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Play a key role in setting up this new service and make a difference to the mental healthcare available to this community

  • One hour from Melbourne's bustling CBD
  • Great working relationships within a multidisciplinary team
  • Based within the Emergency Department

The Position

As a Consultant Psychiatrist, you will be joining a welcoming and supportive multidisciplinary service in a newly created Drug and Alcohol Crisis Hub role. You will have a strong interest in the Drug and Alcohol setting and assist in setting up this new service and its quality and clinical standards. Your expertise will be utilised in providing clinical leadership to the team, as well as providing oversight for clinical operations in partnership with the Crisis Hub Program Manager, and monitoring the agreed Crisis Hub service model in conjunction with the Operations and Clinical Director of the ED, CL, and other departments and partner agencies.

You will experience interesting cases involving interpersonal relations and comorbid substance use. You will be working in the Emergency Department alongside ED Clinicians while reporting to the Clinical Director of Mental Health. You will be assisting patients that present to the ED in crisis related to substance use, behavioural and mental health issues. With care starting in the ED, the service is able to better support its patients presenting in a Mental Health and AOD crisis.

The Hospital

Joining a large metropolitan hospital and part of a broader health network, this health service provides a wide range of services from obstetrics to aged care, rehabilitation, emergency and intensive care, oncology, psychiatric services and Hospital in the Home (HITH). In addition to providing quality, accessible health care services, this is a teaching hospital with a history of contributing to medical research. The organisation is structured to offer integrated health care providing a wide range of coordinated services to the community, including 8 Mental Health teams across Adult, Aged, Youth, Inpatient and Community.

The Location

Based just south of Melbourne, you will be situated on a beautiful peninsula looking out to the Bass Strait. There are hundreds of ways to discover the area, from mazes and gardens to vineyards, art galleries, museums, hot springs and day spas. South of Melbourne CBD you will find yourself in a thriving district with affordable housing and featuring a high level of cultural diversity. There are a number of excellent private and public schooling options to choose from across the region, you will also be in close proximity to the world top 30 ranked university.

Essential Criteria

Australia/NZ: Must hold FRANZCP and be eligible for Specialist registration with AHPRA.

UK/Ireland: Must hold MRCPsych / FRCPsych plus UK Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) and have been practicing as a Consultant for 3 years or more.

USA: Must hold Certificate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and have been practicing as a Consultant for 3 years or more.

Canada: Must hold Fellowship in Psychiatry or Certificate in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have been practicing as a Consultant for 3 years or more.

Other qualifications can of course be assessed on a case-by-case basis. For those unable to work at Consultant level, there are multiple opportunities to take advantage of at Senior Medical Officer and Registrar level.

Base yourself in a fantastic location only 1-hour south of Melbourne, where you will find plenty to explore both locally and in the surrounding suburbs – Get in touch today for further details.