Medical Specialist - Mental Health

Job posted: 15/03/2024
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Ballarat, Western Region | Grampians

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Grampians Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Reference: 18734

Reference: 18734

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Ballarat, Western Region | Grampians

About the Role
As a Consultant Psychiatrist/Staff Specialist at Grampians Health, you will play a pivotal role in providing high-quality clinical care to our clients within the Mental Health Services department. You will lead the clinical care provision from intake to case closure, ensuring adherence to relevant legislation and maintaining patient records. Your responsibilities will include assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and discharge planning, all while upholding our values of compassion, accountability, respect, innovation, and collaboration.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the provision of clinical care from intake through to case closure.
  • Conduct assessments, diagnoses, and treatments in consultation with clients, families, and referring agents.
  • Plan and implement discharge planning and ensure continuity of care.
  • Maintain patient records and fulfill legal requirements under relevant legislation.
  • Participate in on-call roster and supervise trainee psychiatrists.
  • Provide clinical leadership, supervision, and consultation to other clinical staff.
  • Contribute to staff training and development programs and participate in policy development.
  • Engage in research projects and service evaluation, including quality improvement programs.
  • Uphold confidentiality and respect diversity in patient care and workplace interactions.

Skills & Experience

  • Registered medical practitioner with the Medical Board of Australia and a Fellow of the RANZCP or equivalent qualifications.
  • Experience in hospital-based psychiatry, research, and teaching at undergraduate/postgraduate levels.
  • Superior knowledge of relevant legislation such as the Mental Health Act and Psychiatric Services policy.
  • Ability to lead and work effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent communication, consultancy, and interpersonal skills.

Culture & Benefits
At Grampians Health, we recognise our staff are our greatest asset.  We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff, patients, residents, visitors, volunteers and contractors at all sites.

  • Flexible work arrangements and purchase leave opportunities
  • Salary packaging for living expenses such as rent/mortgage plus meals, entertainment & holidays
  • Discounted on-site parking
  • Access to discounted health club membership
  • Staff rewards and recognition programs

About Grampians Health
Grampians Health provides healthcare to a large region at our campuses based in Ballarat, Dimboola, Edenhope, Horsham and Stawell.

Our mission is to deliver sustainable healthcare tailored to evolving community and workforce needs. We strive to enhance services and careers, providing quality healthcare to rural and regional communities. Joining Grampians Health means being part of a diverse team, with a variety of career opportunities in acute, maternity, mental health, allied health, aged care and support services.

How to apply
Click APPLY or if you wish to discuss the role prior to applying, contact Anoop Raveendran Nair Lalitha, Clinical Director - Mental Health Services on 5320 4100 for a confidential discussion.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police records check, immunisation clearance and Working with Children check and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check.

All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask.  Additional PPE requirements are role-dependent.

Grampians Health is a child safe organisation, committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

Grampians Health is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual LGBTQIA+.

Medical Specialist - Mental Health

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Anoop Raveendran Nair Lalitha - 53204100
Dr Vid Rudhran - 53204100

Medical Specialist - Mental Health