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Consultant Psychiatrist

MERCY HEALTH - Heidelberg, VIC

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ABOUT THE ROLE: Mercy Mental Health, a provider of Public Adult Mental Health services for the southwest metropolitan area in Melbourne, is seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist to join their Perinatal Mental Health services at the Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg.


  • Work at Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg in the Perinatal Mental Health service.
  • Part Time, 10.5 hours/week on Tuesdays (1-6.15pm) and Thursdays (12-5.15pm) Fixed Term 1 year (to be extended by mutual agreement) 
  • You will provide quality client-focused care to patients, their family and carers, using a holistic approach in the Transitions clinic, an antenatal clinic for women living with addictions and the STAR clinic, an antenatal clinic for women who have had previous pregnancy loss.
  • You will participate in teaching of medical students, supervision of registrars in training and will work on the after hours on-call roster.
  • Be part of a multi-disciplinary team which requires you to provide highly responsive and flexible service to consumers and carers


  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian and new Zealand College of Psychiatrists or equivalent
  • Specialist registration with the Australiam Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Prior experience working in Perinatal Mental Health. Additional experience working with trauma and qualifications in Women's health highly desirable.
  • You will be enthusiastic, motivated, an excellent communicator and be comfortable working in a Recovery Orientated framework 


Mercy Hospital for Women is a fully accredited Level 6 Public Specialist Teaching Hospital providing both public and private patient care through maternity services, neonatology and paediatrics, perioperative services, gynaecology, women's health and associated health, support and diagnostic services. We are a major teaching hospital and specialist referral centre with the medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health expertise to treat the most complex obstetric, neonatal and gynaecological cases.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ With a values based culture, Mercy Health offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include:

  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children and vulnerable people across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and vulnerable people and have a zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect. 

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.


  • Gaynor Blankley, Deputy Clinical Services Director, Head of Perinatal, Mercy Mental Health.
  • Email:

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