Addiction Medicine Specialist

Feel supported and welcomed by a team with a fantastic culture

  • Contribute to a clinical setting where you can really make a difference
  • Enjoy a tropical climate in this vibrant and laid back harbour city
  • Work alongside a team that prides themselves on high-quality care and colleague support
The Opportunity
An opportunity exists for a Senior Specialist Clinician to fill the position of Addiction Psychiatrist role.  
 
You will be required to provide high quality psychiatry services to consumers of the Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Service and provide clinical leadership for the Mental Health clinical team.
 
The position requires a candidate with a solid background in psychiatric practice, with no less than the equivalent of six years full-time service in medical practice as a Staff Specialist.
 
The Hospital
This tertiary, teaching hospital holds over 340 beds and serves as the primary hospital for an estimated current population of 140,000. The hospital also serves as the referral hospital for rural and remote communities for the surrounding areas expanding the services area to 614,000 square kilometres – approximately twice the size of Victoria.
 
The hospital has a wide range of specialist services in Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Coronary Care, acute medical and surgical, Rehabilitation, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Mental Health.
 
The hospital prides itself on looking after their staff. It offers staff accommodation on campus, from single air-conditioned units to four-bedroom houses. In addition, there are many sporting facilities you can use to keep fit and healthy including an air-conditioned gymnasium and squash courts, outdoor tennis courts and a sparkling 25-metre pool under shade cloth. There is also a comprehensive health library you can access with 10,000 books and 500 journal titles available. Medical databases are networked throughout the Campus and there are Medline searching, reference and inter-library loans services as well.
 
The Location
You will be living in a vibrant harbour city renowned for its tropical climate and enviable laid-back, outdoor lifestyle. The city has many miles of unpolluted beaches which provide the backdrop for beautiful sunsets. You can spend your free time with the locals on the beach attempting to catch the barramundi that is famous in the region.
 
The international airport provides direct access to South East Asia and beyond. Sunny days and balmy nights support a lifestyle that is relaxed with an emphasis on outdoor activities for both single people and families. Lifestyle is laid back and friendly, and the community supportive of newcomers.
 
Why Wavelength
Wavelength is an industry recognised, award-winning medical recruitment agency. We have spent the last 19 years finding jobs for healthcare professionals throughout Australia and New Zealand. Use the relationships we have fostered with our extensive network of hospitals to ensure your CV gets premium exposure, and you get access to the best jobs possible.
 
Wavelength takes the hassle out of looking for a new job. Whether you are looking to further your career, need a new challenge or are interested in a change of scenery, we have the knowledge and resources to help. We understand your needs and make the whole process easy.
 
Our range of specialist career consultants also includes a dedicated team of migration agents, who will be happy to assist with all aspects of your registration and visa processes if required.

Essential Criteria
Australia/NZMust hold FRANZCP or FRACMA, and be eligible for Specialist registration with AHPRA
UK/IrelandMust hold MRCPsych / FRCPsych plus UK Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) and have been practicing as a Consultant for 3 years or more
USAMust hold Certificate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and have been practicing as a Consultant for 3 years or more.
CanadaMust hold Fellowship in Psychiatry or Certificate in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have been practicing as a Consultant for 3 years or more.
Other qualifications can of course be assessed on a case-by-case basis. For those unable to work at Consultant level, there are multiple opportunities to take advantage of at Senior Medical Officer and Registrar level.

Contact Siobhan today to find out more about this role and many others available.