Staff Specialist Consultant Psychiatrist

Townsville, QLD, Australia

Work as a Psychiatrist at a hospital whose vision is to be the leader in healthcare, research and education

  • Largest tertiary health service in Northern Australia
  • Chance to teach and train the doctors of tomorrow
  • Enjoy over 320 days of sunshine each year
Attractive salary package

The Position

As Staff Specialist/Consultant Psychiatrist, you will provide high quality clinical and non-clinical services to benefit the patients of the Hospital and Health Service. This is the perfect opportunity for someone who enjoys clinical work but also wants to be involved in the training and teaching of future health professionals.

The Hospital

This 460-bed hospital is the largest tertiary health service in northern Australia and is a major tertiary referral facility, serving a population of roughly 600,000 people. It is a teaching hospital for students from the universities in the local area and offers a supportive environment for employees in a progressive workplace. Every service in this hospital is committed to the continual review and development of both its operation and its staff. The Hospital provides complex, high level services across a wide range of specialities including psychiatry, cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, adult and paediatric ICU, general surgery, medicine, radiation and medical oncology, transplant haematology, paediatrics, obstetrics and neonatology to the North Queensland region. It also includes a 75 bay emergency department (ED) which is of the biggest in Queensland. The building also includes a 34 bed maternity unit and an expanded intensive care unit.

The Location

This vibrant region is the largest urban centre north of the Sunshine Coast. It encompasses beautiful coastal towns, rainforests, rugged outback, wetlands and country terrain. With over 320 days of sunshine you and your family can take advantage of the gorgeous weather and go diving or snorkelling or explore the local malls and entertainment centres. With a theatre, art gallery, boutique shopping, regular local markets and a lively restaurant scene you will always have plenty to do.

The region has affordable housing options, a comparable cost of living and a reputation for quality education. There is a full range of education facilities from early childhood, primary and secondary schools, through to universities and technical institutes. There is a range of housing styles, stunning locations and varied streetscapes across the city to choose from. Whether it’s a modern chic inner-city apartment or a traditional styled Queenslander, you are sure to find real estate that you’ll love.

Essential Criteria

Australia/NZ: Must hold FRANZCP and be eligible for Specialist registration with AHPRA (or close too)

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.

If you are interested in a confidential discussion contact Angie today

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