Advanced Trainee

Advanced Trainee

22 Jul
Sydney Local Health District
New South Wales

22 Jul

Sydney Local Health District

New South Wales

Description – Advanced Trainee Psychiatry

Employment Type: Fulltime/Part-time

Remuneration: $81,884.00 - $127,922.00

Hours Per Week: 38

Requisition ID: CAM12271

An exciting opportunity exists to join the NSW Psychiatry Training Program as an Advanced Trainee in the Sydney South West North Coast Psychiatry Training Network.

Our Network brief is to assist you to become a consultant psychiatrist by offering a high standard of Stage 3 training, supervision and education as you assume an increased level of responsibility and professional autonomy. Under the supervision of experienced consultant psychiatrists,

you will be a pivotal member of our multi-disciplinary teams providing specialist mental health services to our consumers.

We also place a high priority on assisting you to successfully negotiate College exams and assessments.


Sydney South West North Coast (SSWNC) has 140 accredited training positions spread across urban and rural sites in NSW with a culturally rich catchment population including significant indigenous communities.

Our Network comprises the inner Western and South Western suburbs of Sydney and advanced training posts in Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.

Regardless of whether you pursue Generalist training or a sub-specialty stream at Stage 3 level, you will work at sites that are busy and dynamic and gain exposure to a wide variety of presentations and patient populations.

You could have the opportunity of Certificate training in the following subspecialties:

- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Thomas Walker, Concord, Liverpool, Campbelltown, Bankstown, Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour Hospitals

- Consultation Liaison Psychiatry at Concord, Liverpool, Canterbury, Port Macquarie and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals

- Psychiatry of Old Age at Concord, Braeside, Liverpool and Bankstown Hospitals

- Addiction Psychiatry at Concord, Canterbury, Campbelltown, Liverpool and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals

- Adult Psychiatry or Generalist Stream at all Network hospitals and community health centres.

You could also have the opportunity of pursuing advanced training in intellectual disability, veteran psychiatry at the National Centre for Veterans’ Health Care, indigenous psychiatry, perinatal psychiatry at the state-wide Parent and Baby Unit at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Eating Disorders at the Peter Beumont Unit at RPAH and a 0.5 FTE research position at Sydney University.

Other specialist units accredited for advanced training within our Network are the Collaborative Centre for Cardio-metabolic Health in Psychosis, Sydney University Brain and Mind Centre, St John of God Hospital Burwood, the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Neurocare Clinics, NSW Service for Treatment & Rehabilitation of Torture & Trauma Survivors and a specialist psychotherapy post at Port Macquarie Hospital. To ensure a breadth of training experiences and to meet RANZCP requirements we rotate our trainees across different Network facilities each six months.


- MBBS or equivalent, currently registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia in an appropriate registration category.

- A minimum of 4 (four) full year of postgraduate experience, including successful completion of Stages 1 and 2 of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists training program

- Current registration (or eligibility for registration) as a trainee with the Royal Australian and New ZealandCollege of Psychiatrists and intent to obtain Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists with a clear proposal for pathway to Fellowship

- This position is subject to an appropriate supervision level which can be supported by the health agency.If the incumbent's registration conditions include supervision requirements, the level of supervision must be able to be supported by the health agency for this role.

- Valid Working with Children Check

- Cleared National Police Check Aged Care Check for Australian Government funded positions To be employed by NSW Health you are required to provide evidence of vaccination to comply with the

- NSW Health Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases Policy, this includes any amendments made from time to time.

- Understanding and commitment to practice according to NSW Health C.O.R.E. values.


- Qualifications and experience commensurate with the Essential Requirements for the role.

- Demonstrate empathy and support for patients, with a strong patient-centric and recovery-oriented approach that is responsive to understanding patient, family and carer needs.

- Advanced ability to provide timely, fluent and tailored written and verbal communication and collaboration that adapts to the needs of a diverse audience, including patient/s, family and carers, the broader community and colleagues.

- Advanced ability to work collaboratively within multi-disciplinary teams, including the sharing of appropriate information internally and externally with key persons or services.

- Demonstrated ability to remain calm and act constructively especially when faced with high pressure situations, unpredictable environments or significantly different points of view.

- Demonstrated commitment to the continually developing knowledge and clinical skills through supervision and active participation in relevant training and professional development opportunities.

- Advanced ability to initiate, prioritise, consult on and develop plans for the delivery and maintenance of high-quality patient care in a dynamic context with multiple competing priorities.

- Demonstrated understanding of clinical governance and commitment to participation in activities that improve quality and safety.

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For role related queries or questions contact Bruce Boman on [email protected]

Applications Close: 12 August 2021