Job Title Healthcare
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) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website:
Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) provides support to youth and adults via inpatient and outpatient settings, community health centres, justice health facilities and other community settings, including people’s homes. MHJHADS aims to be socially inclusive and operate within a recovery-focussed and/or harm minimisation approach.
Adult Acute Mental Health Services (AAMHS) provides voluntary and involuntary psychiatric care and treatment for people with a mental illness who require hospitalisation.
- Adult Mental Health Unit (AMHU) at The Canberra Hospital and Acacia Mental Health Unit at Calvary Public Hospital provide a safe and supportive environment for persons receiving short term individualised care with acute mental illness or disorder to return to the community.
- Mental Health Short Stay Unit (MHSSU) provides a safe environment for persons experiencing a mental health crisis.
- Mental Health Consultation and Liaison (MHCL) provides as mental health triage, crisis and risk assessment, treatment, education and management planning to patients at the Emergency Department, Canberra Hospital.
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.
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.
The preferred candidate maybe considered for a conjoint position in ANU at an academic level commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The academic position will be held for the duration of the Canberra Health Services employment and will be subject to regular performance reviews. No remuneration is attached to the University position. The employee will be responsible to the University on academic matters and to The Canberra Hospital and Health Services / Canberra Health Services for clinical/ research matters.
Visiting Medical Officers are engaged as independent contractors. Contracts will be for a 1 to 3 year term.
Note: If applying for a specialist role the successful candidate will receive the Psychiatry Group ARIN, On-Call Allowance and Private Practice Scheme A. If applying for a VMO role, the doctor will not be eligible for these allowances. Sessional and Fee for Service Rates apply for VMO roles.
Base annual salary for the Specialist 1-5 / Senior Specialist is as follows: $188,151 - $254,198
Under limited direction of the Clinical Director, you 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. You will:
- Provide expert opinion and consultation on clinical work;
- Participate in the develop, implementation and ongoing review of the recovery plans for persons using the service.
CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.
For employment at either the Specialist 1-5 or Senior Specialist
For Senior Specialist we will also expect that you:
Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
- Be granted their Scope of Clinical Practice through the CHS Medical and Dental Appointments Advisory Committee (MDAAC).
- Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
- Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.