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Consultant Psychiatrist - Child and Youth Mental Health

Take advantage of this popular role in a competitive location

  • Based in the Child and Youth Academic Clinical Unit
  • Service various locations around QLD's biggest city
  • Enjoy a vibrant active lifestyle with plenty of sunshine
Queensland Health (Organisation site
Various Metro South Mental Health Facilities

Metro South Health is the largest Hospital and Health Service in Queensland and currently has an opportunity for a Senior Staff Specialist or Staff Specialist (Child and Youth Mental Health) to join the Child and Youth Academic Clinical Unit, Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services. This position is required to work across various Metro South Mental Health facitilies. The successful candidate will provide high quality psychiatric services, demonstrate clinical leadership to the Child and Youth Academic Clinical Unit and contribute to the overall development and quality of services. For more information about this role, please refer to the role description.




Job details


Job typePermanent Full-time
Occupational groupHealth - Medical
ClassificationL18-L24, L25-L27
Workplace LocationBrisbane Inner City,Brisbane - South,Brisbane - East,Brisbane - West
Job ad referenceQLD/MSM04239003
Closing date19-May-2017
Yearly salary$166872 - $211576
Job durationSee job details
Contact personDr Sean Hatherill
Contact details(07) 3089 4024


Metro South Health is the major provider of public health services, and health education and research, in the Brisbane south side, Logan, Redlands and Scenic Rim regions. We serve an estimated population of 1 million people, 23 per cent of Queensland’s population. Every day, around the clock, we’re faced with challenges with the highest stakes; but we remain focussed on the needs of our patients practicing a person-centred approach to health care. From our reception staff to our doctors, administrators to housekeepers—we are committed to providing you and your family with quality health care.


About the Role

  • Assume clinical responsibility for the overall clinical care to mental health consumers under care of your team.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Work in an environment which places high value on employees and quality patient care.


Purpose of the Role

  • The primary purpose of the position is to provide high quality psychiatric services, demonstrate clinical leadership to the Child and Youth Academic Clinical Unit and to contribute to the overall development and quality of services.
  • The position also provides direct psychiatric clinical services to patients of the Academic Clinical Units within the mental health service and supervision to medical officers and RANCZP trainees.
  • It is expected the position provides psychiatric clinical services out of business hours to the advertised location.
  • It is expected that the position will support the Clinical Directors of Academic Clinical Units: Resource and Access Services, Mood, Older Adults, Child and Youth, Psychosis and Rehabilitation.
  • To provide a collaborated working relationship with psychiatrists of Academic Clinical Units: Director of Governance, Director of Social Inclusion and Recovery, Director of Therapies and Allied Health, and Director of Nursing. This collaboration will ensure provision of evidence informed Mental Health Care while promoting budget integrity.



We offer employees competitive remuneration and generous employer superannuation contribution, benefits and incentives, career development and opportunity with outstanding support for workplace training and education within our flexible, family friendly workplaces.


Senior Staff Specialist or Staff Specialist (Child and Youth Mental Health) is comprised of salary between between $166 872 - $193 833 (L18 – L24) or $199 554 - $211 576 (L25 – L27). Permanent full time position.


From the large, technologically advanced tertiary Princess Alexandra Hospital, to our mid-size facilities in thriving suburbs, to community health centres servicing regional communities, we offer exciting career pathways and employment opportunities for health professionals.


Conditions of Employment

Some roles within Queensland Health are designated as ‘Vaccination Preventable Disease (VPD) risk roles’. A VPD risk role is a role in which the incumbent may be exposed to the risk of acquisition and/or transmission of a VPD. If you are applying for a role that has been designated as a VPD risk role you must be able to provide evidence that you either:

  • have been vaccinated against the VPD's listed in the role description; or
  • you are not susceptible to the VPD's listed in the role description.

You will be asked by the recruiting manager to supply this evidence if you are the preferred candidate for the role. Any job offer would be subject to the supply of evidence related to VPD in addition to other required employment screening. More information and evidence forms can be found at here.


How to Apply:

For full details about this position and how to apply, see the Role Description and Information Package for Applicants. The Information Package for Applicants outlines pre-employment checks that will be undertaken for successful applicants. Job Ad Reference: MSM04239003.



Further information


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