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Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist - Infant, Child and Family Health and Wellbeing Hub

Date: 16-Mar-2023

Location: Other, AU

Company: theroyalch

The Hospital:


The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) vision is to be a great children’s hospital – delivering Great Care.

RCH is a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Pediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

RCH has cared for the children and young people of Victoria for more than 150 years since it was founded in 1870. A full range of paediatric and adolescent health services are provided plus tertiary and quaternary care for the most critically ill and medically complex patients in Victoria. Tasmania, southern NSW and other states around Australia and overseas. The Hospital has more than 6,000 staff, a budget of $850M, 12 wards and 350 beds. Annually, the RCH has 300,000+ Specialist Clinic appointments, 90,000+ Emergency Department presentations and 20,000 elective surgeries.

The RCH is committed to the Child Safe Standards

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact.

For further Information on RCH is available here.


The Role:


This is a new leadership role as the Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for the new Brimbank Melton Infant, Child and Family Health and Wellbeing Hub. As the only psychiatrist in the hub, the Psychiatrist will provide the clinical leadership and governance to hub clinicians and work in a partnership with the Team Coordinator of the hub to manage the clinical performance of the hub.


As well as direct clinical care the Psychiatrist will supervise the clinical staff, including trainees. It is expected that the Psychiatrist will contribute to the clinical governance of the overall hub and form strong partnerships with paediatricians working in the paediatric component of the hub.


The Psychiatrist will also form strong partnerships with the psychiatrist in the Mid-West Level 5 CAMHS team to facilitate step-up and step-down care of infants and children and their families between the two tiers of the system. Flexible work options, including working from home arrangements will be made available, as well as a range of staff wellbeing initiatives.


You will be responsible for:  

  • Providing assessment and clinical intervention to infants and children and their families, both face to face and via telehealth, as well as supervising other clinicians to provide assessment and clinical interventions
  • Providing leadership through modelling a high standard of professional and interpersonal skills, attitudes and behaviours
  • Collaborating effectively with community consultant psychiatrists and RCH-based infant psychiatrist and team and other clinical and service leaders to ensure inter-disciplinary clinical care is of a consistently high standard
  • Contributing expert clinical decision-making to policy and procedure development to improve care delivered in the hub, through outreach and in coordination with the RCH Mental Health triage and assessment team and community teams

You will have:

  • Registration as medical practitioner and Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists or equivalent qualification
  • Completion of accredited postgraduate training in child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Extensive experience in working in the mental health sector and sound knowledge of the relevant legislation pertaining to Mental Health.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining well-functioning relationships with mental health, medical and other health, education and welfare service colleagues
  • Excellent clinical skills and a commitment to professional development


Other information and how to apply:

Applicants must apply online attaching certified credentials and a completed “SMS Application for Appointment Form”.

Please contact Dr Ric Haslam - Director, RCH Mental Health Service on 0403 442 951 for further information.


To view the job description please click here.


Why work at the RCH?


RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact. We offer the opportunity to work in world-class facilities,  surrounded by Royal Park and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.

We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, and an award-winning health and wellbeing program.

The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background,  all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

It is a requirement of your employment that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and Influenza annually for Category A and B roles, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the relevant time, unless you have a medical exception in line with those public health orders, which has been accepted by The Royal Children’s Hospital.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government Immunisation History Statement, it is a requirement of the RCH to collect, record and hold vaccination information.

It is also a requirement of your employment that you comply with any direction given by The Royal Children’s Hospital that you be vaccinated against, or prove immunity to, any other disease, unless you have a relevant exemption


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 31 March 2023