Position Details

Reference Number 181331
Position Title Consultant Psychiatrists
Employment Status Sessional, Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Program Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services
Location All Sites
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 615
Position Summary

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Opportunities for both recently graduated and experienced psychiatrists.

General acute and community services and specialist programs.  

Barwon Doctors

  • Join a forward-looking service with a vision to be at the leading edge of psychiatric treatment.
  • Opportunities at all levels to advance your psychiatry career as we transform our services
  • FTE negotiable to suit your individual professional development goals
  • Relocation Opportunity to Geelong - assistance packages available.

About the service

Barwon Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Service (MHDAS) service is internationally recognised for its innovative clinical programs and integrated models of practice that are client centred, accessible and family inclusive. The department supports a wide range of psychiatric services including general adult psychiatry, child & adolescent psychiatry, old age psychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry, rural psychiatry (Colac), eating disorders, substance misuse disorders, perinatal psychiatry and research psychiatry. We are fortunate to enjoy terrific internal relationships and have developed excellent partnerships with the local community that provide for seamless integrated care for our clients. We have a strong commitment to excellence in clinical education and research activities (the IMPACT & CHIME units) and a dedicated focus on preparing senior trainees for consultant practice.

About the roles

Barwon MHDAS currently have full/ or part time opportunities suitable for recently graduated or experienced psychiatrists across our service, including:

  • Acute Services (Consultation liaison, Bed based, Hospital in the home and Emergency services).
  • Community Health ( including Youth & Adult, Community Intensive Treatment)
  • Specialist departments (including AOD, Therapies and Eating Disorder Programs).

The breadth of positions across the directorate means we can provide psychiatrists with career opportunities and working arrangements that can suit their individual circumstances and professional goals.

Key requirements of the role are:

  • Provide leadership in the provision of high quality psychiatric services to consumers.
  • Act as a delegate of the authorised Psychiatrist as defined in the Mental Health Act 2014 and contribute to the Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Program of the service.
  • Applicants must hold the FRANZCP, be accredited as a supervisor by the RANZCP, and be registered with general or specialist medical registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

About the region

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne, Geelong is becoming recognised as a creative city-region, adaptive and enterprising. The local government has also placed a great emphasis on innovation, employment and economic growth in the Geelong region.

To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website.

What we offer

  • Excellent work-life balance in a supportive and collaborative team
  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits
  • 13k Relocation packages & assistance available for suitable applicants.

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact Mental Health Recruitment via email at mentalhealth.recruitment@barwonhealth.org.au.


Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Registered Medical Practitioner
Desirable: Specialist recognition by Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Essential: I agree to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full COVID vaccination) as set out in Barwon Health’s Staff Immunisation Policy as amended from time to time. I acknowledge that meeting this ongoing requirement is mandatory and a condition of any employment subsequently offered.
Essential: How did you find out about this position / where did you see it advertised?
Contact Person Professor Steve Moylan 
Contact Person Job Title Clinical Director 
Contact Number (03) 4215 2515  
Alternate Contact Person Mental Health Executive Team 
Alternate Contact Number  
Alternate Contact Email mentalhealth.executiveteam@barwonhealth.org.au
Closing Date 26/10/2023
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.