Specialist Medical Practitioner - Psychiatrist (Acute Care Team) (525834)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jul 16, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a Specialist Medical Practitioner - Psychiatrist (Acute Care Team) (525834).

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.

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.


A remuneration package comprising the Agreement base salary, relevant allowances and other entitlements will be negotiated with the successful applicant dependent on clinical experience and seniority.


Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1 to Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 3 in accordance with the Salaried Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2019

  • Access to the Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner salary range is subject to the successful applicant satisfying the criteria for Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Levels 1, 2 and 3 as described in the Medical Practitioners (Public Sector) Award.


Medical Practitioners (Public Sector) Award

Period of Employment

Permanent full- time day worker, working 76 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible.


Mental Health Services - Acute Care Team.


As part of a multidisciplinary mental health service, delivering high quality mental health care, and in accordance with the National Standards for Mental Health Services, Agency policies and procedures, legal requirements and relevant professional competencies, the Specialist Medical Practitioner – Psychiatrist will:

Provide comprehensive general mental health services for the community based mental health Acute Care Team (ACT) within the framework of established medical services practice, delivering person centred, recovery orientated and trauma informed care.

Provide clinical leadership in the delivery of acute mental health care to consumers of the ACT, Acute Care Stream Services within Statewide Mental Health Services (SMHS) as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Acts as a consultant to mental health professionals and health service providers, including general practitioners and other Agencies, regarding the assessment and management of people who are experiencing acute mental health concerns.

Undertakes supervisory responsibilities with Psychiatric Registrars, medical students, and other medical staff as required/appropriate.

Essential Requirements

  • Specialist or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia in a relevant specialty.

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:
a) Crimes of Violence
b) Sex Related Offences
c) Serious Drug Offences
d) Crimes involving dishonesty
2. Identification check
3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

(image) 525834 Specialist Medical Practitioner - Psychiatrist (ACT) SMP1-11 (June 2021) (4).pdf

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(image) THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.pdf

(image) THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.docx

What do I submit with my application?

Please ensure your application includes:

  • A current CV
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria
  • Qualifications

How do I submit my application?

Online applications are preferred as this ensures you answer important questions about yourself. Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, add or upload your selection criteria responses, CV and supporting documents. Attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so ensure you have the contact details for two referees before applying.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications submitted by an Agency on behalf of an applicant will not be considered at this time.

For more information contact

Kristy Arrold
Nurse Manager - Acute Care Stream Lead
Mobile: 0448 397 892
Email: [email protected]

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