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Psychiatric Registrar

Apply now Job no: 569536
Work type: Full time temp
Location: Joondalup Health Campus
Categories: Medical Professionals

Mental Health Services | 2025 Registrar Vacancies

Maximum Term | Various Hours Available

Registrars, you have an exciting opportunity to join our Mental Health Service. These positions offer a solid foundation for any medical officer interested in a career in psychiatry.

Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) has 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. JHC also operates a ten-bed emergency department, mental health observation Area (MHOA) and a consultation liaison service. You can view the 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

Located 25 kilometres north of Perth's CBD, the hospital is well-situated, and its management supports and encourages staff to achieve work-life balance while actively supporting their professional development and careers. 

Established in 1964, Ramsay Health Care has grown to become a leading and respected healthcare provider in Australia, employing more than 30,000 people and admitting more than one million patients each year. With 75 hospitals, clinics and day surgeries, Ramsay is Australia's largest private hospital operator and largest private provider of mental health services. Ramsay also has a rapidly expanding out-of-hospital business, including 100 community pharmacies and in-hospital dispensaries, 11 community psychology practices, a hospital in-the-home service, telehealth, and allied health clinics.

JHC is an accredited placement for specialist psychiatric trainees and medical students from the University of Western Australia and Curtin University. The unit provides excellent registrar teaching and has an active continuing medical education (CME) program. JHC provides teaching and training for RANZCP trainees, participates in the hospital's postgraduate medical education program and provides undergraduate education to medical students.

JHC Mental Health Service provides a wide range of mental health experience for Non-Trainee Service Registrars who will have ample opportunity in getting experience in Youth, Adult , Old Age, Consultation-Liaison and Emergency Psychiatry under the supervision of Senior Consultants. This paves the way for such registrars to successfully gain acceptance to the RANZCP Training Program.



Position Details:

JHC is looking to employ psychiatry registrars on a 12-month – 2-year contract with a total remuneration package of $139,305.00- $213,086.00 per annum; (including base salary, 11.5% superannuation and professional development allowance).  Service registrars work with inpatient, MHOA and consultation liaison teams.

  • Registrars are required to participate in an after-hours on-duty roster.



Essential Criteria:

  • Successful applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding and promoting the Ramsay Way core values.
  • Applicants must have current AHPRA registration or be eligible to apply for AHPRA registration.



Desirable Criteria:

  • Career interest in psychiatry.



Joondalup Health Campus employees enjoy a range of benefits, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Access to Ramsay corporate discounts, including private health insurance choices, gym memberships, discounted IT hardware and software and travel/holiday discounts.
  • Ramsay Employee Club – access deals across multiple retail & hospitality venues and discounts across entertainment ticketing.
  • Ramsay Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – employees can access counselling, wellbeing services, and legal and financial assistance.
  • Learn and grow with us; we offer assistance and support for professional development.
  • JHC offers free onsite parking and discounted meals.



Everyone who joins Ramsay:

  • Must be vaccinated against Covid-19, a vaccine approved by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation.
  • Must provide a National Police check conducted within the previous 12 months.
  • According to the role, Ramsay may require a working-with-children check and proof of immunisation against infectious diseases.



For More Information:

Please get in touch with either of our Co-Heads of Department,

Dr Amatul Uzma at

Dr Peter Melvill-Smith at

Applicants are requested to apply online by going to or Seek 

Closing Date:  Friday 26th July 2024

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

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