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Consultant Psychiatrist

Apply now Job no: 567599
Work type: Full time, Part time
Location: Joondalup Health Campus
Categories: Medical Professionals

Consultant Psychiatrist

Inpatient Youth

Mental Health Service



Full-time and part-time opportunities are available.

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

Our ward needs an interested psychiatrist with experience in Youth and CAP, taking a developmental approach to working with a 16-24-year-old cohort. We especially need a psychiatrist who is able to work with the 18-24 bracket.


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 (Psychiatrist, Registrar, RMO/Intern, nursing staff, allied health, clinical psychologist, alcohol and other drug in-reach service) involved in the assessment and management of young people aged 16-24 within the youth mental health inpatient program at newly built youth unit at JHC.


The JHC Youth MHU is a 20-bed authorised acute youth unit with a dedicated, consultant-led consultation/liaison team. In addition to this, there is a 10-bed Mental Health Observation Area (MHOA) 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.



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


Essential Criteria:

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

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in youth and child and adolescent psychiatry in a hospital setting.


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.



  • 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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