Advanced Trainee in Addictions Psychiatry

Time for a lifestyle change? Join a workplace that’s friendly & welcoming!! Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The Warrnambool campus has recently undergone a major capital redevelopment and is considered one of the most modern and technologically advanced health services in regional Australia. South West Healthcare is the major clinical and specialist referral centre for South West Victoria. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds (216 acute, 36 aged care and 30 mental health) and an extensive range of primary and community services. The town has a population of over 33,380 and is a popular seaside resort located 264 kilometres southwest of Melbourne. The city boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. Warrnambool’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth. The promenade is very popular and you can walk, run, ride or skate along this scenic trail. Almost every year between June and September the Southern Right Whales return to the waters off Warrnambool and often swim within a hundred meters of the shore.
Job Details
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1350137
Closing Date: 09-Sep-2018
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - MH - Addiction Psychiatric Trainee PD 2019 July 2018.pdf (PDF, 98KB)

Contact: Human Resources

Position Details

An exciting opportunity exists for a suitably experienced Medical Officer to join South West Healthcare's Mental Health team in the temporary one year position of Advanced Trainee in Addictions Psychiatry (Senior Psychiatric / Addiction Psychiatry Registrar) with the option of a one year extension.  The successful applicant will have completed a relevant Medical degree, be enrolled in an Accredited Training Program and commencing Year 5 or 6.

The Mental Health Service (MHS) within South West Healthcare (SWH) has an established reputation for providing an innovative approach to community based and client centred service delivery. Working closely with the families and carers of consumers within a recovery framework, the MHS is also renowned for its model of care and the provision of extensive services across all a broad demographic client base.

South West Healthcare has a total of 272 beds, services a population in excess of 110,000 and is the major specialist referral centre for south west Victoria.

For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Dr Jacques Claassen (Clinical Director -  Mental Health Services) on (03) 5561 9100 or email 

The successful applicant will be required to consent to and undergo a Police Record Check.

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only under Careers and need to include: an application letter, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of three (3) referees by Sunday 9 September 2018.  Other documents you feel are relevant may also be attached: however this is limited to 5 documents and there is also a size limitation of no greater than 2 Mega Bytes.

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website or completing the application process, please send an email to: Please note this address is for enquiries only and application cannot be submitted via this email.

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