First listed on: 07 June 2024

Addiction Medicine (Drug & Alcohol) – Staff Specialist - Permanent 1.5 FTE Vacant (full-time and part-time opportunities available)

Employment Type: 
Part-time and full-time opportunities available
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Requisition ID: REQ479207
Applications Close: 30 June 2024

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) is seeking Addiction Medicine (Drug & Alcohol) Staff Specialist’s in a full-time or part-time capacity.

This opportunity is for Addiction Medicine (Drug & Alcohol) Specialists to join a high performing and passionate team. This role is a district position located in the desirable South Coast of NSW.

This position is responsible for providing medical assessment and access to treatment programs for Drug and Alcohol dependant people residing in the Illawarra (regional) and Shoalhaven (regional and rural) communities. This position would target marginalised drug users who may have co-morbid medical or psychiatric conditions. The successful position holder will work within a multidisciplinary team to provide drug and alcohol treatment to patients accessing the Opioid Agonist Treatment Program, Stimulant Treatment Program and Withdrawal Management services within the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD).

As a Staff Specialist you will ensure a high standard of professional performance and, where required, the encouragement of an academic environment which supports research and development.

About the Region

Live by the beach on the beautiful NSW South Coast. The Illawarra Shoalhaven region is rapidly becoming one of the most idyllic regions to live, work and play.

The region is bordered by the mountains, coastal plains and over 100 beaches. The region’s beautiful natural environment plays a central role in the quality of life of the local community.

Commute times are short; and when you’re not at work, you can relax on some of the country’s best beaches, explore the stunning coastal rainforests and outdoor adventure activities or enjoy the local dining, shopping, galleries and theatres – all contributing to a perfect work-life balance.

Enquiries about this position from recruitment agencies will not be accepted. Candidates interested in this position must make their own enquiries and submit their own application.

An eligibility list may be created for future Temporary/Permanent Part-Time positions.

Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing. Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to

For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website

Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with before employment can commence.


  1. Specialist registration or eligible for specialist registration as a Medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  2. Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP) and Fellowship of the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (FAChAM) and /or FRANZCP (Addiction Psychiatry or General Adult Psychiatry) or Australasian Fellowship of Public Health Medicine (AFPHM).
  3. Evidence of continuing medical education and self-monitoring/audit practices consistent with the scope of practice requirements of the position.
  4. Proven capacity and/or experience in the provision of effective high quality services, demonstrated through successful clinical practice in an environment appropriate to the requirements of the position including evidence of participation in quality improvement activities relevant to the specialty.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to teaching with experience in teaching both undergraduate and post graduate students and other staff of the hospital.
  6. Demonstrate the skills and attitudes appropriate as a Senior Medical Practitioner including modelling a high standard of professional behaviour to junior medical staff.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with medical and other health services colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues, and staff and to work as an effective member of the clinical team across multiple sites.
  8. Demonstrated experience in and commitment to research relevant to the role and needs of the Department.

Need more information?
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For role related queries or questions contact: Dr Barbara Sinclair, Medical Director, Drug and Alcohol via on 

Application enquiries: Simone Carroll, Workforce Co-ordinator. Ph: (02)4253 4744 or

Applications Close: 30 June 2024

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