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Consult Psychiatrist - Sessional

State Government of Victoria, Australia - Melbourne, VIC

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Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 37630

Austin Health is one of Victoria’s largest health care providers. Our 9,000 employees and 425 volunteers provide safe, high quality, person-centred care at Austin Hospital, Olivia Newton-John Cancer, Wellness and Research Centre (ONJ Centre), Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, as well as in the community through Hospital-in-the-Home and partner health services. We are an internationally recognised leader in clinical teaching, training and research and have affiliations with many leading universities and research institutes.


An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and highly experienced Consultant Psychiatrist to join our Brain Disorders Program Community services on a fixed term basis. We are seeking an applicant with strong interest in positive behaviour support and providing therapeutic interventions in the context of person-centred care.

Details of Position:

  • Hours per week: up to 21 hours, negotiable
  • Employment Status: Fixed-term part-time
  • Appointment Period: 2 August 2021 to 23 January 2022 (Long Service Leave Cover)

Details of Department:

The Brain Disorders Program (BDP) is 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.

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.

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 demonstrated understanding of Clinical Governance.

To be successful for this role you must:

  • Be a registered Medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Hold a Fellowship of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), or equivalent
  • Have appropriate training and experience applicable to the field of Psychiatry
  • Demonstrate a commitment to high quality patient care
  • Demonstrate a commitment to working as a team member with peer medical, junior medical, nursing and other clinical staff to provide efficient, safe and quality care across the continuum, and
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching, training and research.

Please refer to the position for further information about the role and required knowledge and skills.

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 program and a staff health centre.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Certificate 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:

Click on ‘Apply Now’. You will be required to Sign in OR Register for an Austin Health Careers Account.

As part of the process, you will be directed to Austin Health’s Online Credentialing System to complete your application. Please follow the instructions on the Credentialing and Scope of Clinical Practice Application Form to ensure your application is processed through the Austin Health Medical Workforce Unit.

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

  • Undergraduate Qualification Certificate (Medical Degree)
  • Fellowship Certificate (Specialist Medical College)
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Current Medical Indemnity Certificate
  • Proof of Identification (current passport or Australian drivers licence)
  • Working with Children’s Check Card (where applicable)
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