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Unit Head - Youth Psychiatry

This is an opportunity for an experienced psychiatrist, with experience in youth mental health and a zest for leadership. You'll get to live in what is voted consistently one of the most livable cities in the world.

  • Be part of a close-knit, passionate and dedicated team
  • Live in one Australia's capital cities, a location that embraces culture from all over the world
  • Affordable and spacious housing available
The Opportunity
You will have a passion for better mental health care delivery, and particularly a passion for youth mental health, and you will be able to unleash enthusiasm and innovation in your professional colleagues.
As the Unit Head for Youth you will have sound clinical knowledge in integrated area mental health service provision and experience in child & adolescent psychiatry in inpatient and community settings.You will also have strong leadership experience. 
You will be working with a skilled and experienced multidisciplinary team across the integrated services.
The Hospital
Over recent years the service has undergone significant growth and change – with an exciting rebuilding and an expansion of bed numbers.
As one of Victoria’s largest metropolitan health service, this health service integrates all primary, secondary and tertiary health services, as well as world-renowned research and teaching facilities. Serving a population of about 900,000 people in specialties as psychiatry, paediatrics, cardiology, transplants and neonatal intensive care.
The Location
South East to Melbourne CBD you will find yourself in a thriving urban district with affordable housing and featuring a high level of cultural diversity; currently home to approximately 29,000 residents.
Due to a number of migrant communities bringing their unique culture and cuisines into the local suburb; you will find that this family-friendly town is one influenced by the residents.
There are a number of excellent private and public schooling options to choose from across the region, you will also be in close proximity to the world top 30 ranked university.
Why Wavelength
Wavelength is an industry recognised, award-winning medical recruitment agency. We have spent the last 18 years finding jobs for healthcare professionals throughout Australia and New Zealand. Use the relationships we have fostered with our extensive network of hospitals to ensure your CV gets premium exposure, and you get access to the best jobs possible.
Wavelength takes the hassle out of looking for a new job. Whether you are looking to further your career, need a new challenge or are interested in a change of scenery, we have the knowledge and resources to help. We understand your needs and make the whole process easy.
Our range of specialist career consultants also includes a dedicated team of migration agents, who will be happy to assist with all aspects of your registration and visa processes if required.
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 Siobhan today to find out more about this role a

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