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Registrar - Psychiatry - 2019

  • Alfred Health
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  • Job no: 13563
  • Categories: Junior Medical, Registrar

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.

Alfred Psychiatry is seeking applications from motivated doctors who share The Alfred’s values and wish to participate in the Psychiatry Registrar Training Program, starting February 2019.

Psychiatry Registrar (Stage 1)

There will be six first year (stage 1) positions available. Trainees will enjoy working in a recovery-focused service which promotes collaborative care, engages families, carers and non-government organisations and prioritises registrar training and welfare.

First year rotations include six months at one of two adult inpatient wards at The Alfred, and six months at one of two proximally-located community mental health clinics in South Yarra and St Kilda Road. A structured tutorial programme includes weekly clinical education sessions from a range of specialist presenters, and weekly clinical interview skills tutorials that ensure junior trainees bolster theoretical and practical clinical knowledge.

Psychiatry Registrar (Stage 2)

Second year trainees will enjoy a focus on Child and Youth Mental health with six month rotations to both the Alfred Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CYMHS) and the headspace Youth Mental Health Service. These placements afford myriad opportunity to work with children, young people and their families in a co-designed program that includes reflective family therapy and a discovery college providing co-produced and co-delivered activities. Child and Adolescent teaching occurs one morning each week throughout the year for the second year trainees.

Third year trainees complete a mandatory six months in Liaison & Emergency (C-L) psychiatry at the The Alfred, working in one of Victoria’s largest C-L services with liaison attachments to several statewide subspecialty services with liaison attachments to HIV-psychiatry, epilepsy trauma and burns, cystic fibrosis, renal, neurology, oncology, acquired brain injury and addictions units.

An exam tutorial programme runs twice each year both for the written examination and the OSCE exam..  All trainees have an individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy psychiatrist supervisor to support them in completing the 40-session psychological methods case.

Psychiatry Registrar (Stage 3)

A number of opportunities are available in advanced or stage 3 training.  These include:

  • Subspecialty training in Adult psychiatry, with adult rotations through a number of private hospitals including:
    • Melbourne Clinic
    • Victoria Clinic
    • Epworth (Camberwell)
    • Alfred Psychiatry Intensive Care Statewide Service (APICSS)
    • Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team
    • Emergency Psychiatry Service
    • Mobile Support & Treatment Team
    • Homeless Outreach Team
  • Subspecialty training in Child & Adolescent psychiatry, Consultation & Liaison psychiatry, Psychiatry of Old Age (with additional rotations in Aged Liaison Psychiatry) and Addiction Psychiatry
  • Research positions with Prof Jayashri Kulkarni and Prof Paul Fitzgerald, whose primary research interests are in Women’s Mental Health and Neurostimulation respectively.

Advanced trainees access a Leadership and Management program. Psychotherapy training is augmented by weekly group psychotherapy supervision for advanced trainees, an annual CBT seminar programme and a monthly Reading Group.

Registrars at The Alfred are encouraged to attend the weekly Professorial Grand Round, and fortnightly Journal Club. A peer support programme includes monthly meetings for the entire registrar group which ensures a focus on trainee wellbeing.

For further enquires please contact Dr Tania Stavovy (Director Psychiatry Registrar Training and Workforce) at or via Ms Maggie Bergami on (03) 9076 – 2556.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified of an interview in the week commencing 25 June 2018.

Applications close 7 June 2018

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.


  • Published on 17 May 2018, 2:40 AM