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Consultant – Addiction Medicine

Department of Health Western Australia
Perth (Region), Western Australia (AU)
Closing date
7 May 2024

Department of Health – Fiona Stanley Hospital
Perth, Western Australia

Hours can be filled as sessional, full time or part time. Hours are negotiable.

We are looking for Addiction Medicine Consultants or a psychiatrist with qualification in addiction medicine or an addiction psychiatrist with qualification in addiction medicine or an advanced trainee in addiction medicine. 

These positions will contribute to develop the new service Addiction Prevention and Treatment Service. This is the first integrated addiction and mental health service in a public hospital in Western Australia. The service entails outpatient clinics open 7 days a week over extended hours and manages AOD and behavioural addiction including gaming and gambling. It is multidisciplinary and it is governed by addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine specialists.

The Addiction Medicine Consultant leads the multidisciplinary team to provide specialist medical services to patients at Fiona Stanley Hospital. The Consultant promotes patient safety and quality of care. You will provide leadership, orientation, training, supervision and education, where relevant, for doctors in training and other health workers. In collaboration with the Head of Department and other Consultants, you will work to achieve national, state and South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) performance standards and targets. Each and every employee at SMHS makes us better and stronger, from clinical, professional to technical careers, our team of skilled staff help us deliver on our vision of excellent health care, every time.

Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) is a 783-bed tertiary hospital offering a range of health services including the State Rehabilitation Service, a comprehensive cancer centre, purpose-built mental health unit, maternity, paediatric and neonatal services, and the State Adult Burns Service. FSH also delivers specialised services such as heart and lung transplantations and hyperbaric medicine.

Our vision is Excellent health care, every time. You can read more about SMHS in our Strategic Plan here.

Our Values guide our work in every action, and that includes recruitment and employment!  SMHS encourages Aboriginal people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds or LGBTI communities, and people with disability to work with us. Whatever your age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and family/carer responsibilities are, we ask that you consider bringing your expertise to our workforce.

Want to know more? We encourage you to contact Daniela Vecchio at or +61 497 100 719.

Application Instructions - click "Apply" to access the expanded advert including detailed information about how to apply and the documents required.

Closing Date: 7th May, 2024

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