10 Jan 2019

Full-Time Staff Specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – Newcastle

Hunter New England Local Health District – Hunter Region

Job Description

The ideal candidate will be looking for an opportunity to:

Provide clinical services to inpatient and on call specialty services as required by Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD)
Provide undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research and supervision
Participate in quality activities, professional development and continuing education

About the service

CAMHS is a Hunter region provider for mental health services for identified young people (0-17 years) in the public sector. CAMHS provides a range of specialist mental health services in both community and inpatient settings with a view to optimising mental health outcomes.


HNELHD is recognised as a leader and innovator in the health care industry. We recognise that working together in a values based organisation with a focus on “excellence – every patient, every time” supports us in achieving improved outcomes for our employees and the community.


About the area

Newcastle is located two hours North of Sydney, NSW and is a modern city that also boasts a rich heritage and stunning coastline. The Hunter Valley region is home to over 680,000 people and is a major tourist destination in NSW with a range of activities on offer. There are excellent educational facilities, sporting, recreational and lifestyle options on offer – find out more by clicking on the link below





Dr Brendan Flynn, Director Medical Services, Mental Health Hunter New England

Ph: +61 (0)2 4033 5160 email: brendan.flynn@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au


Applications and Information:

Jessica Glover, Senior Medical Recruitment Consultant

Ph: +61 (0)2 6767 7063 email: jessica.glover@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

Selection Criteria Senior Medical Officer with current Authority to Practice with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Fellowship of the RANZCP or equivalent as provided for in the Staff Specialist’s State Award.

Advanced Certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry or equivalent appropriate experience in the field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Applications will be considered from candidates who will meet these criteria within the next six months.

Demonstrated ability to provide high quality compassionate medical care as evidenced by recent practice experience in working congenially and collaboratively as both a leader and member of a multidisciplinary team, and as a provider of services that engender high levels of patient satisfaction and experience.

Demonstrated ability to work with teams to support and optimise their capacity to deliver services.

Demonstrated ability to actively seek out improvements to service delivery, initiating change and consulting with those affected by the changes; allocating resources and proactively managing potential conflicts.

Demonstrated capacity of maintaining knowledge of legal, regulatory, market and technological developments and anticipating the impact on business areas and plans accordingly.

Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and research (including experience with clinical research/clinical trials).

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