Staff Specialist Psychiatrist, Adult Community Mental Health - Lismore

REQ98615 Requisition #
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Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Remuneration: As per Staff Specialist Award plus allowances
Hours Per Week: 40
Requisition ID: REQ98615

Northern NSW Local Health District is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. All applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people will be viewed most favourably.  For help with your application to this role visit Stepping Up, our online recruitment resource for Aboriginal people.


Please note, to apply for this position you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or be able to independently, legally live and work in Australia.  For more information please see

Where you'll be working

“A healthy community through quality care”

Northern NSW Local Health District is located in north eastern NSW, extending from Grafton in the south, to Tweed Heads on the Queensland border, and west to Tabulam and Urbenville.  Northern NSW offers a diverse range of landscapes and lifestyles, from world-heritage listed mountain ranges, to world-renowned surfing breaks, and everything in between. 


Our people live in some of Australia’s most vibrant regional centres, with first class infrastructure, unspoilt natural wonders, pristine coastlines, and a thriving arts scene. It’s a fast-growing region with rewarding careers and adventures to be found among the regional towns and relaxed rural villages. 


For more information visit Northern NSW Local Health District or

What you'll be doing

Provide contemporary comprehensive specialist psychiatric services for optimal patient outcomes.

Provide and support training to clinicians across multiple disciplines to achieve quality education and safe clinical practice.
  1. Eligible for full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Specialist Psychiatrist with Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) and/or overseas trained specialist eligible to be assessed by the College as substantially comparable.
  2. Approved as a supervisor by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
  3. Demonstrated recent clinical experience in Psychiatry at the role delineation of the service.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and provide leadership of a team.
  5. Demonstrated effective clinical communication through the use of information technology and written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to teaching, continuing education, research and quality improvement.
  7. Availability to participate in an on-call roster and to respond on site within a reasonable time.
  8. Recent practice of Electro Convulsive Therapy or registration to attend an upcoming approved refresher course.

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Applications Close: 27th May, 2019 

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