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Join a recently redeveloped state-of-the-art facility reflecting the growing demand on the region

  • Utilise your expertise through ongoing education and supervision
  • Join a multidisciplinary and supportive team
  • A tropical climate with beautiful beaches

The Position

This is a great opportunity to join the department of Mental Health, Alcohol & Other Drugs as a Staff Specialist or Senior Staff Specialist. You will be joining a multidisciplinary team in providing professional psychiatric interventions, direct clinical care and treatment to clients and their families with a mental illness in a General Adult setting. You will also play a role in supporting ongoing education through the supervision and teaching of colleagues and students.

The Hospital

You will join a state-of-the-art facility recently redevelopment at a cost of more than $400 million to reflect the growing demand for health care in the region. This public hospital has a new emergency department, outpatients department, birth suites and special care nursery, intensive care unit and coronary care unit, day surgery and operating theatre suite, inpatient surgical and medical wards, renal support services, day oncology, dental, allied health and mental health facilities. The Health Service provides an integrated approach to service delivery across acute, primary health and other community-based services including aged care assessment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) programs.

The Location

This stunning region is renowned for beautiful beaches, hinterlands and mountains. The spectacular natural attractions together with the friendly residents and relaxed atmosphere will leave you wondering why you didn’t consider making this your home sooner. You will enjoy the benefits of the tropical climate, where summers are hot and the rest of the year is sunny, crisp and clear. With the Great Barrier Reef on your doorstep, you will have plenty to explore on your weekends and during your annual leave.

Housing is affordable with lots of options to choose from. You can rent a stylish 2 bedroom apartment from as little as $250 per week, or purchase a breath-taking waterfront home from $450,000. The city has an abundant range of services and facilities. You will enjoy an enviable lifestyle without the pressures and hustle and bustle of a big city, in a community offering you the luxury of being able to get to know your neighbours. There are parks, walking trails and a range of activities to ensure that you are integrated into the community.

Education services include two universities, three state high schools and over 20 primary schools to choose from. All denominations and private schools are catered for so that you can choose the best option for your family.

Essential Criteria

To be successful in applying for this position you must hold FRANZCP or equivalent (or be close to obtaining your fellowship) and be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. You must also meet the English language proficiency requirements. If you are unsure if you meet the selection criteria please forward a copy of your most recent resume and I will assess your eligibility and will advise you of your options.

If you are looking for great work/life balance with shorter commutes to and from work, register your interest today.