GPs required for medical sessions at residential rehabilitation program

  30 August 2018  Odyssey House Victoria   |   Third party content – view disclaimer

Odyssey House Victoria’s residential rehabilitation facility in Lower Plenty, also known as the Therapeutic Community (TC), is a long-term, live-in residential program. It is a 143 bed treatment facility providing a safe, drug-free and supportive environment for single adults, couples and parents with young children.

With our increasing numbers we require extra general medical sessions to help treat and manage a range of chronic/sometimes acute medical and mental health issues our residents face and/or maintain our pharmacotherapy prescribing.

We are seeking GPs to provide medical sessions. Tasks include:

• initial assessment after admission;
• order blood/urine screens as required;
• attend to chronic/acute conditions;
• oversee pharmacotherapy treatment;

Our resources do not allow visits to external GPs, therefore we are looking for a doctor (or two) to run two to three sessions a week. We obtain information from doctors prescribing pharmacotherapy pre-admission regarding ongoing goals of treatment, and their permission for a prescriber who visits here to take over while they are in treatment with us.

We require resident to come in with reducing scripts. The only exception is pregnancy.

For further information or to discuss the option of becoming a consulting GP onsite, please contact Christopher Cavanagh, Clinical Team Leader on 9430 1820.

Disclaimer: This article was provided by Odyssey House Victoria. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.