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Nslhd - Staff Specialist - Psychiatry - Child And Youth Mental Health Service - Early Psychosis Intervention Servcie (Apply Via Ecredential)

Northern Sydney Local Health District - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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An opportunity to be part of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Team at Northern Beaches Early Psychosis Intervention Service based at Brookvale is available

Applications are accepted via eCredential only, to apply click here.

Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Hours Per Week: up to 16

Purpose of the position

Provide clinical management and treatment of patients under your care in the Northern Beaches Early Psychosis Intervention Service (NB-EPIS), currently based at Brookvale Community Health Centre. This care will be provided within the scope of practice endorsed by the NSLHD Medical and Dental Appointments Advisory Committee (MDAAC) and as outlined in the NB-EPIS model of care.
The position will provide clinical leadership to the NB-EPIS team, inclusive of comprehensive psychiatric assessment and management of patients referred to the service with a possible first episode psychotic illness, in addition to being part of multi-disciplinary reviews and team meetings and in keeping with current guidelines for the treatment of patients presenting with a first episode psychotic illness. The position holder will also provide supervision to team members and to junior psychiatric trainees.
The position will provide clinical consultation services within NSLHD inclusive of CYMHS community and inpatient services and other early intervention services (providing cover during times of leave) and help support and develop pathways to facilitate good clinical care for patients and their families across services.
The post-holder will contribute to the teaching and training of medical students, graduates and other health care professionals and to research, evaluation and quality improvement activities within the service, to guide ongoing development of clinical practice.
As a staff specialist within the Child & Youth Mental Health service (CYMHS), the post-holder will also participate in a CYMHS staff-specialist on-call roster for NSLHD.

Selection Criteria

  1. MBBS or equivalent, currently registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia. Applicants must have Fellowship of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists or recognition as a specialist by the Medical Board of Australia. Applicants expecting to be awarded their Fellowship within 3 months may be considered
  2. Consistently demonstrates behaviours that reinforce the CORE Values of our organisation; Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment. Demonstrates these behaviours with all stakeholders; colleagues, direct reports, as well as our patients and consumers, and those that care for them
  3. High level interpersonal and communication skills and experience/involvement in quality assurance activities and evidence-based best practice
  4. Demonstrate expert knowledge of clinical practice guidelines relating to the assessment and management of psychotic illness, inclusive of first-episode presentations of psychotic illness
  5. Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate, postgraduate, interdisciplinary teaching and education, and the ability to lead and participate in collaborative research activities
  6. Relevant clinical mental health experience in a community setting, which includes working with young people and their families
  7. Experience in teaching psychiatry to medical, nursing and allied health students/staff, psychiatry trainees and others as required and a willingness for ongoing involvement in such activities
  8. Demonstrated interest in improvement of clinical governance of mental health services, including quality improvement methodologies, experience or willingness to participate in clinical research and a commitment to fostering this interest in medical staff and other clinicians

Need more information?
1) The requirements of the position can be viewed via Position Description
2) For assistance with your application please refer to the eCredential Guide 

3) To view the Clinical Privileges and Scope of Clinical Practice for this position click here

 For role related queries or questions please contact Dr Choong-Siew Yong on (02) 9887 5513 or email [email protected] 

Applications Close: 9 May 2021

 Please Note:NSW Health does not require or accept the ‘Fit2Work badge’ offered as an option in eCredential.

Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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