Staff Specialist - Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist - Sutherland Hospital

REQ147723 Requisition #
Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Hours Per Week: 16
Requisition ID: REQ147723

The Sutherland and St George Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is seeking to recruit up to 0.4 FTE experienced Staff Specialists in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

The Child and Adolescent Service compromises of a multidisciplinary team providing assessment and treatment of young people and their families with moderate to severe mental health problems. The Child and Adolescent Team is based in the Community providing in reach to the Emergency Department, Mental Health Inpatient Unit and Child and Adolescent Unit as required

We are seeking enthusiastic and committed candidates who are looking for an opportunity to work collaboratively with a skilled team to provide the best possible care to our clients. 

The ideal candidate will provide - 

  • Care to community clients and liaise with acute inpatient mental health teams regarding admitted adolescent clients
  • Participate on an after-hours roster to provide advice to assessing clinicians regarding children and adolescents presenting to facilities within South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) 
  • New ideas, initiatives and treatment approaches are supported and encouraged. 
  • There are opportunities to partner colleagues with a range of expertise and experience in Adolescent Mental Health.
  • Participation in undergraduate and post graduate teaching, research, supervision and professional development are highly valued.

South Eastern Sydney 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.

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.

Selection Criteria:
  1. Registration or eligible for registration with Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA). Candidate to provide AHPRA Registration Number on application. 
  2. Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and/or equivalent specialist recognition as provided for by the Health Insurance Act 1973 and the relevant Award/Determination, and demonstrated subspecialty training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  3. Evidence of continuing medical education and self-monitoring/audit practices consistent with the scope of practice requirements of the position.
  4. Proven capacity and/or experience in the provision of effective high quality service in the specialty, demonstrated through successful clinical practice in an environment appropriate to the requirements of the position including evidence of participation in quality improvement activities relevant to the specialty.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to teaching with experience in teaching both undergraduate and post graduate students and other staff of the hospital.
  6. Demonstrate the skills and attitudes appropriate as a senior Medical Practitioner including modelling a high standard of professional behaviour to junior medical staff.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with medical and other health services colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues, and staff and to work as an effective member of the clinical team across multiple sites. Demonstrated commitment to provision of a high standard of clinical care in the public sector setting.
  8. Demonstrated experience in and commitment to research relevant to the role and needs of the Department.

This is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand NSW Health Policy PD2018_009.
Successful applicants to the role must provide vaccination history and pathology as part of the application documentation, and be certified as compliant before employment can commence.

Please return a completed Medical Practice History Declaration with your application.

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Dr Sophie Kavanagh, Clinical Director, The Sutherland Hospital Mental Health Service
Ph: +61 (0) 2 9540 7800 email:

Sharon Carey, Acting Service Director, St George / Sutherland Mental Health Service
Ph: +61 (0) 2 9540 7803 email:

Applications Close: 19 April 2020

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