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Staff Specialist Psychiatrist: Telehealth And Onsite - Apply Via E-credential

NSW Government - Far Meadow, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


A unique opportunity to have the flexibility of telehealth together with a monthly outback working holiday

Employment Type: Permanent Part Time (0.7 FTE)
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Remuneration: as per Staff Specialist Award
Requisition ID: REQ236615

Location: Broken Hill

How to apply 

Your application is to be submitted through E-Credential ONLY. To apply please click this link:


About the Opportunity

We are seeking a Staff Specialist Psychiatrist for a unique opportunity at Far West Local Health District. The role involves delivery of clinical care and multidisciplinary engagement via a telehealth arrangement for 3 weeks, followed by a week of onsite care delivery. This proceeds on a rotational 4 week basis.

You will be expected to provide clinical care to general adults as a majority, although will provide care to adolescents and old age presentations as well. Service delivery proportions between these populations may be negotiable with the Clinical Director depending on subspecialty training and certification.

If you’re looking for a meaningful career change that comes with flexible working from home arrangements and the unparalleled satisfaction of contributing to remote mental health services, then this is the job for you.
What We Can Offer You

Working for the Far West NSW LHD comes with the following benefits:

• Staff accommodation provided on-site at no cost
• Corporate membership to local gyms
• Salary packaging
• Complimentary car leases & free parking at all facilities 

About Broken Hill

Broken Hill is the centre of the Far West New South Wales outback and is 500km north east of Adelaide and 1,100km west of Sydney. There are daily flights to major cities. 

The Broken Hill Hospital has 100 beds that service a wide area with a population of 25,000 people. It is a rural teaching hospital, providing acute, non-acute and outpatient services, including dialysis and chemotherapy. It has an emergency department, general medical, surgical, obstetrics & gynaecology, paediatric, mental health and sub-acute beds. Support services include Pathology, Medical Imaging (CT scan), as well as a wide range of Allied and Primary Health services.

Broken Hill is a true outback experience that is difficult to describe, but starts with incredible sunrises and phenomenal night sky views with the entire Milky Way visible on most nights. You will need a camera.

Selection Criteria

  1. Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident, evidence of a Medical qualification that is registrable with the Medical Board of Australia, current valid Working with Children Check
  2. Evidence of a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
  3. Demonstrated significant experience in the field of Psychiatry and evidence of competence in skills relevant to Australian rural hospital practice, including trauma and emergency scenarios.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with medical and other health service colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues and staff and to work as an effective member of the clinical team
  5. Demonstrated commitment to continuing medical education relevant to area of practice and a willingness to commit to an equitable hospital on-call roster.
  6. Willingness to teach medical students and other staff of the hospital when reasonably requested with demonstrated understanding of and commitment to clinical quality improvement and peer review, equal employment opportunity and Occupational Health Safety and Rehabilitation
  7. A creative and professional interest in nurturing a novel model of care, with flexibility to adapt to a complex environment and willingness to contribute to its success
  8. Subspecialty training or recognised certification in any or a combination of the following areas would be desirable for selection of the successful candidate: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Drug and Alcohol Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Electroconvulsive Therapy and/or Psychotherapy.

About the Far West LHD

The Far West Local Health District is one of 15 LHDs under NSW Health, providing high quality public health services to the communities in far west NSW. FWLHD has a mandate to provide the highest quality care and services to its communities using the latest clinical evidence and technological enablers. Our vision is to create excellence in rural and remote healthcare.

Key to our success of course, is our people. Our workforce is inclusive and diverse. We employ well over 800 clinicians and support staff across our 9 health facilities in Broken Hill, Balranald, Dareton, Ivanhoe, Menindee, Tibooburra, Wentworth, White Cliffs and Wilcannia. In the Far West LHD, we are working together to make a real difference to the health outcomes for our communities. We encourage you to consider joining our friendly team for a meaningful and rewarding career in rural and remote healthcare.

Need more information?

Click here for the Position Description

For role related queries or questions contact Dr Neil Jeyasingam, Clinical Director Mental Health Drug and Alcohol on [email protected] 

Applications Close: 4/07/2021

Far Meadow, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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