Senior Staff Specialist / Staff Specialist (Conjoint Professor of Mental Health)

Gold Coast, Australia
$189406 - $239377
03 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
27 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job details:

Position status: Fixed Term Temporary
Position type: Full-time
Occupational group: Health - Medical Classification L18-L24, L25-L27 Workplace Location: Gold Coast
Job ad reference: QLD/GC473448
Closing date: 27-Mar-2023
Yearly salary: $189406 - $239377
Fortnightly salary: $7260 - $9175.30
Job duration: 5 Years
Contact person: Professor Nick Zwar
Contact details: +61 7 5595 5499
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An opportunity has become available for a Senior Staff Specialist or Staff Specialist (Conjoint Professor of Mental Health - Joint Appointment with Bond University) to join Gold Coast Health where the focus of our 10,000-strong team is on providing world-class health care to people living in the Gold Coast, and northern New South Wales region of Australia. The role will be undertaken as a Joint Appointment between Gold Coast Health and Griffith University. The role highlights a significant collaboration between the Health Service and the University as it works to enhance the strong relationship between the organisations and their shared clinical and research ambitions.

Requirements for the role

  • Evidence of vaccination, or be able to be vaccinated against - Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis, Hepatitis B and COVID-19.
  • Tuberculosis screening - to identify if the tuberculosis vaccination may be required.
  • Declaration of serious discipline history must be disclosed.
  • MBBS or equivalent registrable with the Medical Board of Australia plus FRANZCP or equivalent acceptable to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and registrable as a psychiatry specialist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), or ability to obtain such within the next six months.
  • Relevant qualification/s in the field of Adult Psychiatry or its subspecialities.
  • Relevant qualification/s and registration must be provided to the appropriate supervisor/manager, prior to the commencement of clinical duties.
  • A PhD or equivalent experience in either medicine or one of the medical/clinical sciences.
  • Demonstrated strategic, leadership, and high-level managerial proficiency, including experience in academic management and high-level decision making.
  • A strong research profile and an excellent research track record with substantial record of publications in a discipline relevant to the conjoint position and/or success in obtaining competitive grant funding and/or experience in High Degree Research supervision or supervision of specialty trainees/registrars.
  • Demonstrated capacity to promote the development of a culture of excellence in medical education and research which is underpinned by evidence-based practice.
  • A commitment to facilitation of innovative teaching.
  • Demonstrated excellence in clinical practice both as a clinician and in supervising and leading clinical teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and nurture industry and end-user partnerships.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to represent the GCHHS, Medical Program and Bond University in the wider community.
  • The incumbent will be required to participate in an after-hours and on-call roster for Mental Health and Specialist Services.

Salary information

  • Temporary full time (5 year contract with possibility of extension)
  • Estimated total remuneration up to $440,177 p.a., comprising:
    • Senior Staff Specialist: Base salary from $225,777 - $239,377 p.a
    • Staff Specialist: Base salary from $189,406 - $219,330 p.a
  • Up to 12.75% employer superannuation contribution
  • Motor vehicle allowance
  • Professional development allowance
  • Granted private practice rights

Other benefits

  • Overtime and on-call allowances
  • Professional indemnity cover
  • Professional development leave
  • Annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Work/life balance, variety and flexibility

How to Apply

Please click the Apply button to review the Role Description and submit your application utilising the Medical CV template provided by Monday, 27 March 2023.

Job Ad reference:  GC473448

Further information:

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  • Information Package for Applicants