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Nslhd - Staff Specialist - Psychiatry - Hornsby Adult Mental Health Unit (Apply Via Ecredential)

Northern Sydney Local Health District - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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An opportunity to be part of the the Adult Mental Health Unit located at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital is available.

Applications are accepted via eCredential only, to apply click here

Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Hours Per Week: Up to 20

Purpose of the Position

The position is part of the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Mental Health Service (HKMHS) which provides inpatient mental health care to consumers of the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai catchment area, as well as other sectors of the Local Health District (LHD) if required and bed capacity is available.
The incumbent will be primarily responsible for the care of an allocated number of consumers in the 35 bed inpatient unit. Additional community responsibility may be allocated in discussion with the Clinical Director/ Unit Director for the service.
The provision of out-patient services, particularly for post-discharge follow up & related continuity of care matters is also required, as directed by the Clinical Director. The incumbent will work alongside colleagues in the unit with several adult teams and one OPMHS team.
A critical role of the incumbent is to develop, foster and maintain consultative and collaborative relationships with all key stakeholders to ensure optimal implementation of the mental health resources and provision of high quality, evidence based clinical care.
The incumbent reports professionally, operationally and clinically to the AMHU Unit Director, and the Clinical Director HKMHS for HKMHS site and sector matters. The incumbent reports administrative matters to the Service Director HKMHS.
The incumbent provides direct clinical management & treatment to the consumers, assisted by JMOs, in conjunction with other AMHU psychiatrists. The incumbent is required to build and maintain sound relationships with other clinicians at sector and LHD levels and may be required to participate in LHD Mental Health committees and projects as required by the position’s operational and clinical line managers. The incumbent is expected to participate and contribute to the weekly training and educational programs for psychiatrists and trainees within the campus.
The incumbent assists the Clinical Director in the development and maintenance of clinical practices and standards within the inpatient and community services.
Details of the Service:
The Mental Health Services of NSLHD comprise 7 distinct services: HKMHS, North Shore Ryde MHS, Northern Beaches MHS, Macquarie Hospital, NSLHD CYMHS and NS Drug and Alcohol Services.
HKMHS is a comprehensive MHS serving the shires of Hornsby & Ku-ring-gai (approximate catchment population of 265,000) providing a range of services including Acute In-patient Care, Acute Community Care, Psychiatric Emergency Care, Consultation Liaison Services, Aged Care Psychiatry Services, Rehabilitation, Residential Services, Mental Health Intensive Inpatient Care and Early Psychosis Services.
A 12 bed Child & Youth Unit is co-located in the facility as well as Community CYMHS Services. A Mental Health Intensive Care Unit is adjacent to the adult in-patient unit. To note the MHSs on the HKH Campus are expanding rapidly and a diverse range of services are provided in a comprehensive integrated framework.

Selection Criteria

  1. MBBS or equivalent, currently registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia. Applicants must have Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists or other specialist recognition by the Medical Board of Australia. Applicants expecting to be awarded their Fellowship within 3 months may be considered, if successful, the applicant will not be subsequently eligible to commence their appointment until after the relevant qualifications and requirements are formally completed
  2. Consistently demonstrates behaviours that reinforce the CORE Values of our Organisation; Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment. Demonstrates these behaviours with all stakeholders; colleagues, direct reports, as well as our patients and consumers, and those that care for them.
  3. Experience and proven performance as a Staff Specialist in acute adult psychiatry and acute mental health care systems
  4. Proven ability to work with a multidisciplinary framework team across hospital and community settings
  5. Understanding of and commitment to Local Health District, State and National Mental Health priorities and plans
  6. Expert knowledge and proven experience in working with the NSW Mental Health Act 2007
  7. Experience in teaching Psychiatry to Medical, Nursing and Allied Health students, Psychiatry trainees and others as required
  8. Experience in clinical practice improvement/quality improvement and experience or willingness to participate in clinical research, Consumer Safety and Learning Organisation principles

Need more information?
1) The requirements of the position can be viewed via the Position Description
2) For assistance with your application please refer to the eCredential guide

 3) To view the Clinical Privileges and Scope of Clinical Practice for this position click here

For role related queries or questions contact Dr Sajeeva Jayalath on 0(02) 9485 6502 or email. [email protected]

Applications Close: 2 May 2021

Please Note: NSW Health does not require or accept the ‘Fit2Work badge’ offered as an option in eCredential.

Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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