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Join this small but growing service with a supportive and team-focused approach

  • 9 day fortnight supported
  • Enjoy perfect weather year-round in this beautiful coastal region
  • Supportive team with long tenure

The Position

This is an exciting opportunity for a Staff Specialist or Senior Staff Specialist to join the Mental Health & Specialist Services team in one of Queensland’s most beautiful regions. You will provide acute cover and expert Psychiatric care and advice to patients attending the Mental Health Service in an out-patient setting. Your expertise will be utilised as you will provide leadership within a multidisciplinary environment as well as provide training, education and supervision to junior medical staff and other health care professionals. You will benefit from the coverage of 1.5FTE Registrars and a full contingency of 8 Registrars and 6 other Consultants across the team – who you will share a 1:7 on-call requirement with.

In turn, you will enjoy a competitive salary package and other benefits such as a motor vehicle allowance, professional development allowance, professional development leave and flexible work arrangements. There is scope for negotiation regarding overtime and on-call allowances upon appointment. On offer is a 2-year contract with the possibility to extend if desired.

The Service

This Health Service provides acute care services to a fast-growing regional area, with a population of over 200,000 residents including several rural communities. This service is dedicated to providing quality care to patients through a supportive workplace with engaged teams that work together. The hospital itself provides public access to a large range of specialist services either directly or through private partnership, with a full range of community and allied health services and mental health services. You will be joining a very supportive service, often providing excellent support as well as funding towards research.

The Location

You will enjoy a laid-back lifestyle and lower cost of living in a mild climate, a quick 45-minute flight north of Brisbane. This region has some of the safest family-friendly beaches in Queensland, a short journey from the World Heritage-Listed Fraser Island and renowned for incredible whale watching encounters. In your time off, stroll along the esplanade for alfresco cafes, shops, picnic areas and playgrounds.

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.

Create an enviable work-life balance in this beautiful coastal region while making a real difference to this vast community – Get in contact today for further details.