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Private Practice Psychiatrist

Have you considered a career in Private Practice? Private psychiatry is booming in Australia, and for the first time ever, private psychiatry is growing faster than the public sector!

  • Flexible, family friendly working hours from as little as 2 days per week
  • Opportunities to combine public with private work
  • On-site consulting rooms
The Opportunity
On offer is a full-time or part–time VMO position seeing inpatients in the hospital. There are also rooms available to set up your own outpatient sessions. Whether you want to transition completely in to private practice or combine public and private work there is complete flexibility to accommodate your needs.
Research from 2012 suggests that psychiatry is one of the best financially rewarded careers in Australia today, with psychiatry ranking in the top 10 jobs in the country and psychiatrists earning more than many of their medical colleagues. Since the endorsement of the National Mental Health Strategy in April 1992 there has been substantial growth in the private psychiatric hospital sector.
The Hospital
This 88 bed Private Psychiatric Teaching Hospital located in a beautiful garden setting near the banks of the Hawkesbury River in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, providing a variety of treatment programs including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Drug & Alcohol, Acute Psychiatry, Psychogeriatric, Perinatal, Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
This teaching hospital, has an associated Trauma and Mental Health Research Unit and close links with UNSW and Black Dog Institute, where a large number of research studies are undertaken.
The hospital is currently struggling to meet patient demand and is turning business away; real opportunities exit for you to quickly establish a lucrative private practice and have uncapped earning potential.
The Location
This north-west Sydney suburb has experienced urban growth transforming it in to a hub of suburban living.
If you have the drive to work hard, you could earn up to $750k per annum! VMO psychiatrists working at this hospital have billed $250K in their first 12 months, working only 2 days per week.
By joining this large private hospital you will benefit from internal referrals and significant support to establish your practice; reduced room rental including full secretarial support; and flexible working arrangements to suit your individual lifestyle.
Essential Criteria
You may already be working as a Consultant Psychiatrist and hold FRANZCP, or, you could be obtaining fellowship in the next few months and be eager to secure your first Consultant post.
Experience in private psychiatry is not essential to your success.
Working in private practice can be a satisfying and lucrative career

The best people, better placed for the best positions

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