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Apply now Job no: 567597
Work type: Full time, Part time
Location: Joondalup Health Campus
Categories: Medical Professionals

Consultant Psychiatrist

Mental Health Service

Full-time and part-time opportunities are available.



This position is an exciting opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join our new Mental Health Service facility with roles available in the adult, older adult and consultant liaison teams.


Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) recently opened an impressive, recovery-focused 102-bed Mental Health Service offering adult inpatient care, and for the first time, is catering for youth (16-24 years) and older adult (65+ years) inpatients.


The Service offers open and secure accommodation, and beds are opening in a staged approach. JHC also operates a ten-bed Emergency Department, Mental Health Observation Area (MHOA) and a Consultation-Liaison service.

You can view the new Mental Health Unit here.


JHC is one of the largest hospitals in Western Australia, treating more than 70,000 inpatients on average annually. Operated by Ramsay Health Care, Australia’s largest private hospital operator, JHC provides comprehensive acute medical care to both public and private patients. More information is available at

Ramsay Health Care is committed to Child Safety.  Details of our commitment are set out in our Code of Conduct, available at


JHC is an accredited placement for Specialist Psychiatric Trainees and medical students from the University of Western Australia and Curtin University. The hospital has submitted an application to RANZCP for accreditation for basic and advanced training positions.


Position Details:

  • JHC invites applications from Consultant Psychiatrists.
  • We value a work-life balance and respect flexible work arrangements, so please let us know your availability.
  • Sessional consulting rooms are also available for private practice, so don’t hesitate to contact us for more information on how we can support your practice.
  • The successful applicant/s for this position will join a multidisciplinary team (Psychiatrists, Registrars, RMO/Intern, nursing staff, allied health, clinical psychologist, alcohol and other drug in-reach service) involved in the assessment and management of people within the newly built mental health unit at JHC.
  • The JHC MHU is a 102-bed unit, and the hospital has a dedicated, consultant-led consultation/liaison team and a Mental Health Observation Area (MHOA team). The Mental Health Observation Area is adjacent to the emergency department.


Psychiatry at JHC provides teaching and training for RANZCP trainees, participates in the hospital’s postgraduate medical education program, and provides undergraduate education to medical students.

There is a consultants’ after-hours roster to provide after-hours on-call and call-back Service to MHU, MHOA and CL. 


Remuneration: Salary range, depending on experience - Year 1-9 consultant (Total package range $361,466 - $452,888 pro rata).


Essential Criteria:

  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Fellowship of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.


Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in adult inpatient psychiatry.


What’s in it for you?

Professional Advancement: Recognition, Rewards, Professional Development, and Employee referral programs. Free access to LinkedIn Learning, education scholarships and the Ramsay Leadership Academy to support career progression. 

Discounts:  Ramsay Rewards - Access great deals at major retailers. Hospital, Allied Health & Pharmacy discounts - you’ll pay less for hospital cover and receive higher extras limits for things like General and Major Dental.

Health and Wellbeing: Flexible work opportunities with the ability to have a say in your roster, Flexible Leave Program, and a free Employee Assistance Program offering access to confidential counselling, coaching and support 24/7. 

Leisure/Social/Financial: Discounts for leisure travel with selected Hotels, salary sacrifice opportunities e.g., airport lounge membership, self-education expenses, novated leasing and more.

*Please note casual employees may not be eligible for all benefits. 



  • Must provide a National Police check conducted within the previous 12 months
  • Depending on the role, Ramsay may require a Working-With-Children check and proof of immunisation against infectious diseases, which may include Covid-19.


To Apply

All applications must be lodged online. Applications made by recruitment agencies will not be considered.


For More Information:

Please get in touch with either of our Heads of Department, Dr. Amatul Uzma at or  Dr. Peter Melvill-Smith at


Closing Date: 24 July 2024

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

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