Staff Specialist (Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Services)

Townsville (LGA), North Queensland (AU)
13 Jul 2018
09 Aug 2018
Paediatrics, Psychiatry
Contract Type
Full Time

Staff Specialist (Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Services)

Townsville Hospital and Health Service

Salary: Remuneration package of up to $427,223 p.a (+ other applicable allowances/benefits) comprising salary range of $171,044 - $216,865 p.a. (L18-L27), 5 weeks recreational leave plus loading (17.5%), employer contribution to superannuation (12.75%), professional development assistance (leave and vocational training subsidy).

About the role
To provide high quality clinical and non-clinical services to benefit the patients of the Mental Health Service Group (MHSG). This includes research as well as teaching the health professionals of the future. Work in a collegial, multi-disciplinary team settings, within a supportive framework of peer and operational supports. Lead and manage the provision of medical services in accordance with the standard of the speciality, the ethics of the profession and in accordance with the Townsville Hospital and Health Service and Queensland Health (QH) policies, in a hospital, community and outreach setting.

Mandatory Requirements
Qualifications in Psychiatry, recognised by the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, and current registration with/or eligibility for registration as a Specialist with the Medical Board of Australia.

  • Ongoing professional development relevant to the delivery of specialist Mental Health Services to maintain appropriate registration and/or association requirements is a requirement of all staff within the MHSG.
  • All applicants must be awarded Scope of Clinical Practice (SoCP) by the THHS Credentialing and SoCP committee. All appointments are subject to maintenance of SoCP within the Clinical Service Capability Framework for the facilities in which clinical work is to be undertaken.
  • This position requires the incumbent to operate a class “C” motor vehicle and an appropriate licence endorsement to operate this type of vehicle is required.

About the location
Townsville is a vibrant, dynamic city; it is the largest urban centre in Northern Australia and is the gateway to the world famous Great Barrier Reef, stunning beaches, rainforests and the Outback. With over 300 days of sunshine a year and the perfect laid-back tropical/coastal lifestyle Townsville offers stunning natural attractions without sacrificing the benefits of a metropolitan city.  No matter your lifestyle… Townsville offers families, couples and individuals a place to call home.

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service covers an area roughly two and a half times the size of France and provides complex, high level services across a wide range of specialities. There are 18 hospitals and community campuses and two aged care facilities and the main hospital is the only tertiary hospital in North Queensland. We strive to deliver excellence in healthcare by adapting a `person centred' approach to care across our patient's lifespan. Other employment benefits offered may include: shift allowances, locality allowances, flexible working arrangements, access to corporate discounts, staff wellness programs and the employee assistance program.

Other information - Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD)

  • Roles that have a direct contact with patients or who in the course of their work may be exposed to blood/body fluids or contaminated sharps are required to be immunised for Hapatitis B.
  • Roles that have contact that would allow acquisition and/or transmission of measles, mumps, rubella, varicella or pertussis, and have face to face contact with patients and/or work in a clinical area require evidence of immunisation of the aforementioned diseases.

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Enquires: Dr Donna Dowling 07 4433 9710

Closing Date: Thursday 9 August 2018