Position Details
Reference Number 30625
Position Title Consultant Psychiatrist
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Location Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
Hours per Week 38.00
Position Summary

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and highly experienced Consultant Psychiatrist to join our Psychological Trauma Recovery Service (PTRS) on a full time or sessional basis.

PTRS provides assessment and ongoing treatment and management of trauma related mental health disorders for eligible individuals. The PTRS provides comprehensive and clinically-targeted PTSD treatment in both inpatient and outpatient settings. 

PTRS’s mission is to provide expert treatment to individuals and their families experiencing mental health conditions that have arisen as a result of, or have been exacerbated by, the experience of traumatic events or occupational trauma and stress.  The staffing is multidisciplinary including consultant psychiatrist, psychiatry registrar, unit manager, nursing staff (including a community psychiatric nurse), occupational therapist, social worker, welfare worker and ancillary staff.

The Service also takes a leadership role in the delivery of expert teaching, training, consultancy and research to individuals and agencies involved in the delivery of services to those affected by trauma related mental health issues.

Referrals are accepted from a wide variety of sources including Australian Defence Force, DVA counselors, general practitioners, public psychiatric services, VVCS, private psychologist and psychiatrists, allied health clinicians and directly from patients or their family.

Key requirements of the position include: demonstrated commitment to high quality patient care; strong commitment to addressing the needs of current and potential consumers and carers; high level communication skills; demonstrated capacity for teamwork, collaboration and leadership; and a demonstrated understanding of Clinical Governance.

Applicants are required to be Medical Practitioners registered in the State of Victoria holding Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP) or equivalent. Membership of the RANZCP FPOA would be valuable.  

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, and employee assistance program.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position it is important that you follow the instructions below.

Click on ‘Apply Now’ at the end of this page. You will be directed to sign in/register through the Austin Health Careers Site. Complete the registration process as prompted.

Once you have completed the registration stage, you will be re-directed to the Austin Health Online Credentialing and Application form to complete your credentialing application.

Please follow the instructions on the Austin Health Online Credentialing and Application Form to ensure your application is processed through the Medical Workforce Unit at Austin Health.

Please note: You will be required to attach copies of the following documents to your online application:

  • Cover letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Undergraduate (Medical) Qualification Certificate
  • Specialist Medical College Fellowship Certificate
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Proof of Identity (Current Passport or Australian Drivers Licence)
  • Current Medical Indemnity Certificate
  • Working with Children's Check Card (where applicable)
Contact Person Charu Gandhi
Contact Number (03) 9496 2585
Alternate Contact Person Suzy Redston
Alternate Contact Number 0394966496
Closing Date 10/12/2019
Position Description
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