Consultant Psychiatrist

Job posted: 23/04/2024
Applications close: 31/05/2024 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Forensicare

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 16435

Reference: 16435

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

  • Extensive investment in facilities and people supporting our significant service expansion
  • Sessional or Full time position for a Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Immediate start available
  • Work Monday to Friday – no weekend work
  • A culture where people care
  • International Relocation Support provided!

A career in the forensic mental health sector is diverse, challenging and rewarding. A career at Forensicare will be like no other. If you're passionate about supporting people in their mental health recovery, Forensicare is where you need to be. You will be a part of a caring and supportive team, making a real difference to people living with the dual stigma of mental illness and offending. We approach our work with curiosity and a commitment to understanding the unique needs of our consumers and carers. Working across community, hospital and prison settings, you can learn, apply your specialist skills and advance in your profession. Together, we can contribute to a more connected, compassionate mental health and criminal justice system.

We are seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist (VMO or full time hours available) to join a dynamic team to deliver forensic psychiatric services in a prestigious statewide service with a high profile in psychiatry. The Psychiatrist will be primarily involved in providing specialist clinical services and will have an opportunity to undertake research and academic development.

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare) is a dedicated statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria.  Forensicare, located in Fairfield an inner Melbourne suburb, is a state-wide specialist mental health service that provides quality clinical services. It has developed a strong national and international reputation for research, teaching and service excellence.

 Applicants should have:

  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists or equivalent
  • Experience in forensic psychiatry is highly desirable but not essential.

A culture where people matter.

  • Excellent supervision and investment in the skill development of all our team members.
  • Well defined career pathways existing across our Directorates with multi-disciplined Teams.
  • Salary Packaging Options available – Mortgage, Rent, Car, Expenses
  • International Candidates – Sponsorship availability, Permanent (186) or Temporary (482) and potential for up to $10,000 Relocation support to approved applicants. 
  • A leading, multi-faceted approach to safety, with unparalleled strategic, practical, individualised and team-based supports to minimise risks and fear and maximise safety and security, underpinned by our workplace health and safety strategy.
  • Celebration and reward for good performance, through employee recognition.
  • Access to an employee assistance program – an external, confidential, self-referral employee wellbeing program, for personal or work-related matters.
  • A mental health and wellbeing program providing psychological, peer support and critical incidence response programs.

 For more information on Careers at Forensicare, visit https://www.forensicare.vic.gov.au/careers


  • COVID19 (x3), Influenza and Immunisation requirements specific to position Infection Control requirements
  • This position is subject to a satisfactory Police Check
  • We are able to Sponsor eligible International candidates for 186 Permanent or 482 Temporary Visa
  • We currently provide relocation support for International candidates

Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTQI, people with a lived experience of disability, as well as people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Forensicare promotes our guiding principles of curiosity, purpose, strong ethics, compassion and fairness; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment.

 Enquiries to:  Dr Tobias Mackinnon, Executive Director - Forensic Mental Health - tobias.mackinnon@forensicare.vic.gov.au


Consultant Psychiatrist

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Dr Tobais Mackinnon
Kathryn Cullen

Consultant Psychiatrist