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Consultant Psychiatrist - General Adult

Surround yourself with miles of unspoilt beaches and panoramic views

  • Major referral and teaching hospital with 500+ beds
  • Hospital undergoing 1 million dollar enhancement
  • Affordable beach side living
The Position
As a Psychiatrist your primary responsibilities will revolve around the provision of specialist medical assessment and management of patients within the Mental Health Unit. Utilising your previous clinical experience you will provide effective high-quality psychiatry services and adapt practice to reflect contemporary evidence. You will also be responsible for ensuring treatment plans are time effective and well documented, whilst participating fully in the on-call roster as required by the facility. 
The role requires a psychiatrist with an interest in teaching and supervising medical students and junior staff. You will be expected to be a positive influence to the medical students whilst developing their medical knowledge and expertise. You will also have the opportunity to continue you’re your own knowledge and participate in relevant research. Another crucial aspect of the role is teamwork; you must demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a professional manner as an integral part of a team. 
The Hospital
You will be joining the region’s major referral and teaching hospital with over 500 beds. The 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. 

Essential Criteria
The position requires a candidate with a solid background in psychiatric practice as well as registration or eligibility for registration as a Specialist in Psychiatry with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA). Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP) is required.   

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