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Staff Specialist, Neurologist - Wollongong Hospital (Apply via eCredential)

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
REQ332904 Requisition #

ISLHD – Staff Specialist Neurologist (Apply via eCredential)

Employment Type: Permanent
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Hours Per Week: 20
Requisition ID: REQ332904

Applications anticipated to close: 28 February 2023 - Applications via eCredential. To apply click here 

Neurologist – Staff Specialist

New positions are now available for two 0.5 FTE Staff Specialist Neurologists in the ISLHD, to be based at Wollongong Hospital (TWH) and to integrate with our existing ISLHD team of five Neurologists at TWH plus one based at Shoalhaven, with anticipation of a further 1.0 FTE Stroke Lead/Neurologist for the district joining us in the short term, and district undertaking toward a further 0.5 FTE Neurologist to a total of nine colleagues at TWH. Our district is committed to consolidating and developing Neurology and Stroke, and we are delighted to be able to expand our service and welcome new colleagues to our friendly department in the beautiful and well-appointed setting of the Illawarra region.  Our region boasts access to natural features of beach and rainforest, other major NSW cities, excellent schools, the University of Wollongong, music and sporting facilities, within a short distance - and a brief work commute.

We seek experienced Neurologists with a high level of expertise who can demonstrate commitment and capability to deliver Neurology Service within the ISLHD. The Neurologist will provide clinical care to Neurology patients including Stroke patients, at Wollongong Hospital with clinical responsibility including call and outpatient care commensurate with colleagues. The role incorporates scope for subspecialty interest and involves participation in all Neurology Department activities, including both General Neurology, and acute and subacute Stroke on-call rosters at Wollongong Hospital, and clinical consultation service onsite and remotely across the district. The Neurologist will proactively support the development of Neurology services, facilitating a culture of learning and best practice, participating in teaching and clinical governance activity and supporting other service development and research objectives.

The role encompasses participation in General Neurology Department activities including both General Neurology and acute and subacute Stroke clinical duties and some participation in the on-call roster and care for both Acute Stroke/stroke and General Neurology presentations.

The Neurologist will proactively support the development of Neurology services, facilitating a culture of learning and best practice, participating in teaching and clinical governance activity and supporting other service development and research objectives.

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) has responsibility for health services in the Illawarra Shoalhaven region – a catchment area extending along the coastline from Helensburgh in the north to North Durras in the south with over 400,000 residents. This catchment covers four Local Government Areas (LGAs): Wollongong, Kiama, Shellharbour and Shoalhaven. ISLHD operates eight hospital sites in Coledale, Bulli, Wollongong, Port Kembla, Shellharbour, Berry, Shoalhaven and Milton Ulladulla, and community health services operating from approximately 58 locations across the region. ISLHD is one of the region’s largest employers with a workforce of more than 8,500 staff. 


Wollongong Hospital is the largest of Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District’s eight hospitals, treating more than 48,000 patients annually. It is the region’s tertiary referral hospital servicing a population of more than 400,000 people. The Wollongong Hospital is a 500+ bed centre which provides both general and specialty medical and surgical services including adult intensive care and coronary care units.  The hospital has a 24 bed children’s ward and 12 bed Level 4 Special Care Nursery caring for infants from 32 weeks gestation. 


An academic suite at Wollongong Hospital supports both the Graduate School of Medicine and School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Wollongong. As such there are teaching and research opportunities through the UOW Graduate School of Medicine.


ISLHD is one of the region’s largest employers with a workforce of more than 8,500 across eight hospital sites and community health services.


ISLHD leadership is strongly committed to facilitating clinical research.  Tangible evidence of this commitment is the significant investment in the infrastructure to support research.  ISLHD has a well- developed research support unit that offers staff an extensive range of research support services including:  assistance in the development of the research study design, biostatistics support, data analysis, and help writing final research publications, as well assistance with the ethics and governance processes.


Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

Enquiries about this position from recruitment agencies will not be accepted. Candidates interested in this position must make their own enquiries and submit their own application.

An eligibility list may be created for future Temporary/Permanent Full-Time and Part-Time positions across the district. 

Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing. Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to https://wwccheck.ccyp.nsw.gov.au/Applicants/Application

For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check

Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with https://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/Pages/doc.aspx?dn=PD2020_017 before employment can commence.

All NSW Health Category A workers are required to receive three doses of an approved or recognised COVID-19 vaccine and one dose of the current southern hemisphere influenza vaccine registered for use by the Therapeutic Goods Administration to be considered compliant. You will be required to provide a record of your vaccination status if successful.  


 NSW Health does not require or accept the ‘Fit2Work badge’ offered as an option in eCredential


Selection Criteria:

  1. Specialist registration or eligible for specialist registration as a Medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  2. Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in Neurology and/or equivalent and specialist recognition and further training qualifications in Stroke including research.
  3. Evidence of continuing medical education and self-monitoring/audit practices consistent with the scope of practice requirements of the position.
  4. Proven capacity and/or experience in the provision of effective high quality services, demonstrated through successful clinical practice in an environment appropriate to the requirements of the position including evidence of participation in quality improvement activities relevant to the specialty.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to teaching with experience in teaching both undergraduate and post graduate students and other staff of the hospital.
  6. Demonstrate the skills and attitudes appropriate as a Senior Medical Practitioner including modelling a high standard of professional behaviour to junior medical staff.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with medical and other health services colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues, and staff and to work as an effective member of the clinical team across multiple sites.
  8. Geographical availability commensurate with rostering, patient care, and site visit responsibilities.



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For application enquiries contact Alicia Ransley, Workforce Support Officer via email: alicia.ransley@health.nsw.gov.au 


Applications are accepted via eCredential ONLY. To apply, click here and follow the Registration/Login process. Create/update your Clinician Profile and complete the Application and Selection Criteria Questions.


For role related queries or questions contact:

Dr Karen Fuller
Head of Department, Neurology
Email: Karen.Fuller@health.nsw.gov.au 
Tel:  4222 4430


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