Gain experience in indigenous healthcare
- Join an experienced and supportive team
- Exercise your clinical skills with a challenging casemix
- Fantastic and friendly Northern Territory location
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.
This 183-bed hospital is the specialist referral centre for Central Australia providing services across an area of 1 million square kilometres, equivalent to the size of NSW. The hospital provides general speciality services in most areas including day procedure, emergency, intensive care and high dependency, maternity, medical, outpatients, paediatric, surgical and mental health services.
The nearest referral hospitals are some 1,500 kilometres distant. Because of the relative isolation the hospital services must be able to handle most medical situations. The hospital has a very busy Emergency Department with 35,000 presentations per year.
You will be based in the second largest town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Averaging 576 metres above sea level, the town is nearly equidistant from Adelaide and Darwin, close to the geographic centre of Australia. The city is located in an area of great scenic beauty with rugged ranges and spectacular gorges in a desert landscape.
The town offers air-conditioned shopping centres, a wide range of restaurants, cafes and a cinema complex. There are numerous sporting, recreational and cultural activities to suit both families and single people. There is a range of educational facilities and housing costs are equivalent to metro Australia. The town has plenty to offer; its combination of lifestyle, strong economy and well-connected, friendly multicultural community make it a fantastic place to live