Consultant Psychiatrist Of Old Age

Job posted: 05/10/2021
Applications close: 30/11/2021 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Melbourne Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 59158

Reference: 59158

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Consultant Psychiatrist of Old Age

  Working at North West Aged Persons Mental Health Program (APMHP)

We are looking for a Consultant Psychiatrist with interest in the mental health of older adults as an Old Age Psychiatrist, Consultation Liaison Psychiatrist or an Advanced trainee in Psychiatry of Old Age.  The position is an ongoing position with 0.6 EFT (EFT is negotiable) in the APMHP.

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

North Western Mental Health (NWMH) provides a comprehensive, integrated range of services to people with a serious mental illness in North-Western Melbourne. A multi-disciplinary workforce of 1,800 staff provides services through four Area Adult Mental Health Services (North West, Mid-West, Inner West and Northern), an Aged Persons’ Mental Health Program and a Youth Mental Health Service – ORYGEN Youth Health. NWMH is a clinical service of The Royal Melbourne Hospital and operates in partnership with Northern Health and Western Health. APMHP currently has a vacancy for a suitably experienced consultant psychiatrist with qualifications in Old Age Psychiatry.

The position is based within APMHP which has inpatient units, community outreach teams and specialist Clinics across the north west of metropolitan Melbourne, one of the largest Aged mental health services in Australia. Opportunity to work in a traditional inpatient setting, community outreach, consultation liaison setting and in  various speciality  clinics. The appointee would be required to provide high standards of clinical care and leadership with focus on leadership in a multidisciplinary team and working closely with other disciplinary leads.  In addition the position has opportunities for education of medical students and supervision of trainees in Psychiatry, other Aged related specialties and medical officers. Participation in the after-hours senior roster is expected. We have close ties with Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age of the University of Melbourne and we encourage interest and participation in clinical research.

Selection Criteria:


Experience at the level of Consultant in Aged Psychiatry, Newly Qualified Psychiatrists will be encouraged to apply.

  • Demonstrated clinical and leadership expertise consistent with a role in a comprehensive Mental Health Service.

  • Demonstrated effective communication, consultation and negotiation skills including the ability to work effectively with multidisciplinary teams, internal and external agencies and stakeholders, and consumer and carer groups.

  • Demonstrated achievement in education and training of medical students, postgraduate students and other junior medical staff.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current relevant State and Commonwealth Government policies and agendas in mental health care delivery in the broader community context.

  • Sound understanding of mental health legislation.

  • A knowledge of consumer rights and responsibilities, and the ability to facilitate consumers to make informed choices for recovery

  • Knowledge of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards. National standards in Mental Health and the Aged Care Act.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Membership of the faculty of Old Age Psychiatry, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists or being able to show a clear pathway to specialist training and experience in Old Age psychiatry that will achieve membership in the near future  

  • Ability to be able to show an interest in Old Age Psychiatry and willingness to e expand that interest

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.

As per the Australian Medical Association and Melbourne Health Specialists Agreement EBA 2018.



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.

For further information please contact:

Dr Sabah Khalid

DCS NWMHS APMHP 03 9288 7150

Consultant Psychiatrist Of Old Age

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Sabah Khalid - 0403434720

Consultant Psychiatrist Of Old Age