Staff Specialist in Rehabilitation Medicine

Hunter New England Local Health District

John Hunter Hospital 
Fixed term temporary part time 0.5 FTE (20 hours per week)

This role will provide consultancy level clinical and related service delivery in co-ordination with other Consultants in Rehabilitation Medicine, Medical & Interventional Services at John Hunter Hospital, to deliver ongoing high quality specialised rehabilitation services. 

This is an opportunity to work for the largest local health district in NSW servicing a population of 900,000+ across the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast areas. John Hunter Hospital is a Level 6, tertiary referral, major trauma and teaching hospital and is the largest hospital in Hunter New England Local Health District with approximately 650 beds and growing and we have strong, innovative connections with Hunter Medical Research Institute and University of Newcastle. The Rehabilitation Medicine Department provides Inpatient, Outpatient, Day Hospital, Acute Inreach, Rehab in the Home, and is developing TeleRehab services. Specialist services for TBI, SCI, and Amputee are also delivered by this Department, as well as Generalist, Stroke, Trauma, and more.

Our ideal candidate:

  • A primary medical degree registered with AHPRA and Fellowship of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians [FAFRM (RACP)] or nearing completion of Fellowship.
  • Demonstrated recent and comprehensive experience in Rehabilitation Medicine, including Rehabilitation Medicine skills in clinical service delivery including rehabilitation goals and management plans (including transition to the community) for a broadly based patient case mix
  • Ability to work autonomously to deliver consultant level assessment and management of patients requiring inputs in the field of Medical Rehabilitation.
  • DESIRABLE: Ability to deliver Consultant level care in Super-Specialised fields such as SCI, TBI, and Amputee Care
    Be able to delivery of programs for general rehabilitation as well as some specialist programs including traumatic brain injury, amputations, spinal cord impairment and stroke
  • Will have knowledge and application of Functional Independence Measure (FIM) / Australian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC) data collection and usage

What we can offer you:
Hunter New England Local Health District is a great place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry we provide a range of public health services to the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast. Working with HNE Health gives you access to a great range of benefits:
– John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct
– Sustainable Healthcare: Together towards zero
– Salary packaging options
– Fitness Passport
– Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
– Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals

Why live and work in Newcastle? 
Scenic Surroundings: Newcastle is renowned for its stunning coastline and pristine beaches. Whether you enjoy swimming, surfing, or simply relaxing by the ocean. In addition to our beautiful beaches, Newcastle is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, including national parks, bushland, and scenic coastal areas. You can explore hiking trails, go bushwalking, or simply enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors.

Vibrant Culture: Newcastle has a thriving arts and cultural scene, with numerous galleries, theatres, and music venues. You can explore local art, attend live performances, and immerse yourself in the city’s creative energy.

Wine and Food: The Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s premier wine regions, and Newcastle serves as the gateway to this renowned area. Wine enthusiasts will appreciate the countless vineyards, cellar doors, and gourmet restaurants offering delicious local produce and wines. It’s a great place to explore and indulge in culinary delights.

Affordable Living: Compared to some of the larger cities in Australia, Newcastle offers relatively affordable living costs. Housing prices are generally more reasonable, allowing you to enjoy a high quality of life without breaking the bank.

Strong Economy: Newcastle has a diverse economy with strengths in industries such as healthcare, education, manufacturing, and tourism. The city’s economy is resilient and offers a range of employment opportunities across various sectors.

Educational Opportunities: Our region includes a world class university, superb sporting facilities and numerous public, private and school options. Whether you’re interested in pursuing further education or seeking professional development opportunities, you’ll find a range of options to suit your needs.

Community Spirit: Newcastle has a strong sense of community, with residents who are friendly, welcoming, and passionate about their city. Whether you’re new to the area or have lived here for years, you’ll find a sense of belonging in what we refer to a big country town.

Don’t take our word for how wonderful our area is – discover for yourself! NewcastleLake Macquarie and Hunter Valley regions.

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Applications Close: 30 JULY 2024

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact:
Dr Michael Pollack, Director Rehabilitation Medicine, John Hunter Hospital via EA (02) 4921 4840

Application Enquiries: Stacey Burbridge, HNELHD Senior Medical Recruitment
E: Ph: 02 498 53297

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