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Staff Specialist in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Location: Upper Hunter
Company: NSW Health
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
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REQ152636 Staff Specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Hunter New England Mental Health Service
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service - Nexus Unit John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle NSW
Permanent full-time 1.0 FTE


This is a wonderful opportunity to become a part of our team and provide a critical service to our community and region.


Our Nexus Unit is a 12 bed unit located at John Hunter Hospital, you will be working with a fantastic multidisciplinary team providing specialist mental health care and treatment to children and young people presenting with acute mental health issues as well as support to their family and carers.


In coming to work with us in Nexus you also join our larger Hunter New England Mental Health Service network, which covers an area of 130,000 km² with over 1700 mental health clinicians. Hunter New England Local Health District is recognised as a leader and innovator in the health care industry. We have values with a focus on "excellence - every patient, every time" which supports us in achieving improved outcomes for our employees and the community. John Hunter Hospital is a principal referral centre playing an important part in the state€™s network of tertiary services, serving not just its local and regional communities, but people from around NSW.



Our suitable candidate will:
  • Have a medical degree registrable in NSW and Fellowship of RANZCP or equivalent specialist qualification in Psychiatry as provided for in the Staff Specialist€™s (State) Award
  • Have an Advanced Certificate in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry or equivalent appropriate experience in the field of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry or be able to meeting this criteria in the next six months
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and show experience in working as a leader and supportive member of a multidisciplinary team including education and training
  • Look forward to developing strong local links with other health welfare providers
  • Be committed to fulfilling the on call roster plus the responsibilities as supervisor and/or mentor for medical students and resident medical staff in accordance with RANZCP and training guidelines

Why Newcastle? €“ we have an idyllic lifestyle!
We are New South Wales€™ second largest city in a prime coastal location and are proud to boast about our stunning beaches, gorgeous coastline, NSW€™s largest Lake, National Parks, beautiful architecture and varied dining options €“ so much to love and enjoy. Just two hours€™ drive north of Sydney with great flight and train connections with other capital cities and international destinations. We enjoy a temperate climate, mild winters and warm summers, everything adds to the liveability of our Hunter Valley region which includes a world class university, superb sporting facilities, award winning attractions and restaurants along and numerous public, private and preschool options. Find out more about the Newcastle and surrounding Lake Macquarie and Hunter Valley regions.




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