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Enjoy the lifestyle, sunshine, rivers and coastline of Northern NSW; taking up a role of Older Adult Psychiatrist with this growing and friendly service.

  • Older Persons Psychiatrist for an integrated role
  • Professional development and encouragement of special interests
  • Supportive and enthusiastic team with an exciting future ahead

The Opportunity

Your time will be spent between the Inpatient Unit and community work with the Older Persons Mental Health Service. Despite the services infancy, you will benefit from well-developed relationships with geriatric medicine, nursing homes and GPs in the area. Your career development opportunities are almost endless, from acquiring the Advanced Training certificate in Older Persons Psychiatry through to developing your skills in administrative and managerial psychiatry. There is the potential to develop a memory clinic, expand into behavioural disturbance in dementia, treat older adults with substance abuse disorders, care for the older LGBTIQ community, manage older persons with HIV and develop Consultation Liaison services. You will be required to participate in the on-call roster, approximately one night per fortnight and a weekend day every month.


The Hospital

Located in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, this major public teaching hospital is currently undertaking a $320 million redevelopment in order to meet growing demands of the region. The hospital services a population catchment of 180,000 offering services such as Maternity, Paediatric, Coronary Care, Mental health, Intensive Care and also High Dependency Care. The mental health services include a 24-bed acute adult Inpatient Unit, an 8-bed Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit, as well as an Older Adult Unit, Consultation Liaison services and Community teams.


The Location

Located in Northern NSW, this city is a short drive from pristine beaches and stunning national parks. An ideal base to explore surrounding areas by any method that suits your fancy biking, hiking and walking are all popular options amongst the locals. This location has been identified as having some of the best value real estate in the country, you will be able to find housing that suits your needs and budget. Additionally, this town is home to some of Australia's leading educational facilities ensuring your family is able to continue their education across all levels.


Essential Criteria

Australia/NZ must hold FRANZCP and be eligible for Specialist registration with AHPRA. UK/Ireland must hold MRC Psych/FRC Psych 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.


Contact Julie today to find out more about this role and many others available.