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Consultant Child and Youth Psychiatrist - Up to AU420k - Australia

Consultant - Psychiatry
Ref: 4269 Date Posted: Thursday 31 Aug 2017
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We are seeking a Consultant Child and Youth Psychiatrist to work in the coastal city of Rockhampton, Central Queensland - a regional city which offers an ideal lifestyle for singles, couples, families alike and is the southern gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.


  • Be part of the expanding mental health service in Central Queensland.
  • Collaborative, open minded work environment.
  • Registrar, Consultant ratio is 1:1.
  • Brand new step up, step down unit.
  • Opportunity to develop experience in indigenous mental health.
  • Opportunity and scope to develop the service further
  • Remuneration package up to AUD$416,529 pa, depending on experience.
  • Only an approx. 1hr  flight to Brisbane
  • Great family lifestyle in the heart of tropical Queensland, beautiful natural surroundings

You will have a high level of knowledge, proficiency and skills in Child & Youth Psychiatry; proven leadership skills and experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment; and willingness to participate in quality improvement programs.

You will have completed your specialist training in the UK, Ireland or NZ, hold MRCPsych. Due to RANZCP requirements you will also have completed 6 months of consultation liaison psychiatry and 6 months of CAMHS in your basic or advanced training.

The Service

Rockhampton Hospital (305 bed) is the main referral hospital for the Central Queensland region. 

The Central Queensland Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Services (CQMHAODS) provides specialist mental health, substance and alcohol related care to residents of the Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Gladstone, Biloela, Moura, Woorabinda and Central Highlands districts and adult patients of the Central West Hospital & Health Service. The population covered is approx. 225-230,000.

There are currently 10 Consultant Psychiatrists in the service and it is well supported by middle grade doctors. The registrar to Consultant ration is 1:1. On call is 1:8 during weekdays and 1:6 during weekends.

Rockhampton’s history can be seen in its palm tree-lined streets and grand old heritage buildings – some of which have been restored to give the city a real charm.

The region offers a superb lifestyle and a healthy family environment with a range of cultural, recreational and sporting activities. Real estate prices are affordable with a choice of town, coast or country living. Stroll along the river, drive out to the coast exploring the many beaches, the Carnarvon National Park, the botanic gardens, as well as the Great Barrier Reef.

Brisbane is just a short 1hr 15m flight from Rockhampton’s local airport.

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Contact me today to have a further confidential discussion or email your CV to 

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