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Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Wollongong (LGA), Illawarra (AU)
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

Job Details

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD)
Wollongong Hospital - NSW, Australia

  • Coastal city location one hour south of Sydney
  • Up to AUD 361,777 including superannuation + education leave/AUD38,000 education allowance
  • Contemporary theatres and developing hospitals within the district  

Employment Type: Permanent full time
Hours per week: 40
Requisition ID: 476337                
Applications Close: 16 June 2024

You will provide clinical management and treatment of patients in Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District. 
This role will be primarily based at Wollongong Hospital but may be required to provide services to Shellharbour Hospital and Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital as these services develop .
You will proactively:

  • Support the development of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery services
  • Support and facilitate a culture of learning and best practice
  • Support and develop Plastic and reconstructive surgery research within the department

The ISLHD has responsibility for health services in the Illawarra and 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.  The Illawarra operates seven hospital sites in Coledale, Bulli, Wollongong, Shellharbour, Berry, Shoalhaven and Milton Ulladulla, and community health services operating from approximately 58 locations across the region.  The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is one of the region’s largest employers with a workforce of more than 8,500 staff.  

Wollongong Hospital is the largest of ISLHD’s seven 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. 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.

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District leadership is strongly committed to facilitating clinical research.  Tangible evidence of this commitment is the significant investment in the infrastructure to support research.  Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District 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.

Successful applicants will be required to comply with current vaccinations and criminal record checks before employment can commence.  

Application Information:

Candidates are requested to submit the following by email to 

  • CV / Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining credentials and experience
  • Names and email addresses of at least three referees

To submit your application please click the apply button. 

For role related enquiries please contact: Dr Matthew Starr, Head of Department – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Email:

 For application enquiries contact: Alicia Ransley, A/Workforce Co-ordinator,  Email:

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