About the Job

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Are you a Rehabilitation Psychiatrist looking to move to sunny Gold Coast in Queensland?

  • Excellent remuneration package up to AUD$500k dependent upon experience plus oncall.
  • Beautiful new hospital with state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Stunning natural attractions, coastal living and all without sacrificing the benefits of a vibrant, dynamic, metropolitan city.
  • Over 160 education facilities including public and private schools, special education, TAFE and universities.
  • Beautiful subtropical climate with warm winters and stunning summers.

The Role
The new Secure Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit (SMHRU) will open on the Gold Coast in February 2025. The 40-bed SMHRU will provide world class, compassionate, person centred mental healthcare that fosters recovery of consumers, families and carers for those consumers with complex mental health and addiction issues

You will provide clinical specialist support to the Secure Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit, making a substantial contribution to the development of a culture of medical education and safe, effective patient centred clinical practice.

  • Assume clinical responsibility for the overall clinical care to consumers of your work unit.
  • Ensure that consumers entering the service have access to consultant opinion/input from the onset of treatment, and that consumers with complex needs or high risk are reviewed by a consultant as soon as possible after such a risk emerges.
  • Participation in Grand Rounds and Journal Clubs education training sessions and other service-wide education programs and provide education in their areas of specialty or interest.
  • Participate in the Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) roster covering both Gold Coast University Hospital and Robina Hospital as needed.

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 (ABPN certified) 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
The City of Gold Coast is the second largest city in Queensland. It is a thriving metropolis that also offers a relaxed beach-side lifestyle situated on the south coast of Queensland. Famous for its stunning beaches, sub-tropical rainforests and great entertainment options, the Gold Coast is one of Australia’s premier tourist destinations, attracting visitors from all over the world. While tourism has long been its key industry, the Gold Coast is also home to many other established and burgeoning industries, including sports, marine, information technology, education and health & medical. The Gold Coast offers a modern coastal lifestyle in one of Australia’s most desirable locations.

The Gold Coast offers diverse residential opportunities, with homes and apartments overlooking the ocean or canals, through to rambling properties in the hinterland areas only 30 minutes from the CBD. With over 50km of beaches, World-heritage listed rainforests and National Parks on your doorstep, there is always something to explore in your time away from work.

If you love sport, the Gold Coast is the place to be. It plays host to a diverse range of sporting events, from the Magic Millions horse racing carnival, the national rugby league competition, international surfing competitions, through to the GC600 V8 Supercar racing.

Efficient public transport networks ensure easy access from the Gold Coast to Brisbane. The recently upgraded national highway ensures the two cities are connected via a short commute of one hour by car. The Gold Coast is also a gateway to other Australian and international destinations with its own 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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