Senior Specialist Consultant Forensic Psychiatry

Darwin (LGA), Northern Territory (AU)
$261,304 - $288,873
23 Aug 2019
15 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Health Careers & Opportunities in the Northern Territory

If you want your career to go places then join Department of Health in the Northern Territory. The challenges and opportunities in health and community care in the Territory are like no other in Australia, from remote Aboriginal health to tropical health and urban tertiary care. Continued investments in Aboriginal health, remote health, acute care and community services offer many opportunities for health professionals who want to be part of making a difference.

Top End Health Service

Senior Specialist Clinician – Forensic Psychiatry

Senior Specialist Clinician Remuneration Package Range $261,304 - $288,873. (Comprising salary $228,359 - $252,607, superannuation and leave bonus) In addition, second on call roster allowance, Category B - Private practice allowance and salary sacrifice provisions

Top End Mental Health Service – Darwin

Fixed vacancy for 5 years

Top End Mental Health Service is looking for a Senior Specialist Clinician to fill the position of Forensic Consultant Psychiatrist. 

This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic Consultant to enjoy the rich and varied experiences of the NT and make a solid contribution to the Service. TEMHS has a range of multi- disciplinary teams delivering adult, child and adolescent, forensic, training, and education, remote and consultation liaison psychiatry services. These services are delivered on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.  It is anticipated that the position will provide exciting opportunities to deliver a forensic psychiatry service to provide for the needs of the NT population. 

The Northern Territory has a very small population spread over an area larger than Western Europe, with a significant proportion of Aboriginal residents in remote communities. The tropical climate and remoteness of many communities makes for challenging medicine; Mental Health, with the second largest burden of disease, has unique opportunities to develop knowledge and experience in Psychiatry not readily found in major urban centres.

The Health Services in Central Australia and The Top End are undergoing an exciting period of change that might best be described as a “re-invention” to better meet the challenges of complex health care in the 21st Century, with clear vision and leadership that adds to the attractiveness of the NT as a place to work. Mental Health is one of the primary areas of attention in the first Strategic Plan and will offer opportunity for innovation particularly in the integration of primary mental health care and specialist mental health care into patient focused services.

The successful applicant will have current or be eligible for specialist registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency, with not less than the equivalent of six years full-time service in medical practice as a staff specialist, and either a Fellow of the Australasian Chapter of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, or international qualification or equivalent to the above.

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Quote vacancy number: 72191406      

Vacancy closing date: 15th September 22019  


Applicants should address the selection criteria and provide a current CV and contact details for 2 referees (preferably an email address). For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please click the apply button.

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