Staff Specialist Psychiatrist - Older Persons Mental Health Permanent Full Time -This is a full-time position with participation in ECT and On-Call rosters. Location
The first cross border public health service in Australia, it is the largest regional health care service between Sydney and Melbourne.
A vibrant rural city which boasts a strong sense of community and excellent quality of life. It is surrounded by the renowned wine and gourmet food regions. Enjoy walks along the Ovens River and through the delightful Apex Park, spend time in the tranquil sunken gardens of Merriwa Park which are surrounded by waterways and feature a lagoon, fernery and bush walking paths. For a swim, visit Sydney Beach which is accessible from the eastern end of Ovens Street, and is situated at a sandy bend near a weir on the Ovens River.
This position is with the passionate and dedicated Older Persons Mental Heath Service Unit. With the creation of a full-time position, this is an exciting expansion of the psychiatrist role within this team.
Covers the Cognitive, Dementia and Memory Service Clinic and provides secondary consultations to local General Practitioners, which the service has established a strong working relationship.
This position enables continuity of care to older persons admitted to the Unit which is a 20-bed acute inpatient psychiatric unit, that provides psychiatric care to both adults and older persons, including ECT. It is supported by a full-time Adult Psychiatrist, two registrars and a Senior Medical Officer with a strong interest and experience in OPMHS.
This role also includes the care of older persons residing in Blackwood Cottages, a 15-bed Older Persons Mental Health Residential Service located in beautiful Beechworth.
Candidates meeting the following mandatory criteria are encouraged to apply:
Registration or eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Specialist Medical Practitioner;
Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist (RANZCP);
Advanced Training Certificate, or extensive experience working in Psychiatry of Old Age;
Demonstrated commitment to teaching with experience in teaching and supervision of both undergraduate and post graduate students and other staff of the hospital.
Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the AMA Victoria - Victorian Public Health Sector - Medical Specialists Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021
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