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Reference Number 11793
Position Title Consultant - Psychiatrist
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time, Fixed Term Part Time, Casual
Hospitals Royal Perth Hospital
Bentley Health Service
Armadale Health Service
Mental Health Medical
Industry Award WA Health Systems Medical Practitioners AMA Industrial Agreement 2022
Salary $370,202.00 to $471,678.00
Position Summary

Please note: Closing date for this Pool has now been extended.


We currently have a number of Consultant Psychiatrist positions across Youth, Adult, and Older Adult services in community, Eating Disorder, hospital-in the home and inpatient Mental Health services, across East Metropolitan Health Service – Mental Health Division


Recruitment Pool for Fixed Term Full Time appointment/s for 5 years with the possibility of extension(s).


East Metropolitan Health Service will only accept applications that are lodged with the express permission of the applicant and containing all necessary information, including personal contact details. We will not accept unsolicited applications or CV's from recruitment agencies and/or search firms and we will not pay fees to any such organisation unless arranged with the provider prior to advertising a vacancy.

EMHS is committed to ensuring that our services are delivered by people who are representative of the diverse communities we assist.

We wholly embrace diversity and inclusion and encourage people to work with us from all ages, races, genders, religions, sexual orientations, family responsibilities or other characteristics, including Aboriginal people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, individuals with a diverse sexuality or gender or bodily diversity, and people with disability.


WA Health is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Policy.  As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position.  Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.


Other Conditions:  WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.


This position is subject to a Western Australian Working with Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at:


This is an “open-ended” recruitment pool, and as such the following should be noted: 

  • The panel will monitor this recruitment pool for applications and will assess on a regular basis. 
  • Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments may be made when similar vacancies occur. 
  • Appointments may be made from this pool until 05/10/2025.


Position Profile: We are seeking to appoint suitably qualified Consultant Psychiatrists to the Mental Health Division across Royal Perth Hospital, Armadale Mental Health Service, City East Community Mental Health Service and Bentley Mental Health Service. Across these positions the Consultant Psychiatrist will promote patient safety and quality of care whilst providing leadership, orientation, training, supervision and education, where relevant, for doctors in training, Health Service Medical Practitioners and other health workers. This position, in collaboration with the Medical Co-Director, Service Director, Head of Department, Clinical Leads and other Consultants, works to achieve national, state and EMHS performance standards and targets. The Consultant Psychiatrist works within the scope of clinical practice as defined and recommended by the EMHS Area Medical Credentialing Committee. 


Area Profile: East Metropolitan Health Service provides a comprehensive range of public mental health services for ages; 16 years above, through community mental health services and hospitals. EMHS has two major mental health divisions; Royal Perth Bentley Group and Armadale Kalamunda Group catering mental health services for different suburbs under East Metropolitan areas.


The Royal Perth Bentley Group Mental Health Division is the largest Mental Health Service within the East Metropolitan Health Service, across a diverse geographical area. Mental Health Division delivers care through 166 mental health beds, which are across youth, adult, rehabilitation and older adult inpatient settings.


Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) is Perth’s inner city, tertiary hospital. RPH has a tertiary-level Emergency Department, and comprehensive mental health consultation liaison service to the general and surgical wards. In regard to inpatient services, a Mental Health Emergency Centre (MHEC) was commissioned in 2019 and a Mental Health Unit consisting of 12 bed purpose – built facility to provide treatment to health consumers with acute and complex mental illness needs was established in 2022. RPH is a premier teaching hospital and contributes to innovation and excellence in medical research and patient care. 


Bentley Health Service (BHS) is 11km from the Perth CBD and forms part of the Royal Perth Bentley Group. BHS provides quality healthcare, specialising in the delivery of mental health care, aged care services, obstetrics, and rehabilitation. 


The RPBG Mental Health Division has 3 community services across Bentley, City East and Midland to meet the needs of patients that require specialist mental health care to the adult and older adult population.


The Mental Health Division also has several state-wide services that include the State Aboriginal Mental Health Service (SAMHS), Mobile Community Outreach Team (MCOT) and Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MHERL).


The Armadale Health Service (AHS) is a secondary service hospital with an Emergency Department, mental health inpatient, hospital-in-the-home type service and comprehensive mental health consultation and peri-natal liaison to the general, maternity, and surgical wards. The hospital is a part of Armadale Kalamunda Group. The AHS Mental Health Services provides inpatient, hospital-in-the-home type service and community services for adults and older adults predominantly from the Armadale, Gosnells and Serpentine- Jarrahdale local government areas.


The AHS Mental Health inpatient services have 33 adult inpatient beds, a high dependency unit and 8 older adult beds. A 9-bed Mental Health Emergency Centre is in development to commission in 2025.


The community mental health service provides outpatients services to adults and older adults. The Assessment and Treatment Team (ATT) is currently based at Mead Centre, AHS and is the first point of contact for all referrals to adult and older adult community mental health services. The Clinical Treatment Team (CTT) are based offsite at Eudoria Street Centre, providing longer term quality, specialist mental health care for consumers with complex needs. ATT and CTT are in progress to relocate into a single location at Armadale, in a contemporary, safe and purpose-built facility, closer to consumer homes.


Employee Benefits: Our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

  • Professional Development Opportunities and Study leave/assistance.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Flexible leave arrangements.
  • Other professional and location-based allowances.
  • For information on superannuation click here


Application Instructions: If this role is what you are looking for, apply online at MedJobsWA and provide:

  • a covering letter that demonstrates you have the skills and experience we are looking for, including any particular areas of interest across adult inpatient, youth inpatient / homelessness services and community services.
  • a comprehensive CV that clearly shows your experience relevant to this role; and
  • the names and contact details of two (2) professional referees. It is preferable for one of your referees to be your current supervisor or manager. 


These documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your documentation.


East Metropolitan Health Service will only accept applications that are lodged with the express permission of the applicant and containing all necessary information, including personal contact details. We will not accept unsolicited applications or CVs from recruitment agencies and/or search firms and we will not pay fees to any such organisation unless arranged with the provider prior to advertising a vacancy.


For Further Job Related Information: We encourage you to contact Dr. Mohan Raghavan Deputy Director Clinical Services via email or 08 9416 3011.


Lodging your application: Your application must be lodged online by 4:00pm on Wednesday, 09 October 2024.


Please note: You must have a current, valid email address to apply online and this email address will be used for all correspondence.


As the lodgement is system generated, any submissions on, or after, 4:00pm cannot be accepted. 


If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact: 



Eligibility Questions Essential: Are you eligible to work in Australia?
Essential: Are you eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia?
Contact Person Dr Mohan Raghavan
Contact Number 894163011
Contact Email
Closing Date 09/10/2024
JDF consultant pscyhiatrist various mp year 1-9 march 2023.pdf
How to Apply Guide Medjobs Application Guide - Pool 2019.pdf
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WWC Applicant Advice 2017.pdfOpen
Working in the EMHS.pdfOpen
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