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Director Clinical Services - Mental Health


WA Country Health Service

The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is the largest country health system in Australia, providing health services across an area of 2.55 million square kilometres for a combined population of 454,000, almost one third of the WA population.

Our services are predominantly dispersed along the coastal regions, extending inland into the rural and remote areas across to borders with the Northern Territory and South Australia.

The 7 Regional Health Networks provide a diverse range of services including emergency departments, mental health, obstetrics, surgical, medical and dialysis.  These networks operate in collaboration with a number of partners including Aboriginal health services, retrieval services and tertiary medical centres, providing additional opportunities and experiences for medical practitioners working in rural and remote areas.

Salary Range:
$447,170 – $532,051 p.a. pro rata.  Inclusive of base salary, professional development and other applicable allowances.  Additional employer contributed superannuation, access to salary packaging and relocation assistance may apply.

The Director Clinical Services Mental Health works in partnership with the Regional Manager (Mental Health) and closely with team leaders to deliver and develop Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Services.  You will have considerable leadership experience and demonstrate strategic thinking and experience in policy and procedure development.

You are responsible for ensuring that all clinical practice in Mental Health in the region is in accordance with the National Mental Health Standards and the WA Mental Health Act 2014 as well as all associated legislative, regulatory and policy frameworks.

You will provide oversight of clinical services and promote and participate in the education and continued professional development of staff in the mental health service and related areas. You will also provide direct clinical service to clients, undertaking comprehensive psychiatric assessment, diagnosis and treatments ensuring best practice clinical interventions are provided by the service to clients and their carers. Travel is required and there will be opportunity to work across the health region in delivering services to diverse populations.

Connections with the primary health care sector are critical to support service delivery in regional and remote areas.  You will work closely with this sector along with other agencies and service providers to plan and deliver services.

Registration requirements
Applications are accepted from candidates who are able to demonstrate Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist (RANZCP) or equivalent for registration by the Medical Board of Australia, and who can demonstrate suitable training and experience relevant to this position.  Refer to the AHPRA website: 

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