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Psychiatry- Assertive Outreach / Psychiatrist Northern Territories Australia Senior Staff Specialist / Staff Specialist / Registrar / SMO Senior Medical Officer

Psychiatry- Assertive Outreach / Psychiatrist Northern Territories Australia Senior Staff Specialist / Staff Specialist / Registrar / SMO Senior Medical Officer via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term / permanent basis.

***Location: Northern Territories Australia
***Speciality: Psychiatry- Assertive Outreach / Psychiatrist
*** Role: Senior Staff Specialist / Staff Specialist / Registrar / Senior Medical Officer SMO
***Start date: ASAP
***Pay rate: £NEGOTIABLE (dependent on experience $194,068 – $328,922 Australian $ per annum)
***Duration: 12 months with extension (dependent on performance)
***Note: Exact location details provided on application
***IELTS Score of 7.0 Overall (minimum) OR OET Exam Overall grade B
*** AMC Registration Required (Australian Medical Council) and or AHPRA Registration before an offer of employment can be made or in process of obtaining.

A Hospital Doctor PHO / Principal House Officer Registrar Senior Registrar Fellowship (PFY) is sought to join a prestigious hospital in Australia. As everyone knows Australian Teaching Hospitals and Medical Universities receive great international acclaim & recognition throughout the world- doctors with experience and training in Australia typically enjoy great success in terms of professional career development & job satisfaction.

Specific Duties

  • Participating in joint assessments of the children and adolescents referred to the service, with particular focus on psychiatric and physical assessment.
  • Developing and providing treatment plans which include the family/carers and liaison with local services.
  • Ensuring the day-to-day psychiatric and medical care of adolescents on the day programme and inpatient unit.
  • To safely prescribe to an adolescent population and write up discharge medication as needed.
  • Responding at short notice to requests to see patients either individually or jointly with other team members, including performing Mental Health Act assessments.
  • Responding to medical and psychiatric emergencies on the ward.
  • To function as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team in a professional manner.
  • Providing medical advice and support to other disciplines where appropriate.
  • To attend and participate in clinical meetings, team meetings and tribunals where appropriate.
  • To contribute to multi-disciplinary training events.
  • Producing or assisting with the production of reports for the Ministry of Justice, the First Tier Tribunal (Mental Health), care plans or for CPA meetings.
  • To produce discharge summaries in a timely manner with formulation input.
  • To maintain clinical records in accordance with the AMC and Trust standards, and to adhere to the AMC Code of Conduct.
  • To ensure, with other members of the Team, that Care Programmes, and Risk Plans are appropriate and updated and that clinical outcomes are recorded.
  • To receive clinical supervision from the Consultant Psychiatrist.
  • To communicate with families about patient concerns.
  • To work closely with other members of the Team in developing treatment approaches for children, young people and their families.
  • To be aware of the statutory requirements of The Children’s Act, the Mental Capacity Act and The Mental Health Act.

This Job advert is designed to give an overview and is not definitive in its content- full departmental requirements will be discussed at interview stage with the doctor.

Hours of Work

a) The Senior Staff Specialist / Staff Specialist is contracted to undertake such duties / provide such services as are set out in Contract that is issued at the time of a job offer in the manner specified for 39 hours per week. The 39 hours are as determined by the roster and include a paid lunch break.

b) The Senior Staff Specialist / Staff Specialist is required to deliver these hours on any 5 days out of the 7 in a week as determined by the Employer.

c) above are subject to amendment in accordance with the agreement made between the Health Service and the Australian Medical Organisation on the 22nd day of January 2010.

d) When rostered to attend on any day Monday to Friday, the Senior Staff Specialist / Staff Specialist must work a minimum shift of 6 hours. When rostered to attend on Saturday or Sunday, the Senior Staff Specialist / Staff Specialist must work a minimum shift of 5 hours.

e) The Senior Staff Specialist / Staff Specialist shall not be required to work for more than 24 consecutive hours on-site.

f) The Employer will ensure that the Senior Staff Specialist / Staff Specialist is rostered to work on-site for a period of 24 hours on no more than a 1 in 5 basis other than in exceptional circumstances.

g) Rosters must provide for a handover period between each shift. Handover periods must be of at least 30 minutes in duration.

h) The doctor may not be rostered to work a split shift

i) The doctor may be required to: i) provide overtime services (on-call on-site services) on-site in addition to the 39 hours.
ii) provide on-call off-site services outside core and/or overtime hours as determined by the Clinical Director / Employer;
iii) work beyond his/her rostered period in line with the exigencies of the service. The Employer will endeavour to ensure that this will be an exceptional rather than a standard requirement.

j) A minimum notice period of 2 weeks will apply for provision of initial rosters.

Overtime payments

a) Overtime refers to work on-call on-site as required by the Employer in excess of the average 39 hours worked in each week of the roster period.

b) All hours worked in excess of the averaged 39 hours each week are liable for payment at time and a half.

c) Where the doctor is rostered to work in excess of 39 hours in any week as part of a roster covering a number of weeks, payment may be calculated in such a manner as to provide for payment of:
i) no more than 39 hours for each week worked during the roster period at the standard hourly rate; ii) all additional hours7 in excess of i) above at the rate of time and a half.

d) Unrostered overtime approved by the relevant Consultant / Clinical Director will be paid to the doctor. The Employer may query such unrostered overtime or approval of same. Should a query be made, the doctor will be notified of same. Payment will be made subsequent to any queries regarding such unrostered overtime being resolved

Standard Duties and Responsibilities

a) The Senior Staff Specialist / Staff Specialist standard duties and responsibilities include, as directed by the Consultant / Clinical Director / Employer to, inter alia:

i) participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in the provision of medical care to patients;
ii) diagnose and treat patients;
iii) ensure that duties and functions are undertaken in a manner that prioritises the safety and wellbeing of patients;
iv) assess patients on admission and/or discharge as required and write detailed reports in the case notes;
v) order and interpret diagnostic tests;
vi) initiate and monitor treatment;
vii) communicate effectively with patients and clients;
viii) further progress knowledge of diagnosis and management; ix) participate in multidisciplinary clinical audit and proactive risk management and facilitate production of all data/information for same;
x) co-operate with such arrangements as are put into place to verify the delivery of all contractual commitments;
xi) co-operate with such measures as are necessary to ensure compliance with the requirements of the European Working Time Directive and related Australian legislation;
xii) co-operate with investigations, enquiries or audit relating to the provision of health services; xiii) comply with statutory and regulatory requirements, agreed training principles where appropriate, corporate policies and procedures and human resource policies and procedures (e.g. Dignity at Work, Trust in Care, Flexible Working Scheme etc.);
xiv) attend at doctor Induction. Induction training before the commencement of the employment relationship is not paid, while induction training during the currency of the employment relationship is paid;
xv) perform other duties as required by the supervising Consultant / Clinical Director / Employer.

b) Additional duties and responsibilities related to this post may be set out in the job description as issued by the Employer.

c) The Senior Staff Specialist / Staff Specialist is entitled during his/her employment to regular review of his/her performance – including MET/Research performance – by and together with the designated supervisory Consultant/ Clinical Director / Head of Academic Department.

d) When carrying out these duties, the Senior Staff Specialist / Staff Specialist shall abide by the Australian Medical Council ‘Guide to Ethical Conduct and Behaviour’ (copy available directly from the Medical Council or at https://www.amc.org.au/)

Medical Education and Training

a) For the purposes of Senior Staff Specialist / Staff Specialist education, training and the maintenance of Senior Staff Specialist / Staff Specialist professional competence, the employer shall, in line with the requirements of the Medical Practitioners Act, facilitate as appropriate the training / competence assurance requirements of Senior Staff Specialist / Staff Specialist posts.

b) For the purposes of education, training and the maintenance of professional competence, the doctor shall, in line with the requirements of the Medical Practitioners Act:
i) participate in and satisfy the requirements of any programme of Intern training (s)he is registered on as defined by the Medical Council of Australia; or
ii) participate in and satisfy the requirements of any programme of specialist training (s)he is registered on as defined by the relevant postgraduate medical training body recognised by the Medical Council of Australia; or
iii) participate in and satisfy the requirements of any competence assurance programme (s)he is registered on as defined and delivered by the Medical Council of Australia and/or a postgraduate medical training body recognised by the Medical Council of Australia for that purpose.

c) The Senior Staff Specialist / Staff Specialist may, subject to the agreement of the Employer, make an explicit structured and scheduled commitment to educational activities in line with the educational and training requirements described at b) above. This will include paid non-clinical training days (or part of as appropriate)4 as required by the relevant programme of specialist training / competence assurance. Such structured and scheduled commitment and responsibility and accountability for same will be agreed in advance by the Employer with the relevant Training Body or University will be consistent with the agreed training principles for postgraduate medical education and training and shall be incorporated into rosters.

Teaching Commitments

  • participation in the lecture programmes for 2nd and 4th year medical students.
  • regular commitments to ward based teaching of undergraduates.
  • teaching of other groups as required including other specialty juniors and specialist nurses.

Induction and Development Reviews

All medical staff are required to undertake the hospital’s induction as soon as possible after commencing work.  They are also expected to have a local induction to their place of work which will be undertaken by their line manager or nominated person and sent to Learning & Development for record keeping.

Workplace Doctors are looking for medical professionals with relevant experience: If you are interested in working in growing your career and increasing your income, then talk to our healthcare team today. If you can fill the above requirements, we will give you the following benefits:

*** Visa & Work Permit for FREE!
*** Guidance, Training & Career Development
*** Dedicated & Supportive team- Consultant available when you need.
*** Excellent Basic Pay, Overtime paid for extra hours
***IELTS Score of 7.0 Overall (minimum) OR OET Exam Overall grade B
*** Ability to cope with a varying work load
*** AMC Registration Required (Australian Medical Council) and or AHPRA Registration – We can provide guidance if needed just email us!

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