Seeking social workers who work with stroke


The Stroke Foundation, in partnership with Cochrane Australia, is seeking expressions of interest from social workers who would like to be involved in the Content working group for the Living Stroke Guidelines project.

The aim is to test a new way of providing clinical recommendations that keeps up-to-date with newly published research. The project will run for three years and will pilot the first real model of living guidelines in Australia.

Who should consider expressing interest?

Any social worker with extensive experience and expertise in stroke care or research who would like to be involved with shaping national clinical recommendations regarding stroke care.

Applicants will also require the following:

  • Have good working relationship with their professional organisation/peers
  • Strong clinical expertise/experience with a very good practical knowledge of current practice
  • Have detailed knowledge of research design and critical appraisal of evidence
  • Be familiar with systematic reviews and development of clinical guidelines
  • Be willing and able to commit to the necessary time commitment of this project (minimum 24 month commitment with option to extend).

Involvement would include assisting with decisions to include or exclude trials, reading and appraising included studies, drafting evidence summaries and updated guidelines text and recommendations, and responding to feedback.

Please respond by email to Peta Bates by Wednesday 20 February 2019 if you are interested in being involved or call 03 9918 7274 if you have any queries.