Adult General Psychiatrist
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 24 February 2020

Classification: Staff Specialist Band 1-5/Senior Specialist
Salary: $272,410 - $331,380 for a Staff Specialist Band 1-5 and $360,864 for a Senior Specialist.
Position No: 17136
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 06 December 2019
Contact Officer: Dr Denise Riordan, Chief Psychiatrist on (02) 5124 1577

Overview of the work area and position: The position holder is expected to operate within the Public Sector Management Act (1994), the ACT Public Service Code of Conduct and the professional requirements specified by the appointee's Specialist College. MHJHADS aims to be socially inclusive and operate within a recovery-focussed and/or harm minimisation approach. The position will be accountable and responsible to the Clinical Director of the relevant program area through an Individual Learning and Development Plan. The successful applicant will have senior specialist experience in General Psychiatry or Subspecialty areas of Psychiatry, and high-level skills relevant to both inpatient and community services, including the provision of ECT services. The successful applicant will also be expected to participate in the mandatory administrative, governance and training requirements of medical officers within the Division. Emphasis on recovery focus and person-centred care are essential.

Salary, Remuneration and Conditions: Starting salary will be negotiated within this band for the successful applicant, depending on their experience and expertise. Relevant parties are currently negotiating future pay rises that will increase these base salaries. Indicative total remuneration, inclusive of applicable allowances, and assuming 10.5% superannuation, ranges from $272,410 - $331,380 for a Staff Specialist Band 1-5 and $360,864 for a Senior Specialist.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

Mandatory: Registered or eligible for registration as a medical practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner's Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) or equivalent specialist qualifications. Evidence of satisfactory participation on the RANZCP Continuing Professional Development Program.

Desirable: Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 2015 and other related legislation. Current driver licence.

For more information on this position and how to apply for the:

Staff Specialist Band 1-5  "click here”

Senior Specialist  "click here”


Please note, the closing date has been extended.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services