Specialist Medical Practitioner Alcohol and Drug Service

  • Tasmanian Health Service
  • Tasmania, Australia
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Alcohol and Drug Service South

The Alcohol and Drug Service is the Tasmanian public health service working to reduce the harms of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.  A Specialist Medical Practitioner is being sought to join our service during an exciting period of change and investment in the alcohol, tobacco and other drug sector in Tasmania, with the recent announcement and funding of a 10-year reform plan.

Working with the Clinical Director, the ADS Management and Senior team and other clinical staff, the Specialist Medical Practitioner will:

  • Provide direct client care to people of Tasmania who have substance use problems
  • Work as a member of a multidisciplinary team within biopsychosocial framework to deliver safe, evidence based multimodal clinical services
  • Extend service connectivity with the primary and tertiary health sectors to enhance clinical assessment and the delivery of alcohol, tobacco and other drug treatment
  • Lead workforce development through undergraduate and post-graduate teaching in contemporary ATOD practice, clinical supervision, mentoring,
  • Provide leadership in high level clinical decision making across the service

We are looking for a Specialist Medical Practitioner with:

  • significant clinical knowledge, skills and experience in alcohol, tobacco and other drug treatment (i.e. opioid pharmacotherapy treatment, withdrawal management, hospital consultation and liaison and other community-based treatment)
  • leadership skills, vision and the ability to lead clinical teams in organisational and clinical development

There is scope in this role to engage in the development of policy and clinical practice standards.

What you can expect from us:

  • A role with scope that is broad and interesting
  • Candidate care to assist you and your family if relocating to Tasmania and on commencing the role
  • A financial relocation package and accommodation assistance (if required and within specific award conditions)
  • Support for your ongoing professional development (including allowances).

This position is based in Hobart so you could find yourself a heritage home in the city or surrounding suburbs, often within walking distance of cafes, weekend farmers markets and restaurants serving fantastic fresh Tasmania produce or a home with views of our great mountain and/or river, or you might choose to base yourself in a country town within the greater Hobart area.  If you have a family, there are some excellent local primary and secondary schools, with the University of Tasmania on our doorstep.

Tasmanian has a lot to offer as a destination to work, live and play, with a natural environment and quality of life unique to a small capital city.  In Hobart you are never more than ten minutes away from a beach, National Park or an award-winning restaurant, with a café culture to match any other Australian city. Whether you see yourself navigating your way around our island, hiking or mountain-biking our world class trails, immersing yourself in our arts scene or just after a different pace of life, there is something in Tasmania for everybody.  

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A remuneration package comprising the Agreement base salary, relevant allowances and other entitlements will be negotiated with the successful applicant dependent on clinical experience and seniority. 

The engagement is permanent full-time day work (with on-call), working 76 hours per fortnight.

Contact Dion Butler on (03) 6166 0747 or email [email protected] for more details.

Apply online at jobs.tas.gov.au and obtain the current Statement of Duties.

Applications close:  7 February 2021

Vacancy No. 522769

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