Addiction Psychiatry Registrar

Job posted: 13/02/2020
Applications close: 13/03/2020 (Midnight)
19 days remaining

19 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Goulburn Valley Health Services

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Reference: 20116

Reference: 20116

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

2020 Addiction Psychiatry Registrar

  • 1 x Position Available

  • Fixed Term - Full Time

Candidates are encouraged to apply for the position of Registrar in Addiction Psychiatry

Addiction Psychiatry

GVAMHS has collaborated with Addiction Medicine services delivered through Goulburn Valley Alcohol and Drug Services (GVADS). At present there are avenues to gain experience in the field through postings in Adult Psychiatry and Consultation Liaison Psychiatry.  The service is in process of seeking accreditation for advanced training in Addiction Psychiatry.

The role is as an Advanced Trainee in Addiction Psychiatry and will be spent within GVAMHS and GVADS (GV Alcohol and Drugs Service) in managing clients with dual diagnosis and substance use/ addiction disorders and related clinical issues under supervision on a RANZCP accredited supervisor/s.

The Registrar will be predominantly based in Shepparton but may be required to work off site including clinics in Shepparton outside hospital campus, visiting Seymour, Tatura, Numurkah or Cobram district health services.

The basic and advanced training registrars are expected to adhere to the following guidelines in performing their training, work and other tasks as part of their role with GV Health. These principles are a guide only and the Registrars are encouraged to adapt to any new roles/ expectations from time to time depending on the needs of the organisation.

North-Central Victoria extending from the outer fringes of metropolitan Melbourne in the south, up to the Murray River in the north. The vision and commitment of our service is to be the leader in providing safe and quality mental health care to the rural community.

The psychiatry service is well developed and is currently accredited and funded for basic and advanced training positions. The service, which employs eleven FRANZCP consultant psychiatrists (eight full-time and three part-time), is keen on training the future generation of regionally based psychiatrists.

There is a 15-bed, adult inpatient unit and a five-bed old-aged psychiatry inpatient unit. There is also a 20-bed psycho geriatric nursing home.

The service has well developed sub-specialities of:

  • Child and Youth Psychiatry

  • Early Psychosis Service

  • General Adult Psychiatry

  • Psychiatry of Old Age

  • Primary Mental Health Service

  • Perinatal Mental Health

  • Private Psychiatry

  • Consultation Liaison Psychiatric Services

GVAMHS is a teaching site for medical students training at the Rural Clinical School at the University of Melbourne at Shepparton. GVAMHS has an active academic and research environment with regular case conferences, presentations and publications. In the past eight years, staff have published more than 35 papers in national and international peer reviewed journals.

The basic and advanced training registrars are expected to follow the following guidelines in performing their training, work and other tasks as part of their role with GV Health. These principles are a guide only and the Registrars are encouraged to adapt to any new roles/ expectations from time to time depending on the needs of the organisation.

The successful applicant will have a current general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Medical Practitioner and Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to relate positively with and appropriately with patients and others. Applicants should also possess professional collegiality towards peers and the wider health care team and a commitment to Goulburn Valley Health values: compassion, respect, excellence, accountability, teamwork and ethical behaviour.

About GV Health

GV Health is a leader in healthcare delivery in the Hume region.  Our services include an Emergency Department, Surgery, Medical, Women’s and Children’s Services, Rehabilitation, Palliative Care, Mental Health and community based health programs. Our main sites are at Shepparton, Tatura and Rushworth, with additional services at Seymour, Benalla and Wodonga.

Goulburn Valley Health is the main Health Care provider in the Hume Region.  The Shepparton Campus has 280 beds - providing acute medical, surgical, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatric, rehabilitation, intensive/coronary care, emergency care, mental health and geriatric care.  Goulburn Valley Health has additional campus’s, including Tatura (23 beds - providing 8 acute and 23 nursing home care), Waranga (22 beds - providing 12 acute and 10 nursing home care, acute and residential care and the Waranga Hostel providing 32 residential aged care beds), Seymour (Community Psychiatric Service) and a Community Health building in Shepparton (Hospital in the Home, diabetes education, continence and aged care assessment, home based nursing and allied health).

GV Health are currently undergoing a $169 million redevelopment, this redevelopment will include a new renal dialysis unit, an expanded emergency department including satellite medical imaging, inpatient wards, extended theatre space, intensive care unit, a new kitchen, mortuary and the establishment of a Women’s and Children’s precinct featuring a new, special care nursery, paediatric ward and refurbished maternity ward.

Some of the great benefits of working with us:

  • Wide range of specialties for clinical staff and career development opportunities

  • Salary Packaging

  • A collaborative and supportive team environment, while making an important contribution to the health of our community

  • Training and Professional Development opportunities

  • Paid parental leave (maternity and paternity leave)

  • Discount gym & pool memberships

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory police check and Victorian ‘Employee’  Working with Children’s Check. Completion of a Commonwealth of Australia Statutory Declaration is required prior to commencement. GV 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. 

Recruitment agencies should note that GV Health does not accept agency resumes. GV Health is not responsible for any fees related to any unsolicited resumes submitted by Recruitment Agencies.

Addiction Psychiatry Registrar

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A/Prof. Ravi Bhat - 0358322111
Prof. Ed Ogden - 0358237996

Addiction Psychiatry Registrar