Senior Consultant Psychiatrist - General Adult

 Elective Healthcare Recruitment
 1 week, 1 day ago

Excellent opportunity for a Senior Psychiatrist interested in education and research.

Remuneration package up to $443,739 per annum 

Conjoint position may be considered with the Australian National University (ANU) 

3 hours to Sydney and close proximity to ski fields and coast 

The Organisation

Canberra Health Services (CHS) provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT); which has a catchment of approximately 400, 000 people. 

The Canberra Hospital is a 600-bed tertiary hospital that provides trauma services and most major medical and surgical subspecialty services. The Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol & Drug Services (MHJHADS), a division of CHS, provides the following programs:

• Adult Acute Mental Health Services - 40-beds run by four teams, consisting of a Consultant, Registrar and Intern. 

• Adult Community Mental Health Services

• Rehabilitation and Specialty Mental Health Services

• Forensic Mental Health Services

• Alcohol and Drug Services

• Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

The Job

You will have significant experience in General Psychiatry or a Subspecialty area of Psychiatry.

You will have high-level skills in inpatient and community services, including the provision of ECT services. 

You will teach and supervise psychiatry trainees and Medical students.

You will contribute senior level clinical leadership and oversight of multi-disciplinary teams.

You will participate in administration and clinical governance activities and the after-hours roster as required. 

You will be accountable and responsible to the Clinical Director of the relevant program stream. 

An emphasis on recovery focus and person-centred care are essential. 

Part-time may be considered however not less than 0.6FTE.

On-call roster approximately 1:30.


The Australian National University (ANU) is a world-leading centre for education and research and is ranked #1 in Australia and #22 in the world. 

Excellent salary packaging options.

A range of internal development opportunities.

Reimbursement of relocation costs up to $51,000 may be available.

The nation's capital offers world-class dining and cultural experiences.

Serene lakeshore views and outdoor activities.

3 universities plus outstanding primary and secondary schooling.

2 hour drive to the south coast of New South Wales. 


Registered or eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner’s Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Fellowship of the RANZCP or equivalent specialist qualifications.

Current or eligible for a driver’s license.

About Us

Elective Recruitment is a person-centred recruitment consultancy. Your career progression is just as important to us as is your wellbeing and work-life balance. We are acutely aware of the rising statistics identifying job dissatisfaction, stress, burnout and mental illness in the healthcare sector, and this concerns us.

We are not just another recruitment company; we do things our way and we consult. We have a very clear vision: create great careers, better lifestyles, add value - and we won’t stop until this is achieved.

We work tirelessly to listen, care, empower and help you dream big to design a healthcare career you love to live. We believe that collaboration, getting things done with integrity and working towards a common goal is the best way to partner with you and make an impact.

By joining the Elective community you will receive career coaching, access to our deep knowledge of the Australian healthcare industry, our network of healthcare related educators and partners, our migration and regulatory advisor, and our relationships with public and private healthcare clients that have been established since 2008.

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