Position Details

Reference Number 169628
Position Title Consultant Psychiatrist - Multiple Opportunities
Employment Status Sessional
Program Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services
Location All Sites
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 426
Position Summary

Consultant Psychiatrists - Multiple Opportunities


Barwon Doctors

  • Join our world class and innovation led mental health service today
  • Opportunity to be part of a motivated unit with a culture of curiosity
  • Multiple positions available to suit your professional development goals

Are you looking to make a mark in the profession of psychiatry?

Our Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Directorate is a forward-looking unit with a vision to be at the leading edge of psychiatric treatment.  We currently have full/ or part time opportunities suitable for recently graduated or experienced psychiatrists across our general acute and community services as well as in our specialist programs.  In this new era of mental health service reform, Barwon MHDAS are transforming our services and we are seeking expressions of interest from all interested psychiatrists who are curious, passionate, and eager their advance their career.

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.

About the service

Our 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. 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. 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 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 a variety of opportunities for psychiatrists to work within our acute services, including consultation liaison, bed based, hospital in the home and our emergency services. We also have opportunities for consultants to work in our community health centres and specialist departments, including AOD, child and adolescence and eating disorder programs.

Please note that FTE is negotiable to suit individual circumstances and professional development goals.

In all positions, you will provide leadership in the provision of high quality Psychiatric Services to patients, consumer and clients in his or her care.  You will 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.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Supervision, team meetings, allocation of clinical responsibilities, participation in oncall  
  • Teaching, leadership and Teaching of medical students
  • Education and Supervision of Registrars and registrar’s clinical activity

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 culture

We are an enthusiastic, energetic and focused team who work cohesively together. We promote positive respectful relationships and strong working partnerships in the workplace and in the community. As a team we are focussed on providing the highest quality patient centred care.

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
  • Relocation packages & assistance available

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 Steven Moylan 
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number (03) 4215 2515  
Closing Date 31/05/2022
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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.