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Reference Number 73961
Position Title Consultant Psychiatrist - Eating Disorders Stream
Location Orygen Youth Health - Parkville
Award Ses. Medical Officer [31]
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Consultant Psychiatrist - Eating Disorders Stream

Orygen Specialist Program (OSP), a program of Melbourne Health, provides specialist mental health services for young people aged 15 to 25 and focuses on providing early intervention to young people with severe and complex mental illness. OSP also works alongside Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health which operates four primary mental health care headspace services in the catchment area.

  • Join us in Orygen as a Fixed Term Consuktant Psychiatrist.
  • Multiple roles across different services and programs.
  • Based in Parkville, Sunshine and/or Footscray.

Your new role


Specialist clinical streams in OSP offer targeted interventions for psychotic disorders (including young people at ‘ultra-high risk’ of psychosis), mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders and also manage comorbid substance use disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders. These clinical streams are multidisciplinary teams that deliver individually tailored services to the young person that comprises assessment and crisis intervention, case management, medication, psychotherapy, family support, inpatient care, group work, vocational support, educational assistance, and intensive outreach.



Your new team: 

  • Join a passionate group of medical and non-medical mental health professionals committed to providing outstanding evidence-based care to young people experiencing mental health difficulties.
  • We are a team working together dedicated to striving for the best outcomes for young people.
  • We enjoy a collaborative working environment as a multi-disciplinary team in an integrated service.


 About you:

You are passionate, energetic and determined to make a difference to the mental health outcomes of young people.

In addition, you bring:

  • Previous experience in youth mental health.
  • Striving for the highest level of youth-focused care at all times.
  • Ability to problem solve in a complex and ever-changing environment.
  • A commitment to evidence-informed practice.

Benefit of working with Orygen Specialist Programs:

  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.
  • Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative team.
  • Commitment to your training and professional development. CPD activities are encouraged and fully supported.
  • Opportunities to engage with clinical research or to initiate research projects 


Melbourne Health is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


Orygen – leading the revolution

Orygen provides specialised early intervention services to young people. A comprehensive range of services is offered to young people experiencing severe and complex mental health issues, including assessment and treatment across the early phases of a number of disorders by multidisciplinary teams in community and inpatient settings.
Imagine a future with unlimited potential. A future where every young person enjoys optimal mental health as they grow into adulthood. At Orygen, this is our life’s work, because we passionately believe it is what all young people deserve.
Every step of the way, young people and families are at the heart of everything we do. Always.
Through world-leading research, that creates change. Through pioneering reform, that delivers real-world practical solutions.
At Orygen, that’s the future we are creating right now. To do it, we have revolution in mind.
Join the revolution
If you are keen to join Orygen and be part of our team challenging the status quo and reshaping the future for young people, apply now.

Orygen is dedicated to gender equality, diversity and inclusivity. We strive to continue to build a culturally safe workplace where our values underpin the way we work and our commitment to First Nations people of Australia, young people and their families, LGBTIQA+ people and CALD people. We strongly encourage applications from the First Nations people.




Please contact Dr Edward Mullen on 9966 9100.

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 and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

Contact Person Edward Mullen
Contact Number 0399669100
Closing Date 16/02/2024
Position Description
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