NSLHD - Psychiatry - Staff Specialist (Unit Clinical Director) - Northern Beaches Community Mental Health Service (Apply via eCredential)

REQ132535 Requisition #
The Northern Beaches Mental Health Service (NBMHS), Community Mental Health Service's Team based at Brookvale is looking for a Unit Clinical Director (Staff Specialist).
Applications are accepted via eCredential only, to apply click here.
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Hours Per Week: up to 32

Purpose of the position
Northern Beaches Community Mental Health Service (NBCMHS) provides a comprehensive range of community mental health services for adult and older people in the Northern Beaches local government area. NBCMHS includes community mental health care for adult and older people, assertive outreach service and mental health liaison service for Mona Vale Hospital.  NBCMHS Clinical Director has responsibility for working with Northern Beaches Hospital to provide seamless clinical care to the community that they respectively serve.
The Unit Clinical Director is responsible for providing leadership and oversight of:
Senior and junior community medical workforce, clinical governance, clinical quality and safety, clinical key performance indicators, the implementation and evaluation of clinical service plans and models of care, best practice clinical care (including ECT, psychological, psychosocial and pharmacological interventions), system improvements to ensure the highest quality of care and safety for consumers.
The Unit Clinical Director will be allocated 2 sessions for managerial duties (0.2 FTE / 8 hours per week), 5 sessions for structured clinical activities (0.5 FTE / 20 hours per week) and one session for teaching and educational activities (0.1 FTE / 4 hours per week) as well participate in the after-hours on-call roster.

Selection Criteria

  1. MBBS or equivalent, currently registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia. Applicants must have Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist (RANZCP) or other specialist recognition by the Medical Board of Australia. Evidence of certification in line with senior administrative experience (such as FRACMA, Masters of Health Administration, or working towards same).
  2. Consistently demonstrates behaviours that reinforce the CORE Values of our organisation; Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment. Demonstrates these behaviours with all stakeholders; colleagues, direct reports, as well as our patients and consumers, and those that care for them.
  3. Demonstrated experience in working as a senior clinician in acute psychiatry, general hospital psychiatry and community-based and inpatient settings, including experience in working with the relevant NSW legislation (or equivalent legislation in other jurisdictions) and proven ability to work as a leader of a multidisciplinary team across hospital and community settings; proven high performance as an experienced clinician, with experience in management and leadership and proven ability to work as a manager.
  4. Understanding of and commitment to the National, State and Local Health District strategic direction, including commitment to a performance-based organisation.
  5. Demonstrated experience in engaging, liaising, developing sustainable and beneficial working relationships with GPs, consumers and carers, community organisations with demonstrated understanding of the recovery and care coordination models of care.
  6. Experience in teaching psychiatry to students, trainees and others and supervising trainees in psychiatry.
  7. Demonstrated interest in improvement of clinical governance of mental health services, including quality improvement methodologies, and a commitment to fostering this interest in medical staff and other clinicians.
  8. Proven experience in management and leadership, including proven ability to work as a leader of a multi-disciplinary clinical team.

Need more information?
  1) The requirements of the position can be viewed via
Position Description
  2) For assistance with your application please refer to the
eCredential Guide

  3) To view the Clinical Privileges and Scope of Clinical Practice for this position click here


For role related queries or questions please contact Dr Sajeeva Jayalath on (mob) 0476850711 or via email. Sajeeva.Jayalath@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 26 April 2020              

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