Position Details
Reference Number 29636
Position Title Psychiatry HMO 2020 - Brain Disorders Unit
Employment Status Fixed Term Full Time
Award Classification AMA Victoria – Doctors In Training – (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2013 - HMO Year 1
AMA Victoria – Doctors In Training – (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2013 - HMO Year 3
Salary $37.65 - $43.40 per hour
Location Austin Hospital
Hours per Week 38
Position Summary

Austin Health’s Mental Health Division seeks an enthusiastic Psychiatry HMO to join our Brain Disorders team in 2020.

The Brain Disorders Unit (BDU) is part of the Brain Disorders Program (BDP), a multi-component neuropsychiatry program located on the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre at Kew specialising in the management of individuals under the age of 65 years with a brain injury or neurodegenerative conditions and associated psychiatric disorders including behavioural disturbance.

The Brain Disorders Program (BDP) includes the following components:

  • The Community Brain Disorder Assessment and Treatment Service (CBDATS), which provides assessment, short-term treatment and consultancy to consumers in the community.  CBDATS is currently developing its teaching and research profile within the community nationally and internationally. 
  • The ABI Behaviour Consultancy, a community-based service that provides statewide behaviour support to adults with an acquired brain injury. In addition to direct client-based intervention, the service also offers secondary consultation, education and training to community disability services. 
  • The Neuropsychiatry Outpatient Clinic is a tertiary referral neuropsychiatry assessment service, based at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital. This includes a Functional Neurology Clinic & Neurobehaviour assessments of people with complex neurophychiatric problems.  

Brain Disorders Unit (BDU): 

  • A 10-bed psychiatric rehabilitation unit (Heath Unit) specialising in medium term rehabilitation for appropriate consumers.
  • A 20 bed extended care program (Wattle/Protea Units) which is a partly Commonwealth funded interim nursing home, specialising in the provision of a secure transitional environment for more disabled members of the target population.
  • A 3 bed transitional housing facility (Step 2) as part of the community re-integration program

The Professor of Psychiatry leads the stimulating and wide reaching research programs across all parts of the Mental Health Division and the Austin has a reputation for encouraging those interested in an academic psychiatry career to begin investigating this as early in their career as they wish.

Position requirements:      

  • Have an enthusiasm for recovery orientated practice.
  • Have an enthusiasm for working in a slow stream rehabilitation setting.
  • Understands the concepts of trauma informed care within a variety of clinical setting.
  • Participation in an on-call roster for after hours and weekend cover.
  • Desirable to hold a current Victorian Drivers License (but not mandatory)
  • Participation in an ECT roster across three mornings a week, coming in to start the list at 8am and prepared to work one week every 3 – 6 months.
  • Be able to demonstrate the reasons that psychiatry is the area of medicine that they wish to specialize in and illustrate past experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to high quality patient care.
  • Demonstrated capability and interest in research.
  • Demonstrated commitment to learning including teaching.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly verbally, written and electronic formats.
  • Demonstrate a capacity to communicate at an appropriate level for the person or persons being communicated with.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience of teamwork with multidiscipline teams.
  • Computer skills including use of email and the Internet.
  • Demonstrated understanding of clinical governance frameworks and how to seek advice.
  • Is able to work collaboratively with visiting General Practitioners.

Work with us!

  • Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development.  
  • Your benefits will include salary packaging, employee assistance and peer support programs.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and a Working With Children Check.

Contact Person Dr Pooja Shetty
Contact Number (03) 9496 3795
Alternate Contact Person Katerina Pulio
Alternate Contact Number (03) 9496 6412
Closing Date 07/10/2019
Position Description
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