Older Adult Psychiatrist

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
The Opportunity
In this newly created position, you will be covering 8 beds in the Older Persons Inpatient facility, working alongside another Fellow, with registrar and RMO support. The role involves 0.6 FTE to cover the ward, while the rest of your time is set aside for community work with the OIder Persons’ Community Mental Health Service in Tweed Heads. In this role you will be expected to take part in the general on-call roster, which is approximately one night per fortnight and a weekend day every month. 
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.
The Hospital
Located in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, this major public teaching hospital is currently undertaking a $320 million redevelopment in order to meet growing demands of the region. The hospital services a population catchment of 180,000 offering services such as Maternity, Paediatric, Coronary Care, Mental health, Intensive Care and also High Dependency Care. The mental health services include a 24-bed acute adult Inpatient Unit, an 8-bed Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit, as well as an Older Adult Unit, Consultation Liaison services and Community teams.
The Location
Located in Northern NSW, this city is a short drive from pristine beaches and stunning national parks. An ideal base to explore surrounding areas by any method that suits your fancy – biking, hiking and walking are all popular options amongst the locals. This location has been identified as having some of the best value real estate in the country, you will be able to find housing that suits your needs and budget. Additionally, this town is home to some of Australia’s leading educational facilities ensuring your family is able to continue their education across all levels.
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.
Other qualifications can of course be assessed on a case-by-case basis. For those unable to work at Consultant level, there are multiple opportunities to take advantage of at Senior Medical Officer and Registrar level.
Contact Stephen today to find out more about this role and many others available.