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Provide leadership to all aspects of the Forensic service delivery, working in partnership with the Medical Director

  • Provide expert advice, guidance and direction on specialist Forensic Mental Health care and treatment
  • Inform the creation of a sustainable statewide workforce plan to meet the needs of the clinical service
  • Enjoy a relaxed pace of life and backdrop of sweeping views, coastlines and mountains

The Position

The primary role of the Statewide Specialty Director - Forensic Health Services, is to provide leadership to all aspects of service delivery for the assigned clinical service, to ensure the provision of high standard, consumer focused and cost effective clinical services to the Tasmanian community. You will work in partnership with and report to the Medical Director - Statewide Mental Health Services, to ensure the delivery of safe, evidence-based patient care and the ongoing strategic development of statewide clinical services within the Forensic Health Services. You will be responsible for providing high level specialist advice in relation to clinical practice, strategic direction, policy and relevant legislation to Senior Management.

The Hospital

The State-wide Mental Health Service is a leader and innovator, providing a comprehensive suite of services across the areas of mental health, alcohol and drugs, forensic mental health and correctional primary health. The Forensic Mental Health Services provides community and inpatient mental health assessment, treatment and case management for offenders (or people at risk of offending) who have a mental disorder. There are Community teams north and south, as well as an Inpatient Centre.

The Location

Tasmania offers an envious lifestyle with a variety of stunning natural attractions. You will enjoy shorter commute times, exceptional food and local fresh produce, as well as thriving markets, cultural events and festivals. You won’t be far from dramatic coastlines and vineyards where you can immerse yourself in nature and unwind.

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.

Immerse yourself in beautiful natural landscapes while taking on a challenging leadership opportunity – Get in touch today for a no-obligation discussion.