First listed on: 04 February 2017

Staff Specialist - Psychiatry

Position Ref Number: 333355 
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time 
Salary Rate: 
Salary from: 3037.07 
Salary to: 3747.82 
Location:Various Locations 

Position Summary 

Great opportunities exist for Psychiatrists interested in living and working in the beautiful Illawarra.  We provide comprehensive hospital-based, community and specialist services to youth, adults and aged people across the service.  We are surrounded by fantastic views which support an idyllic work/life balance.

Please note, each position is up to 1 FTE and based at the following units/locations: 

  1. Wollongong Mental Health Adult Inpatient Unit
  2. Mirrabook Adult Inpatient Unit at Shellharbour Hospital
  3. Eloura Adult Inpatient Unit at Shellharbour Hospital
  4. Nowra Adult Sub-Acute (Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital) and Nowra Community Mental Health.

The successful candidates may be required to work in any of the Mental Health Community teams within the Mental Health Service in the District.

**Applicants who are expecting to be awarded their Fellowship within six months or overseas trained Psychiatrists may apply under Area of Need.  **

Please note these positions will remain open until all four positions have been recruited to. 

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.               

An eligibility list will be created for future temporary and permanent full-time and part-time positions.

Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to

The Staff Specialist will provide expert medical assessment and management of patients within the Mental Health Unit. The position will be primarily located at Wollongong, Shellharbour, Nowra Community Health Service and Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital but may be varied as agreed with the Director of Clinical Services and as approved by the Medical and Dental Appointments Advisory Committee (MDAAC) to other facilities in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD).

Enquiries: Wael Wahaib 
Phone: 42534315 
Closing Date: 28/08/2017 
To view the position description or submit your applications please click the 'Apply' button below.

We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, Ethical Practices, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and promote a smoke-free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks conducted for all positions.

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