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Consultant Psychiatrist - Forensic

Move to the Capital and be truly spoilt for choice, with great culture, museums, restaurants and shopping, and only a few hours drive to the closest ski resorts.

  • Join a principal university teaching hospital, affiliated with world class universities
  • Escape the city to nearby wineries, mountains and lakes
  • Take advantage of an attractive salary package
The Position
Seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic Forensic Psychiatrist. This position will provide clinical duties to the Forensic Mental Health Service. The position will be accountable and responsible to area Clinical Director – Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services through an Individual Learning and Development Plan.
 
Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol & Drug Services (MHJHADS) provides health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery, maintenance and harm minimisation. Consumer and carer participation is encouraged in all aspects of service planning and delivery. The Division works in partnership with consumers, carers and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients.

 The Hospital
The hospital that you will be working with provides specialised and acute care to the city and surrounding region. The hospital was established in 1991 and now has 600+ beds to serve a population of over half a million. Today the hospital is recognised as a national leader in the provision of high-quality healthcare, delivering a variety of medical, surgical and obstetric services. The hospital is also a principal university teaching hospital, affiliated with world class universities and research institutions.
 
In this role you will work with the Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol & Drug Services. The Division encompasses; prevention, treatment, recovery, maintenance and harm minimisation. These services are available at various locations including hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as community health centres to ensure patients receive excellent clinical outcomes
 
The Location
This fantastic role is based in Australia’s largest inland city, with a diverse population of over 350,000 people. Living in the home of the nation’s capital you will be exposed to national buildings and treasures like never before. You will also have the luxury of experiencing world class dining and wining, whether in the vibrant civic centre or peaceful vineyards of Hall, this location caters to everyone.  This cosmopolitan city provides the perfect lifestyle for you and your family, offering community living, excellent education systems and a low crime rate.
 
Only a short drive from the cities central district are an abundance of national parks, filled with glistening lakes, magnificent mountains and unspoilt countryside. You are also a comfortable two-hour drive to the South Coast of New South Wales, which offers a relaxed atmosphere with endless beautiful beaches to uncover and activities like whale watching and sailing for the adventurous
 
Essential Criteria
Applicants must be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and be a Fellow of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP).
 

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