Staff Specialist - Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist (526183)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jun 6, 2024
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Department of Health is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a Staff Specialist – Psychiatrist vacancy for the Mental Health Services – South –Consultant Liaison position.
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The role:

As part of a multidisciplinary Mental Health Service delivering high quality mental health care following Mental Health Service principles, National Mental Health Standards, Agency policy, legal requirements, and relevant professional competencies, the Staff Specialist - Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist:

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Mental Health Services:
State-wide Mental Health Services is a leader and innovator for a unique corner of the health care industry. We provide a comprehensive suite of services across the areas of mental health, alcohol and drugs, forensic mental health, and correctional primary health.
The Statewide Mental Health Service reforms are also providing expanding opportunities in services such as The Acute Care Team, Police, Ambulance and Clinical Early Response (PACER) and Hospital in the Home Teams. In partnership with the University of Tasmania the Service has also recently established the Tasmanian Centre for Mental Health Service Innovation which is dedicated to helping enhance and improve mental health service offerings for children, young people, and adults across Tasmania. The Centre is being co-directed by Professor David Castle and Professor Brett McDermott and its activities will focus on workforce development, training and education, research and development, and policy and advocacy.
All our services work closely together to focus on delivering excellence in healthcare to achieve improved outcomes for our consumers, our workforce and the Tasmanian community. As part of a multidisciplinary Mental Health Service delivering high quality mental health care and in accordance with Mental HealthService principles, National Mental Health Standards, Agency policy, legal requirements and relevant professional competencies.
Available roles for Staff Specialist – Psychiatrists include the provision of services in:

Details of Appointment

Permanent full time, day worker position (with on-call) working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible.

*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant

Salary: $210,000 - $301,349 per annum. Our Employer 11% superannuation contribution is on top of this amount.


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Specialist or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia in a relevant speciality

    *Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
  1. crimes of violence
  2. sex related offences
  3. serious drug offences
  4. crimes involving dishonesty
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

How to Apply

Apply Online. Please click the "Apply" button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please note:

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide, Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Statement of Duties

Applicant Guide

For more information (Contact Officer)

Dr Lennie Woo

Position: Clinical Director - Adult Mental Health Services
Phone: (03) 6166 7528

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