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Addiction Medicine Specialist (H20_3498)

  • Tremendous opportunity for development and expansion of services
  • Capacity for Private Practice with the development of Darwin Private Hospitals
  • Doctors with research and education interests would also be encouraged to apply.

This Addiction Medicine Specialist role in is a unique and a critical position to ensure the ongoing success of the service, as well as the opportunity to advance your professional medical leadership career. Providing clinical leadership to Top End Health Service on Alcohol and Other Drugs Service practice, clinical governance, service development and AOD related advice, training and support to medical and other health practitioners in hospital, community and primary health care working in the regional areas serviced by TEHS. The Northern Territory (NT) has the highest rates of harmful alcohol consumption in Australia across both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations. Per capita alcohol consumption rates in the NT are among the highest in the world. Approximately 48% of adults in the NT exceed the National Health and Medical Research Council guidelines for alcohol consumption and the rate of consumption is 173% of the national average.

Reporting to the Director of Addiction Medicine, Alcohol and Other Drugs, and working closely with a multidisciplinary. You will provide addiction medicine services district-wide to consumers with alcohol and drug dependency; particularly those with significant co-existing health disorders, or opioid dependency. You will also contribute your addiction medicine expertise to the wider mental health team to develop the capacity of the services to provide quality treatment to individuals having both substance use disorders and other significant mental health disorders.

We are encouraging applications from a broad range of medical practitioners, with specialist training and experience in addictions practice, for this pivotal role. The service is closely aligned with Mental Health services and embedded within the structure of the Government Health System providing high standards of governance and clinical oversight. Working closely with your professional peers, you will demonstrate emotional intelligence and influential leadership style to drive reform in key areas, strengthen clinician engagement and gain the support of all stakeholders for new models of care to improve health outcomes, especially for indigenous Australians. The successful candidate will be an active, outcomes-focused clinical leader of Addiction Medicine, with the ability to contribute, effective and timely strategic change.

Available services

  • Opiate pharmacotherapy program
  • 12 bed Inpatient short stay withdrawal unit
  • Hospital consultation liaison services
  • Outreach clinics to Gove (Ahrnem Land) and Katherine.
  • Outpatient withdrawal services
  • GP liaison team
  • Volatile Substance of Abuse team
  • Prison in reach team
  • Close working relationship with mental health teams

The Northern Territory offers a great lifestyle, spectacular geography and unique medical opportunities not available elsewhere in Australia. The city of Darwin is one of the most vibrant and multi culturally diverse cities in Australia – it’s one of Australia’s best kept secrets! The city provides all the amenities to enjoy this tropical lifestyle including fishing, sailing, sport or just relaxing under a palm tree. National parks abound - a weekend in Kakadu, a trip to the Kimberley, camping out in Litchfield Park - it’s all at our doorstep. It is a vibrant growing community full of opportunities for both single people and families. Darwin’s close proximity to Asia enables easier and cost-effective access to popular holiday destinations such as Bali and Singapore for Darwin residents.

The successful applicant will be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration and a fellow with the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (FaChAM) or equivalent. You will be an experienced clinician with expertise in assessing and managing the medical complications of addictive disorders and implementing a range of treatments in addiction environments.

We invite qualified candidates to contact Rhodie Miller on +61 (0)422 816 557 or via email rmilller@hardygroupintl.com for a confidential discussion.

Applications Close: 18/11/2020