Australia – HEALTHCARE

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist - 2769

Location: Melbourne
Salary: Competitive DOE
Position: Part Time, ongoing

Our client is a leading children’s hospital within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, with more than 45 world-class biomedical organisations and more than 50,000 of the brightest minds working together to make the Precinct number one in the Asia Pacific region for health, education, research, and training. We are currently recruiting for a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist on a part-time, ongoing basis.

Flexible work options, including working from home arrangements will be made available, as well as access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and a range of other staff wellbeing initiatives.

Sponsorship and relocation packages are available to the right candidates. 

This role may require professional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA)

This is a new leadership role. As the only psychiatrist in the hub, the Psychiatrist will provide the clinical leadership and governance to hub clinicians and work in a partnership with the Team Coordinator of the hub to manage the clinical performance of the hub.

As well as direct clinical care the Psychiatrist will supervise the clinical staff, including trainees. It is expected that the Psychiatrist will contribute to the clinical governance of the overall hub and form strong partnerships with paediatricians working in the paediatric component of the hub.

The Psychiatrist will form strong partnerships with the psychiatrists in the team to facilitate step-up and step-down care of infants and children and their families between the two tiers of the system.

Role and responsibilities

Direct clinical delivery

  • Provide assessment and clinical intervention to infants and children and their families, both face to face and via telehealth, as well as supervising other clinicians to provide assessment and clinical interventions
  • Provide support as required to RCH Mental Health community teams to ensure high quality care alongside the community team consultant psychiatrists and paediatricians
  • Service leadership and development
  • Provide leadership through modelling a high standard of professional and interpersonal skills, attitudes and behaviours
  • Collaborate effectively with community consultant psychiatrists and RCH-based infant psychiatrist and team and other clinical and service leaders to ensure inter-disciplinary clinical care is of a consistently high standard
  • Contribute expert clinical decision-making to policy and procedure development to improve care delivered in the hub, through outreach and in coordination with the RCH Mental Health triage and assessment team and community teams
  • Participate in bi-monthly supervision with the Director for tracking work plans for the year, and managing competing demands for clinical, service and training activities
  • Participate in the RCH annual performance appraisal process (PDAP)
  • Participate pro-rata in the after-hours on-call roster for psychiatrists
  • Advocate for a service culture of evidence-based and outcomes-driven practice, continual learning and improvement

Skills and qualifications


  • Registration as specialist medical practitioner and Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists or equivalent qualification
  • Completion of accredited postgraduate training in child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Extensive experience in working in the mental health sector and sound knowledge of the relevant legislation pertaining to Mental Health.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining well-functioning relationships with mental health, medical and other health, education and welfare service colleagues
  • Excellent clinical skills and a commitment to professional development


  • Accreditation as an RANZCP Supervisor


  • Employees are required to undertake a National Criminal Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment
  • Employees are required to maintain a valid Working with Children Check throughout their employment
  • A current, full driver’s licence for the State of Victoria which is appropriate for the type of vehicle being driven, and comply with any restrictions on their licence (e.g. wearing glasses) while undertaking hospital duties (If applicable)

Selection Criteria

  • Highly developed clinical skills in psychiatry and demonstrated competence in specialist mental health care of infants and children and their families
  • Extensive knowledge of contemporary models of specialist mental health care for infants and preschool children
  • Excellent communication and clinical leadership skills, and evidence of achievement in service or program development
  • Demonstrated capacity to collaborate in the design and implementation of new services in infant and child mental health
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide effective supervision
  • Demonstrated capacity to deliver education and training for mental health and family service providers
  • Employees are required to maintain compliance with RCHs “Staff Immunisation – Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases” procedure.

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