Position Details
Reference Number 410797
Position Title Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network
Geographical Location Westmead
Advertised Award/Classification Staff Specialist State Award
Salary
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

 

This position is required to provide Child and Adolescent Psychiatry specialist services to the Department of Psychological Medicine, Children’s Hospital Westmead.

 

The position of Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist will ensure that;


• Clinical Services are focussed on delivering excellent clinical care to children and supporting their families.


• Research and teaching is undertaken and focussed on the area of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

 

The Department of Psychological Medicine has a number of clinical teams. The Psychiatrist may be required to work in any of the teams, according to service needs as determined by the Head of Department.

 


The clinical teams are:
• Intellectual Disability/Developmental Disability Mental Health Team
• Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
• Consultation-Liaison Team
• Psychosomatic Disorders and Gender Dysphoria Team
• Eating Disorders Team

 

The Intellectual Disability/Developmental Disability team specialises in the assessment and management of mental health disorders of children and teenagers with intellectual disability and autistic spectrum disorders. The team has particular expertise in emotions-based social skills training for young people with autistic spectrum disorders. The team provides a state-wide service to this patient group. The team accepts inpatient and outpatient referrals for specialist consultation for patients who are being treated by Paediatricians within the Network and throughout the state.

 

The Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Unit is an 8-bed unit in the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. It provides acute inpatient assessment and management for children and adolescents aged 6 to 15 years. The unit manages young people who have psychosis, mood disorders, severe anxiety disorders, complex trauma, intellectual and developmental disorders with comorbid psychiatric problems, and severe psychiatric problems that are comorbid with physical illness. The unit has a strong multidisciplinary approach that is trauma-informed and recovery focussed. Individual, family and group therapy are tailored to the patients’ individual needs. Psychotherapeutic and pharmacologic therapies are utilised. Strong ties with community treatment services are

encouraged to ensure continuity of care for the children and adolescents and their families.

 

The Consultation-Liaison Team provides consultation-liaison services to medical wards throughout the Hospital. It is a multidisciplinary team with particular expertise in treating children who have chronic physical illnesses, organ transplantation, and oncology patients.

 

 

The Psychosomatic and Gender Dysphoria Team specialises in the treatment of children with psychosomatic illnesses, including providing admissions for a rehabilitation program. The team also provides consultation-liaison services to specific wards within the Hospital. The team also has expertise in the assessment of young people who have gender dysphoria, and works in collaboration with the Department of Endocrinology.

 

The Eating Disorders Team is jointly managed by the Department of Psychological Medicine and the Department of Adolescent Medicine.  This is a large service, treating young people with anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders from all over New South Wales.  Inpatient refeeding admissions, outpatient treatment, and an extensive family-based treatment program are among the services that are offered.  Other services include a family admission program and parent groups.

 

Clinical responsibilities for the Psychiatrist within the Department of Psychological Medicine include providing direct patient care, supervising the care provided by junior medical staff, and providing  child psychiatric consultation to non-medical team members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This position is required to provide Child and Adolescent Psychiatry specialist services to the Department of Psychological Medicine, Children’s Hospital Westmead.

The position of Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist will ensure that;

  • Clinical Services are focussed on delivering excellent clinical care to children and supporting their families.
  • Research and teaching is undertaken and focussed on the area of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

The Department of Psychological Medicine has a number of clinical teams. The Psychiatrist maybe required to work in any of the teams, according to service needs as determined by the Head of Department.

 

This position is suitable for a junior consultant and applications will be accepted from current trainees who are in the final 6 months of training for FRANZCP and have at least one year of accredited training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

 

This position is Permanent Full Time and is classified as a Staff Specialist.

 

Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

 

SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 

 

**You may be required to work in any facility within The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network. Should this occur, reasonable notice will be provided.**

 

As this is a “Category A” position, please refer to the Application Guide for vaccination requirements.

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.

 

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Commission for Children and Young People.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Commission and Young People Website https://check.kids.nsw.gov.au/

Selection Criteria 1. Eligible for Specialist Medical Registration in NSW, or will be eligible within six (6) months of application.

2. Fellowship of the RANZCP and/or other specialist recognition as provided for in the Staff Specialists (State) Award. Psychiatry Advanced Trainees who are within six (6) months of completion of training for the FRANZCP will also be considered for this role.

3. Membership of the Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, RANZCP, or equivalent. Psychiatrists with minimum of one year training plus current enrolment in Advanced Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry will also be considered for this role.

4. Experience in working with children and adolescents with comorbid physical and mental health problems, and in a child and adolescent acute psychiatric inpatient setting.

5. Experience in working in a child and adolescent multidisciplinary team setting.

6. Experience with a wide range of treatment methods including psychotherapeutic approaches, and the use of psychotropic medications.

7. Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.

8. Adaptability to the needs of the child, their family, and the changing requirements of the position.
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Anne Duffy
Contact Number 98452011
Contact Email anne.duffy@health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 26/08/2017
Supporting Documents
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Application Guide click here to view