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Unit Director, Neurology, Canberra Health Services (H21_3924)

  • Contemporary clinical leadership opportunity
  • Strengthening clinical engagement and collaboration
  • Interesting, diverse and rewarding clinical challenges

Canberra Health Services (CHS), based in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), is seeking to appoint an inspirational, resilient, outcome-focused, clinical leader as the new Unit Director, Neurology, to lead and manage a multidisciplinary health team.

The Neurology Department at Canberra Hospital provides both inpatient and outpatient neurology and neurophysiology services to the ACT and surrounding region of New South Wales (NSW). The department manages approximately 1000 in-patient admissions annually with a dedicated ward and acute stroke unit. CHS provides the level 6 acute stroke service for the ACT and Southern NSW region, delivering acute intravenous thrombolysis and endovascular clot retrieval. The department also provides approximately 3,800 occasions of service per year to outpatients, including medical clinics, neurophysiology diagnostic investigations and the provision of Botox.

The Unit Director, Neurology, will foster positive collaborative working relationships in a collegial environment by strengthening clinician engagement, gaining the support of all stakeholders, and brokering cooperation and partnerships across the organisation through effective consultation, influence and negotiation.

The Unit Director, Neurology, the Assistant Director of Nursing and the Business Manager work in partnership to ensure high quality outcomes for the people who use the Neurology service. In addition, they collaborate with other departments to ensure high-quality outcomes for the people who use services across the organisation.

In conjunction with the Executive Director and Clinical Director, Division of Medicine, the appointee will be expected to provide a high level of clinical and strategic leadership to ensure that allocated resources are managed to meet all service delivery targets. Key roles will be to ensure medical engagement with the service, to lead staff recruitment efficiently, and to meet key performance metrics. The appointee will be expected to represent the Neurology Department both internally and externally in a range of strategic and planning forums.

It is expected that approximately 60% of the Unit Director’s time will be allocated to their substantive clinical service delivery role, approximately 20% to non-clinical duties, and approximately 20% to managerial duties.

The successful applicant will be eligible for registration with the AHPRA and be eligible for Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Physicians or an equivalent specialist qualification.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Principal Consultant, Kate Wallwork:
M: +61 (0)410 052 125
E: kwallwork@hardygroupintl.com

Applications Close: 11/02/2022