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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 28897
Position Title Consultant Psychiatrist Aged (Parental Leave Cover)
Employment Status Limited Term Part Time
Location All Sites
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• We are proud to be leaders within the state of least restrictive care with the lowest rates of seclusion and use of the MHA whilst providing high quality care to our
• Frankston, Mornington Peninsula & surrounding locations

Who We Are and What We Stand For

Peninsula Health is the major metropolitan health service caring for a community of 300,000 people. Our Vision is to provide exceptional health and community care. To realise this vision we need people who strive for a sense of achievement, take an interest in their individual growth, enjoy innovation and looking for ways to improve and have a passion for communicating and connecting with others.

In representing Peninsula Health, we expect all employees and volunteers to reflect our values: Be the Best, Be a Role Model, Be Open and Honest, Be Compassionate and Respectful and Be Collaborative. We are One Peninsula Health.

Peninsula Health Mental Health Service (PHMHS) is currently seeking to attract an Old Aged Psychiatrist into a multi-disciplinary team leadership position within its Aged Person Mental Health Service. This is a part-time fixed-term contract until 18 September 2022 .

The position will work closely with the Head of Aged Psychiatry and Clinical Director to further high standards of clinical governance and leadership around Mental Health Act compliance, patient flow, service quality, and service improvement in the Aged Psychiatry Service.

The position will also work closely with the Managers of the Aged Persons Mental Health Service to ensure safe, effective, and cohesive multi-disciplinary care is delivered across our service.

What You Will Be Doing

• Provide high quality evidence based clinical care within the designated scope of practice
• Promote a culture of continuous improvement by monitoring services and practice, and taking a leadership role in policy and process development.
• Lead and manage junior medical staff to achieve optimum outcomes.
• Ensure patient flow is managed in a predictable manner.
• Maintain high performance in least restrictive care.
• Be aware of and work in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

What You Need

We anticipate you:
• have Fellowship of the Royal Australasian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
• have a demonstrated working knowledge of the Victorian Mental Health Act 2014
• are a Medical Practitioner registered in Australia
• have relevant specialist experience with a track record in clinical management (desirable)
• have the ability to work as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team

What Next

If you experience any issues signing in or registering, please feel welcome to contact us - the People, Experience & Performance Team on (03) 9784 2700.

Additional Requirements

Peninsula Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from all cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also provide a safe and supportive workplace for people with disabilities.

To find out more about our recruitment processes, compliance obligations and to prepare your application to join our team please visit:


Join Peninsula Health and help us to deliver safe, personal, effective & connected care to every person, every time.
Selection Criteria
Contact Person Precilla Damain
Contact Number 0397847110
Contact Email pdamain@phcn.vic.gov.au
Alternate Contact Person Dhiren Singh
Alternate Contact Number 0397847110
Closing Date 10/10/2021
Position Description PD Consultant Psychiatrist Aged Jan 21.pdf