STAFF SPECIALIST - OLDER PERSONS PSYCHIATRY
ILLAWARRA SHOALHAVEN LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT
WOLLONGONG, NSW, 2500
Position Ref Number: 360909
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Salary from: 223253.00
Salary to: 301622.00
The primary aim of the Staff Specialist is to provide expert clinical advice and services for consumers and to deliver clinical leadership in line with Mental Health Service. This includes the provision of optimal psychiatric care for patients in the Specialist Mental Health Services for Older People within the Illawarra & Shoalhaven Local Health District, on an inpatient and outpatient basis in line with the strategies as determined by the Clinical Services Plan. The position also involves JMO and student teaching and participation in service development for mental health. Involvement in continuing medical education, peer review and quality improvement activities are also key requirements of this position. This position requires participation in a reasonable on-call roster.
The Illawarra & Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to a major expansion of its research and teaching activities and is working in collaboration with Medical School at the University of Wollongong in developing medical teaching programmes in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven. The Wollongong Hospital is a major teaching hospital and both the Shellharbour Hospital and the Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital provide teaching for medical students.
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.
Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.
Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian.
The Staff Specialist may be required to work at different locations and the associated community Mental Health Services, and clinical departments within Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Mental Health Service.
The Older Persons Psychiatrist will provide expert medical assessment and management of patients within the Specialist Mental Health Services for Older People. The position will be primarily located at Wollongong Hospital but may be varied as agreed with the Director of Clinical Services and as approved by the Medical and Dental Appointments Advisory Committee (MDAAC) to other facilities in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD).