Position Details
Reference Number 32740
Position Title consultant psychiatrist - hoppers crossing
Employment Type Ongoing
Location Other
Position Summary
  • Fractional (0.2 EFT)
  • South West team, Hoppers Crossing
  • Salary packaging options

The Hospital:

The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Melbourne is one of the world's great children's hospitals. We are the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and our care extends to children from Tasmania, southern New South Wales and other states around Australia and overseas.

With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of over 4500, we provide a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people. The Royal Children’s Hospital is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. For further information on our Commitment to Child Safety go to: http://www.rch.org.au/quality/child-safety/ 

The RCH provides world class facilities for staff, patients and families, making it an exciting place to work and progress your career. We offer a competitive salary and salary packaging options along with interesting and varied work.


The Role:

We are seeking an enthusiastic and skilled child and adolescent psychiatrist to lead community mental health care in our Hoppers Crossing Clinic. The clinical setting is based in a community health centre. The Consultant Psychiatrist will work with a second, four-session child and adolescent psychiatrist and within an excellent and talented multidisciplinary team. The Consultant will join a consultant group at RCH Mental Health with wide expertise and have the opportunity for exposure to a variety of specialist clinical activities, as well as private practice opportunities in Parkville if desired. The successful applicant will have a passion for contemporary child mental health care, a desire to work optimally in a team and to develop services to a growing population


You will be responsible for:

  • Providing direct clinical oversight of care delivered at Hoppers Crossing site
  • Providing effective, coordinated client- and family-centred care to consumers in conjunction with South West Team members
  • Collaborating effectively with the Site Coordinator to ensure operational and clinical targets are met, and clinical care is of a consistently high standard

 You will have:

  • Registration with AHPRA as a medical practitioner in Victoria
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists or equivalent.
  • Completion of accredited postgraduate training in child and adolescent psychiatry or within six months of completion.
  • Sound knowledge of the relevant legislation pertaining to mental health care in Victoria including the Victorian Mental Health Act (2014).
  • Demonstrated capacity to work harmoniously and collaboratively within a team of highly capable health professionals
  • Experience in the use of an Electronic Medical Record is highly desirable

Other information and how to apply:

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

Please contact Dr Sanjay Patel 9345 4074 sanjay.patel@rch.org.au for further information.


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

Contact Person Sanjay Patel
Contact Number 93454074
Contact Email Sanjay.Patel@rch.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Ric Haslam
Alternate Contact Number 0403442951
Alternate Contact Email ric.haslam@rch.org.au
Closing Date 16/12/2018
Position Description PD Consultant Sessional South West 2018 (1).pdf
Additional Document 1 Senior Medical Staff Application Form 1.docx