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VMO Psychiatrist

  • : HealthcareLink Support
  • : 23-May-2016
  • : Sydney NSW 2001
  • Flexible option of 2 - 3 days per week
  • Support 4 accredited trainee registrars
  • Coastal city with golden sands and lush rainforrests

The Position
As a Visiting Medical Officer in Psychiatry, you will provide 3 days service per week in both a community and inpatient setting. You will work with the senior clinicians and managers to help plan, organise, implement and evaluate developments in the mental health service as well as offering support and education to students and junior staff. 

Whilst showing a commitment to effective, safe and ethical psychiatry practice you will put your prior experience in to practise, building strong relationships within the team and with staff and agencies outside the service. One of these relationships will be to develop and maintain an effective two-way referral network with GP’s and other medical staff.

The Hospital
Servicing a population of around 100,000 this mental health service includes an Acute Inpatient Unit, non-acute rehabilitation unit as well as various community services. With a focus on acute care and community care, with this role you will spend time in the 30 bed Acute-Mental health inpatient service. The 30 beds are made up of 6 high dependency unit and 24 low dependency unit beds.  As for community care, there are ambulatory based services.

The rehabilitation unit consists of 20 beds for voluntary and detained patients, with the average length of stay lasting from 3-6 months.

The Location
This coastal city is packed with exciting things to do which will keep the whole family entertained. Surrounded by steep hillsides and rainforests, you can explore the natural beauty with walks in the national or state parks or relax with a Creekside picnic. A day out at one of the many family friendly beaches is another option, where you can enjoy a leisurely swim or an opportunity to surf or take part in other water sports. 

With a subtropical climate, as well as close proximity to local farmlands and fresh fruit plantations, this region is a haven for connoisseurs of fine food and produce. With a number of quality restaurants and cafes on offer, it the perfect place to enjoy a bite to eat. It is also well connected with daily flights from the local airport to both Melbourne and Sydney.

Essential Criteria 
With a demonstrated ability to provide clinical services and leadership in an acute mental health team you will hold registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Fellowship of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. You will also have a current unrestricted NSW Class C drivers licence or equivalent.  

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VMO Psychiatrist
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Sydney NSW 2001
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