GP Registrar - Psychiatry: Bendigo

Position Description:

  • Full-time fixed term- 6 or 12 month
  • Accredited by  RACGP and ACRRM
  • State of the art facilities
  • Practical hands on approach to junior doctor training


GP Registrars are offered varied clinical opportunities and these can be tailored depending on the particular area of interest or skill deficit of each candidate.  Options at Bendigo Health in Psychiatry include:

  • Child and adolescent outpatient work (including Autism assessment);
  • Residential and outpatient youth work;
  • Inpatient, residential and outpatient adult work varying in focus from acute, through to recovery and rehabilitation;
  • Aged persons inpatient or outpatient work;
  • Primary Mental Health Team which sees patients with high prevalence disorders including depressive, anxiety and eating disorders, in order to support GPs in managing these patients
  • Regional and Rural settings

This post can contribute towards a Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM), a Fellowship of Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP) or a post-Fellowship qualification.


  • AHPRA Registration – General
  • Be working rurally as a GP
  • Minimum PGY3 preferred but not essential
  • Motivated to help the organisation progress towards excellence in clinical care as they transition to the new hospital.


  • Salary dependent on classification
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Individualised clinical opportunities  tailored to a particular area of interest
  • Dedicated clinical lead as a mentor

Practice Details:

Bendigo Health is the regional referral and trauma center for a region that extends from Woodend to southern NSW and is committed to delivering world class healthcare to our community.  The new Bendigo Hospital opens in January 2017 and will be the largest regional hospital development in Victoria. It will deliver a world-class regional hospital incorporating the latest design and technology solutions, in a tranquil and caring environment.

The new facilities include 372 inpatient beds, 72 same-day beds, 11 new operating theatres, a regional cancer center, an 80-bed integrated mental health facility, a mother-and-baby unit, a helipad and parking for 1350 vehicles.

There is emphasis on a practical, hands on approach to junior doctor training and we aim to foster excellent clinical exposure across a range of specialties.

Read more about living in Bendigo

More information on the Rural Extended and Advanced Procedural Skills (REAPS) Program:

REAPS Guidelines



RA 2

Job Title:
Advanced GP Trainee Registrar in Psychiatric Medicine
Part Time/Full Time:
Full Time
Registration Requirements:
AHPRA General Registration
Procedural Requirements:
Solo or Group Practice:
Group Practice

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