2023 Addiction Medicine Registrar

Job posted: 06/06/2022
Applications close: 04/07/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 46046

Reference: 46046

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

About the Role

The Addiction Medicine Registrar (Western Health) has a key and central role within Drug Health Services and the Addiction Medicine Team. The Registrar provides comprehensive specialist care for patients with a wide range of substance related disorders and associated complex comorbidity.

Drug Health Services is a community based program of Western Health which offers innovative and diverse programs that include Specialist programs for Adults, Women’s and Children’s Services, Youth and Family Services, Residential Withdrawal Services and a Residential Dual Diagnosis Rehabilitation Service.

The Addiction Medicine Team sits within Drug Health Services and offers Addiction Medicine support across the programs of Drug Health Services and throughout Western Health.

The Addiction Medicine registrar primary roles sit within the Addiction Medicine Consultation and Liaison Service (including Sunshine Hospital and Sunshine Hospital Emergency Department), the Addiction Medicine Outpatient Clinic and Specialist Pharmacotherapy Program.

The Addiction Medicine Registrar is involved in provision of both inpatient and outpatient care for patients with Addiction and co-existing medical, psychiatric and social complexity. The Registrar provides high level Addiction Medicine assessment, provision of treatment and connection to a range of Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment services. The Registrar also provides clinical leadership to the Drug Health Services community teams, and is involved in research and data.

Registrar positions are available part time or full time for 6 months or 12 months, commencing 6/2/2023. We offer accredited training in Addiction Medicine for those who are interested in attaining Fellowship of the Chapter of Addiction Medicine or Advanced training in Addiction Psychiatry. It can also be considered by other trainees for relevant clinical experience, within their own chosen discipline.

Applicants will be supported to complete Opioid Replacement Therapy (ORT) Training and receive accreditation to prescribe ORT.

About Us

Our workforce of over 11,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health is in a period of rapid growth. Our services comprise of four acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital (including Joan Kirner Women's and Children's), Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh & Melton Hospital. We also operate Sunbury Day Hospital, Hazeldean, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care, as well as community health centres in Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh and a range of community-based services. We care for a diverse community of more than 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing

  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance (including evidence of COVID 19 vaccination) and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

2023 Addiction Medicine Registrar

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Dr Jon Cook - 83456682

2023 Addiction Medicine Registrar