Consultant Psychiatrist - Sessional

Job posted: 02/05/2024
Applications close: 23/05/2024 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Reference: 51409

Reference: 51409

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Consultant Psychiatrist - Psychological Trauma Recovery Service (PTRS)

  • Make an impact in supporting the mental health consumers, their families and carers
  • Join our highly supportive and collaborative Mental Health Division
  • Permanent fractional opportunity available 3 June 2024
  • Total hours available 24.5 hours 
  • Please indicate your preference for hours in your application

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education, and research across three campuses in the Northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. We have a highly engaged, diverse and collaborative workforce that is unified by our goal to help people live healthy and fulfilled lives.

About the PTRS: 

PTRS provides assessment and ongoing treatment and management of trauma related mental health disorders for eligible individuals. The PTRS provides comprehensive and clinically-targeted PTSD treatment in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

PTRS’s mission is to provide expert treatment to individuals and their families experiencing mental health conditions that have arisen as a result of, or have been exacerbated by, the experience of traumatic events or occupational trauma and stress.  The staffing is multidisciplinary including consultant psychiatrist, psychiatry registrar, unit manager, nursing staff (including a community psychiatric nurse), occupational therapist, social worker, welfare worker and ancillary staff.

The Service also takes a leadership role in the delivery of expert teaching, training, consultancy and research to individuals and agencies involved in the delivery of services to those affected by trauma related mental health issues.

Referrals are accepted from a wide variety of sources including Australian Defence Force, DVA counsellors, general practitioners, public psychiatric services, VVCS, private psychologist and psychiatrists, allied health clinicians and directly from patients or their family.

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, 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, and
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching, training and research.

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

For inquiries please contact:  Dr Charu Gandhi, Clinical Director Specialty Services on M: 0422 619 124


Our benefits:

Working at Austin Health means enjoying a strong sense of purpose, engaging in meaningful work every day.  Our people also receive a variety of rewarding benefits, including:

  • Greater take-home pay through generous salary packaging, for living expenses, meals and holiday accommodation
  • A suite of wellness initiatives designed to support you, including discounted fitness memberships and special offers on health insurance, and a comprehensive wellbeing program
  • Mentoring and career development opportunities through experience, education and supervision

Inclusion at Austin:

We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, identities, cultures, bodies and abilities.  We welcome and support applications from anyone identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, physically or culturally diverse, LGBTQIA+, and people of any age.

Work with us!

If you feel this role is right for you, we encourage your early application. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may take place prior to the closing date. We reserve the right to close a job ad prior to the advertised closing date.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and a Working With Children Check. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, you are welcome to reach out to the hiring manager.

Application instructions:

Please click on ‘Apply Now’ and 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. All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and if required, a Working With Children Check. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, you are welcome to reach out to the hiring manager.

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

Consultant Psychiatrist - Sessional

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Charu Gandhi - (03) 9496 2946

Consultant Psychiatrist - Sessional