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Reference Number 11954
Position Title Consultant Psychiatrist - Geraldton
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Hospitals WA Country Health Service
Industry Award WA Health Systems Medical Practitioners AMA Industrial Agreement 2022
Salary $375,863.00 to $473,828.00
Proposed starting date 04/09/2023
Proposed finishing date 04/09/2028
Hours per fortnight 80
Position Summary

A unique and exciting opportunity is currently available for a suitably experienced and dynamic Consultant Psychiatrist, based at Geraldton Regional Hospital.


WA Country Health Service (WACHS) aims to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced, regional Generalist Consultant Psychiatrist, that has a passion rural health.

In this role, you will also provide clinical leadership, advice, consultation, liaison and support to health care professionals, other providers, and agencies, and to carers and consumers throughout the Midwest Mental Health & Community Alcohol & Drug Service. The position will be responsible for providing RANZCP accredited supervision to psychiatry trainees, junior medical staff, and medical students. The successful applicant will examine, assess, diagnose, and treat consumers referred to the Midwest MH&CADS. This position also promotes the organisational culture and principles of person-centred, trauma informed and recovery focused service delivery. Subspecialty qualifications are welcome.



Consultant Year 1-9 $375,863 - $473,828


 (Inclusive of base salary arrangement A, 11% superannuation and applicable allowances as per AMA Industrial Agreement 2022).


 This position is recruiting to a full time/fixed term vacancy for 5 years, with the possibility of extension(s).


About the Region:

Geraldton and the Midwest are a treasure trove of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and economic opportunity in Western Australia. Located about 400km north of Perth, Geraldton is the administrative centre of the region, which extends from the west coast to the Gibson Desert.

The region offers a variety of attractions and activities for residents including:

  • Exploring the Abrolhos Islands, a national park with marine life and a fascinating history of shipwrecks and mutiny.
  • Witnessing the ancient wonders of the Murchison area, home the oldest rocks in the world and the Square Kilometre Array, a project to build the world’s largest radio telescope.
  • Enjoying the vibrant wildflowers and open gardens of the North Midlands, a farming area with charming towns and heritage sites.
  • Diving into the Indian Ocean and tasting the Western Rock Lobster, the most valuable single-species wild capture fishery in Australia.

If you are looking for a place to discover, enjoy and invest in, Geraldton and the Midwest region are waiting for you.


WACHS is the largest country health system in Australia and one of the biggest in the world, providing health services to approximately half a million people, including 45,000 Aboriginal people, over a vast two and a half million square kilometres. The organisation comprises seven regions, with a strong network of public hospitals, health across rural and remote Western Australia.


Employee Benefits:

In addition to the great salary our employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

  • 11% employer contributed superannuation into a fund of your choice. For further information click here. 
  • Access to generous salary packaging arrangements
  • Professional Development Opportunities and Study Leave/assistance
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Flexible leave arrangements
  • Other professional and location-based allowances
  • State-wide relocation incentive for payments up to $10,000 for those relocating from interstate or internationally (as part of the Belong campaign)


WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities. WA Health supports flexible working practices within the context of a quality health service. WA Health is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds, and vehicles.


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.


Please note this recruitment process requires completion of satisfactory Pre-Employment Health Assessment (PEHA). Any offer of employment with WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is conditional on satisfactory PEHA to ensure you can perform the inherent requirements of the position. An unsatisfactory PEHA will result in the offer of employment being withdrawn.  Please see the attached WACHS PEHA Policy for further information.

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


For Further Job-Related Information: We encourage you to contact Mathew Coleman, Consultant Psychiatrist on (08) 9956 1999 or email on

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply through MedJobs WA by providing the following documents:

  1. A statement addressing each of the Selection Criteria - Please refer to the JDF under the section of “work related requirements”  
  2. A detailed Curriculum Vitae - summarising your experience and ability to meet the position requirements.

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.

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies throughout the health service. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised vacancy, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of twelve (12) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.


If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact


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Eligibility Questions Essential: Are you eligible to work in Australia?
Essential: Are you eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia?
Contact Person WA Health
Contact Number
Closing Date CLOSED: 18/09/2023
JDF eDoc - MW - JDF 604838 Consultant Psychiatrist - MP Level.pdf
How to Apply Guide MedJobs Application Guide.pdf
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