Registrar - Alcohol and Drug Service

We invite you to consider a career in the Alcohol and Drug Service. Opportunities exist for interested and experienced people who wish to become part of a dynamic and professional team.

Tasmania offers a lifestyle that will revitalise your senses. Our pristine environment and spectacular scenery may be the healthy change you need.

Tasmania offers a great range of opportunities for you and your family, with affordable living, access to a range of recreational activities and first class produce unique to the state.

You will:

  • Receive enthusiastic and skilled clinical teaching, supervision and mentoring from a team of Addiction Medicine and other medical specialists
  • Become skilled in undertaking clinical assessment including risk assessment and providing appropriate clinical interventions for patients with broad ranging substance use and related psychosocial problems
  • Be supported in taking every relevant internal and external learning opportunity
  • Be trained and authorised as an opioid pharmacotherapy prescriber in Tasmania
  • Provide direct care to patients admitted to the inpatient withdrawal unit or attending outpatient psychosocial counselling services and treating patients with opioid dependence often with co-occurring mental health and chronic pain problems, in the opioid pharmacotherapy unit
  • Develop knowledge and skills in alcohol, tobacco and other drug policy as it impacts on population and public health
  • Develop advanced clinical and related critical thinking skills, judgement and confidence to apply those skills in a clinical and policy leadership role into the future

Will negotiate an appropriate and attractive package based on the candidates specialist qualifications and experience.

Entry to  the Advanced Training in Addiction Medicine can be gained through either:

1. 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)

NB: Overseas trained doctors (including general practitioners) must have been considered by the relevant Australasian medical college


2. Completion of RACP Basic Training and success in the Written and Clinical Examinations


3. Appointment to an accredited Advanced Training position.

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Some of the many advantages of living and working in Tasmania:

  • Varied and stimulating caseloads, you'll develop strong practical skills
  • Great access to Consultants and ongoing support
  • Attractive salary packaging options
  • Assistance with relocation and registration may be provided
  • Short distances make it possible to live in rural tranquillity or by the beach while commuting to a city job.


Dr Adrian Reynolds
Clinical Director Alcohol and Drug Service
Pone: (03) 6214 5706

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