Consultant Psychiatrist - Sessional

Job posted: 09/11/2021
Applications close: 30/11/2021 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 40375

Reference: 40375

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.


An exciting opportunity exists for a dynamic and enthusiastic Consultant Psychiatrist to join our Specialty Mental Health Services on an ongoing basis, working on the Transition Support Unit

Details of position:

  • Hours per week: 10.5 hours

  • Employment Status:  Permanent part-time

  • Appointment Period: Available from 13/12/2021

Austin Health's Mental Health Division incorporates a number of specialities and services across community and bed-based services, with inpatient beds located on all three campuses.  The Division provides catchment-based area mental health services, in addition to a number of regional and state-wide specialty services.

The consultant psychiatrist positions are important leadership roles within the organisation.  The Consultant Psychiatrist will be fundamental to team cohesion, a quality focused, person centred approach and working with a team of professionals to make a real difference to consumers impacted by mental health difficulties.

Transition Support Unit (TSU):

  • A purpose-built 10-bed state-wide facility for persons with Mental Illness and cognitive or learning difficulties requiring medium/long term supported residential rehabilitation

  • Provides “step-up” clinical support for clients from the community and “step-down” support from a Secure Extended Care Unit or other subacute mental health inpatient services.

The primary aims of the Austin Health TSU are to:

  • Improve mental health outcomes, behaviour management, social skills and recovery of people with complex care needs who require long-term (average 1-5 years) residential care and would benefit from a therapeutic support and recovery focused model of care but do not require an intensive clinical environment

  • Provide a progressive transitional environment for clients assisting them in re-integrating as far as possible back into the community after achieving their recovery and rehabilitation goals.

  • Promote greater awareness in this area of disability and contribute to the development of evidence-based management treatments and strategies.

If you are ready for a new start and a new challenge post COVID, Austin Health is for you.

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 & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), or equivalent

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

  • 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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of Clinical Governance, 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.

Enquiries to:  Dr Charu Gandhi, M: 0422 619 124

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 (where applicable)

Consultant Psychiatrist - Sessional

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Charu Gandhi - (03) 9496 2956

Consultant Psychiatrist - Sessional