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Basic Trainee

NSW Government - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Remuneration: $80,000 - $129,999
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: CAM10866

Do you want the best of both worlds - living in a vibrant beautiful city or idyllic towns with a wide range of outdoor activities at your doorstep while training in a supportive and highly valued psychiatry training network? Look no further!

Who are we and what can we offer?

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The Hunter New England training network is uniquely placed in many respects. It sits within the same health district, the Hunter New England Health District. As a result of this and the strong ethos focussed on training, promoted by the senior leadership within the training and clinical services, the network offers a supportive, well recognised high quality and reputed psychiatry training program. This aptly complements the psychiatric needs of a large and diverse community by producing and retaining high quality psychiatrists who make Hunter New England their home, including beautiful places to live and work such as Newcastle, the Hunter and Manning Valleys, Armidale, and Tamworth.

There are a wide range of specialities including acute adult, old age, child and adolescent, liaison, neuropsychiatry, drug and alcohol, psychotherapy, rehabilitation and forensic psychiatry. Hunter New England Psychiatry Training network is uniquely placed to offer placements in both tertiary metropolitan and rural settings as it is a large regional network. We also have dedicated education related roles for trainees. The network has over 160 medical staff within the mental health service. The training program runs an accredited weekly academic teaching program linked to the RANZCP Fellowship training program and exam preparation practice sessions. There are robust governance and support structures for trainees. The training program is supported by a Director of Training, Director of Prevocational Training, dedicated Coordinators of Training and Director of Medical Services. The training network is also closely aligned to the University of Newcastle which has a medical school, with our academic psychiatrists based there.

For more information on how we support our psychiatry trainees, visit our website: Hunter New England Training in Psychiatry (HNET) (nsw.gov.au)

Where you'll be working

The district covers a wide region, with rural and metropolitan areas. The inpatient services operate from 8 different sites, our largest acute hospital based at Newcastle and overall with more than 350 beds. We operate from over 30 community sites. The main sites are based in and around Newcastle with other key sites at Maitland, Morrisett, Taree, Tamworth and Armidale

Additional information:

What is unique about our training network? - About Us (nsw.gov.au)

Want to know about our health district - Our District (nsw.gov.au)

Living in the region (nsw.gov.au) You can click on the map links to get to other resources about each area.

What you'll be doing

The position is suitable for:
• Doctors who are currently in RANZCP accredited psychiatry training programs

The purpose of the position is to provide effective specialist psychiatric health services to patients and their families, whilst undertaking learning and professional development activities with the aim of progressing to become a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP). The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to working within a multidisciplinary team to enhance the assessment and management of those under their care and will have a passion and commitment to learning and education within Psychiatry. The position holder will provide high quality patient care throughout the care continuum, including admission, acute and crisis, community or requested emergency department assessment, ongoing reviews, management and discharge planning. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to improving mental health care for Aboriginal people, and suitable Aboriginal applicants will be given priority in Network allocation.

  1. Qualifications and experience commensurate with the Essential Requirements for the role.
  2. Demonstrated empathy and support for patients as well as their families and social networks, that draws on a person-centred approach to understand their perspectives, respect their choices and respond helpfully to their needs.
  3. Demonstrated ability to provide timely, fluent and tailored written and verbal communication that adapts to the needs of a diverse audience, including patient/s, families and carers, and colleagues.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within multi-disciplinary teams, including the sharing of appropriate information internally and externally with key persons or services.
  5. Demonstrated ability to remain calm and act constructively when faced with high pressure situations or unpredictable environments
  6. Demonstrated commitment to developing knowledge and clinical skills through supervision and participation in relevant training and professional development opportunities.
  7. Ability to initiate, prioritise, consult on and develop plans for the delivery and maintenance of high-quality patient care in a dynamic context with multiple competing priorities.

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Karen Ruberto on [email protected]

Applications Close: 25 June 2021

Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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