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Develop your knowledge and experience in Mental Health with the support of a multi-disciplinary team

  • 12 month contract with the opportunity to extend
  • Further your leadership skills supervising RMOs
  • Base yourself on Queensland's coast with the Great Barrier Reef just off shore

The Position

An exciting opportunity has become available on the south-east coast of Queensland to join a multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals. You will be responsible for providing high quality specialist mental health interventions to patients in a public health district setting, in a Bio-Psychosocial Mental Health model. There will also be work in the Emergency Mental Health Assessment Area, during working hours and after hours on a roster basis.You will report to the supervising Psychiatrist and Clinical Director and in turn you will provide supervision and guidance to the Resident Medical Officers. This role is available from August 2020 on a 12 month contract, with the opportunity to extend.

The Hospital

In recent years the Hospital has undergone a major redevelopment totalling in excess of $50 million. The redevelopment has delivered new beds, improved services in the rehabilitation unit, as well as a new emergency department, maternity unit and special care nursery. Services available include intensive care, coronary care, obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics, orthopaedic surgery, general surgery, vascular surgery, 24-hour emergency medicine, pharmacy, medical imaging, pathology and comprehensive mental health services. Integrated mental health services include adult, aged psychiatry, child and youth, comprehensive community mental health and inpatient programs. Allied Health services include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics, speech therapy, psychology and social work.

The Location

Located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef with access to coral islands and scuba diving, this is a great place for getting close to nature and to relax, swim, snorkel or dive. Just 15kms out of the city lays a beach famous for having the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland. With a population of more than 90,000 people this regional town is large enough to provide cosmopolitan living, yet relaxed enough to allow for ample family and leisure time. And with theatres, art galleries, museums, an entertainment centre and a lively restaurant scene you will always have something to do during your precious time off.


Essential Criteria

You will hold current registration or be eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Medical Board (AHPRA) via the Competent Authority, Standard or Short-Term Training Pathways. You willl be PGY4+ in your level of experience, with a demonstrated history of safe practice in the management of a wide variety of medical presentations.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your expertise within Mental Health, based on the coast of the beautiful Sunshine State. Get in touch today for further details.