April 24, 2018

Child & Adolescent /General Psychiatrist

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  • Join an innovative and well recognised youth mental health organisation
  • Opportunity to be part of a National Telehealth Service
  • Immediate start available
  • Sessional or flexible hours

Established in 2006, headspace is a well-recognised, national not-for-profit organisation making a difference to the lives of young people aged 12-25 years. headspace enables young people and their families to access information and support through a national network of centres and services, and drives community awareness and education about youth mental health, early intervention and help seeking.

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Consultant Psychiatrist to join our team in the delivery telehealth services to headspace services and other eligible services across Australia. Our National Telehealth Service facilitates MBS bulk billed psychiatry support via video conference to young people and their families located in rural and regional areas. headspace telehealth also provides psychiatric specialists for clinical supervision via telehealth to health providers working with young people in rural areas. Your involvement in this program will be supported by an administrative team.

As part of the growth of the National Telehealth Service, we are seeking general psychiatrists and Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists as evidenced by a RANZCP Certificate of Advanced Training, with 5+ years of consulting experience. Furthermore, you will be well-practiced in working with clients in our target age group of 12 to 25 years and working within a multidisciplinary team. Indeed, you will demonstrate expertise in psychiatric assessment and client management and will hold registration as a medical practitioner with AHPRA. Prior experience within a telehealth service is advantageous. Your interpersonal and communication skills will be highly developed, enabling you to maintain productive working relationships with a range of allied health professionals and general practitioners.

In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians. Practitioners will be engaged as independent contractors, not as employees, and will be remunerated by rebates received through the Medicare Benefits Schedule. Therefore, to be considered for this opportunity you must be eligible for a Medicare Provider Number.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Application Process: Please follow the link below to our website


Once you are on the appropriate advertisement, there are links to the key selection criteria (PD) and application instructions.

Please note that applications will be reviewed as received. 

For more information: Please contact Rose Griffiths on (03) 9027 0100 or email telehealth@headspace.org.au

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