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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.

  • Total remuneration package of up to AU$425k plus oncall.
  • Well funded public mental health service - contribute to an expanding and dynamic mental health service in sub-tropical Queensland.
  • Registrar, Consultant ratio is 1:1.

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.

RANZCP looks favourably upon Consultant Psychiatrists who have completed specialist training in the UK, Ireland, NZ, Canada or USA and have a minimum of 3 years work experience at Consultant/Specialist level.

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 extremely affordable with a choice of town, coast or country living. House prices and availability mean you can choose the house you want instead of compromising in a major metropolitan city. This means tropical garden, swimming pool etc.

There is a good choice of private and public schools.

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.

Rockhampton Lifestyle

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Contact me on +44 131 240 5276 to have an informal confidential discussion or  al@headmedical.com 

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Alasdair today.

al@headmedical.com / +44 (0)131 240 5276

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