ED Psychiatry Consultant - Perth

Work in a privately own hospital a in Perth

  • Perth based role
  • Attractive salary on offer
  • State-of-the-art facility

The Position
Thrive in the daily diversity and challenges an working in an Mental Health Observation Area. Based beside the Emergency Department of a Perth based Private Hospital, you will be working in a 10 bed unit that sees psychiatric presentations to the ED. 

You will head a multidisciplinary team (registrars, RMO/Intern, nursing staff, social work, substance abuse in-reach service) involved in assessment, crisis intervention and disposition of presentations.

Hours of work are from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday.

The Hospital
The campus is the first privately operated and owned hospital in Western Australia built specifically to meet the requirements of public and private patients

It consists of 265 public beds and 70 private beds, and is the largest hospital in northern Perth. Hospital facilities include a specialist medical centre and an independently operated community health centre on site. It provides 24-hour emergency and critical care capabilities with trauma, intensive care and coronary care facilities.

For patients requiring inpatient admission, our 47-bed mental health facility provides acute inpatient care for public patients in a comfortable environment. In addition, the ante natal clinic and obstetric service offers screening and psychiatric support to expectant and new mothers.

This state-of-the-art facility is renowned for its exceptional standards of service delivery and quality of care. You will be working in an environment that is well-staffed, highly functional and well-regarded, with access to the latest technologies, so you don’t have the worry of not being able to achieve the best for your patients or be expected to run yourself into the ground. Working in such a supportive, efficient and well-equipped facility will allow you to focus on what is truly important: managing the health and well-being of your patients. 

The Location
This city, located just a short 20 minute drive from Perth, is poised for a bright and exciting future. With an already booming small business community, both in the suburbs and the city centre – the city is fast becoming the ‘heart of the North’. Here, residents enjoy a quality of lifestyle that is second to none; with world-class facilities, dazzling coastlines, lush green parks, a Mediterranean climate and great homes, this regional centre is booming in popularity and is becoming one of Australia’s fastest growing regions.

This city is no ‘concrete jungle’; here you will find in excess of 300 passive and active parks and nature reserves, for the use and enjoyment of residents and sporting, recreation and community organisations. These parkland areas are a great place for you and all your family to relax and unwind; enjoys picnics, BBQ's, lawn games, or simply take the dog for a stroll and soak up the picturesque settings.

With its enjoyable, balmy climate and miles of stunning, powdery beaches, it would be a crime not to indulge in the vast array of water activities on offer in this beautiful corner of the world. After all, there is certainly plenty to choose from. For those of you with excellent ‘sea legs ‘,some of the most superb fishing spots in Australia are situated along this western coast, so you could take a boat out  where the fish are easy to find and guaranteed to whet the appetite of the keenest anglers. Or, to get up really close and personal with Western Australia’s’ marine life, there are numerous areas of local reef and a variety of fantastic snorkelling opportunities along the coast, where you might be lucky enough to cross paths with a turtle, a seal, or even a bottlenose dolphin.

Situated just a few kilometres from Perth, you also have all the attraction, benefits and mod cons that come with living in a bustling, cosmopolitan city. Here, you’ll find a pulsing central business district resplendent with a glorious selection of shops, bars, restaurants, galleries, theatres and museums that are sure to keep you and the whole family entertained. The city also boasts the scenic splendours of the Swan River and Kings Park – both offering a wealth of activities helping you to relax and get back to nature while remaining in the heart of the city.

The wider Perth region offers a mix of vibrant ‘contrasts’, ranging from the splendour of the coast to the depths of the forest, from the uncrowded beaches to the lively city streets and it’s all on offer within a short distance of the city centre. In this region you can experience awesome nature, history, action and adventure, world class arts, culture and dining. You can laze on white sandy beaches, visit vineyards, taste local fresh produce, stroll through fields of wildflowers and hike through acres of natural bush.

Essential criteria
Fellowship of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Specialist AHPRA registration