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The Geelong Clinic by Healthscope
Geelong, Victoria, Australia (on-site)
1 day ago


  • Established drug and alcohol program
  • Flexible working hours
  • Access to Professorial Unit
  • Geelong's leading private mental health facility

With recent growth of our facility size and case mix we are expanding our evidence-based service in Drug and Alcohol (D&A) inpatient treatment/therapy. The position of Addiction Medicine Specialist is pivotal to this service and we welcome you to this role.

You will lead the treatment and therapy framework, provide support to any new medical staff and lead multidisciplinary decision making. You hold a specialist qualification relevant to this service and have past clinical experience in managing patients with D&A problems including dependence and withdrawal.

In the role you will work with the multidisciplinary team to ensure assessment, planning and implementation of clinical management of persons seeking admission for problems relating to the use of alcohol or other drugs.

There will also be extension of the role throughout the facilities other services which may include special medical advice to psychiatrists in relation to their patients, second opinions, becoming a member of The Geelong Clinic Medical Advisory Committee and/or support available from our Addiction Registrar who is part of the local accredited training program.

We offer:

  • Opportunities in our new Consulting Rooms
  • Referrals management
  • Onsite parking
  • Reimbursement of hours committed to the role
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opportunity to operate a full-time service
  • Medical Peer Review onsite
  • Medical Academic Forums
  • Marketing and GP liaison support
  • Full administrative support of Consulting Suite time
  • Consultant D&A Directors on site

The Geelong Clinic at a glance

Located on the Eastern side of Geelong, we’re a leading private psychiatric facility that specialises in inpatient and outpatient mental health services.

Here, highly skilled and qualified psychiatrists, clinicians and other mental health professionals work collaboratively to ensure that each patient’s experience is the best it can be. 

The range of inpatient specific programs includes Addictive Behaviours Program, Detoxification program, EMDR, Eating Disorder programs, Day programs and Outreach. We have procedural suites offering TMS and ECT. Our Allied Health team include psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, exercise physiologists, music therapists, dietitians and art therapists.

We are well supported by a Professorial Unit lead by Professor Michael Berk and two FTE of Registrar rotations in conjunction with The University Hospital, Barwon Health.

What can we offer you?

Facilities built with you in mind

We have recently undergone a $16 million expansion project to upgrade our staff and patient amenities and have an additional 27 beds with a total of 73 inpatient beds. An expansion of outpatient consulting suites to 23 has also taken place as part of our Brownfields project.

Click here to hear Professor Berk’s narrative on the current opportunities at TGC.

Your own consulting suite

You’re invited to either commence or develop your existing private practice, with potential to secure your own consulting suite. You’ll receive skilled administrative support, access to full digital clinical records and a high volume of referrals generated via our established referral pathways.

Capability building

You’ll have access to excellent academic programs that support fulfilment of RANZCP CPD requirements. Peer groups, clinical review forums, access to second opinions and support from experienced senior colleagues will ensure your ongoing development.

An enviable work-life balance

By making the most of the professional freedom we offer, your self-managed patient load will ensure a satisfying work-life balance. You choose your days, hours, referrals and fees. Your flexible working arrangements will support dual public and private sessions. 


Geelong is surrounded by beautiful beaches and home to world class schools and universities. It is an hours drive from the Melbourne CBD with access to great sporting and entertainment complexes, music, comedy, theatre and art events. 

Like to know more?

We’d be happy to answer your questions or take you on a tour of our expanded facility. Expressions of Interest should be directed to Janine Haigh, General Manager, (03) 5240 0749 or


You must be able to provide evidence of:

  • Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists/Physicians (FRANZCP) or (fAChAM)
  • Certificate of Advanced Training in Addiction
  • Significant experience in Addictions Medicine or Addictions Psychiatry
  • Full working rights in Australia including AHPRA registration

Job Information

  • Job ID: 69467914
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • Company Name For Job: The Geelong Clinic by Healthscope
  • Position Title: Addiction Medicine Specialist (psychiatrist or physician)
  • Job Function: Addiction Psychiatry
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
Healthcare / Health Services

With a national network of 12 private hospitals and over 600 inpatient beds, Healthscope provides Australia’s most extensive range of mental health programs and services. We strive to achieve truly exceptional outcomes for our patients whether that be as inpatients, outpatients or through our comprehensive day programs – many of which are exclusive to Healthscope. With treatments and expertise extending across the breadth of mental health conditions including mood, anxiety and eating disorders, addictive behaviours and PT...

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