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Consultant Psychiatrist - Special interests in Forensic psychiatry - Closing date 6th September 2020.

Lucrative and interesting opportunity in Rockhampton, Queensland.

Join a multi-national team of experienced consultants/staff specialist psychiatrists and nurse practitioners delivering first class mental health care to a catchment population of approx. 250k.

Head Medical is pleased to partner again with a mental health service where we have recruited 4 psychiatrists recently.

Benefits include:

  • Lucrative public health salary, allowances, and comprehensive benefits up to AUD$457k PLUS oncall etc. (AUD$457k highest band for 9+yrs experience).
  • 80 hour fortnight and flexible and family-friendly working arrangements.
  • Sensational lifestyle in a subtropical climate.
  • 3.6weeks professional development leave.
  • Package includes AU$21.5k professional development allowance (paid with salary).
  • Up to $25k car allowance (paid with salary).
  • Attraction and retention incentive allowance. 
  • Research and teaching opportunities.


  • Regional location, spectacular beaches, perfect for whale watching, beautiful clear waters - live the dream!
  • Enjoy coastal lifestyle, subtropical climate.
  • Amazing real-estate options: house/apartment by the beach or enjoy a large modern house slightly inland to enjoy sub-tropical lush vegetation and forest areas.
  • Develop a hobby farm or tropical garden. Or simply enjoy large residential acreages with pool,tennis court etc.
  • Private schooling available.

Mental health service and facilities.

  • RANZCP accredited training service.
  • Service includes: 14 full time consultants and 20 Junior Medical Officers made up of 1 senior registrar and 14 registrars, 2 PHOs, 1 SHO and 2 interns.
  • Junior Medical Officers are first responders on-call. Consultants are rostered as second on call at a frequency of 1:10.
  • There are consultants in: 2 CAMHS,  1 Old Age, 1 Addictions, 1 Prison, 9 General Adult.

Job Scope includes but is not limited to:

  • Provide care in adult, prison and forensic settings. Forensic is based in Rockhampton CBD and includes Prison (women and juveniles are detained in Brisbane) and court service. 
  • Deliver first class specialist psychiatry care inpatient, prison, watch house, court and community settings; managing patients under forensic order and other high risk, complex patients. 
  • Implement and undertake teaching initiatives.
  • Playing an important role to facilitate outstanding working relationships between colleagues, courts, unites, allied/primary health stakeholders,  nursing etc.
  • Ensuring safety and quality procedures are maintained, reviewed and developed.
  • Taking an active role in the development and implementation of organisational processes to improve the service, safety systems etc. and related training.

You will

  • Have FRANZCP or have completed specialist training in either the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada or NZ; and have at least 2.5yrs experience at consultant/specialist level at time of reading.
  • Candidates with Forensic or prison mental health will be preferred but applications are welcome from General Adult Psychiatrists as well.
  • Have an inclusive approach to patients, families and carers. 
  • Be collaborative in your working style and have a friendly, personable approach to all internal stakeholders.
  • Have a commitment to research.

For more salary, job, location, service information please call Alasdair on 07502244964 or via Whatsapp : https://wa.me/447502244964 

E: 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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