Clinical Director - Psychiatry

Position yourself on a majestic stretch of coast endowed with beaches, bays, interesting country towns and natural wonders, and take an opportunity where you get to mould the service and be an influencer within the Health District and NSW Health.

  • Expanding health service to reach the needs of a growing region
  • Surround yourself with captivating sunsets and dramatic coastline
  • Major referral and teaching hospital with 500+ beds
The Opportunity
This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the largest Health Services in NSW.
The service is seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist or Medical Administrator to fill the role of Clinical Director or Medical Administrator.
In the role you will work in partnership with the Executive Director Mental Health Service and the Mental Health Service Core Executive Team to strategically lead the delivery of mental health services across the district.
To be successful in the role you must have strong leadership skills and experience, where you have provided clinical advice and leading clinical change across a health service. While working with multiple stakeholders, you will focus on the total patient experience, while ensuring the service is robust and recovery focused, and that delivery is strength based and evidenced by best practice. You will ensure the region is working in the highest standard and abating to the changing needs and population of the health district.
The Hospital
You will be joining one of the region’s largest employers with a workforce of more than 7,300 across eight hospital sites and community health services with an annual budget of more than $900 million, a Local Health District that is one of the top performing LHD’s within NSW Health currently. The catchment area extends about 250km along the coastal strip, servicing a population of more than 400,000 residents.
The region has a major referral and teaching hospital, with over 500 beds. This hospital provides a large variety of inpatient, outpatient and community-based services to ensure patients receive excellent health outcomes. The hospital treats 47,000 patients annually including specialist and complex cases. To meet the growing needs of the community the hospital is currently undertaking a $1000000 enhancement, so there is great potential moving forward. As a dedicated teaching hospital, the hospital has strong affiliations with prestigious universities and research institutions. There is even an academic suite used especially for the training medical students.
The Hospital provides excellent opportunities for Psychiatrists. On offer is a comprehensive range of psychiatric services including hospital-based, community and specialist services to youth, adults and aged people in the community. You will be primarily based at the major referral hospital but will also have the opportunity to be involved in other establishments other mental health services.
The Location
This role will see you living and working in one of New South Wales’ most idyllic regions. You will be surrounded by captivating sunsets and coastal strips stretching for miles. There is a wide variety of leisurely and energetic activities to keep you entertained. For adventure seekers, the city offers extreme sports such as abseiling and paragliding to push you to your limits. For those who enjoy a more peaceful lifestyle, the city is surrounded by unspoilt beaches and national parks with breathtaking panoramic views.
You will be living in New South Wales third largest city, known for its vibrant and thriving atmosphere. Famously the city is home to one of the top 1% of research universities in the world and presents great educational facilities for all ages.  Additionally, this destination is one of the rare coastal cities that offer affordable beachside living, making it perfect for families and couples alike. The city is also well connected and only 80km from Sydney Airport, making this the perfect location for those who love a weekend getaway.
Why Wavelength
Wavelength is an industry recognised, award-winning medical recruitment agency. We have spent the last 18 years finding jobs for healthcare professionals throughout Australia and New Zealand. Use the relationships we have fostered with our extensive network of hospitals to ensure your CV gets premium exposure, and you get access to the best jobs possible.
Wavelength takes the hassle out of looking for a new job. Whether you are looking to further your career, need a new challenge or are interested in a change of scenery, we have the knowledge and resources to help. We understand your needs and make the whole process easy.
Our range of specialist career consultants also includes a dedicated team of migration agents, who will be happy to assist with all aspects of your registration and visa processes if required.
Essential Criteria
Australia/NZMust hold FRANZCP or FRACMA, and be eligible for Specialist registration with AHPRA
UK/IrelandMust hold MRCPsych / FRCPsych plus UK Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) and have been practicing as a Consultant for 3 years or more
USAMust hold Certificate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and have been practicing as a Consultant for 3 years or more.
CanadaMust 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.
Other qualifications can of course be assessed on a case-by-case basis. For those unable to work at Consultant level, there are multiple opportunities to take advantage of at Senior Medical Officer and Registrar level.
Contact Siobhan today to find out more about this role and many others available.