2021 Psychiatry Registrar

Job posted: 15/04/2020
Applications close: 05/06/2020 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Goulburn Valley Health Services

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 21318

Reference: 21318

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

2021 Psychiatry Registrar - STAGE 1 
Fixed Term - Full Time
Salary Range - $116,058 - $159,744

Candidates are encouraged to apply for the position of STAGE 1 Psychiatry Registrar at Goulburn Valley Health in Shepparton.

Goulburn Valley Area Mental Health Service (GVAMHS), Shepparton caters to the need of a population of more than 150,000 people in North-Central Victoria extending from the outer fringes of metropolitan Melbourne in the south, up to the Murray River in the north. The vision and commitment of our service is to be the leader in providing safe and quality mental health care to the rural community.

The service is well developed and is currently accredited and funded for basic and advanced training positions. The service, which employs eleven FRANZCP consultant psychiatrists (eight full-time and three part-time), is keen on training the future generation of regionally based psychiatrists.

There is a 15-bed, adult inpatient unit and a five-bed old-aged psychiatry inpatient unit. There is also a 20-bed psycho geriatric nursing home.

The service has well developed sub-specialities of:

  • Child and Youth Psychiatry

  • Early Psychosis Service

  • General Adult Psychiatry

  • Psychiatry of Old Age

  • Primary Mental Health Service

  • Perinatal Mental Health

  • Private Psychiatry

  • Consultation Liaison Psychiatric Services

In addition, a headspace centre will be established in Shepparton in January 2013, with GVAMHS as the lead organisation.

GVAMHS offers both long-term and short-term psychosocial rehabilitation for people with mental illness. It has collaborated for more than a decade with Mental Illness Fellowship of Victoria, a non-governmental organisation, to open a 10-room long stay residential rehabilitation program. This partnership also saw the opening of the first Prevention & Recovery Care (PARC) program in Australia in 2003. PARC is a step-up/step-down program for people with mental illness.

Since 2006 GVAMHS has collaborated with Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative, to provide mental health services to the local Aboriginal community through a weekly Woongi Emotional and Spiritual Wellbeing Clinic. The service has collaborated with state and national agencies to reduce stigma and enhance access to people from Culturally & Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, especially refugee people who have been resettled in the local area.

During the past year, GVAMHS has developed a close working relationship with SPECTRUM, the Victorian state-wide personality disorder service to provide training to staff and refine local capacity to provide services to people with personality disorders.

GVAMHS is a teaching site for medical students training at the Rural Clinical School at the University of Melbourne at Shepparton. GVAMHS has an active academic and research environment with regular case conferences, presentations and publications. In the past eight years, staff have published more than 35 papers in national and international peer reviewed journals.

The basic and advanced training registrars are expected to follow the following guidelines in performing their training, work and other tasks as part of their role with GV Health. These principles are a guide only and the Registrars are encouraged to adapt to any new roles/ expectations from time to time depending on the needs of the organisation.

The successful applicant will have a current general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Medical Practitioner and Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to relate positively with and appropriately with patients and others. Applicants should also possess professional collegiality towards peers and the wider health care team and a commitment to Goulburn Valley Health values: compassion, respect, excellence, accountability, teamwork and ethical behaviour.

Please ensure that the Referee Assessment Form is downloaded and forwarded to your 3 x Referees for completion. The completed forms are to be uploaded with your application.

You will be contacted if you have been successfully shortlisted for an interview. Only candidates with Current AHPRA Registration will be considered.

Goulburn Valley Health (GVH), incorporating the Goulburn Valley Base Hospital in Shepparton, is a 280-bed multi-purpose facility providing a broad range of hospital and community-based health services to the region. Goulburn Valley Base Hospital is a modern teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Melbourne. Servicing a sub-regional population of some 160,000, the hospital is the designated regional referral centre and trauma service for central and northern Victoria. It has 190 acute beds, including an eight-bed critical care unit and a 30-bed rehabilitation unit. Its facilities include three operating theatres, a day procedure unit and an endoscopy suite. Last year it treated more than 35,000 emergency presentations.

The successful applicant will have well-developed time management and problem-solving skills, the ability to prioritise tasks and work under minimal supervision. Applicants should also possess excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively within a team environment. A sound knowledge of computer based software applications including Word/Excel/database management systems is also required.

About GV Health

GV Health is a leader in healthcare delivery in the Hume region.  Our services include an Emergency Department, Surgery, Medical, Women’s and Children’s Services, Rehabilitation, Palliative Care, Mental Health and community based health programs. Our main sites are at Shepparton, Tatura and Rushworth, with additional services at Seymour, Benalla and Wodonga. 

The Department and Team

Goulburn Valley Health is the main Health Care provider in the Hume Region.  The Shepparton Campus has 280 beds - providing acute medical, surgical, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatric, rehabilitation, intensive/coronary care, emergency care, mental health and geriatric care.  Goulburn Valley Health has additional campus’s, including Tatura (23 beds - providing 8 acute and 23 nursing home care), Waranga (22 beds - providing 12 acute and 10 nursing home care, acute and residential care and the Waranga Hostel providing 32 residential aged care beds), Seymour (Community Psychiatric Service) and a Community Health building in Shepparton (Hospital in the Home, diabetes education, continence and aged care assessment, home based nursing and allied health).

GV Health are currently undergoing a $169 million redevelopment, this redevelopment will include a new renal dialysis unit, an expanded emergency department including satellite medical imaging, inpatient wards, extended theatre space, intensive care unit, a new kitchen, mortuary and the establishment of a Women’s and Children’s precinct featuring a new, special care nursery, paediatric ward and refurbished maternity ward.

Some of the great benefits of working with us:

  • Wide range of specialties for clinical staff and career development opportunities

  • Salary Packaging

  • A collaborative and supportive team environment, while making an important contribution to the health of our community

  • Training and Professional Development opportunities

  • Paid parental leave (maternity and paternity leave)

  • Discount gym & pool memberships

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory police check and Victorian ‘Employee’  Working with Children’s Check.  GV 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. 

Recruitment agencies should note that GV Health does not accept agency resumes. GV Health is not responsible for any fees related to any unsolicited resumes submitted by Recruitment Agencies. 

2021 Psychiatry Registrar

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Dr Tejraj Tawde - 0358322111

2021 Psychiatry Registrar