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Consultant Psychiatrist - Centre For Disability Health

Government of South Australia - Salisbury, SA

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Department for Health and Wellbeing
Job reference: 752763
Location: 5108 - SALISBURY
Job status: Ongoing
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

  • Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, Modbury
  • Total Indicative Remuneration: $415,123 - $539,677 p.a. - MD02; Permanent up to 1.0FTE
The Centre for Disability Health is currently undergoing an exciting service expansion and implementation of a new model of care to better serve as the state-wide specialist intellectual disability health service. As the new model of care is implemented, the service will be re-named the South Australian Intellectual Disability Health Service (SAIDHS). The SAIDHS will continue to provide medical and health services for adults with an intellectual and/or developmental disability and complex health needs through a multi-disciplinary service model. Typical complexities experienced by the service's patient cohort include mental illness or suspected mental illness, autism spectrum disorder, severe or profound communication and/or behavioural issues, other disabilities or health conditions and additional complexities or issues which have been difficult to manage in mainstream services. To better meet patient needs, the SAIDHS will expand its staffing profile over the next four years to include Mental Health Nursing, Psychology, Pharmacy, Developmental Education and other Allied Health professions to complement the GP, Psychiatry, Neurology and Disability Nursing positions currently in place.
The consultant is responsible for managing the care of patients in collaboration with the responsible Resident Medical Officers, Registrars, Fellow Consultants, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals. Providing specialist medical services to consumers.
The incumbent will be responsible for managing the care of all patients allocated to them in collaboration with the responsible Resident Medical Officers, Registrars, Fellow Consultants, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals.
Involvement in Continuous Quality Improvement activities.
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of multi-disciplinary services through:
  • Provision of direct Clinical Services
  • Proven ability to empathically work with consumers suffering from a mental health disorder and their families/carers and liaise effectively with other agencies.
  • Participation in research programs

The Consultant will be responsible for performing the following duties - 

  • Providing specialist mental health services to consumers.
  • Providing a specialist opinion on consumers referred for consultation.
  • Assigning and supervising the clinical practice of trainee medical officers.
  • Ensuring the appropriate documentation of clinical care in medical records and ensuring the timely provision of discharge summaries, written specialist opinions and requested medical reports.
  • Consulting with, and providing an expert service to, relevant criminal justice agencies, statutory bodies and non-government organisations.
  • Maintaining a close relationship with, and providing a service to, the Department for Correctional Services.
  • Assigning and supervising the clinical practice of allocated trainee medical officers.
  • Assisting the Team Leader in planning and organising the delivery of clinical services.
  • Fostering the development of community networks appropriate to the Unit's work.
  • Adhering to and supporting practices that ensure patients' rights are respected in accordance with the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation.
  • Providing leadership in care planning involving consumers and carers
  • Investigating and addressing consumer's complaints in a positive, constructive manner.

To be eligible for this position you must hold a Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or equivalent, Appropriate Specialist Qualifications and registrable with the Medical Board of Australia as a Medical Practitioner with specialist registration; or another qualification as defined in the SA Medical Officers Award.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.  Job Ref: 752763

 752763 - Consultant Psychiatrist - Centre for Disability Health - Job Pack.pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.