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Position title: Psychiatrist

Position location: ACT Health Centre

Work type: Full-time

Essential Requirements: 2+ years’ experience post-grad; unrestricted AHPRA

Pay type: Salary

Indicative rate of pay: $350 000 – $400 000 (negotiable) + super + Bupa Benefits


Bupa’s ADF Health Services are responsible for providing integrated and seamless end-to-end health services such as primary and occupational healthcare, dental, physiotherapy, mental health and psychology services, pharmacy, occupational rehabilitation, and health administration. We also support delivery of pathology, imaging and radiology, vocational rehabilitation, hospital, specialist, allied health, patient transport and other off base services enabled by Bupa systems. We support the delivery of health services to 85,000 Defence Force members and their families across more than 50 locations in Australia.

This role is based in Canberra at the ADF base in the capital, relocation assistance is available for the successful candidate willing to relocate.

About the Role

Within the ADF contract, our Psychiatrists are responsible for providing expert psychiatric advice and support to Defence and health service providers.  This will involve the management of complex mental health cases.

Taking on the Psychiatrist role, you will have:

  • Extensive experience as a clinical leader and psychiatrist involved in the provision of clinical interventions relevant to the needs of Eligible Personnel experiencing mental health problems, particularly the impact of trauma;
  • A high-level of experience in mental health and psychiatric service leadership and management, program development, research and/or policy development; 
  • Wide ranging experience in the provision of clinical supervision in a multidisciplinary clinical environment.

Please note – this role is due to start in December 2024, but a possibility to explore an earlier date.

About you

To thrive in this role, you will be an inherently collaborative worker who enjoys working with people of all backgrounds to achieve common goals. You’ll be able to pivot to different workplace cultures and clinical environments easily, with an inherent focus on problem-solving and continuous improvement.

You will also require:

  • Current unrestricted registration as a Psychiatrist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA); 
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Psychiatrists;
  • Current Defence Health Services experience (desirable);
  • Base Line Security Clearence (desirable)

Be at the heart of it with Bupa

This isn’t your average Psychiatrist role. This role offers an incredible opportunity to not only extend you clinical and leadership skillset, but also make a real impact on our services to help shape the health outcomes of Defence personnel serving in Australian Defence Forces.

We also offer:

  • Tangible employee benefits, performance incentives and discounts on Bupa products
  • A supportive team where your contribution is truly valued
  • Opportunity to build your career with a Global leader in healthcare

For more information, please Apply now or email your CV to our Talent Acquisition Partner, Cheryl Renagi at [email protected]

A career at Bupa is more than just a job. It’s an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of our customers and communities. Our purpose, helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives, is what inspires us. It’s a promise to our customers to change lives for the better. Our people are at the heart of this. It’s their passion, ideas and commitment that will shape a brighter future for both Bupa and our customers.

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Bupa is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to ensuring equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged based on their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity, or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.