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Head Of Psychiatry

State Government of Victoria, Australia - Melbourne, VIC

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Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Royal Women's Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical

Reference: 22129

Head of Psychiatry - Women's Mental Health Service

Ongoing Position – Full Time preferred (Part Time may be available)

The Royal Women’s Hospital is Australia’s first and largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of newborns and women of all ages. To join the Women’s is to be instrumental in forging progress towards health equity for women from ground-breaking research through to the bedside delivery of multi-disciplinary clinical care. Creating exceptional experiences is at the heart of everything we do for our patients, their families, and our people across our specialised services within maternity, neonatal and women’s health.

The Women's is a teaching hospital of the University of Melbourne and has strong academic and research links with the Melbourne Medical School. For suitably qualified applicants, the hospital would support an honorary academic appointment at the University of Melbourne.

The Department

The Women’s Mental Health Service is situated within the Social Model of Health Division and provides mental health services to the Women’s Hospital at Parkville. Our major areas of activity are in these domains: clinical work, research, and education & training. Clinical services cover each of the hospitals clinical streams, I.e. maternity services, women’s health including gynaecology and women’s cancer, and neonatal services.

The Women’s is currently creating a new division focused on the Social Model of Health. The Women’s Mental Health Team will be a critical team as a key part of this new division that will consist of several services focused on addressing the social determinants of health.

Your contribution

The Head of Psychiatry has a significant leadership role at the Women’s leading the Women’s Mental Health Team. They provide the clinical governance for the multidisciplinary Mental Health Team. In partnership with the Head of Clinical Psychology, the Head of Psychiatry ensures the team delivers high quality care to women by contributing to the provision of an effective and efficient psychiatry service to meet the needs of women who are inpatients or outpatients of RWH and have mental health problems.

As the Head of Psychiatry, your primary role will be to:

  • Ensure strong partnerships are formed with the other leaders within the division for the Social Model for Health
  • Work in partnership with the Head of Clinical Psychology to ensure the team delivers high quality care to women by contributing to the provision of an effective and efficient mental health service
  • Develop strong links with the leaders (Heads of Unit) in all other areas of the Women’s.
  • Provide strategic advice on the development of the service to the Director Social Model of Health.
  • Support research, teaching and training within the service and broadly within the organisation.
  • Represent the Women’s in relation to women’s mental health.

About you

To be successful within this role you will need to have:

  • Registration as a medical practitioner with the Medical Board of Australia
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists or equivalent postgraduate specialist qualification
  • Experience in perinatal and infant psychiatry
  • Experience in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
  • Senior leadership and management experience
  • A demonstrated strong interest in, and commitment to, women’s health, and understand the impact of social determinants on health and wellbeing
  • Be open and approachable, and respond to the needs of various hospital departments and clinics in a timely and accessible way

Our offering

The Women's Declaration describes our purpose and mission: we are committed to the social model of health, we will lead innovation and research, and we will be a voice for women and deliver care cognisant of sex, gender and cultural inequalities.

We will do this with courage, passion, discovery and respect for all people.

(Strategic Service Plan 2020-35).

When you join the Women’s you unite with talented people who share your purpose and unwavering determination to advance health outcomes for all women. You will find a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning and working together in multi-disciplinary teams to ensure you find the exceptional in your everyday.

We are proudly Breastfeeding Association accredited. The Women’s is committed to gender equity principles and our people have an awareness of and sensitive approach to violence against women/family violence matters.

The Women’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, people with lived experience of disability and people who identify as LGBTI.

It is a policy of the Women's to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability. If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process, please contact the hiring manager listed under 'Contact Person'

Ready to make the move?

For more information about the position, please see the Position Description attached and apply online by selecting “apply now” below.

All appointments to the Women’s are subject to a satisfactory clearance of Working with Children Check and Police Check.

If you would like to receive this information/publication in an accessible format (such as large print or audio) please call our HR Enquiries line on: 03 8345 2080, or email HR.Enquiries@thewomens.org.au

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