Older Adult Consultant for Northern NSW

Enjoy the lifestyle, sunshine, rivers and coastline of Northern NSW; taking up a role of Older Adult Psychiatrist with this growing and friendly service.

  • Older Persons Psychiatrist for an integrated role
  • Professional development and encouragement of special interests
  • Supportive and enthusiastic team with en exciting future ahead
Older Persons Psychiatrist. This is a new 1.0 FTE position covering 8 beds of a newly opened older persons inpatient facility working alongside another Fellow, with registrar and RMO support. 0.6 FTE is expected to cover the ward (in Lismore), whilst 0.4 FTE is set aside for community work in Tweed Heads, and in reach/consultation liaison in the general hospital. An interest in ECT is a bonus and there may be scope in the future, to expand into a full time or 0.6 FTE ECT Psychiatry position. The psychiatrist is expected to take part in the Lismore on call roster which is approximately one night per fortnight and a weekend day every month. The service in Lismore and Tweed are both active participants in the South East Sydney rotational training scheme, and there are active educational programs in each service. The service in Lismore and Tweed are rapidly expanding, and Tweed Heads are in the process of commissioning a new hospital on a green field site. The position requires a dynamic, enthusiastic psychiatrist, with a passion for working with the elderly, who is not afraid to innovate, but is also an excellent collaborator, and team player. Continuing professional development and development of special interests are encouraged.