Psychiatrist/Addiction Medicine Consultant – Westside Lodge

Job posted: 16/05/2024
Applications close: 30/05/2024 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 53728

Reference: 53728

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

About the Role

Opportunity for a dynamic Addiction Psychiatrist, General Psychiatrist or Addiction Medicine Specialist to join the team at Westside Lodge.

Westside Lodge Dual Diagnosis Rehabilitation Centre provides a therapeutic program for people experiencing co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders who would benefit from an integrated, residential model of care.  Drug Health Services is the Specialist Addiction Service of Western Health, offering innovative and diverse programs that include Specialist programs for Adults, Women’s and Children’s Services, Youth and Family Services, Residential Withdrawal Services and Addiction Medicine Services.

The role of the Westside Lodge Consultant is to provide high quality clinical care and clinical leadership for the patients and staff of Westside Lodge and Drug Health Services.

This position is a permanent position, available part time or full time.

Consultant psychiatrists may be supported to achieve their advanced certificate in Addiction Psychiatry.

About You

To be Successful in this Role:

You will have recognised qualifications as a Consultant Psychiatrist (FRANZCP, Advance Certificate in Addiction Psychiatry preferred) or Addiction Medicine (FAChAM).

You will have well-developed professional communication and interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated commitment to professional development of self and others.  A demonstrated commitment to patient safety, quality improvement, and delivery of evidence-based best care is essential.  You will contribute to a positive organisational culture and role model professionalism with respect to patient dignity and compassion, effective communication, and ethical clinical care.

You will actively participate in teaching and supervision of Junior Medical Staff, Medical Students and the broader team.

You will be involved in service evaluation and audits and will be encouraged to be involved in research activities.

About Us

Our workforce of over 13,000 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.

Psychiatrist/Addiction Medicine Consultant – Westside Lodge

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Jon Cook - 83456682
Chris Platt - 0435945568

Psychiatrist/Addiction Medicine Consultant – Westside Lodge