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Consultant Addiction Medicine/Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist

22 May 2023
Peel – Mandurah / Rockingham, Australia


Consultant Addiction Medicine/Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist

Salary:                         MP Year 1 - 9 $357,930 - $456,008 p.a. pro-rata (inclusive of base salary, 10.5% superannuation and applicable allowances)

Location:                    Peel – Mandurah / Rockingham

Unit/Division:            Next Step – South Metro CADS

Work Type:                 Fixed Term - Full Time

Position No:               00017029

Closing Date:              2023-06-16 - 4:00 PM


VCID No. 819668

This is a Fixed Term Full-Time appointment for five (5) years.

About Us

Next Step is the leading government drug and alcohol treatment service in Western Australia providing a range of clinical services. The treatment services provided by Next Step include:

  • The Inpatient Withdrawal Unit at East Perth
  • Outpatient services at East Perth and via integrated Community Alcohol and Drug Services at six metropolitan locations
  • An onsite pharmacy service based at East Perth
  • Outpatient and inpatient youth services via the Integrated Drug and Alcohol Youth Service.
  • Community programs including the Community Pharmacotherapy Program and the Clinical Advisory Service.

Next Step strives to be a culturally secure and inclusive service that is respectful of the diverse needs of each individual.

Next Step is part of the Treatment Services Management directorate of the Mental Health Commission.

About you

We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic applicants for the role of Consultant Addiction Medicine/Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist.

You will be:

  • Passionate about working in drug and alcohol treatment services
  • Able to understand and act within key boundaries and maintain a professional relationship with patients
  • Flexible, adaptable and capable of learning within challenging environments
  • Experienced in working with clients with challenging and complex presentations
  • Enthusiastic for working in a multidisciplinary environment

About the role

The Consultant Addiction Medicine/Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist is responsible for the following:

  • Providing clinical leadership to the multidisciplinary team in the delivery of specialist alcohol and other drug services to patients.
  • Promoting patient safety and quality of care.
  • Providing advanced, comprehensive and evidence-based specialist medical interventions, assessments, medication prescribing, monitoring and referral for patients within a clinic setting.
  • Providing leadership, orientation, training, supervision and education, where relevant, for doctors in training, Supervised Medical Officers and other health workers.

In undertaking the role of this position, the occupant will need to recognise that there is a commitment to focussing on the needs of the individual, their families, carers or advocates working in partnership for better mental health outcomes.

Subject to your position, work area and Industrial Award/Agreement, Next Step, Mental Health Commission employees may access a range of benefits including:

  • A comprehensive induction and orientation program
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • A specialised professional development program
  • Access to study leave/assistance
  • Advanced specialist development skills and training - specialisation
  • Access to health and wellbeing support
  • Opportunities for career advancement

About your application

You will be assessed against the selection criteria of the position, as outlined in the JDF.

You will also need to show us how your skills and experience match your ability to work in a way that reflects our values - Honesty, Engagement, Accountability, Respect and Togetherness.

A current (within 12 months) National Criminal History Check will be required prior to commencement of employment.

For further information about this position contact Pam Lubrainschik, Managing Consultant - Ccentric Group on 0452 295 088, or Grant Jacobs, Senior Consultant – Ccentric Group on 0420 899 811

Submitting Your Application

Your application should be sent to Pam Lubrainschik, Managing Consultant at Ccentric Group and include:

  • A CV outlining your employment history and achievements relevant to this position.
  • A cover letter outlining your suitability to the role.
  • A maximum four-page statement outlining your suitability for the role and with consideration of the selection criteria of this role as outlined in the JDF. Other essential requirements will be assessed during other stages of the recruitment process.
  • Contact details for two work-related referees, one being your current line manager where possible.

Next Step reserves the right to contact applicants throughout the application process and may undertake additional search recruitment activities if required .

As part of the application process you will need a current email address.

The MHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply. MHC values the uniqueness of individuals who may vary in many different ways, including ethnicity, culture, national origin, social class, gender, age, religious belief, sexual identity, intersex status and mental and/or physical ability, and people from these diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

If you experience any issues with the application process, please contact Pam Lubrainschik on 0452 295 088 to discuss how we can accommodate your requirements. Late applications will not be accepted.

Further opportunities

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Suitable applicants may be considered for other similar vacancies within 12 months of applicants being notified of the recruitment decision.

To find out more about the MHC and what we have to offer, click here

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