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This role will see you based in one of Australia's most stunning locations

  • Enjoy the stability of a permanent 6 or 12-month contract
  • Commence this well supported role in February 2020
  • Tropical Queensland location that is perfect to explore on time off

The Position

This highly regarded hospital is seeking a Principal House Officer (PHO) or Registrar to join their Mental Health Unit in providing world-class health services to improve the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of people in the region through holistic, innovative and responsive models of patient care. You will join a multidisciplinary team of caring, skilled and dedicated staff on a 6 or 12-month contract, available to commence February 2020.

You will provide your guidance and supervision to junior medical staff of the Mental Health Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Service, and deliver inpatient and outpatient mental health assessment and management programs under the supervision of Consultant Psychiatrists. Through continuing professional development programs and educational opportunities you will maintain clinical and professional knowledge and skills, and you will also benefit from this service's partnerships that provide internationally recognised education and research.

The Hospital

This Far North Queensland hospital is responsible for providing public hospital and health services to a population of approximately 250,000 people. The Mental Health service holds 48 beds in Mental Health wards at the recently renovated hospital and consists of a consultation liaison psychiatry service, several community mental health teams, a Forensic Mental Health Team, a Mobile Intensive Rehabilitation Treatment Team, Older Persons Mental Health Team, an Acute Care Team, an Emergency Department Mental Health Team, A Dual Diagnosis Team, a Rural and Remote area Mental Health Service and Child and Youth Mental Health Services. The service is a specialist evidence based service for children, youth, adults and aged persons who have serious and complex mental health needs.

The Location

With the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef on your doorstep, this region is full of natural wonder. Warm waters, lush rain-forests, offshore reefs teeming with fish and dazzling white-sand beaches are just some of the big natural attractions. Meanwhile the city itself offers a beautiful Esplanade, century-old Botanic Gardens, bars, restaurants and an art gallery to explore. Whether your hobby is diving, walking, fishing or laying in the sunshine, this region offers it all. With 300 days of sunshine a year you can always make the most of the city itself or escape for a day trip or weekend away.

Essential Criteria

You must hold current registration with AHPRA and full working rights.


Enjoy the stability of a permanent placement and explore this tropical paradise - Get in touch today for a no-obligation discussion.