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Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist - Australia

Consultant - Psychiatry
Ref: 5750 Date Posted: Friday 27 Jul 2018
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Head Medical are pleased to notify you about this Child and Adolescent Consultant Psychiatrist position in subtropical Queensland, Australia.

  • Up to AU$425k +oncall per annum.
  • Includes annual car allowance of up to AU$25k.
  • 3.6 weeks professional development leave.
  • AU$20k professional development allowance.
  • Salary packaging (tax benefits).
  • Location allowance.
  • Tax free employer pension contributions.


Situated by the Queensland coastline, this region has a relaxed and laid back vibe about it. Because of its proximity to the famous Fraser Island and the sensational beaches north and south, it is a popular destination for tourists as well as those seeking a improvement in quality of life. The climate is subtropical with a winter low of 10-12 degrees in July.


There is a good choice of private schools in the region offering diverse and modern curriculums within single sex or co-ed contexts.


The Service.

This public mental health service provides care to a catchment population of approx. 190k people. Inpatient care is delivered at two sites with community services delivered at 5 others. This is done via multi-disciplinary teams with a strong emphasis on collaborative care in family/carer inclusive contexts with a focus on relapse prevention. There are 5 other adult psychiatrists across the adult services with 5 registrar positions assisting all subspecialties expected to grow to 8.


The Role.

  • You will deliver first class clinical leadership in child and adolescent psychiatry whilst managing resources efficiently.
  • Provide specialist consultation services for patients at all relevant facilities.
  • Provide outreach services.
  • In this multidisciplinary context coordinate patient care with an emphasis on community rehabilitation.


Skills required.

  • If not a - or close to - FRANZCP then you ideally will have completed your specialist training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in either UK, Ireland, NZ, Canada, South Africa or USA.
  • You must have a minimum of three years work experience at Consultant level.
  • Extensive experience within a multidisciplinary team environment and have a collaborative and collegiate style of working.
  • Experience in clinical governance including audits.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring clinical leadership is delivered safely and on time whilst guaranteeing the best possible patient management.
  • Conduct regular clinics.
  • The daily management of patients including supervision of admissions, transfers and discharges.
  • Taking the lead and/or participating in clinical governance including data collection and audits.
  • Assist in data collection and audits relating to the service.
  • Service development.
  • Supervise, mentor and support doctors in training and other staff.


For more information about this exciting location and position please call Alasdair Spinner on +44 131 240 5276 or


If this sounds like the perfect job you can apply using the blue button below. Or if you’d like to find out more about this job or have an informal chat, please get in touch with us:

Alasdair Spinner

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5276 LinkedIn