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Position Details
Reference Number 429227
Position Title Staff Specialist Psychiatrist - PPT 16hpw
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Entity Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network
Geographical Location Homebush
Advertised Award/Classification Staff Specialists/Staff Specialist
Hours per Week 16
Number of FTE 0.40
Purpose of Position

The position will provide services as part of a multi-disciplinary team to one or more of the following; to young people referred to the Adolescent Court and Community Team, the Community Integration Team and in-reach custodial mental health teams.

The position holder will provide psychiatric assessments and treatment of these young people and be involved in comprehensive discharge planning from custody or inpatient services to the community as agreed with the Clinical Director Adolescent Mental Health.


Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network is a state-wide Specialty Health Network delivering health care to adults and young people in contact with the forensic mental health and criminal justice systems across community, inpatient and custodial settings.


An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic applicant to join our professional team in an expanding and dynamic service. Challenge yourself; why not consider working within our unique health care environment.

  • Additional Allowances Apply to this position.
Selection Criteria 1. Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and/or other equivalent specialist psychiatric recognition that allows for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a specialist medical practitioner.

2. Demonstrated knowledge skills and experience in child and adolescent psychiatry and/or forensic psychiatry.

3. Evidence of CME and Self monitoring consistent with the scope of practice requirements of the position.

4. Demonstrated ability to carry out comprehensive psychiatric diagnostic interviews and develop risk management plans, for the purpose of providing forensic psychiatric reports to the Courts, and other relevant authorities and agencies.

5. Demonstrated ability to communicate with children and adolescents, their parents/families/careers and other professionals in contact with the patient and the service.

6. Demonstrated experience in research and teaching.

7. Demonstrated ability to effectively use basic computer applications such as email, the intranet, MS word etc.
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 Dr Yolisha Singh
Contact Number 0417 576 341
Contact Email yolisha.singh@justicehealth.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 26/02/2018
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view