Career Medical Officer – Psychiatry

Job details

Location: TAS
Reference: Ad-4315
Posted: over 1 year ago

Job description

We are seeking a suitably qualified applicant for a Career Medical Officer to join the Tasmanian Health Service.

An opportunity exists for a Career Medical Officer to join the Mental Health Hospital in the Home (MHHITH) team delivering a twelve (12) bed service. The Career Medical Officer is responsible for the assessment, treatment and care provided to consumers of service in the delivery of intensive home-based care, following principles of recovery and trauma informed practice.

The Unit is a ‘virtual ward’ of the Royal Hobart Hospital with direct links to the Department of Psychiatry, Emergency Department and Adult Community Mental Health Teams and as such is part of State-wide Mental Health Services – South.  The Service operates seven days a week with a team of medical, nursing, allied health, peer workers and administrative support staff.

Under the direction of the Head of Department, or the Consultant (MHHITH) you will:

Provide medical and general psychiatric services to consumers of the Mental Health Hospital in the Home (MHHITH) Unit, within the framework of established medical services practice, recovery focused and trauma informed care.

Provide intensive home-based care to consumers of the Unit, which includes biopsychosocial assessments, active, therapeutic engagement, monitoring and review of mental state and response to treatments, within a multidisciplinary team (MDT).

Work closely with a range of applicable stakeholders including, but not limited to Inpatient Mental Health Units, Emergency Department, Adult Community Mental Health Services, general practitioners, pharmacists, community organisations, to optimise patient flow and maximise consumer outcomes.

Please get in touch with Dean for more information

Dean Madigan 02 9641 2492 or e-mail