Alcohol and drug service careers
Supported by clinical teaching, supervision and mentoring from a team of addiction medicine and other medical specialists, as an alcohol and drug service registrar, you will provide direct care to:
- patients admitted to the inpatient withdrawal unit
- people attending outpatient psychosocial counselling services
- patients with opioid dependence often with co-occurring mental health and chronic pain problems, in the opioid pharmacotherapy unit.
What we offer
- Training and authorisation as an opioid pharmacotherapy prescriber in Tasmania.
- Skills in undertaking clinical assessment including risk assessment and providing appropriate clinical interventions for patients with broad-ranging substance use and related psychosocial problems.
- Knowledge and skills in alcohol, tobacco and other drug policies and their impact on the population and public health.
- Advanced clinical and related critical thinking skills, judgement and confidence to apply those skills in a clinical and policy leadership role into the future.
- An appropriate and attractive package based on your specialist qualifications and experience.
How to apply
Entry to the Advanced Training in Addiction Medicine can be gained through one of two pathways:
Fellowship of one of the following Colleges, Divisions or Faculties
- Anaesthetics (FANZCA)
- Emergency Medicine (FACEM)
- General Practice (FRACGP and FRANZCGP)
- Adult Medicine Division (FRACP)
- Paediatrics & Child Health Division (FRACP)
- Pain Medicine (FFPMANZCA)
- Psychiatry (FRANZCP)
- Public Health Medicine (FAFPHM)
- Rehabilitation Medicine (FAFRM)
- Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM)
Overseas trained doctors (including general practitioners) must have been considered by the relevant Australasian medical college.
Completion of RACP Basic Training
- Success in the Written and Clinical Examinations
- Appointment to an accredited Advanced Training position.
Where to get more information
Please contact Dr Adrian Reynolds, Clinical Director Alcohol and Drug Service