Provide your expertise within a newly developed Forensic Assessment and Consultant Service
- Explore the bustling city centre of Melbourne
- Get your foot in the door with Victoria's largest public health service
- A service dedicated to providing first class clinical care and training
As a Consultant Psychiatrist, you will provide your expertise in the Forensic setting following increasing levels of patients with forensic histories. In response to this, the service has strengthened the forensic expertise of their service, developing a small Forensic Assessment and Consultation Service (FACS). Reporting to the Program Director, you will provide specialist forensic expertise to the FACS and through that, to the whole of the Mental Health Program. As well as providing leadership to the FACS and advice in regard to specific patients, you will also contribute to the development of models of care in a number of high acuity settings such as in the SECU and High Dependency Areas of the acute wards.
You will be joining Victoria’s largest public health service, providing healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population. This service is dedicated to improving the health of the community with a focus on prevention and early intervention, community-based treatment and rehabilitation as well as research, education and teaching the next generation of healthcare professionals. The Mental Health Services provide a range of community, bed-based and specialist services across a population of almost one million, with an operational budget of $130 million. Working across the FACS program, you will be required to travel between the service’s sites in Melbourne.
Based in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, you will enjoy living in this popular region ranked the world’s most liveable city for seven consecutive years (2011-2017). You will experience diverse and multicultural communities with a fantastic café and dining scene to indulge in. You won’t be short of activities with year-round entertainment including major cultural events and festivals, sporting events as well as an abundance of shopping options including specialty boutiques. The broader region boasts wonderful natural features and amazing wildlife with close access to beaches, mountains, rural farms and zoos.
To be eligible for this role you must hold Specialist registration with the Australian Medical Board (AHPRA) and Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP). You will be a member of the Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry or equivalent.