Community based psychiatry role with varied case-mix.
Exciting opportunity to join a mental health service undergoing significant reform
Adult Community role
X2 positions available
The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) – Midwest Region is located in the western middle section of Western Australia. The area has a population of around 64 884, including 10.6% indigenous Australians.
The Midwest provides hospital and community based health care from 17 sites across the region comprising of hospitals, health centres and nursing posts, with the Geraldton Health Campus being the regional health campus.
The region incorporates four health districts - Gascoyne, Geraldton, Midwest and Murchison and covers more than 600,000 square kilometres; nearly one quarter of the State, with its population concentrated along the coast.
You will examine, assess, diagnose and treat patients referred to the Midwest MH&CADS and support nurses, health workers and carers in the provision of mental health care.
You will provide assessment, review, consultation and support in clinical matters via outreach and video conferencing across the Midwest region.
You will contribute to the development of mental health services that are responsive to community needs and priorities by participating in planning, implementation and evaluation processes.
You will maintain close liaison with the primary health sector, Aboriginal Medical Services and other providers and consumer organisations.
You will support and promote connections with other mental health services and academic units.
You will provide education for and supervise registrars and medical students.
You will maintain up to date client records.
You will promote the organisational culture and principles of person-centred, trauma informed and recovery focussed service delivery.
This is an exciting time to be joining the team. The community mental health and drug and alcohol service is undergoing significant reform with a new inpatient unit and short stay unit in the process of being built, due in 2022. There is also a step up step down facility being built.
The Midwest is an area characterised by great diversity and including coastal, farming and desert areas. This diversity provides a large array of professional and recreational opportunities.
Geraldton is the largest regional city north of Perth and is a regional capital. Situated right on the coast, Geraldton is the central hub of the Midwest region. Many base themselves in Geraldton seeking proximity to the stunning Abrolhos Islands, iconic Pink Lake and rugged Kalbarri Gorges.
Geraldton is a quick one-hour flight from Perth or a 4 hour drive. There are daily flights from Perth with Qantas.
Median property prices in Geraldton range from $250,000 for houses to $183,750 for units. Houses rent for $260 per week and units for $193 per week.
Access to generous salary packaging arrangements
Professional Development Opportunities and Study Leave/assistance
Flexible working arrangements
Flexible leave arrangements
Other professional and location based allowances
Eligible for registration by the Medical Board of Australia.
Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP) or equivalent.
Eligible for / or in possession of a current C or C-A Class drivers licence.
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