Consultant in Rural Psychiatry - Townsville, Tropical Coastal Queensland - Large Service - Up to AU$425k+ - Australia

Consultant - Psychiatry
Ref: 5305 Date Posted: Thursday 05 Apr 2018
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  • Up to AU$425k + oncall.
  • Sensational lifestyle opportunity for couples or families.
  • Well funded, well resourced, collaborative mental health service.

I am now accepting formal applications for the position of Psychiatrist in the Townsville Hospital and Health Service (THHS); specifically the Rural and Indigenous service.

In the last 18months I have assisted 3 UK trained Consultant Psychiatrists secure a position and transition to this service in Queensland. Currently, we have 2 Psychiatrists on their way and looking forward to relocating in late 2018. 

Townsville is a city with 200k people and sits on the beautiful Queensland Tropical Coast. Townsville has arguably one of the finest independent schools in Queensland and also hosts James Cook University with a very good reputation in science and medicine.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in and explore one of the greatest environments on the planet, as well as develop or further your interest in indigenous mental health care and culture.

 Townsville itself is perfect for singles, couples or families. Large enough to provide work opportunities for partners (medical or not) Townsville does not have traffic or pollution issues. It is laid back and has a marina and beachside area with many bars, cafes and restaurants. Townsville has more than enough to keep the kids active, outdoors and engaged: beaches, parks, hinterland, surf, sailing, swimming pools, cricket ovals, football pitches etc. and is very family orientated.

The hospital campus is a first class facility with a 36 bed acute mental health unit . Outside of Brisbane, THHS is the most comprehensive mental health service in Queensland and has a exceptional Medical Director with very strong ties to James Cook University. The group is collaborative with a supportive matrix of peer group support with excellent administrative/operational resources. It promotes a Recovery approach with the patient at the centre of its philisophy.

You will be a Consultant Psychiatrist with interests and experience in rural  psychiatric care.

  • FRANZCP or equivalent in UK, Ireland, Canada or USA.
  • If not FRANZCP, then a minimum of three years experience at Consultant/Specialist level.
  • You will have completed your specialist training in a comparable country of training: UK, Ireland, NZ, Canada or USA.
  • Have had a formal post of at least 6 months in CAMHS/Learning disability during your basic or higher training.
  • Deep knowledge of contemporary psychiatric practises.
  • Experience in rural and remote settings.
  • First class communication skills.
  • Ability to practise within a cross-cultural context and be sensitive to cultural differences.
  • Comfortable with travel by air and long distances by car/4x4.

For more information about Townsville, the service, position description, RANZCP assessment and medical registration process please call me on +44 131 240 5276 or al@headmedical.com 

I am also recruiting a Liaison post, General Adult post and a Rural and Indigenous post for the same service so if you know friends who may be interested please pass my details on or refer them to the website. Thanks! Alasdair

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