Consultant - Psychiatrist

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Added - 2 days ago Consultant - Psychiatrist Specialist/Consultant Perth ,  Western Australia  |  Permanent

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Challis Recruitment is currently recruiting an experienced Psychiatrist Consultant for our Perth region-based client who is seeking an experienced Specialist to join their Mental Health Team.


  • The cosmopolitan city, just two hours' drive south of Perth
  • IMGs welcome to apply
  • Fixed term Full time for 5 years
  • Salary between $354,487 - $451,677 pa


The hospital is currently seeking to appoint a Consultant - Psychiatrist for our Mental Health Department.

In this role you will be accountable for the clinical management of patients (including families and carers) of the Mental Health Service as a member of the multidisciplinary team. You will also provide clinical services primarily to the Acute Psychiatric Unit (APU), at the Hospital, and to the whole region as required I agreement with the Clinical Director and Regional Mental Health Manger. Supervises work of junior medical staff.


  • Undertakes the duties of a Consultant Psychiatrist as specified in the WA Mental Health Act 2014.
  • Assumes accountability for the clinical care provided to consumers admitted under their care.
  • When providing direct treatment, assesses, diagnoses and manages the care of individuals’ mental illness, associated comorbid physical disorders, and psychosocial needs. Assesses and manages risk.
  • Conducts regular clinical reviews of the consumers under their care.
  • Involves consumers and carers in planning their individual care.
  • Maintains timely, detailed and legible patient records.
  • Actively participates as a member of the multidisciplinary team (MDT), and actively promotes MDT working within the service.
  • Ensures familiarity with, and works within, relevant legislation and policy.
  • Liaises and consults with colleagues and relevant external agencies regarding client
  • Ensures safe handover of care on discharge from the unit. Holds overall responsibility for the timely and accurate completion of medical discharge summaries within the set timescales.
  • Collaborates with and advises the Clinical Director on clinical and organisational governance issues affecting the unit.
  • Advises and assists with new referrals, including emergencies, as required, including supporting the psychiatric liaison service if required.
  • Provides cover for consultant colleagues for short term or unplanned leave.
  • Undertakes clinical shifts at the direction of the Head of Department, including participation in the after-hours and weekend on call roster as rostered.

The Location

The cosmopolitan city, just two hours' drive south of Perth, is located on a spectacular peninsular surrounded by the crystal clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean. A vibrant town with a strong maritime atmosphere, which is now renowned for the wild but friendly dolphins that interact with people. A colourful "cappuccino strip" of sidewalk cafes and a variety of eating-places has developed along the Central Business Districts Victoria Street. These cafes and the many award-winning restaurants and historic pubs ensure the atmosphere hums from dawn to dusk.

A perfect base for touring the surrounding countryside, a tapestry of sights and experiences are available within short distances from this thriving city. Fields of orchard trees in blossom, wildflowers, vineyards, forests, national parks, beautiful waterways, historic towns, a wealth of art and craft, are just part of the experience. Other experiences available include fascinating walks, an assortment of art and craft studios, galleries and museums. A bird's-eye view of the compact city can be obtained from many lookout points or for the adventurous by an aerial tour in a micro flight.

To Apply

Should you be interested in this exciting position please simply email a copy of your most up to date CV to or please contact me for further information and a confidential discussion on 0401 738 366.

Alternatively, simply click APPLY to start your confidential contact regarding this exciting role.

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