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Cclhd - Addiction Medicine - Advanced Trainee

Central Coast Local Health District - Mount Hunter, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Classification: JMO Advanced Trainee
Hours Per Week: 40
Requisition ID: REQ213563

Central Coast Local Health District is currently advertising for Addiction Medicine Advanced Trainee.

Advertising Dates: 15th February 2021 to 7th March 2021

Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) has an opportunity for suitably trained and experienced medical officers interested in working on the Central Coast. We value our staff as our most important resource and strive to provide support and development opportunities throughout your career with us and we invite you to be part of our community.

The Drug and Alcohol Services of CCLHD provides care for patients with a diverse range of Substance Use Disorders and complex co-morbidity. Care is provided through the Opioid Treatment Programme, general Addiction Medicine clinics, the In-patient Withdrawal Management Service, Substance Use in Pregnancy and Parenting Service and Consult Liaison to Gosford and Wyong Hospitals and EDs. Outreach services are provided to the Aboriginal Medical Service and Pain Clinics. The Drug and Alcohol Services of CCLHD are well supported by committed Addiction Specialists and nursing team. There are weekly clinical meetings, weekly education meetings and an active research programme. There are opportunities for AChAM Advanced Trainees to attend the state wide training programme.

The NSW Central Coast is positioned between Sydney and Newcastle, with a population that is expected to grow from the current approximate 300,000 to 450,000 before 2030. Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) provides over 700 beds across its network facilities comprising Gosford Hospital, Wyong Hospital, Long Jetty Continuing Care Unit, Woy Woy Hospital and various Community Health Centres and Services. CCLHD has strong connections with Royal North Shore Hospital and is affiliated with the University of Newcastle.

Gosford Hospital is the principal referral hospital and a trauma centre for the Central Coast, with approximately 500 inpatient beds and 24-hour access to its Emergency Department and Operating Theatres. Inpatient services include Coronary and Intensive Care, General Medicine, Neurology, Renal, Geriatrics, General Surgery, Obstetrics, Mental Health, Paediatric and Emergency services. Outpatient and community services include Allied Health, Dental, Podiatry, Nursing, Child and Adolescent and Family Health, Drug and Alcohol, and Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Wyong Hospital is an acute major metropolitan hospital providing inpatient, outpatient and emergency services to residents in the northern part of the NSW Central Coast. Wyong Hospital has approx 300 inpatient beds and provides a range of medical, surgical and critical care services. Specialty services include Intensive Care, Coronary Care, Drug and Alcohol, Gastroenterology, Stroke, Mental Health, Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics, Vascular, Urology and Cancer services. Wyong Hospital is further developing its role as a district general hospital for a growing population with a $200 million expansion close to completion that will deliver a new Emergency Department, ICU, Paediatric unit, Theatres and inpatient units allowing the further development of clinical services.

Applications are accepted online via the following link: https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/, select location: Central Coast Local Health District, Gosford Hospital.

For questions contact our JMO Recruitment Team via [email protected]

For more information about what it is like to work with us please watch our Welcome Video:


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  1. MBBS or equivalent, currently registered (or eligible to be registered) with the Medical Board of Australia with a minimum of Level 2 Supervision in place.
  2. Completion of at least two postgraduate years and either successful completion of the examination requirement of the RACP, or equivalent, and be eligible to undertake subspecialty training in Addiction Medicine in Australia; or eligible to sit the DCE in 2020 but were unable due to COVID-19.
  3. Prior experience in Addiction Medicine would be an advantage but is not essential. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  4. Completion of the Opioid Treatment Accreditation Course (OTAC) or a commitment to do so prior to commencing employment. Able to prescribe S8 and S4D medications.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, including providing leadership and direction to ensure appropriate management of patients.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work independently within a supervised complex clinical environment utilising excellent clinical skills, judgment and expertise, with demonstrated commitment to quality improvement, patient safety and risk management.
  7. Demonstrated time management, problem solving skills and excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and computer skills, with minimum of 30 words per minute. Along with evidence of continuing professional development and commitment to self education.
  8. Demonstrated understanding of how the District is Caring for the Coast and how this role would contribute.

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For role related queries or questions contact Dr Bridin Murnion on [email protected]

Applications Close: Sunday 7th March 2021

Mount Hunter, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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