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Consultant Psychiatrist - Sessional

Austin Health - Talbot, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Position Details

Reference Number 36883
Position Title Consultant Psychiatrist - Sessional
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Location Austin Hospital
Hours per Week 21.00
Position Summary

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 exists for a dynamic and enthusiastic Consultant Psychiatrist with an interest in teams and leadership to join our North East Area Mental Health Service on an ongoing basis, working on the acute inpatient unit.

Austin Health's Mental Health Division incorporates a number of specialities and services across community and bed-based services, with inpatient beds located on all three campuses. The Division provides catchment-based area mental health services, in addition to a number of regional and statewide specialty services. The consultant psychiatrist positions are important leadership roles within the organisation.

Details of position:

  • Hours per week: 21 hours
  • Employment Status: Permanent part-time
  • Appointment Period: Available from 7/6/2021
The Lead Consultant Psychiatrist will be fundamental to team cohesion, a quality focused, person centred approach and working with a team of professionals to make a real difference to consumers impacted by mental health difficulties.
  • Do you want to be part of a service aiming to make a real difference to the lives of consumers?
  • Do you have an interest in creating highly functioning teams?
  • Do you want to work in a place where you can broaden your skillset with state-wide and other innovative treatment programs and work with world leading experts?
  • Do you want to have a close working relationship with your Clinical Director and Executive team?
  • Is work-life balance important to you and your 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 demonstrated understanding of Clinical Governance.
If you are ready for a new start and a new challenge post COVID, Austin Health is for you.

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.

Enquiries to: Dr Victoria Harpwood (0466 946 255).

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:

Austin Health

Talbot, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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