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Clinical Director FRANZCP Rural and Regional Mental Health - Australia

Consultant - Psychiatry - Western Australia
Ref: 3552 Date Posted: Tuesday 11 Apr 2017
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  • Total remuneration up to approx. $715k pa (inc benefits).
  • Opportunity for a FRANZCP.
  • Opportunity of a lifetime.
  • Experience the Golden Outback in Australia's largest Outback city.

This position presents unique challenges and rewards for a committed and talented Senior Psychiatrist. The Clinical Director will be responsible for ensuring that all clinical work in Mental Health within the Goldfields Region of Western Australia is in line with the Mental Health Act of 1996.

Kalgoorlie is Australia's largest Outback town. An affluent city, it offers a vibrant mix of history with its contemporary status as an iconic symbol of Australia's mining boom. With its amazing architecture, galleries, bars, restaurants it is a jewel in the outback. Housing, infrastructure and amenities are excellent. For example, there is a major sporting centre with a first class facilities including 3 indoor courts and 9 outdoor courts. The aquatic centre has a 50m pool, water slides and outdoor park. Typically of an Australian town,  all sporting codes are well represented and well serviced with  fantastic facilities. There is also a busy Arts Centre and a theatre that hosts touring companies and events.

The airport in Kalgoorlie is well serviced with 4 flights a day to Perth.

The hospital has been recently transformed into a modern unit with first class facilities. Based here you will manage all specialist mental health services (all ages) to the Goldfields Region, ensuring a comprehensive range of high quality work is delivered to residents of Kalgoorlie, visitors, and - importantly - those who live in regional areas. You must be prepared to travel to meet these needs of the community. It is likely you will spend approx 1 day a week in Esperance on the coast.

A key requirement of this role is that the successful applicant must be passionate about clinical care, quality and excellence. You will have exceptional stakeholder liaison skills and be able to build strong and meaningful relationships. Further, you will supervise Registrars in training and other medical officers who are permanent or are VMOs. 

It is essential that you are a FRANZCP and be able to undertake and lead psychiatric assessment, diagnosis and treatment in a generalist context. Applicants with rural psychiatry experience will be highly regarded. 

For more information please contact Alasdair at or +44 131 240 5276.


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Alasdair Spinner

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5276 LinkedIn