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Reference Number 62905
Position Title NWMH 1st Year Psychiatry Registrar 2023 - RANZCP Stage 1 Psychiatry trainees
Location Multiple Sites of NorthWestern Mental Health
Award HMO Registrars -43hr [59]
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NorthWestern Mental Health (NWMH) offers a highly successful training program with a great choice of rotations across all training levels.  We have Senior and Junior level medical staff across all our clinical services, to provide excellent clinical care, research and  training opportunities. Given that we employ over 140 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 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 flexible 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 MH service and Aged Persons MH services are also based in our region and have general and specialised positions for Stage 1/2, 3 and Advanced training.

1st Year/Stage 1 Rotations


Our first year registrars (Stage 1) rotate through at least one six-month term in our Inpatient Units (based in one of the four AMHSs or Orygen) and there is a rich and intensive learning experience with our consultants and multi-disciplinary teams. 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 Formal Education Course 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.

For further infotmation on Stage 2, 3/Advanced Training rotations, trainee supervision & supports and exam preparation assistance, please refer to the attached information sheet. 


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 NWMH and applying for our First Year training positions is available via our website: nwmh.org.au/careers/medical-careers (incl YouTube video).  Our Workforce office can be contacted via NWMHMedicalRecruitment@mh.org.au 


All new appointments to Melbourne Health must complete a National Police Check and Victorian Working with Children Check at their own cost and meet the immunisation requirements of their role prior to commencement.




Selection Criteria Essential: Completed a medical degree and be able to provide evidence of your qualifications when required
Essential: Full General Medical Registration with AHPRA at the commencement of training Feb 2023. [Note: Competent Authority Pathway HMOs who will have Gen Reg by mid 2022 are eligible to apply]
Essential: At application time, Psychiatry experience as an intern and/or HMO for a full rotation/term [i.e. minimum of 10 weeks]
Desirable: Applicants will ideally have 2 or more years of general medical/HMO experience at the time of the transition to a 1st year registrar position [i.e. at Feb 2023]
Desirable: Demonstrated effective communication skills, including the ability to work within multidisciplinary teams
Desirable: Demonstrated commitment to the RMH values in your work caring, excellence, integrity, respect and unity
Desirable: Be eligible to work in Australia without employer visa sponsorship
Desirable: Do you have any past or present work /non work related medical conditions which may create risks for you, your colleagues or your patients in undertaking the requirements of this position?
Desirable: Have you been charged or convicted or found guilty of an offence of any nature in Australia or overseas?
Desirable: Have any conditions or restrictions been imposed on your professional registration?
Desirable: Are there any matters regarding your conduct or professional practice that have been referred to the Board that governs your profession (AHPRA); training college; VCAT; or any other Victorian tribunal whether they be in progress or completed?
Desirable: Have you passed all of your units/rotations?
Contact Person Bronwyn Cooke
Contact Number 93429055
Alternate Contact Person Robyn Hudson
Alternate Contact Number
Closing Date 03/06/2022
Position Description
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