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Consultant in adult psychiatry inpatient and/or community Full-time Job

3 months ago   Doctor / Physician   Western Australia   11 views
Job Details

Perth is a modern city with a population of <2m. Beaches just 10m drive from CBD. 186 private schools, 2 major universities.

Perth is Australia's 4th largest city with a population now of just under 2million people. It has an international airport with direct connections to the UAE, Doha (14hrs)Singapore (5hrs), Bali (Denpasar) and even a direct Qantas flight to London (14hrs). The city has a broad range ofprivate schools and has 2 major universities.

The public sector salary in Western Australia is one of the most generous for psychiatrists working in a metropolitan service. Depending on years of experience following the completion of training total remuneration is approx. AU$455k plusadditional allowances. Contracted hours are 40hrs per week and you get compensated for overtime. Other benefits include

2 weeks CME leave. AU$30k CME each year - paid along withyour salary.

In respect to oncall, Consultants working for this service are rostered on for a week at a time (Friday to Friday) about once every 7 or 8 weeks. During weekdays this usually involvesphone support to on site District Medical Officer. At theweekends and on public holidays the duty psychiatrist will all new admissions including patients who need assessment under the mental health act as well as review of nursing and security specials. This can take anywhere from 3 8 hours depending on the number of patients needing review.

This Perth mental health service is part of a broader hospital facility in the centre of the city. As well as mental health care it also provides rehab, aged care and day-surgery services. Because of recent government legislation a new facility will open later this year, dedicated to mental health.

In terms of community care, the service operates 3 community services.

The scope across both inpatient and community jobs includes working withcolleagues to provide comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of patients. A management plan will also be devised by members of the MDT of which you will provide clinical leadership. You will also develop, maintain and maximise relationships with primary care organisations and individuals as well as external mental health stakeholders to ensure continuity of treatment.

Other key areas which are important to this service are in teaching and supervision; research; driving quality and safety initiatives via audits, data collection, clinical governance committees etc. and for the inpatient service: consultation liaison.

Selection criteria

FRANZCP or equivalent specialist qualifications gained in Ireland, UK, NZ, USA, Canada, South Africa or Sri Lanka. If trained outside of Australia you must be able to demonstrate 6 months of child & adolescent psychiatry in your training and a minimum of 2.5yrs FTE consultant level experience at time of reading. First class communication skills. Excellent management, administrative and analytical abilities. Broad experiences in adult inpatient and community settings.

To find out more about your RANZCP eligibility, this job, service and more about Perth as a city - such as schools, housing, partner work opportunities etc. - please do not hesitate to contact me for detailed information. My number is +44 7414 531 583 or I am available out of hours and at the weekend as well.You can also explore other locations and jobs.

I will be at #RCPsychIC in Edinburgh in June, come and say g'day.

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