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Enjoy the warm weather and relaxed lifestyle of the NSW Northern Rivers whilst making a big difference in the community. Manage the region's community mental health and lead the service forward.

  • Senior Community Psychiatrist for a Regional Role
  • Managerial Allowance and Professional Development
  • Opportunity to make a big difference in a regional community.

The Opportunity

This is a true community position where you will have the chance to lead and work autonomously. You will be key to the development of mental health in the region and collaborate closely with the service manager to develop capacity within the team, provide clinical leadership and direct clinical care. There is also the opportunity for you to develop innovate models of care such as hospital in the home, in reach to medical wards and in reach to the Aboriginal Medical Service, as well as consult with the renowned community collaborative “Our Healthy Clarence”.


The Hospital

This hospital is a level 3/4 base hospital, which provides care to over 12,500 patients every year. The hospital undertakes over 3,300 surgical procedures and sees over 24,700 Emergency attendances annually. The Mental Health Service is divided into acute care and continuing care, with a small Older Persons team, and Youth and Family team. The service is expertly lead by an onsite manager who is actively undergoing development. The Mental Health team at this hospital is known for being welcoming, talented and passionate about helping their local community.


The Location

The city is located 40km from the coast and has an extremely beautiful centre characterised by wide streets and elegant Victorian buildings. It is known for its jacaranda trees, heritage buildings, sporting and cultural facilities. With a vibrant events calendar of exhibitions, markets, shows and sports throughout the year, you'll never be short of something to do.

The city has a good range of quality properties for purchase and rent and offers a range of educational institutions. In your free time enjoy exploring one of the many pristine beaches, high dunes, paperbark lagoons or freshwater creeks or head off on some of the best coastal walking tracks. With more than 60 kilometres of coastline, national parks, world heritage rainforest, vibrant towns and villages and loads of country drives there really is something for the whole family in this region. 


Essential Criteria

Australia/NZ must hold FRANZCP and be eligible for Specialist registration with AHPRA. UK/Ireland must hold MRC Psych/FRC Psych plus UK Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) and have been practicing as a Consultant for 3 years or more. USA must hold Certificate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and have been practicing as a Consultant for 3 years or more. Canada must 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.