Senior Medical Officer (Opioids Substitution Prescriber)

  • Company:
    Queensland Health - Townsville Hospital and Health Service
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    17 hours ago
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This role would suit a VR General Practitioner with FACRRM or FRACGP preferred, who has experience in dealing with complex patients impacted by alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and who has a commitment to providing effective and efficient evidence based care.

Sessions are negotiable, and can fit around private practice responsibilities.

Proven leadership skills are a key quality for the successful applicant as the prison is a challenging environment with many potential obstacles to high quality care.

Join in our vision of a healthy North Queensland and apply today.

  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Location: Townsville region
  • Contact Name: Laura Meynell
  • Contact Number:
  • Closing Date: 31-JAN-21

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service vision is one of excellence… to emerge the leader in health care, research and education for regional Australia.

Do you have what it takes to make a substantial contribution to our vision?

About the role

The role of the Senior Medical Officer – Opiate Substitution Prescriber (SMO- OSP) is to lead high quality primary care clinical and non-clinical services to benefit the patients of the Townsville Hospital and Health Service held within the Townsville Correctional Centre. This includes working collaboratively in a multidisciplinary care team, promoting research, as well as teaching the health professionals of the future.

The successful applicant must hold general AHPRA registration, with advanced qualifications relevant to the role such as FRACGP. Endorsed and credentialed as an Opiate Substitution Therapy Prescriber with relevant proven experience and registration requirements would be desirable, however a willingness to undergo the training and up-skilling to achieve the qualifications is also acceptable.

What’s on offer?

Permanent role, 32 hours per fortnight. Sessions are negotiable, and can fit around private practice responsibilities.

Generous pro-rata remuneration package of up to $167,448, comprising salary range of $76.40 tp $105.53 p.h. (L13-L25).

(Level of appointment is dependent upon experience and advanced qualifications).

      • Annual Recreational Leave accrual with 17.5% loading when taken

      • Generous employer contribution to superannuation of 12.75%

      • Attraction and retention incentive allowance

      • Regional and rural attraction allowance

      • Inaccessibility allowance

      • Motor vehicle allowance

      • Professional development assistance (allowances and leave)

Other employment benefits offered may include: salary sacrificing options, shift allowances, locality allowances, flexible working arrangements, access to corporate discounts, staff wellness programs and the employee assistance program.

Why make the move?

Townsville is a vibrant, dynamic city; it is the largest urban centre in Northern Australia and is the gateway to the world famous Great Barrier Reef, stunning beaches, rainforests and the Outback. With over 300 days of sunshine a year and the perfect laid-back tropical/coastal lifestyle Townsville offers stunning natural attractions without sacrificing the benefits of a metropolitan city. No matter your lifestyle… Townsville offers families, couples and individuals a place to call home.


For a confidential discussion please contact Dr Jason Yates on 07 4433 1470.

Applications close on Sunday 31 January 2021.