Consultant/Specialist Psychiatrist – Western Australia Regional Outlying Country Services – AR-153

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Consultant/Specialist Psychiatrist – Western Australia Regional Outlying Country Services – AR-153

:  Western Australia Regional Outlying Areas
:  Australia
:  Psychiatry
Job Type
:  Permanent Full-Time
:  Yes
:  AUS$357,246 to $574,165 DOE/DOQ
Start Date
:  Negotiable

Job Title: Consultant/Specialist Psychiatrist, AR-153

Location: One of the following Western Australian Seven Regional Country Health Centres

• Goldfields region – Kalgoorlie & Esperance
• Great Southern region – Albany & Katanning
• Kimberley region – Broome & Kununurra
• South West region – Bunbury & Busselton
• Midwest region – Geraldton, Carnarvon & Meekatharra
• Pilbara – Port Hedland & Karratha
• Wheatbelt region – Northam

Job Type: Full-Time

Commitment: Employer would like at least two years

Work Visa: Sponsored by Employer

Board Certified: You must be currently board certified in Psychiatry in your current country where you are now living and working

Relocation: Yes and discussed at time of offer

Base Salary: AUS$357,246 to $574,165 DOE/DOQ


• Assistance with work visas, attractive overseas and national relocation packages that are discussed at time of offer
• Flexible working and leave arrangements; explore endless
• Unique and extraordinary sights in one of the most diverse parts of the world; challenge yourself by experiencing greater
• Clinical autonomy and responsibility in a supportive environment; and make a difference in becoming an important part of the local health care support services
• Participating member of the local community
• Annual leave and other goodies

Start Date: Negotiable

Registration: Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs), who are not already registered in Australia or New Zealand, must apply directly to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) to have their existing training and experience assessed for specialist recognition of being equivalent to that of an Australian and/or New Zealand trained Psychiatrist. The initial cost of the assessment is close to AUS$6,000 and is paid by the Doctor.

Work Status: Employer will sponsor through job offer

About the regions

This employer is the largest country health service in all of Australia and one of the biggest in the world who provide health services to 500,000 people, including 45,000 Aboriginal people, over a vast 2.5 million square kilometres area. Their hospitals provide a variety of health care services including primary health care, emergency and hospital services, population health, mental health, indigenous health and aged care. Their dedicated and committed staff work hard to fulfil their purpose of ‘working together for a healthier country Western Australia’. They deliver health services that support the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities in rural and remote Western Australia spanning seven regions across the state.

What we and they are looking for

Our ideal Psychiatrists (a) come from a health care system that WHO has determined to be comparable to that of Australia or New Zealand, (b) are registered in Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, United States and/or Canada and (c) can claim that English is their first, native and primary language.

Doctors from other WHO designated countries, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and The Netherlands will also be considered. Doctors from all WHO and non-WHO countries, eg South Africa, will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis if they can prove, via IELTS or OETS results, that they are fluent in English.

Seeking experienced Consultant Psychiatrists with at least 3-5 years’ post board certification experience who can provide clinical leadership, advice and consultation-liaison support to all health care professionals, other providers and agencies, carers and consumers throughout the region. You will be skilled in and expected to examine, assess, diagnose and treat patients with a variety of mental illnesses. You will be responsible for the provision of clinical assessment and psychiatric treatment for children and adolescents and/or adult populations for both admitted patients and in their outpatient Community Mental Health (CMH) environments. You will be required to provide clinical governance across all Mental Health Services, promote the organisational culture, uphold employer’s values, principles of person-centred care, trauma informed and recovery focused service delivery.

Besides a favourable outcome of your assessment by RANZCP, all Psychiatrists must be able and willing to engage with staff and clients in a position of trust and responsibility requiring the undertaking of criminal records’ screening and integrity checking before an appointment is made. Referees may be asked to comment on applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour. A pre-employment check may be required conforming with the Western Australian Working with Children background check.

All Doctors must meet the Australian Medical Council English language requirements.

More information will be made available to you after I determine that your chances for receiving your Australia medical registration are good and we talk.

How to apply

Please email me a copy of your CV or resumé in Word format.

How the process works

After having a look at your CV I will email you some Preliminary Questions to answer and compare your training with that of an Australian or New Zealand trained Psychiatrist. If I determine that your training may be similar or reasonably comparable to that of an Australian or New Zealand trained Psychiatrist, then the next step will be for us to talk and then for you to submit your qualifications and training to RANZCP to be formally assessed.

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