12 Feb 2018

Full-Time Staff Specialist Stroke Neurologist

Hunter New England Local Health District – Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Job Description

Hunter New England Local Health District require a “Staff Specialist Stroke Neurologist” in New Lambton NSW:

Provide clinical management and treatment of patients for the Department of Neurology within the scope of practice granted by the Hunter New England Health (HNEH) Medical and Dental Appointments Advisory Committee. The role includes:

Providing high quality, evidence based patient focused management and care to admitted and non-admitted patients of Neurology, along with their families and carers

Provide expertise in the management of neurological conditions across Hunter New England Health and surrounding areas.

Admitting, consultative, diagnostic, procedural, outpatient, telehealth and on call specialty services as determined and required by HNEH.

Provide leadership for stroke clinical trials and stroke service enhancements.

Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision.

Participation in quality activities, professional development and continuing education.

Participation in the stroke roster and stroke service to ensure service delivery is maintained.

429161 Staff Specialist Stroke Neurologist

Full-Time, John Hunter Hospital

Newcastle, Australia

Applications are sought from experienced consultant Stroke Neurologists for this exciting opportunity at John Hunter Hospital (JHH) in Newcastle, Australia. You will have vision and an optimistic, upbeat personality which inspires positive change in others. You will be energetic, enthusiastic and passionate about what you do, lead by example and be able to gain the buy in of medical staff by being inclusive and valuing the contribution of each and every member of the team.

John Hunter is the largest hospital in the Hunter New England Health District, with approximately 650 beds (incl. John Hunter Children’s Hospital). John Hunter is a Level 6, tertiary referral, major trauma and teaching hospital, servicing a population of more than 800,000 people. There are strong academic connections with Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the University of Newcastle.

Newcastle is a great place to live with an average 10hrs of sunshine a day. With Australia’s largest regional population it has the benefits of a big city with the ease and friendliness of a country town. As a centre for retail, health, tourism, education, IT and finance, the Hunter offers real employment choices for your partner and an excellent range of schooling options for your children. Newcastle has some of the best beaches in Australia, is just a two hour drive from Sydney and a quick 45 minute drive to both the world renowned Hunter Valley Vineyards and the blue water wonderland that is Port Stephens.

The Stroke Service at John Hunter Hospital is nationally and internationally recognised, with particular strengths in advanced imaging and acute clinical trials. John Hunter is the major referral centre for endovascular clot retrieval, and provides acute telestroke consultation services for most of northern NSW. It is consistently one of the top recruiting sites in Australasia in acute stroke and secondary prevention trials, and the team have a very strong track record of investigator-led trials, including being the lead study site for the current TASTE trial of tenecteplase for stroke thrombolysis.

They also have a strong track record in service improvement for stroke care, including early trials of pre-hospital ambulance triage and notification, and current studies of novel approaches to telestroke triage and retrieval. Members of the acute stroke team are also members of the Hunter Medical Research Institute, and University of Newcastle Priority Research Centre for Stroke and Brain Injury. The priority research centre is a cohesive multidisciplinary research group spanning the breadth from laboratory to community, with collaborators across a broad spectrum of University disciplines and health professions. The successful applicant will join a strong, cohesive and enthusiastic multidisciplinary team.

Applicants must hold a primary medical degree registrable with AHPRA and Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in Neurology or specialist recognition as provided for in the Staff Specialist (State) Award or Health Insurance Act (1973). International Medical Graduates with suitable qualifications are encouraged to apply and may refer to Royal Australasian college of Physicians (RACP) website, overseas trained physician pathway.

Enquiries:
Dr Neil Spratt, Director, Acute Stroke Service ph: +614 0336 3981

e: neil.spratt@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

Applications and Information: Damien Barrett, Medical Recruitment Consultant

ph: +612 49853157 e: damien.barrett@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

Closing Date: 11 March 2018

Selection Criteria

A Primary Medical Degree registrable with the NSW Medical Board. Senior Medical Officer with current Authority to Practice with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Adult Medicine) and/or equivalent as provided for in the Staff Specialist’s State Award.

Training and experience in Adult Neurology (including Stroke) to a standard accredited by the RACP SAC in Adult Neurology. Must have at least one year’s stroke fellowship in training and this must have included substantive experience with the assessment of patients for acute reperfusion therapy.

Experience in undergraduate and post graduate education. Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and research (including experience with clinical research/clinical trials).

Basic level of proficiency in clinical service management. Demonstrated ability to work with and lead a team of health of health professionals to support and optimise their capacity to deliver services. Demonstrated ability to actively seek out improvements to service delivery, initiating change and consulting with those affected by the changes; allocating resources and proactively managing potential conflicts.

Demonstrated analytical skills, both verbal and quantitative. Good oral and written communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to provide high quality compassionate medical care as evidenced by recent practice experience in working congenially and collaboratively as both a leader and member of a multidisciplinary team, and as a provider of services that engender high levels of patient satisfaction and experience.

Demonstrated capacity of maintaining knowledge of legal, regulatory, market and technological developments and anticipating the impact on business areas and plans accordingly.

Current drivers license and preparedness to undertake rural travel.

This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children’s Guardian.
For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian website
www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

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