39831 - 01K17


Psychiatry Adult Acute Mental Health Service
Part-time Permanent

Closes: 21 June 2019

Classification: Career Medical Officer
Salary: $122,913 - $148,507
Position No: 39831 - 01K17
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 13 June 2019
Contact Officer: Dr Denise Riordan, Chief Psychiatrist on (02) 5124 1098


Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400, 000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.
CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
*The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
*University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research:a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
*Three Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
*Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
*A range of community based health services including early childhood services, youth and women’s health, dental health, mental health and alcohol and drug services.
Strong research links are maintained with the ANU, University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University. All specialties are represented with the exception of organ transplantation. The hospital has well developed post graduate teaching programs. A fully equipped medical library is available on site with a large collection of hard copy and on line journals and textbooks.
Overview of the work area and position: 
Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol & Drug Services (MHJHADS) provides health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery, maintenance and harm minimisation. Consumer and carer participation is encouraged in all aspects of service planning and delivery. The Division works in partnership with consumers, carers and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients.
The Division delivers services at a number of locations, including hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, community health centres, detention centres, other community settings including peoples home. These services include:
* Rehabilitation and Specialty Services (RSS)
* Adult Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS)
* Adult Acute Mental Health Services (AAMHS)
* Alcohol & Drug Services (ADS)
* Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
* Justice Health Services(JHS), incorporating the Forensic Mental Health Service (FMHS).
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.
The position will be accountable and responsible to the area Clinical Director – Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services through an Individual Learning and Development Plan.
MHJHADS aims to be socially inclusive and operates within a recovery-focussed and/or harm minimisation approach.
The successful applicant will have broad experience in General Psychiatry in both inpatient and community settings. 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.
Qualifications and experience: 
*Registered or eligible for registration as a medical practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner’s Regulation Agency.
*Evidence of satisfactory participation in postgraduate general practice education.
Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
*Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
*Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
Note: This is a permanent part time position at 8 hours per week.
Reimbursement of relocation costs is available if you are successful and move to Canberra.
Medical Staff in the Health Directorate enjoy excellent conditions, and our Enterprise Agreement is available at www.health.gov.au/employment
About our great city, Canberra, Australia’s National Capital:
Canberra is a city with outstanding amenities and excellent housing, educational and leisure opportunities. It is home to national icons and monuments as well as natural treasures. The coast and ski fields are nearby; Sydney is only three hours away by road. For more information on our great city and your future, visit: http://www.canberrayourfuture.com.au/

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via the Health website here.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services