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Consultant in forensic psychiatry Full-time Job

1 month ago   Doctor / Physician   Regional New South Wales   25 views
Job Details

This mental health service is a New South Wales wide delivering mental health care to adults and young people in inpatient, community and custodial settings who are in contact with the states forensic and criminal justice settings in the state.

The service requires Consultant (term used in NSW for consultants is Staff Specialist) Forensic Psychiatrists to provide first class specialist assessment and care to approx. 30,000 patients in correctional facilities and forensic settings within the state of New South Wales.

Sydney based position, open to specialist international medical graduates.

Package up to $410k dependent on consultant level FTE experience.

Research opportunities.

Detailed package highlights

Employer paid superannuation contributions (min. 10%).

Salary packaging - rent, mortgage, car leasing etc.

$35k per annum continuing medical education (CME) allowance.

25 days CME leave.

40hr week.

Opportunity highlights

Research opportunities.

Highly supportive management group.

Talented peer group of consultant psychiatrists.

Mix of secure settings, hospital and custodial centres statewide.

Great scope to develop and maintain first class services and relationships with partner agencies and other stakeholders.

Your key working relationships will be with the clinical director, co-director of clinical services, clinical directors of forensic hospitals, consultant psychiatrists and a really motivated and talented multi-disciplinary team.

Job scope includes but is not limited to:

Providing comprehensive diagnostic assessments, ongoing reviews of patients and deliver evidence-based treatment and/or reports.

Ensure continuity of care re discharge and liaison with relevant agencies.

Participation in person or writing reports for magistrates, tribunals etc.

Contribute to ongoing service development.

Participate in city or regional locum services.

Ability and willingness to step up to senior roles to cover leave.

Teaching and supervision of medical students and junior doctors as required.

Involvement in audits etc.

Selection criteria

FRANZCP or equivalent specialist qualifications gained in either Ireland, NZ, UK, USA, Canada, USA.

Good experience in forensic or general adult psychiatry. Applicants with additional experience in child and adolescent psychiatry will be highly regarded.

An understanding of a public mental health system in respect to usual challenges, partnerships with patients, carers, government agencies, NGOs etc.

First class communication and liaison skills which can make the admissions, transfers and ongoing care of patients to community services as smooth as possible.

High level ability to assess and diagnose to provide clear and comprehensive psychiatric reports for the service, courts, legal stakeholders, agencies etc.

For more information about this position, living in New South Wales, how the remuneration package is broken and what money your level of experience will command, the process for overseas trained psychiatrists to work in Australia then register your interest here or call/email Alasdair Spinner on +44 7414531583 and

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