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We're seeking a Consultant Adult Psychiatrist to be based in Rockhampton, Central Queensland - a regional city which offers an ideal lifestyle and is the southern gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Fantastic lifestyle in subtropical Queensland
  • Competitive remuneration package up to AUD$515k depending on experience.
  • Overtime & on-call allowances are in addition to the package above.
  • Coastal living with islands, waterways and beaches, as well as national parks and Great Barrier Reef
  • Excellent schooling options and very family friendly
  • Main referral hospital for Central Queensland

The Role and Hospital
The Psychiatrist will provide high quality psychiatry services to consumers of the Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Service and provide clinical leadership for the Mental Health clinical team.

Candidates with an interest in and/or certification or endorsement in sub speciality areas such as addiction, forensic psychiatry, consultation liaison psychiatry can also apply.

Rockhampton Hospital is a 305-bed facility and is the main referral hospital for Central Queensland.  Rockhampton Mental Health Service Inpatient Unit, Older persons Inpatient Unit and Acute Care Team are located on the campus of Rockhampton Hospital. The Rockhampton Mental Health Community Services Team is located in the CBD of Rockhampton.

The Consultant team consists of 17.5 consultant positions and have subspecialty interests including Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Old Age Psychiatrist, Addiction Psychiatry, Prison and Forensic Mental Health.

Junior medical officers are rostered as first on call with consultants being rostered as second on call.

Applicants should be registered (or eligible for registration) as a specialist with the Medical Board of Australia and be a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP) or equivalent as an overseas trained specialist who has completed their training in either the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand.

  • 3 years Consultant/Specialist level work experience.
  • A minimum of 6 months in a formal training post in Child and Adolescent psychiatry in your basic or advanced training (if not FRANZCP).
  • Experience in a multidisciplinary team context.

The Location
Rockhampton’s colonial history can be seen in its palm tree-lined streets and grand old heritage buildings – some of which have been lovingly restored to give the city a real ‘Aussie’ charm, creating a real sense of community. 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, discover Carnarvon National Park, spend time enjoying the galleries and botanic gardens, as well as the Great Barrier Reef - the lifestyle is peaceful and serene here.

Brisbane is just a short 1 hour flight from Rockhampton’s local airport.

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

karenp@headmedical.com / +44 (0) 131 240 5255

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