About the Job


To lead planning, coordination and implementation of stroke service across this NSW Health District. The practitioner will require a high level of clinical experience, expertise and specialised knowledge in stroke care to provide high-quality care to stroke patients and effectively lead rapid integration of best practice developments.

The position supports the Head of Department/Service Neurology to achieve comprehensive and equitable stroke care delivery of high standard across the district in the rapidly evolving field of Stroke medicine.

The role includes participation in General Neurology Department activities including both Stroke and General Neurology clinical duties. The position will be divided as 0.8FTE Stroke and 0.2FTE General Neurology, with the on-call roster, inpatient and outpatient duties encompassing both General Neurology and Stroke. On call roster encompasses both general Neurology and acute stroke thrombolysis/ECR referral roster. Clinical responsibilities will be primarily at Wollongong Hospital where as the Stroke Governance component will be District-wide.

The Neurologist will provide expert, high-quality medical assessment and management of presenting patients in the Neurology Service (Stroke and General Neurology), including responsibility for provision of specialist Neurology Services to emergency patients, inpatients, and outpatients.


What's on offer for you:

As you are only an hour away from Sydney you'll:

  • Enjoy great surf beaches, amazing bushwalks, local culture and food, wine and arts festivals.
  • Direct train services operate at regular intervals from Sydney.
  • Excellent remuneration package up to AUD$420k dependent upon exp.
  • A variety of fantastic restaurants, great shopping, acclaimed wineries, exciting attractions, national parks, and all with a warm and temperate climate

Requirements to apply

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, South Africa, USA or New Zealand

The Position in detail: 

Provide clinical inpatient and outpatient care to Stroke and Neurology patients at Wollongong Hospital with general Neurology and subspecialty responsibility commensurate with colleagues; you will also provide clinical consultation service on-site and remotely across the district.

Provide clinical leadership in stroke care, with inpatient and outpatient oversight.

Expand, develop, implement, and maintain evolving coordinated stroke service primarily at the 3 main hospitals for acute stroke admission and outpatients, TIA clinics; and incorporating other facilities within the district region which provide subacute and rehabilitation services.

As a forerunner in Stroke service provision with one of NSW's first geographical Stroke units, the health board has made rapid recent progress, particularly in acute stroke service provision in a limited resource
setting. They are committed to the appropriate development of high-quality stroke care, so as the Neurology/Stroke lead your main key challenges include:

  • Reviewing existing stroke protocols and processes between a number of sites at different stages of service development.
  • Constrained resource environment.
  • Managing volume of clinical general and stroke responsibilities while developing and leading subspecialty service.
  • Negotiating with LHD and NSW Health executives from varied clinical and non-clinical backgrounds.

The Location

Wollongong, located just 80 kilometres from Sydney, is the largest city in the region. A diverse city with many places to visit, eat and shop with excellent night markets and a fantastic music scene. The proximity to the ocean gives you the choice for a lively weekend full of things to do and see.

Relax on white sand beaches all along the stunning coastline. Or indulge in outdoor activities like the excellent snorkelling and diving in a magical aquatic reserve, iconic surf breaks, a tranquil lake and river where you can test your SUP or kayaking skills, or a batch of activities that will get your adrenaline flowing.

The area is bordered by the mountains, coastal plains and over 100 magnificent beaches. This beautiful natural environment plays a central role in the quality of life of the local community. Commute times are short; and when you’re not at work, you can relax on some of the country’s best beaches! Visit the beautiful beaches of Jervis Bay, explore the stunning coastal rainforests of Kangaroo Valley and outdoor adventure activities or enjoy the local dining – all contributing to a perfect work-life balance.

You can find out more about this NSW region with our featured blog: Discovering Australia: A Spotlight on the Illawarra Shoalhaven (headmedical.com)

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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