Consultant Psychiatrist

Job posted: 10/09/2021
Applications close: 24/09/2021 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Melbourne Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 58770

Reference: 58770

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Full Time Consultant Psychiatrist

  Working at Northern Area Mental Health Service

Adult Psychiatry.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.

Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Your new team

Northern Area Mental Health Service, working closely with the Northern Hospital, believes in the effective delivery of high quality psychiatric services. We are an established team that is connected, collaborative and enthusiastic to be at the forefront of progressive and remarkable initiatives. New infrastructure across the Northern suburbs is driving fresh developments and revolutionary program delivery that, in turn, is generating opportunities for career advancement and specialist skill growth.

Your success in this role, will be in your ability to

  • Provide leadership to NAMHS Adult Psychiatry Program.

  • Demonstrate behaviours that support a Recovery approach to care. 

  • An understanding of the philosophical foundations, processes and environments that support recovery;

  • An ability to support and facilitate consumers’ use of resilience and strength so that they might experience positive self-image, hope and motivation, and be supported to live the lifestyle and the culture of their choice;

  • A knowledge of major types of treatments, therapies and targeted interventions and their contributions to innovative recovery-oriented service delivery approaches; 

  • A communication style that shows respect for consumers and their families/carers, and an ability to manage relationships so they will facilitate recovery;

  • A knowledge of consumer Rights and Responsibilities, and the ability to facilitate consumers to make informed choices for recovery;

  • An awareness of issues relating to cultural diversity, and how these may influence service choices and delivery; and

  • A knowledge and ability to facilitate consumer and family/carer participation at all levels within the service.

Your contribution:

  • Ambitious current, or aspiring Consultant psychiatrist

  • Knowledge and experience in all aspects of psychiatry

  • Demonstrated skills in interdisciplinary working and the development of effective relationships with consumers, carers and staff

  • Experience in teaching and involvement in research

  • Desire to support the development and maintenance of best practice within the team

  • Demonstrated experience in leadership and strategic thinking 

Our Commitment to you


Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.  

We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.

This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare.


The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.




For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.


All new appointments to Melbourne Health must complete a National Police Check and meet the immunisation requirements of their role at their own cost prior to commencement.  You may also be required to provide a Victorian Working with Children Check in accordance with your role.

Consultant Psychiatrist

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Vinay Lakra - 0417138535

Consultant Psychiatrist