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I am seeking a Consultant/Director - Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist  to work in the coastal city of Rockhampton, Central Queensland, Australia.

 Rockhampton offers an ideal lifestyle for singles, couples, families alike and is the southern gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

This is a clinical position but also has a statutory governance component to it. An overseas trained doctor would be eligible for this position. The position reports to the Clinical Director of the mental health care service (of which there are 10 full time psychiatrists). There is one existing CAMS Psychiatrist there and another scheduled to start work in early 2019.

Applicants have the choice to take on the administrative director requirement - it's up to you! 


  • 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 + leadership allowances, oncall etc.
  • Only a 1hr 15m 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 psychiatry and 6 months of CAMHS in your basic or advanced training.

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 Consultants in the service and it is well supported by middle grade doctors. On call is 1:8 during weekdays and 1:6 during weekends.

Rockhampton and region
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.

Rockhampton Lifestyle

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Contact me on +44 131 240 5276 to have a further confidential discussion or email your CV to al@headmedical.com 

What Head Medical can do for you 

Arranging a position overseas is exciting, but we understand that it can also be a complex and time-consuming process. We’re the UK’s specialist in international medical recruitment and we’ve helped many Doctors relocate since we first started out in 2008. We know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location.

Once we have secured a job for you, we’ll manage the medical registration and visa application process, and support you (and your family) with the relocation itself.

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

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

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