Advanced Trainee Registrar in Adult General Psychiatry

Time for a lifestyle change? Join a workplace that’s friendly & welcoming!! Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The Warrnambool campus has recently undergone a major capital redevelopment and is considered one of the most modern and technologically advanced health services in regional Australia. South West Healthcare is the major clinical and specialist referral centre for South West Victoria. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds (216 acute, 36 aged care and 30 mental health) and an extensive range of primary and community services. The town has a population of over 33,380 and is a popular seaside resort located 264 kilometres southwest of Melbourne. The city boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. Warrnambool’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth. The promenade is very popular and you can walk, run, ride or skate along this scenic trail. Almost every year between June and September the Southern Right Whales return to the waters off Warrnambool and often swim within a hundred meters of the shore.
Job Details
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: South West - Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1402700
Closing Date: 30-Jun-2019
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: MH - Adult General Psychiatric Trainee PD June 2019.pdf (PDF, 226KB)

Contact: Human Resources

Position Details

An exciting opportunity exists for a suitably experienced Medical Officer to join South West Healthcare's Mental Health team in temporary full time (2 years) position as an Advanced Trainee Registrar in Adult General Psychiatry.  The successful applicant will have completed a relevant medical degree, have substantial experience in the provision of high quality mental health assessment and treatment and be enrolled as psychiatric registrar with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP). 

The Mental Health Service (MHS) within South West Healthcare (SWH) has an established reputation for providing an innovative, integrated approach to community based and client centred service delivery. Working closely with the families and carers of consumers within a recovery framework, the MHS is also renowned for its integrated model of care and the provision of extensive services across a broad demographic client base. The successful applicant must have demonstrable experience operating from the recovery-informed clinical platform in their work with consumers and carers. 

South West Healthcare has a total of 282 beds, services a population in excess of 110,000 and is the major specialist referral centre for south west Victoria. 

Salary and Conditions for this position will be in accordance with AMA Victoria – Victorian Public Health Sector – Doctors In Training Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021 classification.  

For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Dr Jacques Claassen (Clinical Director -  Mental Health Services)  

The successful applicant will be required to consent to and undergo a Police Record Check. A valid Working With Children Check will also be required. 

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only under Careers and need to include: an application letter, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of three (3) referees by Sunday 30 June 2019.  Other documents you feel are relevant may also be attached: however this is limited to 5 documents and there is also a size limitation of no greater than 2 Mega Bytes. 

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website or completing the application process, please send an email to: Please note this address is for enquiries only and application cannot be submitted via this email.


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