Addiction Medicine Career Medical Officer - 0.84FTE

Make a difference to this community and lead the Consultation-Liaison team in reviewing patients identified with substance use complexities

  • Work independently and support the flow of patients through one of the busiest Emergency Departments
  • Enjoy the relaxed pace of life and beautiful natural surrounds of this region
  • Play a pivotal role in the expansion of the Drug and Alcohol service allowing increased opportunities for enhancing healthcare
The Position
As a Career Medical Officer in Addiction Medicine you will provide medical support for the after-hours and weekend Consultation-Liaison Drug and Alcohol service. This service is expanding the access for patients to clinical services as acute presentations demand. You will provide support in the Emergency Department and wards after hours, where substance misuse adds complexity requiring your advice and suggestions. As part of a multidisciplinary team you will assess, intervene and admit patients to the specialist Drug and Alcohol inpatient ward, as well as providing clinical oversight in outpatient and community services. You will enjoy an attractive salary with this part-time role (0.84FTE) available for up to 2 years.

The Hospital
You will be joining a major tertiary referral hospital dedicated to providing world-class clinical care, research and innovation. Currently undergoing significant redevelopment, $1 billion has been committed to the expansion and upgrade of services along with a multi-storey car park to support this growth. The hospital provides high-level inpatient services, generally with the capacity to manage high complexity patients requiring specialist care, such as emergency, critical care, acute medicine, planned and emergency surgery, maternity, neonatal, paediatric medicine and minor surgery, mental health, aged care and rehabilitation services, drug and alcohol and a broad range of specialist outpatient clinics and services.  

The Location
Your new home will be encompassed by nature, with beautiful lookouts on your doorstep. This is a great location to raise a family with a wonderful sense of caring in the community and a more relaxed pace of life, without being too far from the bustling city. You will enjoy a variety of activities in your time-off, from exploring the nearby bushwalking trails, eucalyptus forests and waterfalls, to indulging in the many shopping and entertainment venues. This is a great alternative to living in Sydney, with more affordable housing and living costs, or there is also the option to live inner city and commute if preferred. 

Essential Criteria
You will hold current registration with AHPRA and at least 4 years of clinical experience in an area/s relevant to Addiction Medicine such as General Medicine or Emergency Medicine.

Boost your income with this after-hours/weekend role and enjoy the beautiful natural surrounds in your time-off with access to a variety of trails and lookouts.