Head of Old Age Psychiatry

Head of Old Age Psychiatry

Spinner | australian capital territory, ACT, AU

Posted 14 days ago

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By 2031 the population of this vibrant and multicultural part of Sydney is expected to grow by a third.ts population of people aged 65 years or older is expected to increase substantially by 74%.pprox.1, people in this region have dementia.round , people are expected to have dementia in 2031.p>

After English, the most common languages spoken in this part of Sydney are Arabic, Vietnamese and Cantonese.p>

As the Head of Old Age Mental Health you will take ownership of this service during a very exciting transition which includes increased funding and the development of new facilities. new OPU unit is being constructed as part of the mental health hospital redevelopment.he unit is being funded under the state government's $ million SWMHIP and will help to address the increasing needs of the region's ageing population.bsp;

The centre will operate alongside the general acute MHU, promote consistent good in the older age MHS, help to support appropriate care with new patient consult rooms, office space, internal and external communal patient areas, special nurses stations.bsp;

As Head of Old Age Mental Health your role will be to provide leadership and to undertake clinical duties.he FTE splits can be negotiated.s Head you will lead and work collaboratively to develop and maintain services to the highest possible quality and safety standards.ou will be responsible for

Providing a strong leadership vision Being an advocate for the needs of the mental health care needs of the local community Delivering a patient focused mental health care service.bsp; Ensuring CME requirements of staff are met and appropriate training and supervision is provided to JMOs, SMOs etc.bsp;

Further, you will work collaboratively with leadership groups, multidisciplinary teams, consultant psychiatrist colleagues, external stakeholders such as primary care specialists, NGOs, government agencies etc.ou will also work with the executive to maximise clinical and corporate governance, as well as working together to promote and apply the principles of clinical governance.bsp;

As a clinician your responsibilities will include but are not limited to

Providing first class care to patients ensuring appropriate assessment, diagnosis and ongoing care whilst providing effective leadership to a multidisciplinary team.bsp; Ensuring your CME requirements are met.bsp; Participating in on-call roster as required.bsp;

Selection criteria

FRANZCP or equivalent specialist training completed in either the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, NZ, South Africa.emonstrated current clinical within old age psychiatry of a high standard and ability to adapt clinical according to contemporary evidence based best .eadership and management experience.bility or experience in working in busy multi-cultural environments.bsp; Ability to work within the requirements of large public health organisations.irst class communication and collaborative skills with colleagues and with patients, carers and families.bsp;

A management allowance based on the number of direct reports will be awarded.or more information Please apply through this site.lasdair Spinner at Spinner , leading Australian psychiatry recruiter.p>


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