Position Details
Reference Number 38632
Position Title Consultant Psychiatrist
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Psychiatry
Location Various Facilities
Position Summary

About Monash Health


Monash Health is an impressive organisation of seven public hospitals, 21 community health sites, five aged care facilities, university affiliated international research and tertiary education. We provide healthcare for the entire lifespan from pre-birth to palliative care and all stages in between, and we have recently opened the new 230-bed Monash Children's Hospital.


About Monash Doctors


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.


 About the Role: About Youth Inpatient Unit


Unit 2 is the recover focused 25 bedded Youth Inpatient Unit delivering acute psychiatric support for the youth population (under 25). It's located at 125-127, Cleeland Street, Dandenong, Vic 3175. 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 supported by senior registrar, registrars, junior medical staff and the 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.


About Secure Extended Care Unit (SECU), Dandenong


Secure Extended Care Unit (SECU) is a sub-acute 50-bedded inpatient unit located in Dandenong Hospital. It provides medium to long-term inpatient assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for people living with unremitting and severe symptoms of mental disorder causing significant functional impairment and often largely presenting with significant disturbance in behaviour that impedes living in the community or other less restrictive environments


Monash SECU operates within a recovery oriented framework. Clinical management is structured around individualised care planning that addresses the expressed needs, goals and aspirations of the person receiving treatment.


Monash SECU provides service to patients in catchment of four area mental health services in Melbourne including Monash Mental Health. 5 beds allocated to patients living across the State. SECU staff include Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Registrars, Hospital Medical Officers, Psychiatric Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Family Therapist, Occupational Therapists, Dietician, Speech Therapist, Music Therapist, and Exercise Physiologist.


 What we offer

  • Salary packaging
  • Onsite staff parking
  • Discounted banking (BankVic)
  • Onsite Gym
  • Access to professional development courses and seminars


Qualifications/ registrations/ licenses



  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Appropriate health professional tertiary qualifications
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
  • Working with Children's Certificate
  • Credentialing and Scope of Practice
  • As part of the application process, the incumbent must complete the Credentialing and Scope of Practice process prior to appointment and commencement. Incumbents can submit their credentials using e-Cred - the electronic credentialing system via the e-Credentialing webpage at: https://myclinicalprofile.com.au


This will be reviewed on a regular basis.



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.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Working with Children's Check prior to any offers of employment being made.

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 considered.

Selection Criteria A current Employee Victorian Working with Children Check (WWCC) is required for all staff. If you have a WWCC please list the number and expiry date. If not, should you be successful for this position you will be required to supply a copy.Include Selection Criteria

You are required to attach a copy of your Primary & Specialist (if applicable) Medical Qualification in the Education Certificate section in the next step. Please respond YES to confirm your acknowledgement. If successful you will be required to present the original or certified copy to MDW.

Candidates who are not Monash Health staff are required to complete a Fit2Work. If successful you will received an email. Please respond YES to confirm your acknowledgment of this requirement or N/A if you are a current employee or an International Medical Graduate
Contact Person
Bharat Saluja Unit Head, Young Persons MHS and Acute Inpatient, Dandenong 9594 6666 Bharat.Saluja@monashhealth.org
Advertising Closing 03/07/2019
Position Documents
Position Description Psychiatrist PD 1905 Updated Template (002).pdf
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