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Reference Number 54913
Position Title Consultant Psychiatrist of old Age
Location Aged Person's Mental Health Program
Award Ses. Medical Officer [31]
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North West Mental health Service Age Persons Mental Health Program (APMHP)
Consultant Psychiatrist Fixed Term cover for 6 months 0.5 EFT looking to start ASAP.


Royal Melbourne Hospital is an award winning health care service and is Victoria’s second largest public health service. We provide comprehensive acute, sub-acute, general, specialist medical and mental health services through both inpatient and community based facilities through the following services: The Royal Melbourne Hospital – City Campus, The Royal Melbourne Hospital – Royal Park Campus, North Western Mental Health, North West Dialysis Service and Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory.

North Western Mental Health (NWMH) provides a comprehensive, integrated range of services to people with a serious mental illness in North-Western Melbourne. A multi-disciplinary workforce of 1,800 staff provides services through four Area Adult Mental Health Services (North West, Mid West, Inner West and Northern), an Aged Persons’ Mental Health Program and a Youth Mental Health Service – ORYGEN Youth Health. NWMH is a clinical service of Melbourne Health and operates in partnership with Northern Health and Western Health. APMHP currently has a long service leave vacancy for a suitably experienced consultant psychiatrist with an interest in Old Age Psychiatry.

The position is based within APMHP which has inpatient units, community teams and specialist Clinics across the north west of metropolitan Melbourne. The appointee would be required to provide high standards of clinical care and leadership with focus on leadership in a multidisciplinary team and working closely with other disciplinary leads.  In addition the position has opportunities for education of medical students and supervision of trainees in Psychiatry, other Aged related specialties and medical officers. Participation in the afterhours senior roster is expected.



The FRANZCP as formal supervision of trainee psychiatrists is a necessary part of the position.

Membership of the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists or being able to show a clear pathway of Specialist training and experience in Old Age Psychiatry that will achieve membership in near future.

Full Medical registration with APHRA is required.


Selection criteria (full criteria are described in the PD)

•              Experience at the level of Consultant in Aged Psychiatry

•              Demonstrated clinical and leadership expertise consistent with a role in a comprehensive Mental Health Service.

•              Demonstrated effective communication, consultation and negotiation skills including the ability to work effectively with multidisciplinary teams, internal and external agencies and stakeholders, and consumer and carer groups.

•              Demonstrated achievement in education and training of medical students, postgraduate students and other junior medical staff.

•              Demonstrated knowledge of current relevant State and Commonwealth Government policies and agendas in mental health care delivery in the broader community context.

•              Sound understanding of mental health legislation.




The Royal Melbourne Hospital is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, ethical practice, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and social inclusion.

Find out more about The Royal Melbourne Hospital https://www.thermh.org.au  If you have any questions or require more information, connect with us.  We look forward to hearing from you.


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working With Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.  These requirements will be at the applicants own cost. 

Contact Person Brett Coulson
Contact Number 0392887150
Alternate Contact Person Rachel Collins
Alternate Contact Number 0392887150
Closing Date 06/12/2020
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