Addiction Psychiatrist Barwon Health


Barwon Doctors

  • Join a supportive, forward-looking unit with a culture of curiosity 
  • Opportunity to advance your psychiatry career as we transform our services
  • FTE negotiable to suit your individual professional development goals 
  • Relocation opportunity to Geelong. Assistance available for suitable applicants

 Barwon Health Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Services (MHDAS) are seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist with an interest or subspecialty in addiction psychiatry to join our evolving Drugs and Alcohol Services (DAS) team. The position is ongoing with a minimum requirement of 0.3 EFT (additional EFT is negotiable) and a significant component of the role will be the further development and promotion of the Medication Assisted Treatment of Opioid Dependence (MATOD) network across the Barwon Health region, providing primary and secondary consultations for consumers with complex care needs. 

About the service

Our Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Service (MHDAS) is internationally recognised for its innovative clinical programs and integrated models of practice that are consumer centred, accessible and family inclusive.  Our service has a strong commitment to excellence in clinical education and research activities (the CHIME  & IMPACT units).The multidisciplinary DAS team sits within MHDAS and provides clinical treatment and harm reduction services for people seeking assistance with their substance use. The primary purpose of this Addiction Psychiatrist position in the DAS team will be to drive the enhancement of the MATOD network within the Barwon region and to assist in expanding the addiction specialist workforce.  The position will be part of an established team of an addiction psychiatrist, an addiction psychiatry advanced trainee and four senior General Practitioners. 

About the role

The primary objectives of the Addiction Psychiatrist will be:

  • Providing primary consultations to complex consumers who are unable to access care through GPs in the private sector
  • Providing advice to GPs in the Barwon Southwest around harm minimisation and Medication Assisted Treatment of Opioid Dependence (MATOD)
  • Active promotion of the Addiction Specialist Service and the appropriate referral pathways, including undertaking engagement roadshows across the Barwon region.
  • To act as a delegate of the authorised Psychiatrist as defined in the Mental Health Act 2014

Applicants must hold the FRANZCP, be accredited as a supervisor by the RANZCP, and be registered with general or specialist medical registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

About the culture

In this new era of mental health service reform, we are transforming our services and are seeking psychiatrists who are curious, passionate, and ready to advance their career. We promote positive respectful relationships and strong working partnerships in the workplace and in the community. As a team we are focussed on providing the highest quality patient centred care.

What we offer

  • Excellent work-life balance in a supportive and collaborative team
  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals. 
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits
  • Relocation packages & assistance available 

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation. If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact Mental Health Recruitment via email at [email protected].




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