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Trainee Positions At Austin

Austin
Studley Rd, Heidelberg
VIC, 3084
Australia

Contact Details

Prof Richard Macdonell
Richard.Macdonell@austin.org.au
Phone : (03)9496 2901
www : www:austin.org.au

Positions

Training Positions : Three
Elective Training Positions : Two
Fellowships :

Core Position Descriptions
The 3 advanced training registrars spend 4 month rotations with the Stroke, Comprehensive Epilepsy and General Neurology Units. The Stroke rotation is shared with a BPT registrar using early (8am-5pm) and late rosters (2pm-10pm). There are approx 8 inpatient beds per unit depending on demand. Each registrar attends 2 outpatient clinics per week and takes inpatient and Emergency Department consults. There is an after hours and on-call roster where coverage by one registrar is provided for all Neurology Units. This tends to be a 1 in 4 to 1 in 5 roster as Fellows involved in academic work and the BPT often wish to participate. EMG and EEG training reporting continues through the year on a weekly basis. Daily ward rounds are conducted by consultants attached to each unit.

Elective Position Descriptions
Varied-contact Depatment of Neurology, Austin Health for further details

Hospital Information

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research in the northeast of Melbourne.

Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

It is located 20 minutes drive north-east from Melbourne CBD in Heidelberg.

Austin Health comprises Austin Hospital, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre.

During 2010 - 2011, a record 99,362 inpatients and 170,000 outpatients were treated by over 8045 staff.
It has 750 inpatient beds and is a major teaching Hospital affiliated with the University of Melbourne.

It is associated with the Florey Neuroscience Institute and the Melbourne Brain Centre, a major facility for neurosciences research, opened at Austin Health in 2011.

Department Beds :
Twenty-six

Department Clinics
One general neurology clinic/week

Department Specialty Clinics
Stroke, Epilepsy, Movement disorders, Neuroimmunology/MS, Dementia, Neurooncology, First Seizure.

Department Meetings
A number of clinical and teaching meetings are held weekly, eg - Clinical Presentations and discussion by registrars, Neuroradiology, Neuroopathology, Neuroscience seminar, Stroke neuroradiology, epilepsy meeting, EEG teaching, EMG teaching.

Department Staff
RAL Macdonell, Professor, Director, Neurology Department, HM Dewey, Deputy Director & Head of Stroke Unit, SF Berkovic, Professor, Dept of Med, Head, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, AJ Hughes, Head, Movement Disorders, GD Jackson, Head, Imaging, J Archer, Epilepsy, BR Chambers, Head, Neurovascular Ultrasound, A Gilligan, Stroke, L Cher, Neuro Oncology, M Newton, Epilepsy, I Scheffer, Paediatric Neurology and Epilepsy, P Batchelor, Movement Disorders and Basic Science, A Brodtmann, Stroke & Dementia, N Crump, Neurophysiology/Neuroimmunology, S Mullen Epilepsy, P Carney Epilepsy, M Short Neurophysiology, C Stark Neurophysiology

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
3 Registrars (general neurology, stroke, epilepsy), 1 BPT (Stroke), 4 Residents (general neurology Y3, 2 stroke Y1, epilepsy Y3).

Trainee Responsibilities
Commitment to high quality patient care. Good rapport with nursing and allied health staff. Good communication with consultant and resident staff. Interest and enthusiasm in learning clinical skills in neurology and developing a research interest.

Selection Criteria
As specified by ANZAN

Philosophy Of Training
Broad exposure to all disciplines of neurology. Strongly supported by a heavy teaching program with an emphasis on developing broad clinical skills. Development of research interests and facilitation of further academic development.

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Trainee Positions At Cabrini Health

Cabrini Health
183 Wattletree Rd
Malvern
VIC, 3144
Australia

Contact Details

A/Prof Owen B WHite
owen.white@malvernneurology.com.au
Phone : (03) 95000367
www :

Positions

Training Positions : One
Elective Training Positions : nil
Fellowships :

Core Position Descriptions
The Cabrini Hospital trainee position is incorporated with the Alfred training site. Each of the 3 registrars will rotate for 4 months through the Alfred Neurology and Stroke Units, and Cabrini (see Alfred site for full description of Alfred rotations).
The Cabrini rotation will have a broad training base with both inpatient and outpatient responsibilities, and opportunities for further sub-specialty experience in disciplines such as Neuro-ophthalmology, Neuro-otology, and Movement Disorders. There will be also specific training in neurophysiology. Inpatient duties will involve general neurology and stroke admissions, as well as emergency department and ward consultations. There are over 10 neurologists with attachments to Cabrini, with one neurologist being assigned to the trainee at any one time to cover most of the inpatient admissions and consultations. The Cabrini trainee is expected to attend the Wednesday morning academic session at the Alfred Hospital and the Victorian and National training lectures, and will share in the after hours cover at the Alfred site only.

Elective Position Descriptions

Hospital Information

Cabrini Hospital is a Catholic, private, not for profit 510 bed acute medical and surgical hospital. Most major acute medical and surgical specialties are provided at Cabrini, including intensive and coronary care, and a 24 hour emergency department. There are also day procedure and day oncology centres and the hospital provides home care services, including Hospital in the Home. There are extensive on site diagnostic facilities including a comprehensive neuroradiology service. The Cabrini Education and Research Insitute comprises a number of academic departments including Cabrini-Monash University Department of Surgery, Monash University Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Cabrini-Monash Department of Medical Oncology, and the Cabrini-Monash University Department of Medicine. Cabrini Hospital is a clinical school for medical student undergraduate teaching and is part of the Central and Eastern Clinical School of the Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. In 2009, the hospital will have other trainees and fellows in surgery, general medicine, renal medicine, and intensive care.

Department Beds :
Inpatient bed numbers vary from 5 to 15

Department Clinics
2 outpatient consultation sessions, 1-2 neurophysiology session, 1 EEG review session per week

Department Specialty Clinics
There are no dedicated sub-specialty clinics, however each consultant sees a wide variety of sub-specialty cases in their consulting sessions.

Department Meetings
Wednesday morning at Alfred Hospital. (further details: see Alfred Hospital site).

Department Staff
Dr John Waterston (Neuro-otology)
A/Prof Owen White (Neuro-ophthalmology)
Dr Ronnie Freilich (Neuro-oncology)
Dr Jack Wodak (Infectious Diseases Neurology)
Dr Judith Frayne (Stroke)
Dr Andrew Churchyard (Movement disorders)
Dr Tim Day (Neurophysiology)
Dr David Williams (Movement disorders)
Dr Anita Vinton (Epilepsy and Neurophysiology)
Dr Mark Faragher (Neurophysiology)
Dr Victor Gordon (Neurophysiology)

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
Nil.

Trainee Responsibilities
Trainees will be responsible for inpatient care, emergency department and ward referrals, and preparation of case presentations and literature reviews for the Neurology Grand Rounds. They will also participate in the after hours on-call for the Alfred site (1:4 roster).

Selection Criteria
Applicants must have passed the FRACP part 1 examination, and must have been approved for advanced training in Neurology by an Advanced Training Committee. The Unit aims to recruit the most talented trainees, and does not favour "local" applicants, or second year trainees, over others. The Unit is open to the possibility of part-time training, and will therefore consider applications from pairs of candidates wishing to job share. Such applicants are advised to discuss this option well ahead of the matching date, as some methods of job division will fit more easily with the Unit weekly timetable than others.

Philosophy Of Training
The Neurology Unit at Cabrini aims to give the trainee a broad training and clinical experience, with an emphasis on outpatient neurology. There is a diverse range of neurological problems which present to Cabrini and the experience will also give trainees an important exposure to private neurology practice.

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Further Information
htp://www.cabrini.com.au/

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Trainee Positions At Eastern Health (Box Hill)

Eastern Health (Box Hill)
8 Arnold Street
Box Hill
VIC, 3128
Australia

Contact Details

Professor Helen Dewey
helen.dewey@easternhealth.org.au
Phone : + 613 9895 4974
www :

Positions

Training Positions : Three
Elective Training Positions :
Fellowships : Two - Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis

Core Position Descriptions
Advanced Trainee will rotate through:
1) four months as Box Hill Hospital Stroke Unit registrar,
2) four months as Box Hill Hospital General Neurology registrar, and
3) four months as Maroondah Hospital Neurology registrar (combined general neurology and stroke)

The Stroke Unit Registrar will coordinate the acute stroke thrombolysis service and inpatient stroke care. The Advanced Trainee will have learned and experienced:
1) acute stroke thrombolysis
2) clinical decision making process in complex stroke patients, including the role of appropriate neuroimaging and neurointervention
3) Multi-disciplinary stroke care

The General Neurology registrar will coordinate inpatient and outpatient care for non-stroke patients, handle referrals from outlying community hospitals in the Eastern Health network. One day a week will be spent at Maroondah Hospital, one of Eastern Health network hospital, providing clinical services under supervision of a consultant.

The Advanced Trainees will have gained understanding and experience of diverse spectrum of Neurological disciplines including cerebrovascular diseases, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders and epilepsy.

Each Advanced trainee will have have ambulatory patient clinical experience, which will comprise of:
1) 1 combined general neurology/stroke outpatient clinic per week
2) 1 electrophysiological clinic per week (with consultant supervision and tutoring)
3) 1 EEG reporting session per week (with consultant supervision and tutoring)

The experience has been that Trainees will have completed the majority proportion of their compulsory NCS/EMG/EEG caseload at the end of the 12 months at Box Hill Hospital. Importantly, the electrophysiological/EEG training time is quarantined ie not to be interrupted if at all possible.

Ambulatory patient care experience can be extended (and indeed is encouraged) to include attendance at the Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis or Movement Disorder clinics.

The afterhours oncall will be shared between the two Advanced Trainees, and Fellow at this point in time.
Afterhours oncall committments include Monday-Sunday nights.

It is compulsory to attend the weekly teaching / tutorial and monthly Brain School sessions.
Advanced trainees are encouraged and expected to attend educational sessions organized by the ANZAN, including the ANZAN annual meeting.

Remuneration is in accordance with the AMA HMO Certified Agreement 2002 (due for review 2010 ).
Leave Arrangements - 5 weeks annual leave.

Elective Position Descriptions
Stroke Fellowship:
Successful applicant will be required to be actively involvement in the clinical management of stroke patients and research. Acute stroke management, in particular acute stroke thrombolysis, is the area of expertise for Box Hill Hospital.
At the end of the fellowship year, the stroke fellow will have expected to have acquired
1) the clinical expertise and knowledge of acute stroke thrombolysis,
2) basic interpretation skills of noninvasive neuroimaging, inparticular multimodal CT and MRI,
3) clinical decision making process in complex stroke patients,
4) undertaken applied clinical research (research area to be discussed with supervisor)
The stroke fellow may also obtain experience in other neurology subspecialties as they undertake clinics, tutorials, and participate in Neurosciences clinical workload.
The stroke fellow will be expected to cover the other Advanced Trainee registrars when they are on leave.

MS Fellowship:
The MS unit in Eastern Health is one of the largest in Australia and offers a wealth of clinical experience across all domains of Multiple Sclerosis clinical assessment and management, including a large Tysabri service.The Fellowship is arranged under the guidance of Prof Helmut Butzkueven. The structure is variable and depends on the direction the candidate may wish to take ie, lab based research or clinical research.

Hospital Information

Eastern Health is one of the largest metropolitan health services in Victoria and provides health services to a population of more than 800,000 people in the eastern corridor of Melbourne. Eastern Health has a large metropolitan base, but also serves rural areas in the Yarra Valley of Melbourne.

Box Hill Hospital lies in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and admits more than 48,000 patients annually. It is the tertiary referral centre for all other hospitals in Eastern Health. It is a teaching hospital affiliated with Monash, La Trobe and Deakin Universities.

Box Hill Hospital currently has 360 beds with all the major medical, surgical and obstetric disciplines represented, except neurosurgery. The hospital is undergoing a $447.5 million redevelopment including a new clinical services building. The redevelopment includes an increase of more than 200 inpatient beds, a larger ED department and a new 18 bed ICU. The new building is scheduled to open at the end of September 2014.

Box Hill is the primary stroke centre for Eastern Health. Given the large geographic drainage there is an extensive exposure to General Neurology. Box Hill Hospital is the only hospital in the Eastern Health service undertaking stroke thrombolysis. Box Hill hospital has been reported and cited as a centre of excellence for acute stroke thrombolysis.

The MS unit in Eastern Health (under the direction of Prof Helmut Butzkueven) is one of the largest in Australia. The ageing demographic of Eastern Health also delivers significant access to patients with dementia, Parkinson's, and other neuro-degenerative diseases. Epilepsy services include prolonged video EEG monitoring.

Diagnostic noninvasive neuroimaging (multimodal CT, MRI) service is available 24 hours. Limited neuro-interventional services is available on site. Complex neurointerventional services is undertaken in collaboration with Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Eastern Melbourne Neurosciences provides neurological services to Eastern Health hospitals.

The Neuro-Diagnostic Unit performs:
• nerve conduction studies (NCS)
• electromyography (EMG)
• evoked potential studies (EP)
• electroencephalography (EEG)

Ambulatory patient care service include:
• Stroke
• General Neurology
• Epilepsy
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Neuropsychology
• Eastern Cognitive Disorders Clinic (ECDC)
• Neurosurgery
• Movement Disorders (Wantirna Health)
• Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Clinic (monthly)

Neurosurgery services is undertaken in collaboration with the Austin Hospital, Royal Melbourne Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital.

The Advanced Training program is centred at Box Hill Hospital, which is one of three tertiary Monash University Teaching Hospitals.

Box Hill Hospital has a large research base and undertakes clinical trials in most of the major medical disciplines.

Department Beds :
twenty to twenty five inpatients at any one time of which 15 are stroke, and 10 are general neurology.

Department Clinics
Stroke, TIA, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Electrophysiology, Movement Disorders, Cognitive Neurology - ECDC

Department Specialty Clinics
Acute Stroke Unit, including patients having received stroke thrombolysis. Neurophysiology Unit (Neuro diagnostic Laboratory). Eastern Cognitive Disorders Clinic. Wantirna Movement Disorder Program. MS Clinical Research Unit.

Department Meetings
Weekly Neurology Meeting presented by the Advanced Trainees
Neuro Radiology Meeting
Hospital/ Medical Grand Rounds
Stroke Unit Meeting
EEG teaching, NCS/EMG teaching sessions


Box Hill Hospital and Eastern Melbourne Neurosciences are part of the Monash Neurosciences Institute which conducts regular clinical and research meetings.

Department Staff
Professor Helen Dewey
Director
Neurologist (Box Hill/Maroondah)
Subspecialty - stroke
Dr Amanda Gilligan
Neurologist (Box Hill / Maroondah / Austin)
Subspecialty - stroke

Professor Chris Bladin
Neurologist (Box Hill)
Subspecialty - stroke

Dr. Poh-Sien Loh
Neurologist (Box Hill / Maroondah)
Subspecialty - stroke

Dr Olga Skibina
Neurologist (Box Hill)
Subspecialty - multiple sclerosis

Assoc Prof Helmut Butzkueven
Neurologist (Box Hill / Royal Melbourne)
Subspecialty - multiple sclerosis

Dr Mark Mariott
Neurologist (Box Hill / Royal Melbourne)
Subspecialty - multiple sclerosis

Dr Anneke Van der Walt
Neurologist (Box Hill / Royal Melbourne)
Subspecialty - multiple sclerosis

Dr Amy Brodtmann
Neurologist (Box Hill / Austin)
Subspecialty - cognitive neurology, stroke

Dr Saul Mullen
Neurologist (Box Hill / Austin)
Subspecialty - epilepsy

Dr Patrick Carney
Neurologist (Box Hill / Austin)
Subspecialty - epilepsy

Assoc Prof Paul McCrory
Neurologist (Box Hill / Melbourne University)
Subspecialty - neurophysiology, sports neurology

Dr Shaloo Singhal
Neurologist (Box Hill / Monash)
Subspecialty - stroke / general neurology

Dr Gary Yip
Neurologist (Box Hill / Alfred)
Subspecialty - neurophysiology / general neurology

Dr Saman Punchihewa
Neurologist (Box Hill / Monash Medical Centre)
Subspecialty - neurophysiology

Dr Steven Ng
Neurologist (Box Hill / Northern)
Subspecialty - neurophysiology / general neurology

Dr Richard Peppard
Neurologist (Wantirna Health, St Vincent's Hospital)
Subspecialty - movement disorders

Assoc Prof Gavin Davis
Neurosurgeon (Box Hill / Austin)
Subspecialty - peripheral nerve, neuro-oncology

Melbourne Neuropsychology Services (Box Hill) (3 consultants)

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
There are three HMOs assisting the Advanced Trainee with 3rd Year RMR

Trainee Responsibilities
Ensure that the Neurosciences unit functions in an efficient and effective fashion. Provide care for the patients (inpatient and outpatient) under the overall supervision of the supervising neurology consultant in charge of the unit.

Ensure that all patients referred or admitted to the Neurosciences unit are assessed according to clinical priority. Assess patients in the Emergency Department in a timely manner when requested, eg acute stroke thrombolysis.

Communicate regularly with the on duty consultant. According to Neurosciences unit policy, the registrar is expected to inform or discuss with the on duty consultant:
1) new admissions, and critically ill patients.
2) clinical diagnosis and management plans.
3) any serious change in patient's condition/or patient's death.

Organise efficient ward rounds. Ensure that decisions made earlier in the day have actually been implemented. Check results of important investigations of the day. Care should be handed over to the covering registrar particularly with critically ill or unstable patients.

Supervise and educate the junior staff in their area. Some duties may be delegated to the junior staff but responsibility for formulating a patient's diagnosis and management plan lies with the registrar. Provide opportunities for them to learn procedures and techniques relevant to the rotation.

Ensure that the care of the patient is accurately and appropriately documented. Supervise the quality of the RMO's electronic discharge summaries. Ensure that these are completed on the day of patient's discharge from hospital and signed and forwarded to LMO.

Develop and maintain good communication with other hospital specialty units, other medical, nursing and paramedical staff. Ensure that relatives are aware of patient's condition.

Communicate with Local doctors; especially in relation to discharge plans and post discharge follow up. This includes patients seen in outpatients.

Take part in quality improvement activities relevant to the unit and present findings to appropriate meetings.

Attend and take an active part in unit and hospital educational activities, including undergraduate student teaching.

Take part in after hours roster.

Inform Clinical Services - Medical of any issues related to patient care or general hospital organisation about which you have concerns.

Selection Criteria
Applicants must be:
1) a registered medical practitioner with the Medical Board of Australia (from July 1, 2010) AND
2) passed the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Fellowship exam
3) or have the appropriate exemption from the RACP Fellowship exam requirements (for physicians not trained in Australia).

Philosophy Of Training
Excellence, Accountability, Compassion, Team Work, Integrity, Respect and Collaboration.

This is a neurology training position and as such it is imperative that educational opportunities are our foremost priority for all our Advanced Trainees.

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Further Information
http://easternhealth.mhr.com.au/jobdetail.asp?jobid=81136

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Trainee Positions At Frankston

Frankston

VIC,
Australia

Contact Details



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Positions

Training Positions :
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Fellowships :

Core Position Descriptions

Elective Position Descriptions

Hospital Information

Department Beds :

Department Clinics

Department Specialty Clinics

Department Meetings

Department Staff

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology

Trainee Responsibilities

Selection Criteria

Philosophy Of Training

Neurology Training In State

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Trainee Positions At Geelong Hospital, Barwon Health

Geelong Hospital, Barwon Health
Neurosceinces Department Geelong Hospital
PO Box 281
VIC, 3220
Australia

Contact Details

A/Prof Paul Talman
pault@barwonhealth.org.au
Phone : 03 42150710 or 0414582766
www :

Positions

Training Positions : 2
Elective Training Positions :
Fellowships :

Core Position Descriptions
The Geelong Hospital Barwon Southwest Region
Information Session for all Advanced Trainees in Neurology wishing to apply to Geelong Hopsital for training.

LOCATION:
Neurosciences Department The Geelong Hospital Level 2 Kardinia House
Date: FRIDAY the 8th of August 2014 4.30pm to 6pm

Please note indicate your attendance via email to pault@BarwonHealth.org.au

Elective Position Descriptions

Hospital Information

The Geelong Hospital is a Deakin University teaching hospital and is situated 75 kilometres south-west of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, and serves a population catchment of approximately 450,000 people. The Hospital has a full range of specialty surgical and medical services, including paediatrics, obstetrics, cancer and critical care services. There are Professorial Departments in Medicine, Surgery and Psychiatry and a joint clinical school Deakin University. Comprehensive Pathology and Medical Imaging services, including spiral CT and MRI, Dw MRI and MR spectroscopy, support the clinical services. Geelong Hospital is part of the compass 6 consortium.
The hospital is only 20 minutes from some of the best surf beaches in Australia if not the world. It is also one of Australia's premier wine growing regions. It is only 1 hour from Melbourne either by car on a dual lane highway or by train.

Department Beds :
8 general neurology beds2 video-EEG telemetry beds15 Stroke Unit bedsAverage 15-25 in-patients

Department Clinics
General NeurologyStroke Prevention EMG/NCS ClinicEEG reporting sessionEpilepsy clinicMovement Disorder Clinic

Department Specialty Clinics
Stroke prevention and intervention clinics

Department Meetings
Weekly Neurology Meeting
Weekly Neuroradiology Meeting

Department Staff
A/Prof Paul Talman (Director of Neurosciences)
A/Prof Ross Carne (Director of Neurophysiology)
Prof Peter Gates
Dr Sujith Ayyappan
Dr Abhishek Malhotra
Dr Rohith Maknonahalli
Dr Peter Batchelor
Dr Caron Chapman
Dr Ben Clissold
Dr Cameron Shaw
Dr Thomas Kraemer (Visitng)
Dr Mark Mackay Paediatric Neurology Consulting
Mr Peter McNeill Neurosurgery Consulting

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
The Stroke and neurology units currently are combined with a 2nd year HMO, a 3rd year HMO and 2 advanced trainee registrars in neurology. A detailed hand book and time table of activity will be sent to applicants and discussed at the Information session on the 17th of August 2011.

Trainee Responsibilities
On Call commitment
2 nights per week (1 night if on call for next weekend)
1 weekend in 4 (friday through to sunday)

Attendance at Scientific Meetings. Australian Association of Neurology annual meeting, the EEG Workshop and Neuropathology workshop. Attendance at the AAN meeting and Annual Neuropathology course paid for by neuroscience Department.

Selection Criteria

Philosophy Of Training
The emphasis is on the acquisition of clinical skills and experience in both Stroke and General Neurology in a tertiary care centre (Geelong Hospital is the only public hospital in Geelong, but patients are secondarily referred from the western district) where the very common neurological diseases are managed. Advanced Trainees are encouraged to become involved in clinical research projects and to present at local and national meetings.

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Trainee Positions At Monash Medical Centre

Monash Medical Centre
246 Clayton Rd, Clayton
VIC, 3168
Australia

Contact Details

Prof Dominic Thyagarajan
dominic.thyagarajan@monash.edu
Phone : 613 9594 5527
www :

Positions

Training Positions : Three
Elective Training Positions : Three
Fellowships : Stroke, Movement Disorder, Neurophysiology

Core Position Descriptions
Core training comprises 4 months as the consultation registrar, 4 months as the inpatient registrar and. 4 months stroke. The consultation registrar will review patients referred from other units including Dandenong Hospital (twice a week) and attends a range of outpatient clinics. The inpatient registrar is responsible for care of the neurology and epilepsy monitoring inpatients as well as attending a general neurology outpatient clinic. Registrars are involved in neurophysiology sessions. Registrars participate in a 1 week in three on call roster. In addition to clinical supervision, registrars attend weekly clinical meetings. Educational activities include weekly lectures, a journal club and presentations of ongoing research in the department.

Neurophysiology training is extensive and conforms to the Neurology SAC's training requirements of supervised and logged neurophysiology procedures. Supervision of nerve conduction studies/EMG is structured as follows: Each trainee is required to spend one afternoon per week for 3 weeks out of every 4 of the duration of their training being supervised in nerve conduction studies/EMG by Dr V Gordon, Dr Y Lee (Director of Neurophysiology training) and Prof. Dominic Thyagarajan. During this time they will learn to program simple and complex nerve conduction study/EMG procedures.

In the fourth week of every month each trainee is required to spend one allocated afternoon for the reading of EEG's evoked potentials with supervision provided by Dr S Bower and Dr U Seneviratne. In addition to supervision trainees will receive a formal lecture series on theoretical aspect of clinical neurophysiology.

Elective Position Descriptions
Stroke: This is a stroke registrar position, responsible for inpatient care of stroke patients. We are offering a one year research and clinical fellowship in the field of Cerebrovascular Medicine at Monash Medical Centre and collaborating institutions. The strength of the unit is in MR and CT perfusion imaging and epidemiological research in the field of stroke and vascular dementia. Applicants should have medical qualifications recognised in Victoria and preferably be advanced trainee in Neurology/Geriatric/Endocrine Medicine (FRACP). Those undertaking a higher degree or post-doctoral degree are encouraged to apply.

Contact: A/Prof Thanh G Phan (613) 9594 5527
Email: thanh.phan@med.monash.edu.au

Movement Disorder: The Movement Disorder fellowship (The Movement Disorder Unit) at Monash is comprehensive and involves regular outpatient clinics, a deep brain stimulation program, Apomorphine and Botulinum Toxin clincs acress 2 sites at Monash Medical Centre and Kingston Centre. Applicants with a focus on research in Movement Disorders would be preferred and a research project involving a clinical study or a more basic research would be expected.w

Contact: Prof Dominic Thyagarajan (613) 9594 5527
Dr Sanjay Raghav (613) 9594 5527
Email: dominic.thyagarajan@monash.edu

Neurophysiology: The neurophysiology fellowship includes training in nerve conduction studies and electromyography, specialised techniques such as autonomic studies and single fibre EMG, training in EEG and movement in the epilepsy sense and participation in the outpatient neuromuscular clinic. The fellowship commences with a one month introductory course.

Contact: Dr Janaka Seneviratne (613) 9594 5527







Hospital Information

Monash Medical Centre is a University teaching hospital and is situated near Monash University. The inpatient neurology unit consists of ten beds for neurology patients (including epilepsy monitoring) plus twelve acute stroke beds. Outpatients consulting and neurophysiological investigations are conducted at Monash Neurology, the ambulatory neurological service provider within
the hospital.

Department Beds :
Ten beds neurology, Twelve acute stroke beds

Department Clinics
Several general neurology clinics per week

Department Specialty Clinics
First seizure, epilepsy, stroke, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders, neuro-oncology, Friedreich's Ataxia, behavioural neurology, neuropsychiatry

Department Meetings
Clinical Neurology
Movement Disorders
Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Research in Progress
Journal Club
Monthly Invited Speaker
Joint Neurology-Neurosurgery
Neuroradiology
Stroke

Department Staff
Prof Dominic Thyagarajan
A/Prof Peter Kempster
Prof Ingrid Scheffer
A/Prof Ernest Butler
A/Prof Krishna Vaddadi
Dr Russell Rollinson
A/Prof Thanh Phan
A/Prof Velandai Srikanth
Dr Sanjay Raghav
Dr Simon Bower
Dr Andrew Churchyard
Dr Victor Gordon
Dr Susan Mathers
Dr Ron Freilich
Dr Jim Howe
Dr Helene Roberts
Dr Yong Lee
Dr Michael Poon
Dr Henry Ma
Dr John Ly
Dr Saman Punchihewa
Dr Ben Clissold
Dr Udaya Seneviratne
Dr Janaka Seneviratne

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology

Trainee Responsibilities
Both neurology Registrar positions fulfil RACP requirements for advanced training in Neurology. Registrars will alternate roles. Stroke patients are under the care of a non-accredited stroke
registrar. There will be opportunities for training in Neuro physiological techniques including EEG and EMG.

Selection Criteria

Philosophy Of Training
Our philosophy for core training in neurology is accumulation of experience through apprenticeship in a supervised environment. Trainees will gain experience in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of neurological disorders. Trainees are required to make regular contributions to departmental clinical meetings and are encouraged to participate in clinical research. Regular meetings include neuroradiology, epilepsy program and combined meetings with neuropsychology and neurosurgery. We hold a monthly meeting with an invited prominent local, interstate or international clinical neuroscientist.

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Trainee Positions At Northern Hospital

Northern Hospital
185 Cooper Street, Epping
VIC, 3076
Australia

Contact Details

A/Prof Doug Crompton
douglas.crompton@unimelb.edu.au
Phone : 90357090
www :

Positions

Training Positions : 1
Elective Training Positions : 0
Fellowships : 0

Core Position Descriptions
The Northern Neurology registrar has a varied clinical role including inpatient care of neurology patients, general and subspecialty neurology clinics, assessing ED and ward referrals, EEG reporting, and EMG clinics, all with close support and guidance from the Consultant team. Clinics attended by the Registrar are general neurology (weekly) in addition to a specialty clinic once or twice weekly (including movement disorders, epilepsy, stroke prevention, motor neurone disease, and Huntington's disease). Attendance at neurosurgery and paediatric neurology clinics will also be available.

The Neurology Registrar attends all code stroke emergencies when on Site, helping to inform the decision to thrombolyze (or not) patients presenting with acute stroke symptoms. In addition they will assess patients referred from ED, ICU, medicine, surgery, obstetrics and psychiatry services, with full support of the duty Consultant.

In addition the Registrar attends and present cases at several meetings including stroke, general neurology and neuro-radiology meetings at the Northern. The Registrar will also participate in some of the excellent training opportunities at the Austin hospital, including neurophysiology lectures (EEG and EMG), movement disorders clinic, neurology clinical meetings, neuroradiology, and neuropathology meetings.

The Registrar will be supported to enable full attendance at the state-wide training (see below).

In addition the Trainee will be encouraged to offer help and guidance to the Neurology resident, and to support medical student learning. Diverse opportunities to participate in clinical audit and clinical research will be offered.

Out of hours on call commitments will be 2 nights per week (non-resident) alternating with 1 week night plus a Saturday morning ward round. In addition the trainee will be on call 1 weekend per month. A neurology consultant will always be on call together with the Registrar.

Elective Position Descriptions
Only one neurology Registrar position is currently offered. The elective position in general neurology would be available only in the unlikely event that the position is not filled with a core trainee. In that event the Elective (with a general neurology focus) would be as for the Core Position except that off site training exposure would be optional.

Hospital Information

The Northern Hospital, the acute clinical site of Northern Health, is a busy, energetic, friendly and rapidly expanding hospital currently with 300 beds. A new hospital tower currently under construction, and the new teaching, training and research building opens in September 2014. The hospital serves a population of around 750,000 people in Melbourne's northern suburbs and we have the busiest emergency department in Victoria. Our population is culturally diverse and many languages are spoken. Clinical staff are very ably supported by our excellent trans-cultural and language service (TALS). All this contributes to the neurology Registrar having a very wide exposure to a diverse range of general and subspecialty neurology problems.

Department Beds :
Flexible- typically 8-20 inpatients between neurology and stroke

Department Clinics
Multiple general neurology clinics

Department Specialty Clinics
Stroke prevention, epilepsy, headache, EMG/NCS, Motor neurone disease clinic (Bundoora extended care, Dr Jim Howe), Huntington's disease clinic (Bundoora extended care, Dr Andrew Churchyard), Movement disorders clinic (at Austin Health, Dr Andrew Hughes)

Department Meetings
Departmental academic meeting fortnightly.
Neuro-radiology meeting fortnightly.
Stroke meeting fortnightly.
Trainee will also be encouraged to participate in weekly clinical neurology meetings at Austin Hospital.
Weekly medical grand rounds.
Weekly medical journal club (optional).

Department Staff
A/Prof Doug Crompton (Special interest: Epilepsy, Neurogenetics)
Dr Jorge Zavala (Special Interest: Stroke)
Dr Helen Gardner (Special interest: Neurophysiology)
Dr Steven Ng (Special interest: Stroke, Neurophysiology)
Dr John Archer (Special interest: Epilepsy, Neuroimaging)
Dr Bruce Tomlinson (Special interest General Neurology)
Dr Jacques Joubert (Special interest: Headache)

At Bundoora Extended Care Centre clinic:
Dr Jim Howe (Special interest Motor Neuron disease)
Dr Andrew Churchyard (Special interest Huntington's disease)

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
One Neurology registrar core trainee One Neurology HMO One geriatrics registrar plus 1 HMO, plus 1 intern contributing to stroke patient care

Trainee Responsibilities
Please see Description of Core Position.

Selection Criteria
As per ANZAN guidelines, available at:

http://www.anzan.org.au/neurologytraining/recruitmentoftrainees.asp

Philosophy Of Training
We aim to provide an inspiring apprenticeship in Neurology, in a friendly, energetic and supportive environment.

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Trainee Positions At Royal Melbourne Hospital

Royal Melbourne Hospital

VIC,
Australia

Contact Details

janelle kneeshaw
janelle.kneeshaw@mh.org.au
Phone : 03 9342 8448
www :

Positions

Training Positions : Four
Elective Training Positions : Variable - please contact unit directly
Fellowships : variable - please contact unit directly

Core Position Descriptions
The Royal Melbourne Hospital is part of the state-wide neurology training program. Trainees who have been selected onto the program apply to work at Royal Melbourne Hospital through the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN) Match – details available through http://www.anzan.org.au/neurologytraining/recruitmentoftrainees.asp.

In 2012, RMH has 4 accredited advanced training posts in neurology. There are 4 three month rotations, comprising: general ward registrar, stroke registrar, epilepsy/MS and referrals. During each rotation, there will be protected time to attend subspecialty clinics, a general outpatient clinic, and neurophysiology. There are dedicated weekly EEG reporting sessions. Trainees play an integral role in the daily management of inpatients, but there is also a strong commitment to education. There is a 1 in 4 after-hours on-call system (although a basic physician trainee is rostered in the hospital until 8pm 4 days per week).

In 2013, RMH has been selected by ANZAN to host a senior British advanced trainee in neurology (as part of a UK- and Australia –wide exchange program), so there will be 3 advanced trainee positions available to applicants through the ANZAN Match.

Elective Position Descriptions
We are able to offer elective/fellowship training in:
- stroke (S Davis)
- MS/neuroimmunology (T Kilpatrick / H Butzkeuven)
- epilepsy (T O'Brien)
- neurophysiology (T Day/L Kiers)
- neuro-ophthalmology (O White)
- movement disorders (A Evans)

These posts are often undertaken in the third training year (as non-core training) then move into a fellowship post FRACP. Often this culminates in a PhD. Interested candidates should make contact directly with the relevant head, as detailed above.

Hospital Information

The Department has a strong emphasis on general neurology with particular strengths in stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology. There is a Stroke Care Unit, a Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, a Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Research Unit and a Department of Clinical Neurophysiology. Other subspecialty interests include movement disorders, neuro-ophthalmology, Neuro vestibular disorders, neurogenetic and behavioural neurology. There are 14 neurologists appointed at the RMH and currently 7 clinical research fellows. There are close links with the University of Melbourne, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and the Florey Institute. There is a major emphasis on research and postgraduate education. Two members of the Department currently hold NHMRC research grants.

There are close links with Neurosurgery and the two departments share a state of the art clinical neuroscience facility, including a high dependency unit, a stroke care unit, an ambulatory care unit and an epilepsy monitoring unit. There are 2 core trainee positions as well as rotating junior medical staff, including 2 SHMO's, 1 JHMO's and 2 stroke Interns. There is a major interest in Brain Imaging, 2 MRI scanners and an active interventional neuroradiology program.

A year at RMH provides great exposure to common and unusual neurological conditions. The unit is busy, but stimulating, with a strong commitment to registrar training. There are opportunities to develop a research interest, although this is not essential. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the unit (please contact Ms Janelle Kneeshaw, EA to Professor Davis, (03) 9342 8448.

Department Beds :
Twenty-one beds including a twelve bed Stroke Care Unit and a four bed video-telemetry unit; Neuroscience Ambulatory Care Unit; High Dependency Unit shared with Neurosurgery

Department Clinics
General Neurology Clinics; Epilepsy Management Clinic; First Seizure Clinic; EEG reporting session; Stroke Follow Up Clinic; Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinic; Movement Disorders Clinic; Neuromuscular Clinic; Multiple Sclerosis Clinic

Department Specialty Clinics
Stroke Care Unit; Comprehensive Epilepsy Unit; Clinical Multiple Sclerosis Research Unit; Clinical Neurophysiology

Department Meetings
Neurology/Neurosurgery Joint Clinical Meeting
Neuroradiology weekly meeting
Neuroscience seminar / Neuropathology (alternate weeks)
Neurology Clinical Grand Rounds
Neurology Audit and Quality Assurance Meeting
Stroke Radiology, clinical rounds and research meeting
Epilepsy Review meeting
Neuro-Ophthalmology (monthly)
Formal neurophysiology training for advanced trainees
Weekly teaching program for trainees and various subspecialty meetings.

Department Staff
Professor S Davis, Director of Neurology / Head of Stroke Care Unit
A/Professor P Hand, Deputy Director of Neurology and Co-Head Stroke Care Unit
Professor T Kilpatrick, Head of Multiple Sclerosis Program
Professor T O'Brien, Head Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
A/Prof Tim Day, Head of Clinical Neurophysiology
A/Prof L Kiers, Clinical Neurophysiology
A/Professor John King, Chairman of Royal Melbourne Hospital Neuroscience Foundation / Multiple Sclerosis and Neuro-ophthalmology interests
A/Professor H Butzkueven, Coordinator of Undergraduate Education / Multiple Sclerosis interest
Dr R Hjorth, Movement disorders interest
A/Professor Owen White, Neuro-ophthalmology and Neuro vestibular interests
Dr Andrew Evans, Movement Disorders interest
A/Professor Bernard Yan, Stroke and Neurointervention interest
Dr Raju Yerra, Epilepsy interest
Dr Meng Tan, Epilepsy
Dr Bruce Campbell, Stroke Interest
Dr Hans Tu, Stroke Interest
Dr Anneke Van Der Walt, MS interest
Dr Mark Marriott, MS interest
Dr Chris French, Epilepsy interest
Professor Patrick Kwan, Epilepsy interest

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
Advanced Trainees in Neurology x 4 Basic Physician Trainees x 2 JHMO x 1-2 (in Neurology) Intern x 2 (in stroke)

Trainee Responsibilities
1. To manage the neurology inpatients, in consultation with consultant
2. To attend outpatient clinics
3. To teach junior staff
4. To learn clinical neurology - history, examination, appropriate investigations, management
5. To develop the professional qualities required to become a consultant physician
6. To coordinate regular departmental meetings

Selection Criteria
As per the ANZAN selection process

Philosophy Of Training
The aim of the Neurology teaching program is to arm trainees with the required skills for the recognition, investigation, diagnosis and treatment of common and / or important neurological disorders.

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The Advanced trainee works approximately 46 hours per week, with the potential to take an afternoon off where possible. At present the after hours on-call workload is 1 night per week, 1 weekend in 4.

Trainee Positions At St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne

St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne

VIC,
Australia

Contact Details



Phone :
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Positions

Training Positions : Three
Elective Training Positions :
Fellowships :

Core Position Descriptions

Elective Position Descriptions

Hospital Information

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne comprises approximately 350 beds. The Hospital is one of Melbourne's oldest and is located in the central city. Apart from inner and outer urban centres, it has a major rural referral base.

Department Beds :
The Neurology Department consists of 30 beds, four of which are dedicated video EEG monitoring beds and 13 Stroke beds. An additional two video EEG monitoring beds are shared with the Neurosurgery Department and is used chiefly for invasive monitoring.

Department Clinics
Regular clinics in general neurology and neuromuscular disease are held.In addition movement disorder clinics are held twice weekly, and there are regular neuroophthalmology clinics at the adjoining Eye & Ear Hospital attended by neurologists from the Department. Stroke clinicsDriving clinicsUrgent N/L clinicsFirst Seizure clinics

Department Specialty Clinics

Department Meetings
Weekly neurology meetings, neuroradiology meetings and neuropathology meetings occur at the Hospital. In addition there are weekly epilepsy meetings, as well as the routine hospital meetings including Grand Rounds and Division of Medicine Meetings
There are regular meetings throughout the year of the various specialty societies including epilepsy, movement disorders and stroke. Trainee is encouraged attend the annual EEG workshop in Sydney.

Department Staff
There are currently 14 neurologists on staff; two of these have full time Hospital positions. The rest are visiting medical officers with a variety of sessional allocations.

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
There are three neurology registrars in total, including stroke registrar. There are two neurology residents.

Trainee Responsibilities

Selection Criteria

Philosophy Of Training
this Department combines strong clinical skills with extensive laboratory facilities on site. The major interest has been neuromuscular disease in the past, although for the last 10 years epilepsy has been a major emphasis of the Department. The movement disorder facilities are currently being expanded. The advanced trainee has a considerable degree of responsibility in the running of the Department and as well encouraged to take part in clinical research. Attendance at Hospital and national meetings is encouraged. Many trainees have gone on to pursue higher degrees in basic or clinical research within the Department

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Trainee Positions At The Alfred Hospital

The Alfred Hospital
Commercial Rd
Melbourne
VIC, 3004
Australia

Contact Details

Prof Elsdon Storey
elsdon.storey@monash.edu
Phone : (03) 9076 2552
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Positions

Training Positions : Three (including one at Cabrini Hospital)
Elective Training Positions :
Fellowships : One (Movement Disorders/Neurophysiology)

Core Position Descriptions
The advanced trainees have 4 month rotatations in Stroke and General Neurology, and a further 4 months at Cabrini Hospital. The Alfred jobs share neurology ward consultations (alternate days), and responsibilities for their respective inpatients, with the Neurology registrar being responsible for video EEG inpatients. The Stroke registrar has one stroke review clinic, one TIA clinic and one neurophysiology session per week. The Neurology registrar has two neurology clinics and a neurophysiology session per week. Trainees are encouraged to attend the other sub-specialty clinics where possible.
The 4 month rotation at Cabrini Hospital has been accredited for General Neurology training and encompasses inpatient and outpatient neurology and electrophysiology. This rotation will allow attendance at the Wednesday morning academic meeting. See Cabrini Hospital site for further details regarding this position. All registrars will participate in an after hours on call roster at the Alfred site.

Elective Position Descriptions
There will be a Fellowship position in Movement Disorders/Electrophysiology for 2009(not in the match). This will include training in Botox treatment, and participation in DBS.

Hospital Information

The Alfred Hospital, 4 km south of the Melbourne CBD, is a 350 bed acute medical and surgical tertiary hospital, with an additional 90 place elective centre and a 50 bed Psychiatry inpatient Unit on site. The Alfred has a high concentration of state-wide services, including the larger of the two State Trauma Services, HIV Unit, Burns Unit, Heart-Lung Transplant Service, Cystic Fibrosis Service, and Haemophilia Service. Due to the large number of quaternary services, the hospital's ICU is extensive (48 beds).
Within the Alfred Healthcare Network, The Alfred is associated with Caulfield Hospital, where a range of neurorehabilitation, geriatric and psychogeriatric services are provided. The attached AMREP (Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct) encompasses the Baker Medical Research Institute, the MacFarlane Burnet Research Institute, several departments of Monash University, and the Trauma Institute as well as a number of smaller research groups.

Cabrini Hospital, about 15 minutes drive from the Alfred, is one of the two largest stand-alone private hospitals in Melbourne. It has a large and vigorous Neurology and Neurosurgery service, including electrophysiology and neuroradiology. Many of the Afred VMOs have their private practices at Cabrini.

Department Beds :
The hospital does not recognise the concept of Unit bed numbers, and Neurology inpatient numbers therefore vary according to demand, with an average of about six inpatients.The Stroke Service is geographically located adjacent to the Neurology Unit.

Department Clinics
Two general neurology clinics per week (one new patient; one review). One Stroke clinic per week.

Department Specialty Clinics
Memory Clinic (weekly, at CGMC); Neuro-otology Clinic (as part of Otology Clinic) weekly; Epilepsy Clinic three weeks in four; Neurogenetics fortnightly; Movement Disorders weekly; Multiple Sclerosis fortnightly.

Department Meetings
The Unit holds weekly Grand Rounds, with case discussions/literature reviews by the Neurology Advanced Trainees. A weekly Neuroradiology Review session is held in conjunction with the Neuroradiologist. There is a monthly joint meeting with the Neurosurgical Unit, at which the Advanced Trainees present alternately with one of the Neurosurgery Registrars. There is a monthly Neuropathology Review session, a monthly Movement Disorders Videotape Review session, and a monthly Video EEG Review session. In addition, staff are encouraged to attend the General Medical Grand Rounds weekly, at which each Unit presents once or twice per year and is audited biennially.

Department Staff
Prof. Elsdon Storey (Head of Unit, Neurogenetics and Behavioural Neurology)
A/Prof. Richard Stark (General Neurology and Headache)
Dr. Judith Frayne (Head, Stroke Service)
A/Prof. Richard Gerraty (Director Research and Training, Stroke Service)(To take up position as Professor of Medicine at Epworth mid-2010)
Dr. Bruce Day (Clinical Neurophysiology)
Dr. Jack Wodak (General Neurology and Infectious Diseases Neurology)
Dr. John Waterston (Neuro-otology)
Dr. Mark Faragher (Neurophysiology)
Dr. David Williams (Movement Disrders)
Dr. Udeya Seneviratne (Epilepsy) (To leave early 2011)
Dr. Mark King (Epilepsy)
Dr. Olga Skibina (MS)

(In addition, Prof. Dominic Thyagarajan and Dr. Michael Poon hold Honorary appointments)

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
Junior staff positions in Neurology are Neurology JRMO (2nd Year), Stroke Intern (1st year), and Neurology/Endocrinology SRMO/junior registrar (3rd/4th year; 1/2 time in Neurology).

Trainee Responsibilities
The Advanced Trainees are responsible for organising the Inpatient Admission lists, supervising the Neurology RMO, Stroke Intern and Final Year student selectives (Trainee Interns) as appropriate, attending the General Neurology Clinics / Stroke Clinic weekly, presenting cases and literature reviews at the Neurology Grand Rounds and joint Neurosurgical meetings, providing continuing education to Nursing staff on the Neurology ward, participating in the multidisciplinary ward meetings with Allied Health personnel, and seeing ward and Emergency Department referrals on 2 days per week prior to review with the Consultant. (The referral load is steady, as one would expect in a hospital with so many State-wide Services, with 2 -3 referrals per day not uncommon .) The advanced trainees are each on call for Neurology and Stroke Services after hours one weekend in four (including Friday night), and one week night in three/four. (The fourth weekend is covered by the Neurology/Stroke SRMO/junior registrar).

Selection Criteria
Applicants must have passed the FRACP part 1 examination, and must have been approved for advanced training in Neurology by a State (or, since the formation of ANZAN, presumably New Zealand) Advanced Training Committee. The Unit aims to recruit the most talented trainees, and does not favour "local" applicants, or second year trainees, over others. The Unit is open to the possibility of part-time training, and will therefore consider applications from pairs of candidates wishing to job share. Such applicants are advised to discuss this option with Prof. Storey well ahead of the matching date, as some methods of job division will fit more easily with the Unit weekly timetable than others.

Philosophy Of Training
The Unit is committed to the principle that Trainees should be exposed to as many styles of neurological thought and practice as possible within the core training years, and that therefore Trainees should not spend more than 12 months in any one Unit, in order to provide the widest possible breadth of core training experience. Trainees are actively encouraged to attend relevant courses (Registrars Training weekend, Sydney Neuropathology course, Neurovision weekend, EEG course, etc.), while attendance at the monthly National Brain School hook-up and the complementary Melbourne-wide Advanced Training tutorial program, as well as at the AAN Annual Scientific meeting, is considered mandatory. In addition to monthly Unit Neuropathology Review sessions, the hospital's Neuropathologist (Professor Catriona McLean) is willing to give tutorial sessions for the Advanced Trainees throughout the year, if requested. Where time allows, the Trainees are also encouraged to attend the special clinics listed above.

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Trainee Positions At Western Hospital Footscray

Western Hospital Footscray
Gordon Street
FOOTSCRAY
VIC, 3011
Australia

Contact Details

A/Prof Zelko Matkovic
Email: Zelko.Matkovic.@wh.org.au
Phone : (03) 8345 6070 / 0413 588 016
www : http://info.wh.org.au/Departments_and_Services/J_-_N/Neurology/index.aspx

Positions

Training Positions : Two
Elective Training Positions : One
Fellowships : One

Core Position Descriptions
Twelve months in neurology and stroke. The workload is shared between four registrars: two advanced trainees; one BPT; and one advanced tainee in general medicine carrying out subspeciality training in neurology. The advanced trainees will rotate through six months of neurology, three months of stroke and three months during which the focus is outpatient clinics and inpatient referrals from both the Western and Sunshine campus. In addition there are three HMOs and one or two neurology fellows . Inpatient work entails the management of over 2,000 patients admitted to the unit on an annual basis: About half of these patients have a variety of neurological disorders and the other half have stroke or TIA. There are multiple outpatient clinics: general neurology, acute neurology, stroke, TIA, first seizure, epilepsy and movement disorders. It is expected that a MS clinic will be added in late 2013 or early 2014. There are two weekly EMG sessions (three in 2014), two EEG reading sessions, and one inpatient video-EEG reporting session. The department holds weekly grand rounds and two audits. There is a weekly general medical grand round.

Elective Position Descriptions
Fellowship position is available in stroke or pain. The fellowship can be altered according to the individual's preferences before commencement of the fellowship by negotiation. Further details can be obtained by contacting Dr Tissa Wijeratne ph: (03) 8345 6070 or email tissa.wijeratne@wh.org.au

Hospital Information

Western Health provides for a catchment of approximately 850,000 in the western suburbs of Melbourne. There are three public hospitals in the region. Western Hospital, where most of the major medical subspecialties including Neurology are located, is a 334 bed teaching facility for the University of Melbourne. There are two associated referring hospitals: Sunshine Hospital, which has the busiest Emergency Department in Victoria, and Williamstown Hospital. The Clinical School for the University of Melbourne in the west is located at Western Hospital. Western Hospital has state of the art imaging facilities and utilizes Neuropathology Services at Melbourne Health. There is a neurosurgical unit on site.

Department Beds :
25 including four acute stroke beds.

Department Clinics
Neurology and Acute Neurology.

Department Specialty Clinics
TIA. First Seizure. Epilepsy. Movement Disorders. Stroke. EMG, EEG.

Department Meetings
Weekly neurology meeting at Western Hospital on Tuesday.
Weekly neurology meeting at Royal Melbourne Hospital on Wednesday morning.
Weekly neuroradiology meeting on Tuesday.
Twice weekly neurology audit: Tuesday and Friday.
Two Weekly NCS/EMG teaching sessions on Tuesday and Thursday morning. There will be three NCS/ EMG sessions in 20143.
Two weekly EEG teaching and reading sessions.
One weekly inpatient video-EEG telemetry meeting.

Department Staff
A/Prof Zelko Matkovic. Head of Unit. Special interest: Epilepsy
A/Prof Tissa Wijeratne. Head of Stroke Service. Special interest: Stroke, Movements disorders and Neurophysiology.
Dr Hans Tu. Special interest: Stroke
A/Prof Anne Abbott. Special interest: Stroke
Dr Sandra Petty. Special interest: Epilepsy
Dr Simon Li. Special interest: Neurophysiology and Epilepsy
Dr Victor Chong. Special interest: Multiple Sclerosis, CNS infections.
Dr Wesley Thevathasan. Special interest: Movement Disorders.
Dr Simon Sung. Special interest: Movement Disorders.
Dr Abhishek Malhotra: Special interest: Neurophysiology.
Dr David Freilich (Honorary)

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
Two advanced trainees in neurology. One advanced tainee in General Medicine on rotation to Neurology. One Basic Physician Trainee on rotation to Neurology. Three HMOs (2nd or 3rd year graduates). One or two Neurology Fellows.

Trainee Responsibilities
Organising inpatient admissions, supervision of HMOs in the care of inpatients, attending outpatients, review of patients referred to the neurology unit, undertaking neurophysiology investigations under consultant supervision (three sessions per week), reading EEGs with consultant supervision, regular presentations at the Western Health neurology grand round and attendance at the at RMH weekly neurology grand round, participating in clinical trials, and attending multidisciplinary ward meetings with allied health staff.
The trainee is encouraged to attend relevant courses and meetings in Melbourne and elsewhere in Australia.
On call for Neurology: one in four.

Selection Criteria
As outlined by the ANZAN and RACP.

Philosophy Of Training
Acquisition of clinical skills and experience for management of common and important neurological disorders.

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