Staff Specialist Stroke Neurologist

Newcastle (LGA), Hunter Region (AU)
12 Feb 2018
11 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

We 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.


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

Applications and Information: Damien Barrett, Medical Recruitment Consultant ph: +612 49853157 e:

Closing date: 11 March 2018