About the Job


This is a fantastic opportunity to work in Australia's most adventurous and exciting region providing specialist neurology care to patients at this leading hospital in Northern Australia (inpatient and ambulatory). Ancillary to this is ambulatory care and neurology advice to regional hospitals and remote communities within the Top End of the Northern Territory.

The Benefits

  • Experience first-hand the glorious scale, beauty, diversity and environment of Australia.
  • Adventure wherever you turn – deep sea ocean fishing, Kakadu, The Red Centre, 4x4 etc.
  • A lucrative salary package up to AUS $521,000 plus superannuation (dependent upon exp).
  • Contribute to the improvement of indigenous health in Australia.
  • Work with a young population.
  • SE Asia is on your doorstep. Spend a weekend in Bali (only a 3hr flight) or Singapore (4hrs).

The Role and Hospital
The successful applicant will be required to provide the following:

  • Care of inpatients in the 4 bed stroke unit including selection of patients for thrombolysis and thrombectomy.
  • Care of inpatients with serious neurological disease (eg Guillain Barre syndrome, immune encephalitis)
  • A consultative neurology service to medical, surgical, psychiatric, O&G and Intensive Care patients at Royal Darwin Hospital
  • Regular general neurology outpatient sessions at Royal Darwin Hospital
  • Regular electrophysiology procedures (EEG & NCS/EMG) and reporting (within one’s scope of practice).
  • Specialist outreach to regional hospitals and remote communities in the Northern Territory
  • Provide teaching to medical students, interns and registrars in the field of General Neurology


  • Applicants should be registered (or eligible for registration) as a specialist with the Medical Board of Australia and be a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) or equivalent as an overseas trained specialist who has completed their training in either the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand.
  • Completed not less than the equivalent of 2 years of full-time service in medical practice as a Consultant

The Location

Unlike other Metropolitan cities in Australia where it can be easy to mistake one for another, in Darwin you experience an Australia that is like no other, with adventure at your doorstep. The Northern Territory is huge - but has a small population. Over 142,000 people live in the territory capital Darwin, with approximately another 100,000 living in remoter towns throughout the Territory such as Alice Springs, Katherine or even smaller, more remoter communities.

The unique healthcare and social issues of the population attract medical specialists from around the world. The medicine can be complex but hugely rewarding.

Darwin is a modern and very cosmopolitan city. It is extremely easy to get around and the lifestyle opportunities are amazing. Schools are great and there is a university.

Darwin is a place of sunshine, beaches and a vibrant nightlife. Darwin offers tropical weather, rich indigenous culture, national parks and a laid-back lifestyle. Darwin is the Northern Territory's multi-cultural capital, famed for its markets and festivals, Asian cuisine and massive natural harbour. It is also the perfect base from which to explore the natural treasures of World Heritage-listed Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks as well as the Tiwi Islands.

Find out more about Darwin here

What Head Medical can do for you

Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK’s specialist in international medical recruitment and we’ve helped many Doctors relocate since we first started out in 2008 (you can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page). We know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location.  Once we have secured a job for you, we’ll manage the Medical Registration and Visa application process, and support you (and your family) with the relocation itself.

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Stuart today.

stuart@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1096

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