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Provide your expertise to rural and remote communities without sacrificing the amenities of a busy city

  • Base yourself in the biggest city in the Australian outback
  • Receive a range of employee benefits
  • Enjoy the stability of a fixed-term appointment for 5 years

The Position

As a Consultant Psychiatrist, you will be responsible for the provision of clinical assessment and psychiatric treatment for adults within the Mental Health Inpatient Unit as well as Community mental health settings. Outreach is supported by telephone consultation and videoconferencing, and clinical liaison is provided to hospitals within the region. Joining a multidisciplinary team, you will provide clinical leadership, advice, consultation, liaison and support to health care professionals, other providers and care agencies, and to consumers and carers. On offer is a fixed-term contract for up to five years. You will earn a generous salary with access to salary packaging, and also benefit from other professional and location based allowances, professional development opportunities and study leave/assistance.

The Service

You will be joining 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. This broader service consists of a strong network of public hospitals, health services and health centres across rural and remote WA. This Health Campus has been redeveloped at a cost of $59.6 million in order to improve patient services and provide more options to accommodate future demand. Visitors and locals to the region now enjoy modern treatment facilities and more options for local, modern treatment. With more than 100 beds, this inpatient facility is one of the largest regional hospitals in WA.

The Location

The city is a vibrant mix of grand colonial buildings and immense mining operations, while being surrounded by dazzling wildflowers and eerie gold-rush ghost towns. It is the biggest city in the Australian outback, with flights and trains departing daily. Being the regional centre, there are fantastic schooling options available including ten primary schools, four secondary schools, University and TAFE facilities. In the centre of town, you’ll discover a buzz of lively bars, cafes and restaurants. The city’s weather is exceptional throughout most of the year, allowing residents and tourists plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the great outdoors. This is the perfect location to experience living in Australia’s vast outback, while basing yourself in a large city with plenty of amenities within close access. Venturing a little further north, you’ll find the largest outdoor art gallery on Earth, or swing by the multi-million dollar international golf course – fast becoming one of the world’s top desert courses.

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/CCST) 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.

Make a real difference to this region providing your ongoing expertise and explore the vast outback of Australia – Get in touch today for a no-obligation discussion.