Consultant-Addiction Medicine | Western Australia (closes 22 October)

Salary: MP Year 1-9 $355,172 - $452,806 p.a. pro rata (inclusive of base salary, 10% superannuation and applicable allowances)

Location: Perth Metropolitan

Unit/Division: Next Step Drug and Alcohol Service/South Metro CADS

Work Type: Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time

Position No: Pool Ref 00011321

Closing Date: 2021-10-22 4:00 PM

About the role

Next Step is seeking suitably qualified Addiction Medicine Consultants for positions available in Perth’s South Metro corridor. One position is available for immediate start with others becoming available from early to mid-2022. The positions are located in Perth’s south metro corridor at Rockingham, may also work across Mandurah and/or be based at community outpatient clinics or within hospital ED departments as Alcohol and Other Drug Consultation Liaison.

The ‘Addiction Medicine Consultant’ provides clinical leadership to Next Step’s Community Alcohol and Drug Services. As part of a multidisciplinary team, you will provide specialist medical services to patients of the metropolitan outpatient services and hold responsibility for managing and treating a case load of clients seeking AOD treatment and support. As a member of a multidisciplinary team you will work alongside doctors, nurses, psychologists, counsellors, social workers and external agencies to provide coordinated multidisciplinary care.

As a Consultant you will provide leadership, training, support and mentoring for doctors in training, Next Step staff, and other WA clinicians. You will also be a Fellow of the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine.

We encourage applications from across Australia and New Zealand with relocation assistance available on request and via negotiation. Please call the contact person for more information about the benefits of working in Perth’s south metro corridor and how Next Step can assist you to relocate to Perth WA.

You will work between the hours of 8.30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday, with on-call duties as per the roster.

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

Further information about the position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).

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:

  • Outpatient services at East Perth and via integrated Community Alcohol and Drug Services at seven metropolitan locations
  • The Inpatient Withdrawal Unit at East Perth
  • 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 seeking an experienced Addiction Medicine Consultant to join this highly specialised service, that embraces a multidisciplinary approach to its care.

We encourage applications from across Australia and New Zealand and relocation assistance is available on request and via negotiation.

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 clients
  • 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 your application

Applications are 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 –

-        Respect for individuals and culture

-        Working together and supporting each other

-        Involving and engaging others

-        Ownership, transparency and accountability

-        Fair and ethical decisions

-        Improvement focus

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

For further information about these positions contact Helen Jackson on 0475 823 529.  

Submitting Your Application

Your application should include:

  1. A CV outlining your employment history and achievements relevant to this position.
  2. A maximum 3 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.
  3. 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.

Late applications will not be accepted. If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employment Services on 13 44 77 (and select Option 2) for immediate assistance during business hours.

The Mental Health Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply. Mental Health Commission 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 HSS to discuss how we can accommodate your requirements.

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