Consultant Psychiatrist – SALHN

December 5, 2021

Job Location: Adelaide
Employer: S.A. Health
$467,627 – $665,559 p.a. including allowances

  • Southern Adelaide Local Health Network | Bedford Park – Flinders Medical Centre 
  • Total Indicative Remuneration: $467,627 – $665,559 p.a. pro rata (MD02) Full-time, term vacancy until 24 June 2022

Mental health services is a division of the Southern Adelaide LHN, providing a range of inpatient and community mental health services to the population of the southern metropolitan area of Adelaide based on key directions and planning derived from federal, state and local policy and priorities.

As the Consultant Psychiatrist, you will provide quality psychiatric assessment and treatment services as a member of a multi-disciplinary team approach to the treatment and support of consumers with a range of psychiatric, behavioural and emotional problems in a range of settings.  This will include acute assessment and treatment, clinical supervision of staff, ensuring that the service is consumer focussed and accessible, supporting the training and development of staff within the services and contributing to the improvement of safety and quality of services.

As the Senior Medical Practitioner, you would be responsible for providing clinical services in Psychiatry of the highest possible standard to patients of SALHN in terms of individual performance and by contributing to a multi-disciplinary approach to the delivery of patient care. You will be actively involved in teaching medical students and junior medical staff, and additionally conduct of research if required.

During the attachment to psychiatry the medical officer will be supervised by the relevant Consultant or senior in the unit.  Supervision occurs on a daily basis in the context of the trainee’s clinical work.         

The overall management of the patient will be discussed and formalised during the multidisciplinary ward rounds or clinical meeting at which time Consultant supervision also occurs.

The Total Indicative remuneration is inclusive of Award salary, superannuation and other monetary benefits.

In addition to the annual salary and entitlements (superannuation & leave loading), we also offer salary sacrifice benefits, watch a short video about what salary packaging is.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and Immunisation compliance as indicated on the Role description.

COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Emergency Management (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) Directions 2021 to work in SA Health/health care setting.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.  Job ref: 779840

Enquires to

NAME: Michael Nance                      Telephone: (08) 7117 5215

Email: [email protected] 

Application Closing Date

11.55 pm Friday 10 December 2021




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