Position Details

Reference Number 47356
Position Title NWMH First Year Psychiatry Registrar 2020 - RANZCP First Year / Stage One
Location Multiple Sites of NorthWestern Mental Health
Award HMO Registrars -43hr [59]
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NorthWestern Mental Health offers a highly successful training program with the great choice of rotations across all training levels.  We have Senior and Junior level medical staff across all our clinical services, to help provide excellent clinical care, research and training.  Given that we employ over 100 Junior Medical Staff (JMS; Registrars, SIMGs & psychiatry HMOs) across NWMH, we can offer great choice and flexibility throughout your training. With so many JMS positions available, our Registrars have a wide variety of general and subspecialty positions to choose from as they progress through their stages of training, including Advanced Training certificates.


In the more senior years, we are also in a position to offer flexibility with part-time, job share and periods of leave without pay LWOP to pursue research, further study or other interests. We also pride ourselves on being family friendly in terms of parental leave, part-time options and working hours (depending on the rotation).


Our general rotations across all stages of training include positions within Acute Inpatient Units (IPUs), Integrated Adult Community mental health teams (including crisis/duty teams) and residential rehabilitation units (PARCs & CCUs) within the following Area Mental Health Services (AMHSs) :

- Inner West AMHS – based at Royal Melbourne Hospital (Parkville) & Waratah Clinic (Moonee Ponds)

- MidWest AMHS – based at Western Hospital Sunshine & Harvester Clinic (Sunshine or Melton)

- NorthWest AMHS – based at the Broadmeadows Health Service & Coburg

- Northern AMHS – based at Northern Hospital (Epping) & Southern Clinic (Preston)/Northern Clinic (Mill Park)

Orygen Youth Mental Health service and Aged MH services are also based in our area and have general and specialised positions for Stage 1/2, 3 and AT stages of training.


First Year / Stage 1 Rotations

Our first year registrars (Stage One) traditionally rotate through two six-month terms in our Inpatient Units (based in one of the four AMHSs or Orygen) and there is a rich and intensive learning experience with our inpatient consultants and multi-disciplinary team.  During first year, our Registrars also undertake foundation tutorials as a group, on interview skills, communication and mental state examination with senior consultant psychiatrists.  Dedicated training time to attend the Masters of Psychiatry program is highly valued and mandated.  First year registrars benefit from both the group teaching and collegial support with their immediate training group, plus the broader registrar group in the AMHS where they are rotating – who all come together for Grand Rounds, Journal Clubs and other training opportunities.


Stage 2 Rotations

After the first year of psychiatry training is completed, we have the capacity to rotate registrars through a broad range of positions that meet the RANZCP Stage 2 training requirements in the following areas :
- Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (CL) - RMH, Western Hospital, Sunshine Hospital - including Perinatal CL and PsychoOncology

- Old Age Psychiatry (OAP) - Royal Park, Broadmeadows, Sunshine and Bundoora Extended Care campuses

- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) - Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH or community positions in Western Melbourne), or rural CAP (Shepparton, Warrnambool or Mildura).


Please note that only those registrars who have preferenced ‘NWMH – with rural 6-month Child rotation’ into the VPTC match for first year training in 2020 may be allocated a six-month position at one of the rural locations (Shepparton, Warrnambool, Mildura) – based on preferences.  This is the only rural rotation available to NWMH trainees.


Stage 3 / Advanced Training Rotations - see attached info sheet


Training, Supervision & Exams

The training program at NWMH has outstanding success in preparing Registrars for the College exams and has consistently achieved a significantly higher pass rate.  We have highly experienced Senior Consultants specifically employed to help our Registrars prepare for the RANZCP Written and Clinical exams through an extensive array of exam preparation tutorials tailored to each group.


Collegiality & Support

NWMH employs many highly experienced supervisors in a variety of fields including general adult, Addiction, CL, Aged, research, neuropsychiatry, Eating disorders and Psychotherapy. During first year, our Registrars also undertake weekly interview tutorials with our experienced First Year Coordinator. Additionally, dedicated training time to attend the Masters of Psychiatry program is highly valued and ensured on all rotations. Further training is also provided in Formulation tutorials, Examination tutorials, Psychotherapy tutorials and Leadership and Management tutorials, plus there is a dedicate Psychotherapy Case Coordinator and Scholarly Project Coordinator to assist Registrars with this mandatory training component. . Across the services, all teams within that AMHS come together for Grand Rounds, Journal Clubs and other education opportunities.


Joining the Psychiatry workforce with NWMH is an excellent opportunity to start your career with a passionate, dynamic and experienced team of Registrars, Consultants and mental health clinicians—with great choice, flexibility and support across all your training years.


Further information on all the rotations available during Stage One, Two and Three, plus the many different subspecialty and Advanced Training positions across NWMH, please see the attached ‘Information sheet’ and for detailed information about our application process, please see the attached ‘Application process’ sheet.


General information on NWMH can be found via our website www.nwmh.org.au/careers/medical-careers , including our YouTube video for Registrar, plus please feel free to contact our Chief Medical Officer Dr Veronique Browne directly via NWMHMedicalRecruitment@mh.org.au regarding our application process, positions or training.

Selection Criteria Essential: Completed a medical degree & be able to provide evidence of your qualifications
Essential: Full General Medical Registration status with AHPRA at the commencement of training Feb-20 [NB: Competent Authority Pathway HMOs who will have Gen Reg by mid-2019, are eligible to apply]
Essential: At application time, Psychiatry experience as an intern and/or HMO for a full rotation / term (ie. minimum 10 weeks)
Essential: Be eligible to work in Australia without employer visa sponsorship
Desirable: Applicants will ideally have 2 or more years of general medical / HMO experience at the time the transition to a First Year Registrar position ie Feb-20
Desirable: Demonstrated effective communication skills, including the ability to work within multidisciplinary teams
Desirable: Demonstrated commitment to the Melbourne Health Values in your work – caring, excellence, integrity, respect & unity
Essential: Please indicate whether you want to apply for the 'NWMH – with rural 6-month Child rotation' option, as well as the 'NWMH – with metro 6-month Child rotation' ?
Contact Person Dr Veronique Browne - Chief Medical Officer NWMH
Contact Number 0393429055
Alternate Contact Person Gulsara Kaplun
Alternate Contact Number 0393429055
Closing Date 14/06/2019
Position Description
Application Guide click here to view