Consultant Psychiatrist - Sessional

Job posted: 02/10/2020
Applications close: 30/10/2020 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 34646

Reference: 34646

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Austin Health is one of Victoria’s largest health care providers.  Our 9,000 employees and 425 volunteers provide safe, high quality, person-centred care at Austin Hospital, Olivia Newton-John Cancer, Wellness and Research Centre (ONJ Centre), Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, as well as in the community through Hospital-in-the-Home and partner health services.  We are an internationally recognised leader in clinical teaching, training and research and have affiliations with many leading universities and research institutes.

Consultant Psychiatrist

Eating Disorders

Mental Health Division

Hours per week:  10.5 hours

Employment Status:  Permanent fractional

An exciting and rare opportunity has become available to the right candidate looking to work in an excellent multidiscipline team as the Clinical Lead overseeing the 5 specialist inpatient beds devoted to the treatment of patients with significant eating disorders. These beds represent one of only three public inpatient units for the treatment of people with eating disorders. The team work within a model of collaborative skills based learning and individualised treatment plans.

These beds represent the inpatient part of the Body Image Eating Disorder Treatment and Recovery Service, which is a joint collaboration providing a continuum of care across inpatient and outpatient services for eating disorders between St Vincent’s and Austin Health.

The Eating Disorder consultant will work under the clinical direction of the BETRS Clinical Director, as well as reporting operationally to the Clinical Director of Adult Services and Professionally to the Medical Director of Austin Health, Mental Health Division.

The consultant psychiatrist will oversee the overarching clinical needs of this inpatient group and ensures that the therapeutic milieu is effective, evidence based and safe. The successful candidate will lead the Eating Disorders Treatment Team so that they feel supported working with this challenging patient group and their carers. Provide supervision and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level and according to RANZCP requirements. The consultant will also liaise with Paediatric and CYMHS services at the Austin to ensure ease of transition of patients who may be needing to have treatment within the adult services.

To be successful for this role you must:

  • Be a registered Medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

  • Hold a Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), or equivalent

  • Have appropriate training and experience applicable to the field of Psychiatry

  • Experience in providing services to people with eating disorders

  • Demonstrate a commitment to high quality patient care

  • Demonstrate a commitment to working as a team member with peer medical, junior medical, nursing and other clinical staff to provide efficient, safe and quality care across the continuum, and

  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching, training and research.

Please refer to the position for further information about the role and required knowledge and skills.

Work with us!  Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, employee assistance program and a staff health centre.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.

Austin 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.

Application Instructions:

Click on ‘Apply Now’. You will be required to Sign in OR Register for an Austin Health Careers Account.

As part of the process, you will be directed to Austin Health’s Online Credentialing System to complete your application.  Please follow the instructions on the Credentialing and Scope of Clinical Practice Application Form to ensure your application is processed through the Austin Health Medical Workforce Unit.

Please note: You will be required to attach copies of the following to your online application:

  • Cover letter

  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Undergraduate Qualification Certificate (Medical Degree)

  • Fellowship Certificate (Specialist Medical College)

  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • Current Medical Indemnity Certificate

  • Proof of Identification (current passport or Australian drivers licence)

  • Working with Children’s Check Card

If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Suzy Redston (0466 027 681) or Karen Gwee (03 9231 5700).

Contact Suzy Redston

or Karen Gwee

Consultant Psychiatrist - Sessional

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Suzy Redston - (04) 6602 7681
Karen Gwee - 0392315700

Consultant Psychiatrist - Sessional