Unaccredited Registrar Psychiatry

Job Details
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Department: Albury Wodonga Health
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: North East - Wangaratta
Reference: VG/20190815_01
Closing Date: 15-Sep-2019
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Unaccredited Psychiatry Registrar Position Description.pdf (PDF, 334KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Dr Elizabeth McArdle
(02) 6051 7979

Position Details

Albury Wodonga Health

Unaccredited Registrar Psychiatry

Full-Time Position

Albury Wodonga Health has an exciting opportunity for an Unaccredited Registrar in Psychiatry who wants to join a supportive team and continue to develop skills in the assessment and treatment of inpatient clients. Kerferd Unit is a 20 bed inpatient unit located within the North East Health Wangaratta precinct.

Candidates meeting the following mandatory criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • Currently registered or eligible for registration with AHPRA
  • MBBS or equivalent degree
  • At least two years post-graduate experience with recent experience in inpatient mental health and a demonstrated interest in continuing in the field
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills including the ability to work within multidisciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated commitment to rural / regional practice 


  1. Admit, manage and discharge patients from the service under the supervision of the Clinical Director of Mental Health with the aim of providing the highest possible standards of care.
  2. Fulfil statutory requirements under the Mental Health Act Victoria and ensure that relevant legislation is accurately interpreted and utilised and that documentation is promptly completed.
  3. Participate in after-hours on-call roster and attend daytime crisis calls in designated area of clinical responsibility.
  4. Provide consultation support to the Community Mental Health service and other hospital units, particularly Emergency Department, as required.
  5. Follow defined service quality standards, work health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplace.
  6. Practice in accordance with North East Border Mental Health Service philosophies, policies, procedures and standards; this includes establishing and maintaining appropriate client records and complying with management information system requirements.
  7. Ensure effective discharge planning of patients including written communication and/or discharge summary provided at, or close to the time of, discharge and forwarded to all necessary Medical Practitioners.

Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the AMA Victoria – Victorian Public Health Sector – Medical Specialists Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021

Successful applicants will be required to complete appropriate Criminal Record Screening paperwork/processes in order for AWH to meet its obligations regarding screening for serious criminal offences (within and external to Australia).  Applicants unable to commit to this screening process should not submit an application for employment.

Successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory orientation modules using the AWH e-learning system prior to commencing employment.

This is a Category A position.  Successful applicants of Category A positions must provide evidence of vaccination prior to commencement.

Direct Applications Only

This vacancy is NOT open to any agencies of employment consultants, regardless of their status. 

AWH is unable to support applicants requiring sponsorship

More information

Please refer to the Position Description (see attachments) for more details on this position and required Selection Criteria.

Should you have any questions regarding this position, please contact, Dr Elizabeth McArdle, Clinical Director of Mental Health on (02) 6051 7979

Apply Now

AWH is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Apply via this website, go to 'Apply Now' (at bottom of page) to complete the Application Form. Please ensure that each Selection Criteria is addressed. For further guidance and examples on how to write a response to the key selection criteria please refer to https://careers.vic.gov.au/how-to-apply/how-to-reply-to-selection-criteria

Also ensure you attach a cover letter and a copy of your resume (including names and contact details of two professional referees). Other documents you feel are relevant may also be attached; however this is limited to 5 documents of no greater than 2 Mega Bytes.

NB if you experience any difficulties with this website or completing the application process, please email people.workforce@awh.org.au. Please note this address is for enquires only and applications cannot be submitted via this email.

Applications not received via the Vic Government Careers system by the closing date will not be accepted.

Closing Date: Sunday 15 September 2019

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