Position Details
Reference Number 50052
Position Title Consultant Psychiatrist
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Mental Health
Location Dandenong Hospital
Position Summary
  • Make your mark; deliver exceptional care in a fast paced, challenging environment.
  • Contribute to a broad multidisciplinary team as you deliver holistic patient and family centred care.
  • Become a Monash Doctor.

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria's largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne's population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children's Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.

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There are more than 900 Junior Medical staff positions at Monash Health in over 200 medical specialties, to help grow your career. We offer unparalleled opportunities in Victoria's largest & most clinically diverse teaching health service.

Unit 2 is the recovery focused 25 bedded Youth Inpatient Unit delivering acute psychiatric support for the youth population (18 - 25). It's located at 125-127, Cleeland Street, Dandenong. The main service objectives are to support youths

1)    Where psychiatric risk cannot be managed in a less restrictive environment in the community in line with relevant legislation (for example, the Mental Health Act, assessment order, temporary treatment order).

2)    To reduce acute psychiatric risk for young people so that they can be effectively supported in the community.

3)    To support a young person's supporting community system in:

·       diagnostic clarification

·       medication management

·       Therapeutic management/containment (planned, respite and so on).

The position holder will be responsible for care of about 10 patients and will be supported by senior registrar, registrars, junior medical staff and multidisciplinary team consisting of nurses, OTs, social workers, psychologist, drugs and alcohol worker and other support staff. The Unit runs several group programs focusing of both mental and physical wellbeing and works closely with several external agencies to facilitate youth's recovery

What we offer

·       Salary packaging

·       Onsite discounted staff parking

·       Discounted banking (BankVic)

·       Onsite Gym

·       Access to professional development courses and seminars

What you need

·       Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

·       Appropriate health professional tertiary qualifications

·       Fellowship of the RACS or equivalent

·       Working with Children's Certificate

·       Membership with RACS and ASOHNS

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:

·       Reference checks;

·       A clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;

·       A current Victorian Employee Working with Children's Check (or proof of payment for same); and

·       Proof of immunisation.

The incumbent must complete the Credentialing and Scope of Practice process prior to appointment and commencement. This will be reviewed on a regular basis.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Please note, applications will be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be accepted

In accordance with recent Victorian Public Health directions all employees working in the Public Health system need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and be required to provide evidence of their vaccination status.   All candidates that are recommended for appointment will be required to provide evidence they meet the vaccination criteria.

This will be by providing  a copy of your immunisation history statement,  which can be accessed via My Gov, or evidence that you have a vaccination appointment before 1 November 2021.  This evidence will need to be uploaded to the E Recruit system.

Offers of employment will only be made to candidates that can provide evidence that they meet the above requirements.  If you are unsure of these requirements please contact the Recruitment Manager for this vacancy 

Selection Criteria You are required to complete a Credentialing and Scope of Clinical Practice application via the C.Gov online platform. Please access the online link to c.Gov via the document in the attachments section. Please declare that you have completed this application by selecting YES to confirm completion.
Contact Person
Bharat Saluja Consultant Psychiatrist 0451402243
Advertising Closing 04/11/2021
Position Documents
Position Description Consultant Psychiatrist Position Advertisement.pdf
CGOV Credentialling Link CGOV New Application Form Link.pdf
Statutory Declaration Statutory_Declaration July 2017.pdf
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