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Consultant Psychiatrist - General Adult

Use your integrated knowledge in this Inpatient and Community based role, while enjoying life on the beautiful coast of northern NSW.

  • Coastal city with golden sands and lush rainforrests
  • A full time or part time opportunity is available
  • Salary based on the NSW Award
The Opportunity
You will be working in both a community and inpatient setting. You will work with the senior clinicians and managers to help plan, organise, implement and evaluate developments in the mental health service as well as offering support and education to students and junior staff.
 
Whilst showing a commitment to effective, safe and ethical psychiatry practice you will put your prior experience in to practise, building strong relationships within the team and with staff and agencies outside the service. One of these relationships will be to develop and maintain an effective two-way referral network with GP’s and other medical staff.
 
You can apply for a full time position or part time.
 
The Hospital
Servicing a population of around 100,000 this mental health service includes an Acute Inpatient Unit, non-acute rehabilitation unit as well as various community services. With a focus on acute care and community care, with this role you will spend time in the 30 bed Acute-Mental health inpatient service. The 30 beds are made up of 6 high dependency unit and 24 low dependency unit beds.  As for community care, there are ambulatory based services.
 
The rehabilitation unit consists of 20 beds for voluntary and detained patients, with the average length of stay lasting from 3-6 months.
 
The Location
This coastal city is packed with exciting things to do which will keep the whole family entertained. Surrounded by steep hillsides and rainforests, you can explore the natural beauty with walks in the national or state parks or relax with a Creekside picnic. A day out at one of the many family friendly beaches is another option, where you can enjoy a leisurely swim or an opportunity to surf or take part in other water sports.
 
With a subtropical climate, as well as close proximity to local farmlands and fresh fruit plantations, this region is a haven for connoisseurs of fine food and produce. With a number of quality restaurants and cafes on offer, it the perfect place to enjoy a bite to eat. It is also well connected with daily flights from the local airport to both Melbourne and Sydney.
 
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
With a demonstrated ability to provide clinical services and leadership in an acute mental health team you will hold or be eligible to hold registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Fellowship of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
 
You will also have a current unrestricted NSW Class C drivers licence or equivalent.
 
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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