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Staff Specialist Psychiatrist

Job Details

Published
Location
Illawarra, New South Wales
Role Type
Full-Time
Salary
AU$180000 - AU$251000 per annum
Psychiatry
Job Ref: GM DRS_1719813362

We have partnered with Illawarra/Shoalhaven Health District assisting to fill their Staff Specialist position in Psychiatry.

Located on the beautiful NSW south coast, Shoalhaven is bordered by mountains, coastal plains and 100 magnificent beaches with 49 towns and villages.

Travelling to this beautiful coastal destination is easy from:

Sydney - a two (2) hour drive south of 160 kilometres

Canberra - a two-and-a-half-hour (2.5 hours) drive north of around 200 kilometres

Wollongong - just over a one (1) hour drive south of 78 kilometres

Enjoy a wide range of activities available from Kangaroo Valley - the northern border, to North Durras - the southern border, and the beaches, towns and villages along the way.

The Shoalhaven's temperate climate is comfortable all year round, with balmy sea breezes to cool in summer and clean crisp air for long country walks in winter.

Rich in local culture the Shoalhaven's many annual food, wine and arts festivals and events have become popular reasons to visit.

PRIMARY PURPOSE:


The Psychiatrist will provide expert medical assessment and management of patients within the Illawarra Shoalhaven
Mental Health Service.

The Psychiatrist is responsible for the provision of specialist psychiatry services to emergency patients, inpatients and
outpatients at the relevant Hospital.

The Psychiatrist will ensure provision of high quality psychiatry services to all patients within the Illawarra Shoalhaven
Mental Health Service. The Psychiatrist will proactively:


* Support the development of psychiatry services
* Support and facilitate a culture of learning and best practice
* Support and develop mental health research within the department

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:


CLINICAL


* Provide an accountable and high standard service consistent with the defined scope of clinical practice
for ISLHD and all NSW Health Policies and as required by other senior medical staff and the facility.
* Be dedicated to a teamwork philosophy and be able to demonstrate ability to work as a team member
within the Department and the broader multidisciplinary team.
* Ensure detailed patient treatment plans are in place to support the timely management of patients and
effective clinical handover processes in accordance with facility and ISLHD guidelines.
* Ensure a high standard of clinical record documentation is maintained, including the completion of all
clinical records (including medication charts and other orders) to reflect clinical decisions and optimise
data collection.
* Participate fully in the on call roster as required by the facility and in accordance with clinical privileges.
* Participate actively in research activities in the Department.
* Adapt clinical practice in accordance with contemporary evidence-based best practice and any clinical
protocols as approved by ISLHD from time to time.

CLINICAL GOVERNANCE AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT


* Participate in the management and governance of the department.
* Participate in Mortality and Morbidity meetings and any other quality improvement programs.
* Participate in appropriate committees and administrative meetings as required.
* Comply with ISLHD and facility clinical governance policies and programs.
* Participate in peer review and other Continuing Medical Education activities consistent with College and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) requirements to maintain professional standards.
* Ensure compliance with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare standards as
relevant to the specialty.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Specialist registration or eligible for specialist registration as a Medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  2. Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP) and/or equivalent specialist recognition.
  3. Evidence of continuing medical education and self-monitoring/audit practices consistent with the scope of practice requirements of the position.
  4. Proven capacity and/or experience in the provision of effective high quality services, demonstrated through successful clinical practice in an environment appropriate to the requirements of the position including evidence of participation in quality improvement activities relevant to the specialty.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to teaching with experience in teaching both undergraduate and post graduate students and other staff of the hospital.
  6. Demonstrate the skills and attitudes appropriate as a Senior Medical Practitioner including modelling a high standard of professional behaviour to junior medical staff.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with medical and other health services colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues, and staff and to work as an effective member of the clinical team across multiple sites.
  8. Demonstrated experience in and commitment to research relevant to the role and needs of the Department.

Please contact Hideki Okuma on +61 427 606 766 or select 'Apply'.

Apply now

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