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Consultant Psychiatrist - General Adult

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
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 team comprised of 5 psychiatrists supported by a clinical psychologist, two rotating RMOs and four to five registrars. The position is to support Consultation Liaison and Inpatient services.
 
The Hospital
This 183-bed hospital is the specialist referral center for Central Australia providing services across an area of 1 million square kilometers, equivalent to the size of NSW. The hospital provides general specialty services in most areas including day procedure, emergency, intensive care and high dependency, maternity, medical, outpatients, pediatric, surgical and mental health services.

The nearest referral hospitals are some 1,500 kilometers 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.

The Location
You will be based in the second largest town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Averaging 576 meters above sea level, the town is nearly equidistant from Adelaide and Darwin, close to the geographic center 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.

Allowances/benefits:
  • Salary package (including superannuation) between $248,767 and $275,009 (increment dependent on experience).
  • Relocation assistance provided (to be negotiated)
  • Salary sacrifice / packaging
  • Professional development allowance (approx. $20,000 annually – see EBA for more information)
  • Second on-call allowance (approx. $20,000 annually)
  • Specialist Private Practice Allowance
  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • 3 weeks personal (sick) leave
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
 
Australia/NZMust hold FRANZCP and be eligible for Specialist registration with AHPRA
Contact Siobhan today to find out more about this role and many others available.

 

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