tasmania's capital, offers a unique blend of city life and natural beauty. It's a smaller city compared to Sydney or Melbourne, so expect a more relaxed pace and a lower cost of living, especially for housing. The city itself is packed with charm, boasting a vibrant waterfront, sandstone architecture, and a strong focus on local produce and fresh seafood. The surrounding area is a wonderland of mountains, national parks, and stunning coastlines, all within easy reach for outdoor adventurers.

Essential Criteria

1. Specialist or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia in a relevant speciality

2. FRANZCP and be eligible for Specialist registration with AHPRA or eligibility for substantially comparable assessment with RANZCP.

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