Consultant Psychiatrist - Old Age

Live and work in the heart of Queensland

  • Enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year
  • Major regional hospital and the main referral centre for Central Queensland
  • A strong focus on meaningful work, work-life balance and career development
The Opportunity
 This is an exciting opportunity for you to make a move to the beautifully diverse Central Queensland location to join the Staff-Specialist – Psychiatry (including Psycho-geriatrics) team.
 
You will provide high quality psychiatry services for the community of the Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Services, whilst also providing clinical leadership for the Mental Health clinical team.
 
The position may also be required to provide services to other service locations within the Central Queensland Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Services, giving the successful candidate the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience of the beautiful local region!
 
The employer recognises the importance of valuing the workforce and strives to provide more than just a job but meaningful work. This opportunity provides a capacity for the employee to balance life’s priorities with work, whilst also nurturing the employee’s desire to develop and grow professionally.
 
The Hospital
This Hospital is a 305 bed facility and is the main referral hospital for Central Queensland. This hospital offers Specialist Medical Services including but not limited to Emergency Medicine, Palliative Care, Psychiatry, Rehabilitation, Geriatric Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Intensive Care and Anaesthetics. The hospital ensures to align itself with their mission to deliver quality, evident integrated health services that focus on the patient’s journey by engaging in services that are sustainable effective, efficient and meet the needs of the community.
 
This hospital provides training to medical students and has a strong focus on registrar training and the Medical Education Unit. The service operates on the hospital campus and in the CBD, to provide specialist mental health, substance and alcohol related care to residents within the various communities in the Central Queensland area. This hospital is the principal service centre for this area therefore providing medical coverage, professional supervision and administration of the Mental Health Act 2016, support for accreditation and implementation of programs as well as acute inpatient facilities for the Central Queensland Mental Health teams.
 
The services offers a large demographic of the community and include services such as; acute & community based adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, indigenous mental health services, psychogeriatrics and consultation/liaison psychiatry.  
 
The Location
In a charming historic region home to heritage listed buildings, gorgeous streetscapes and picturesque homes. This position is within the Capricorn region of Queensland which is home to some of the country’s most treasured views including stunning sandy beaches, the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef just offshore, nearby majestic waterfalls and amazing national parks.
 
This family friendly area is an outdoor lovers dream! With activities such as diving, snorkelling, sailing, and hiking around nearby trails, rainforests or freshwater creeks all being popular passed times for the regions locals and many islands. There is also an array of indoor activities to engage in with many insightful historic museums around to uncover the colourful history of the region. The region is known for its quality production of meat, fruits and other foods so a lunch or dinner out is must (for which you will be spoilt for choice!).

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
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.
 
Contact Siobhan today to find out more about this role and many others available.