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Consultant Psychiatrist

Live on the NSW/QLD border and spend your weekends exploring the beaches of Byron or the Gold Coast.

  • Join an expert and experienced team
  • Live between the Gold Coast and Northern NSW beaches
  • Create an adventurous lifestyle or quiet weekends on the beach
The Opportunity
You will bring your sound clinical knowledge in integrated area mental health service provision and experience in adult psychiatry in inpatient and community settings.
You will be working with a skilled and experienced multidisciplinary team across the integrated services, to whom you will provide clinical leadership and supervision.
You will be involved in Academic duties, through research and teaching and supervision. There will be Medical administrative duties, along with clinical governance and quality activities.
The Hospital
The Hospital is a large public mental health inpatient facility which provides treatment for patients of any age, with a community care and recovery focus. Assessments are available at community centres or after hours at the hospitals.
The Local Health District is a clinical stream which operates across the District. There is a comprehensive range of treatment programs. Areas of active research include neurosciences and psychotherapy.
Within the service, there are three specialist admissions units, one forensic inpatient unit, one specialist high dependency unit and six non-acute rehabilitation units. Currently there are approximately 261 inpatient beds within the service.  
The Location
On the far North Coast of NSW, this is a popular holiday spot for its beautiful river, white sandy beaches and sparkling ocean. Located just south of the Gold Coast, you will be working in the city and also at Community Clinics throughout the Byron Hinterlands.  
Between beautiful housing, either up in the hinterlands or in the leafy suburbs of the city, you’ll be spoilt for choice. There are lots of great private schools between Brisbane and Lismore, as well as some top performing Public schools.
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 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.

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