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Trainee Positions At Blacktown

Blacktown
Blacktown Road, Blacktown NSW
NSW, 2148
Australia

Contact Details

Dr Nigel Wolfe
Nigel.Wolfe@health.nsw.gov.au
Phone : 02 8670 5860
www : -

Positions

Training Positions : One
Elective Training Positions : -
Fellowships : -

Core Position Descriptions
Management of 12-24 inpatients (wards, Stroke Unit, ICU)
Assessment of ED patients with neurological presentations
Acute stroke management including thrombolysis/arranging inter-hospital transfer for endovascular clot retrieval (in hours)
Ward consultations
Neurology Outpatient Clinics (2 clinics per week)
NCS/EMG Clinics at Blacktown (2-3 per week)
Neurology Urgent Review Clinic
Weekly Stroke/Rehabilitation meeting
EMG/NCS (Blacktown)
EEG (Blacktown)
EMG/NCS/EPs (Westmead)
EEG teaching and reporting session (Westmead)
Neuroradiology weekly meetings x 2 per week (at Blacktown on Tuesdays, at Westmead on Wednesdays)
Monthly Neuropathology teaching session (Westmead)
Weekly Neurology Grand Rounds (Westmead) - Blacktown trainee presents monthly
Contribution to M&M meetings and other quality improvement activities
Bi-monthly Stroke meeting
Blacktown Hospital Medical Grand Rounds
Westmead Hospital Medical Grand Rounds
Clinical research project
Clinical practice improvement initiatives
JMO, BPT and Medical student teaching

Elective Position Descriptions
N/A

Hospital Information

Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals are two closely integrated hospitals located in Western Sydney. Together they comprise around 550 beds across the two sites with most medical specialties, psychiatry, surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics and paediatrics represented. The hospitals deal with around 80,000 emergency presentations and over 40,000 admissions each year. Acute neurological, medical and ICU beds are located at Blacktown, while the majority of rehabilitation beds are located at Mount Druitt. Emergency Departments are located at both hospitals. The hospitals are part of the Western Sydney Local Health District, and have strong ties to Westmead Hospital, which provide them with Neurosurgical, Ophthalmological and ENT services. The hospitals service one of the fastest growing populations in NSW, residing in the Blacktown, Mount Druitt and Riverstone Local Government Areas. Blacktown is one of the main teaching hospitals of the Western Sydney University (WSU) School of Clinical Medicine. The WSU Blacktown/Mount Druitt Clinical School, Research and Education Centre is located at Blacktown Hospital. Stage 1 of a major expansion of Blacktown Hospital has been completed and Stage 2 is underway. The new Clinical Services Building has added significantly to the Hospital's capacity and amenity. The Stage 1 expansion has included a Neurophysiology Department including departmental offices and work spaces.

Department Beds :
10 ward beds, 8 shared Stroke Unit beds

Department Clinics
General Neurology Clinics (2), NCS/EMG Clinics (Westmead and Blacktown), EEG and VEEG reporting sessions (Westmead), EEGs (Blacktown)

Department Specialty Clinics
Neurophysiology

Department Meetings
Stroke/Rehabilitation Meeting
Blacktown Neuroradiology Meeting
Bi-monthly Stroke Meeting
Hospital Grand Rounds
Westmead Neuroradiology Meeting
Neurology Grand Rounds (Westmead)

Department Staff
Dr Nigel Wolfe FRACP (General Neurology & Movement Disorders)
Dr Sangamithra Babu FRACP (General Neurology & Movement Disorders)
Dr Robert Boland-Freitas FRACP (Neurology & Neurophysiology)
Dr Susan Walker FRACP (Neurology & Neurophysiology)

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
One Advanced Trainee, one Basic Trainee, one Junior Medical Officer

Trainee Responsibilities
1. Oversee all new admissions daily (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) and review inpatients (including urgent review of any deteriorating inpatients or any patients about whom there are neurological concerns).
2. See ED patients referred for Neurology review promptly and liaise with the consultant on call.
3. See Neurology consults as they are referred and liaise with the consultant on call.
4. Round with the consultant on call reviewing inpatients and consultations.
5. Attend Bi-weekly Neurology Outpatient Clinics.
6. Review patients attending for review in Urgent Review Clinic and liaise with consultant on call.
7. Organise investigations and procedures for the inpatients and outpatients. Review urgent EEGs done on site. Organise outpatient LPs. LP requests on outpatients will usually come in the form of letters addressed to you by consultants. Organise outpatient muscle and nerve biopsies - liase with neurosurgery regarding procedure dates and particulars.
8. Provide ward-based teaching on rounds for the BPT and JMO staff and supervise juniors in procedures such as LP.
9. Contribute to Neurology teaching for Medical Students or other staff if required.
10. On Wednesday the trainee will be at Westmead Hospital to do NCS/EMG Clinics, EEG reading, VEEG review session, attend Westmead Neuroradiology meeting, Westmead Medical Grand Rounds, Westmead Neurology Grand Rounds and Brain school. This is protected time and the BPT at Blacktown will cover the Neurology Trainees duties.
11. Organise the case presentations for the Wednesday afternoon Neurology Grand Rounds on a roster alongside the Westmead-based registrars (Blacktown Registrar presents monthly). You will be expected to do a Powerpoint presentation outlining the history of the case. There will usually be a discussion on differential diagnoses and this will be followed by investigation findings and a group discussion. You can prepare a few slides from a literature review on the topic, but this should not be overly extensive.
12. Neurology presentations for Medical Grand Rounds at Blacktown Hospital

Selection Criteria
Pass in FRACP written and clinical examinations.
Acceptance to the ANZAN Training Scheme.

Philosophy Of Training
Blacktown Hospital Neurology Department seeks to emphasise
- high quality, patient-centred care
- acquisition of solid neurological clinical skills and experience
- development of a rigorous and evidence-based approach to diagnosis and management of neurological disorders
- acquisition of sound basic skills in EEG and NCS/EMG
- a high standard of documentation and written communication (eg clinical notes, letters, discharge summaries)
- the importance of high quality presentations at Hospital, Society and National meetings
- the importance of undertaking high quality research
- the importance of engaging in quality improvement initiatives

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Trainee Positions At Campbelltown

Campbelltown
Therry Rd,
Campbelltown
NSW
NSW, 2560
Australia

Contact Details

Dr Sumana Gopinath
Sumana.Gopinath@health.nsw.gov.au
Phone : 0434 183 152 or 46343000
www : Department of Neurology

Positions

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

Core Position Descriptions
Management of 20-25 inpatients (wards, Stroke Unit, ICU)
Assessment of ED patients with neurological presentations
Acute stroke management including intravenous thrombolysis on site and off site endovascular clot retrieval
Ward consultations
Neurology Outpatient Clinics - Weekly general neurology clinics, monthly Neuromuscular, Neurogenetics and Neuroimmunology clinics.
Weekly Rapid Access Neurology (RAN) clinics
Monthly off site clinic at local Aboriginal health centre
Weekly Stroke/Rehabilitation/Multidisciplinary meeting
EEG reporting under supervision
EMG/NCS clinics - three sessions per week
Weekly Neurology and radiology Grand Rounds (Liverpool and onsite Campbelltown)
Weekly Neurology Grand Rounds (Campbelltown)
Contribution to M&M meetings and other quality improvement activities
Contribution to Campbelltown Hospital Medical Grand Rounds
Clinical research projects
JMO, BPT and Medical student teaching

Elective Position Descriptions
N/A

Hospital Information

Campbelltown Hospital is a major metropolitan hospital which provides a diverse range of services including intensive care, cardiology, maternity, gynaecology, paediatrics, palliative care, respiratory and stroke medicine, surgery and emergency medicine and broad aged care services.

Campbelltown Hospital is part of the NSW health system whose major responsibility being to improve the health of the community of Macarthur. The Hospitals deliver quality health care to the residents of the three local government areas of Wollondilly, Camden and Campbelltown.

Department Beds :
20

Department Clinics
6 general neurology clinics, 3 EMG clinics, 3 EEG clinics

Department Specialty Clinics
Neurogenetics, Neuroimmunology, Neuromuscular, future young onset dementia clinic, future botox clinic

Department Meetings
Weekly Neurology Grand ward rounds.
Monthly M&M meetings
Weekly neurology and neuroradiology meetings at Campbelltown Hospital
Weekly combined Neurology and Neurosurgery radiology metings at Liverpool Hospital
Monthly neuroimmunology meetings
Weekly neurology case presentations at Livepool hospital
Monthly journal club meetings at Liverpool Hospital
Weekly Medical Grand Ward Rounds at Campbelltown Hospital
Multi-disciplinary Stroke meetings with Allied health Team

Department Staff
Staff Specialists:

Dr Sumana Gopinath- Head of Department
A/Prof Stan Levy
Dr Vishal Patel
Dr Ho Choong
Dr Louise Rigney
Dr Abul Mamun

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
1 Advanced trainee 2 Basic physician trainees 2 Junior medical officers

Trainee Responsibilities
Care of neurology and stroke inpatients
Supervision of Junior Medical Staff
Assessment of Emergency Department of Neurology Patients
Attendance at Stroke calls during business hours
Inpatient Consultations
Neurology Outpatient Clinics
Attendance at Neurophysiology Clinics
EEG teaching / reporting under supervision
Attendance at Multidisciplinary Stroke Meeting
Prepare weekly Neurology Clinical and Radiology Meetings
Attendance at weekly Liverpool hospital combined neuroradiology, case presentaion and journal club meetings.

Selection Criteria
Passed FRACP written and clinical examinations.
Acceptance to the ANZAN training scheme.

Philosophy Of Training
To train the next generation of young neurologists in the clinical skills of neurology while providing expert care for neurological disorders in the growing population of South Western Sydney.

To enhance research skills in close collaboration with University of Western Sydney School of Medicine.

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Trainee Positions At Campbelltown Hospital

Campbelltown Hospital

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Trainee Positions At Concord Repatriation General Hospital

Concord Repatriation General Hospital
Hospital Road, CONCORD
NSW, 2139
Australia

Contact Details

Dr Michael Hayes
michael.hayes1@health.nsw.gov.au
Phone : 02 9767 6416
www : https://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/Concord/Neurosci_about.html

Positions

Training Positions : 2 (1 in conjunction with Royal Prince Alfred Hospital)
Elective Training Positions : 1-2
Fellowships : Neuromuscular/Neurophysiology fellowship

Core Position Descriptions
The neurology advanced trainee is responsible for -- in conjunction with two basic physician trainees -- inpatient service including consultations and admissions.

Involvement in outpatient clinics is prioritised, with exposure to nerve conduction study and general neurology clinics, as well as sub-specialist clinics in Neuromuscular disease/Neurogenetics, Neuro-immunology, Behavioural neurology, Parkinson's disease, and Botulinum toxin.

Organization and presentation of Neurology Clinical meeting.

Involvement in clinical research in Stroke and Parkinson disease.

Elective Position Descriptions
The Neuromuscular Fellowship provides a comprehensive clinical and academic experience for an advanced trainee/Fellow in neurology who wishes to improve their knowledge of neuromuscular disorders, neurogenetics and clinical electrophysiology.
The position also allows extensive exposure to and practical training in therapeutic intervention with botulinum toxin. There are excellent opportunities for participation in research projects including the option of a higher degree. Although the position is available for 12 months there is potential for job sharing.

Clinical electrophysiology
Three weekly out-patient NCS/EMG clinics (30+ patients)
In-patient NCS service including ICU/Burns unit patients
750 EEGs annually
350 Evoked potential studies (including MEPs) annually
Private practice electrophysiology (Prof Yiannikas)

Specialty Neuromuscular Clinics
Motor and sensory neuropathies (Nicholson) - weekly
Neuromuscular/Neurogenetics (Corbett/Reddel/Prof Morgan) -alt weeks
Myasthenia/Neuroimmunology (Reddel/Hardy/Riminton) - weekly
Botulinum toxin (Hayes/Hurelbrink) - x2 clinics / ~20 patients weekly -
Neuropathy (Spring)

Neuropathology
Reddel: CMT histopathology research project at Neuropath Lab, U. Sydney.
Nicholson / Reddel: Molecular Medicine state / national reference laboratory for neurogenetic disorders and neuromuscular antibodies
Further neuromuscular pathology training can be arranged.

Research
Nicholson - HSMNs, myotonic dystrophy, familial MND, genetics of PD, ataxia and familial spastic paraplegia
Reddel - FSH, NMJ disorders, CMT immunohistochemistry
Corbett- Myotonic dystrophy
Spring - autonomic disorders and small fibre neuropathies
Aggarwal - neurophysiologic markers of early MND

Hospital Information

Concord and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital are part of the Sydney Local Health District.

From 2018, two core training positions will be offered at Concord:

Position 1 - Concord/RPA
The advance trainee spends 6 months at Concord and 6 months at RPA.
Position 2 - Concord
The advance trainee spends 12 months at Concord.

Concord Hospital is situated in the Inner West of Sydney on the Parramatta River. It is the Western Sector of the Central Sydney Area Health Service.

Concord Hospital a 630 bed hospital and has 1 of the four Sydney University Clinical Schools.

Concord Hospital was originally established as an Army Hospital, but was later transferred to the NSW Health Service. A full range of services including MRI and Neurosurgery are provided and the Concord Centre of Mental Health, which is co-located with Concord Hospital, is one of the largest psychiatric units in NSW. Interventional neuroradiology service is provided by RPA.

Department Beds :
20 neurology beds, including 4 stroke unit beds

Department Clinics
General Neurology Clinic, EMG and Nerve Conduction Clinics EEG reporting

Department Specialty Clinics
Parkinson's Disease, Neuromuscular/Neurogenetic clinic, Myasthenia gravis/Neuroimmunology clinic, Botox clinic, Behavioural neurology

Department Meetings
Neurology Clinical Meeting (presented by the Advanced Trainee) - weekly
Neuroradiology - weekly
Discharge review - weekly
Hospital Ground Rounds - weekly
Neurology Journal Club - weekly
Neurology Multi Disciplinary Meeting - weekly
Parkinson's Multi Disciplinary Meeting - weekly
Quality Assurance meeting - monthly
Neuropathology meeting - quarterly
Neuro-ophthalmology meeting - monthly

Department Staff
There are 11 Neurologists, 7 part time Staff specialists, 1 Academic, 4 Visting Medical Officers and 1 VMO Geneticist

Dr Arun Aggarwal (Rehabilitation/Pain/Parkinson disease)
Prof Alastair Corbett (Stroke, Neuromuscular Disease)
Dr James Burrell (Behavioural neurology, Clinical neurophysiology)
Dr Todd Hardy (Neuro-immunology)
Dr Michael Hayes (Movement Disorders, Clinical neurophysiology, Botulinum toxin)
Dr Carrie Hurelbrink (Movement Disorders, Botulinum toxin)
A/Prof Graeme Morgan (Genetics)
Dr Katrina Morris (Neuro-oncology, Neurogenetics)
Prof Garth Nicholson (Neurogenetics, Peripheral nerve)
Dr Stephen Reddel (Neuro-immunology, Neuromuscular)
Dr David Sharpe (Stroke)
Dr Penny Spring (Peripheral Nerve & Autonomic function)
Prof Con Yiannikas (Movement Disorders, Clinical neurophysiology)

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
2 Neurology teams each consisting of a basic physician trainee & junior medical officer.

Trainee Responsibilities
The advanced trainee is responsible for inpatient care and outpatient clinics. The advanced trainee participates in neurology on call on the weekends (1 in 4), but not during the week.

The advanced trainee also participates in the hospital overtime ward cover (no Emergency Department cover).

There is a strong empasis on aquistion of clinical skills and participation in Neurophysiology. The Advanced trainee is encouraged to undertake clinic research.

Selection Criteria
Selection on merit through the National matching programme

Philosophy Of Training
Broad based training programme in a busy clinical department including exposure to a range of outpatient and electrophysiology clinics in order to provide a sound and balanced clinical experience. The Advance trainee is encouraged to attend attend and present at local and national meetings.

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Trainee Positions At Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Conjunction with RPA

Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Conjunction with RPA
Hospital Road, CONCORD
NSW, 2139
Australia

Contact Details

Dr Michael Hayes
michael.hayes@sswahs.nsw.gov.au
Phone : 02 9767 6416
www : https://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/Concord/Neurosci_about.html

Positions

Training Positions : 2 (1 in conjunction with Royal Prince Alfred Hospital)
Elective Training Positions : 1
Fellowships : Two - Neuromuscular/Neurophysiology fellowshipNeuromuscular/Neurophysiology fellowship

Core Position Descriptions
The neurology advanced trainee is responsible for -- in conjunction with two basic physician trainees -- inpatient service including consultations and admissions.

Involvement in outpatient clinics is prioritised, with exposure to nerve conduction study and general neurology clinics, as well as sub-specialist clinics in Neuromuscular disease/Neurogenetics, Neuro-immunology, Behavioural neurology, Parkinson's disease, and Botulinum toxin.

Organization and presentation of Neurology Clinical meeting.

Involvement in clinical research in Stroke and Parkinson disease.

Elective Position Descriptions
The Neuromuscular Fellowship provides a comprehensive clinical and academic experience for an advanced trainee/Fellow in neurology who wishes to improve their knowledge of neuromuscular disorders, neurogenetics and clinical electrophysiology.
The position also allows extensive exposure to and practical training in therapeutic intervention with botulinum toxin. There are excellent opportunities for participation in research projects including the option of a higher degree. Although the position is available for 12 months there is potential for job sharing.

Clinical electrophysiology
Three weekly out-patient NCS/EMG clinics (30+ patients)
In-patient NCS service including ICU/Burns unit patients
750 EEGs annually
350 Evoked potential studies (including MEPs) annually
Private practice electrophysiology (Prof Yiannikas)

Specialty Neuromuscular Clinics
Motor and sensory neuropathies (Nicholson) - weekly
Neuromuscular/Neurogenetics (Corbett/Reddel/Prof Morgan) -alt weeks
Myasthenia/Neuroimmunology (Reddel/Hardy/Riminton) - weekly
Botulinum toxin (Hayes/Hurelbrink) - x2 clinics / ~20 patients weekly -
Neuropathy (Spring)

Neuropathology
Reddel: CMT histopathology research project at Neuropath Lab, U. Sydney.
Nicholson / Reddel: Molecular Medicine state / national reference laboratory for neurogenetic disorders and neuromuscular antibodies
Further neuromuscular pathology training can be arranged.

Research
Nicholson - HSMNs, myotonic dystrophy, familial MND, genetics of PD, ataxia and familial spastic paraplegia
Reddel - FSH, NMJ disorders, CMT immunohistochemistry
Corbett- Myotonic dystrophy
Spring - autonomic disorders and small fibre neuropathies
Aggarwal - neurophysiologic markers of early MND

Hospital Information

Concord and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital are part of the Sydney Local Health District.

From 2018, two core training positions will be offered at Concord:

Position 1 - Concord/RPA
The advance trainee spends 6 months at Concord and 6 months at RPA.
Position 2 - Concord
The advance trainee spends 12 months at Concord.

Concord Hospital is situated in the Inner West of Sydney on the Parramatta River. It is the Western Sector of the Central Sydney Area Health Service.

Concord Hospital a 630 bed hospital and has 1 of the four Sydney University Clinical Schools.

Concord Hospital was originally established as an Army Hospital, but was later transferred to the NSW Health Service. A full range of services including MRI and Neurosurgery are provided and the Concord Centre of Mental Health, which is co-located with Concord Hospital, is one of the largest psychiatric units in NSW. Interventional neuroradiology service is provided by RPA.

Department Beds :
20 neurology beds, including 4 stroke unit beds

Department Clinics
General Neurology Clinic, EMG and Nerve Conduction Clinics EEG reporting

Department Specialty Clinics
Parkinson's Disease, Neuromuscular/Neurogenetic clinic, Myasthenia gravis/Neuroimmunology clinic, Botox clinic, Behavioural neurology

Department Meetings
Neurology Clinical Meeting (presented by the Advanced Trainee) - weekly
Neuroradiology - weekly
Discharge review - weekly
Hospital Ground Rounds - weekly
Neurology Journal Club - weekly
Neurology Multi Disciplinary Meeting - weekly
Parkinson's Multi Disciplinary Meeting - weekly
Quality Assurance meeting - monthly
Neuropathology meeting - quarterly
Neuro-ophthalmology meeting - monthly

Department Staff
There are 11 Neurologists, 7 part time Staff specialists, 1 Academic, 4 Visting Medical Officers and 1 VMO Geneticist

Dr Arun Aggarwal (Rehabilitation/Pain/Parkinson disease)
Prof Alastair Corbett (Stroke, Neuromuscular Disease)
Dr James Burrell (Behavioural neurology, Clinical neurophysiology)
Dr Todd Hardy (Neuro-immunology)
Dr Michael Hayes (Movement Disorders, Clinical neurophysiology, Botulinum toxin)
Dr Carrie Hurelbrink (Movement Disorders, Botulinum toxin)
A/Prof Graeme Morgan (Genetics)
Dr Katrina Morris (Neuro-oncology, Neurogenetics)
Prof Garth Nicholson (Neurogenetics, Peripheral nerve)
Dr Stephen Reddel (Neuro-immunology, Neuromuscular)
Dr David Sharpe (Stroke)
Dr Penny Spring (Peripheral Nerve & Autonomic function)
Prof Con Yiannikas (Movement Disorders, Clinical neurophysiology)

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
2 Neurology teams each consisting of a basic physician trainee & junior medical officer.

Trainee Responsibilities
The advanced trainee is responsible for inpatient care and outpatient clinics. The advanced trainee participates in neurology on call on the weekends (1 in 4), but not during the week.

The advanced trainee also participates in the hospital overtime ward cover (no Emergency Department cover).

There is a strong empasis on aquistion of clinical skills and participation in Neurophysiology. The Advanced trainee is encouraged to undertake clinic research.

Selection Criteria
Selection on merit through the National matching programme

Philosophy Of Training
Broad based training programme in a busy clinical department including exposure to a range of outpatient and Electrophysiology clinics in order to provide a sound and balanced clinical experience . The Advance trainee is encouraged to attend attend and present at local and national meetings.

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Trainee Positions At Gosford Hospital

Gosford Hospital
PO Box 361
Gosford
NSW, 2250
Australia

Contact Details

Karlie Waterson (Neurology Administration Officer)
CCLHD-NeurologyDept@health.nsw.gov.au
Phone : 02 43 20 2404
www :

Positions

Training Positions : Three
Elective Training Positions :
Fellowships :

Core Position Descriptions
Gosford Hospital has a very busy inpatient service with more than 32 inpatients at times, and general Neurology care is divided under 2 teams, consisting of a BPT registrar and two JMOs each. One Advanced Trainee takes overall responsiblity for the ward teams, another for the 8 bed acute stroke unit (supported by 1 JMO)while the third Advanced Trainee will be responsible for ward consults and outpatient clinics. These positions rotate every 4 months.
There is a strong focus on neurophysiology with over 1500 EEGs being performed in Gosford Hospital every year. Weekly supervised EEG reading sessions as well as a dedicated weekly NCS/EMG, consultant supervised clinic is run for the benefit of the ATs
Gosford also has a very pro-active Stroke service, supported by three Stroke physicians, offering 24h CTA, CT perfusion, Thrombolysis and regional referral for Neuroradiology Intervention (Clot Retrieval)
Advanced trainees are expected to participate in after hours stroke on call roster (1 in 4 weekends) along with the BPTs.
The department has a well developed movement disorders/Parkinson's service, MS Clninc, Acute neurovascular clinics,offering experience in clinical management as well as research/publication opportunities.
The five VMOs participating in the acute roster, also provide an opportunity for exposure to neurological conditions usually managed in the community, in their rooms

Elective Position Descriptions

Hospital Information

Gosford Hospital is a 500+ bed hospital,situated in the beautiful NSW Central Coast region, servicing a population of approximately 300 000.The area is known for pristine beaches and numerous scenic walking trails.
It is located one hour drive north of Sydney, with excellent rail links to both Sydney and Newcastle.
It is a teaching hospital for the University of Newcastle.
The hospital has a collegial atmosphere, with a strong emphasis on the wellbeing of Junior doctors. Several social events occur throughout the year, including the annual Junior vs Senior sporting competitions.

Department Beds :
1 ward of 32 beds; 8 bed dedicated Stroke Unit

Department Clinics
General Neurology, Stroke/TIA, EMG/NCS

Department Specialty Clinics
Movement Disorders, Parkinsons, Botox

Department Meetings
Weekly Clinical Neurology Meeting
Weekly Neuroradiology Meeting
Weekly Medical Grand Rounds
Weekly Neurology tutorials in EEG, NCS/EMG
Monthly tertiary EEG teaching by Dr Chong Wong (Westmead)
Monthly M&M meetings
Weekly Journal club

Department Staff
Staff Specialists
A/Prof Scott Whyte PhD FRACP (Parkinson's, Movement disorders, Dementia)
Dr Bill O'Brien FRACP (Stroke)
Dr James Evans FRACP (Stroke)

VMOs
Dr Dennis Crimmins FRACP (General neurology, Dementia, Stroke, Headache)
A/Prof Robert Heard PhD FRACP (MS, Neuro immunology, Neurophysiology)
Dr Elizabeth Reyneke FRACP (General Neurology, Epilepsy)
A/Prof Jonathon Sturm PhD FRACP (General Neurology, Dementia, Clinical trials, Stroke research, Migraine)
Dr Anna Schutz FRACP (Neurophysiology, MND, Functional Neurology)

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
Two Neurology ward teams: Advanced Trainee (overall responsibility) Basic Physician Trainee + 1 RMO and 1 intern Basic Physician Trainee + 1RMO and 1 intern Acute stroke team: Advanced trainee +1 JMO/Intern Advanced Trainee - consults and outpatient clinics

Trainee Responsibilities
Advanced Trainees are encouraged to attend Outpatient clinics: TIA (Neurovascular), Parkinson's and Movement disorders within the Hospital.
There is also an opportunity to attend private VMO rooms, for gaining experience in disorders usually managed in the community.
They are also expected to take part in the stroke thrombolysis on-call roster.
Organisation of the annual Neurology short case day for RACP candidates, held in May
Organisation of weekly Neuroradiology and clinical Neurology meetings
Presentation at annual nursing stroke course

Selection Criteria

Philosophy Of Training
Gosford Hospital has a busy neurology unit and offers the opportunity for trainees to hone clinical skills and obtain a wide breadth of experience. Even so, the main focus remains on training and not purely service provision. Advanced Trainees are encouraged to participate in clinical research, and to present at local, national (and international) meetings. The Neurology department is actively involved in acute stroke research and in outpatient-based research in stroke prevention and genetics, dementia, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis.
The Department has strong links to several tertiary hospitals in Sydney:
Royal North Shore (shared BPT rotations, neuromuscular clinics, neurosurgery), Westmead (tertiary Epilepsy), RPA(Endovascular service), as well as Newcastle:JHH (Endovascular service)

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Other Information
Attendance at the ANZAN arranged training weekends and meetings are strongly encouraged and supported by the consultants.

Monthly Brain School is considered protected teaching time and available through webcast.

Trainee Positions At John Hunter Hospital

John Hunter Hospital
Locked Bag #1
Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW
NSW, 2310
Australia

Contact Details

A/Prof David Williams
david.williams@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au
Phone : (02) 4921 3490
www :

Positions

Training Positions : Two
Elective Training Positions :
Fellowships : Two (Stroke) and One (MS)

Core Position Descriptions
To provide for the core trainee a balance of training across general neurology including epilepsy, stroke, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, and neurodegenerative conditions, including MND and HD, as well as clinical neurophysiology. This includes the opportunity to act as a consultant (under supervision) and conduct clinics in Stroke, MS, movement disorder and clinical neurophysiology, and to participate in out-of-hours rosters in General Neurology and Stroke. The core trainee will also gain experience in stroke thrombolysis at one of the most active stroke centres in the country.

Elective Position Descriptions
Stroke Elective : The John Hunter Hospital is the region’s only comprehensive stroke centre and has one of the highest stroke thrombolysis rates in the world. The Stroke Fellow will gain extensive experience in patient assessment and selection for acute therapy, and by the end of the year will be extremely confident in stroke thrombolysis. Further, our centre is a leader in advanced imaging for acute stroke – the trainee will become extremely confident in assessment of multimodal CT and MRI. With the establishement of a new interventional neuroradiology service (a partnership between Departments of Neurology and Radiology), there will also be exposure to acute endovascular procedures for acute stroke and the opportunity to gain experience in diagnostic catheter angiography. We also have a daily rapid referral TIA clinic with excellent access to multimodal CT and MR, as well as neurovascular ultrasound (which the trainee can also learn to perform and interpret). The Fellow will receive excellent supervision/education from 4 specialist Stroke Neurologists (including a new interventional Neurologist). There are ample opportunities for research – recent Stroke Fellows have published their research work at John Hunter in Annals of Neurology, Brain, and Neurology. The Fellow will ‘run’ the Acute Stroke Unit (with support where needed from the Consultants) so will gain extensive experience in acute and post-acute stroke managment, including an active role in secondary stroke prevention and rehabilitation. Telehealth stroke management is a rapidly growing service, assisting/overseeing thrombolysis at Tamworth Base Hospital and Taree District Hospital, as well as a fast-evolving 'hub-and-spoke' model for patient retrieval to John Hunter as needed.

Contact Dr Neil Spratt
Email: Neil.Spratt@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

MS Elective: The MS Fellow will predominantly help manage patients referred for diagnosis and management of demyelinating illness, including MS and NMO. The MS Clinic at JHH has a current registration of more than 700 patients who reside in the Central Coast, Newcastle, Hunter Valley, near and mid-North Coast, as well as New England and Northern NSW to the Queensland Border.

The MS Clinic has two specialist nurses, as well as interested Allied Health Staff providing sub-specialty care. In addition, the MS Clinic is heavily invested in both basic and clinical research. Currently there are studies into basic mechanisms of demyelination, clinical course of demyelinating illness, clinical care, and drug trials. There are multiple collaborations across Australia, Europe and the US.

Contact: Dr Jeannette Lechner-Scott
Email: Jeannette.Lechner-Scott@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au








Hospital Information

The John Hunter Hospital (JHH) is situated in New Lambton/Rankin Park area, 12-15 minutes drive west of central Newcastle. It has approximately 400 beds, and in combination with Rankin Park Hospital, the Mater Misericordia Hospital and Royal Newcastle Centre treats patients in all the major medical, surgical and obstetric disciplines. Children are seen at the John Hunter Children's Hospital (Kaleidoscope) on the same campus.

The JHH Emergency Department is the busiest in NSW, and the Outpatients Departments provides more than a million occasions of service annually.

Plans for renewal and major expansion of the John Hunter Hospital Campus have just been announced by the NSW State Government (as at September 2018).

Department Beds :
12 general Neurology beds, 8 Stroke Unit beds

Department Clinics
Available to the Advanced Trainee: General Neurology, Stroke/TIA Clinic, Parkinson's Disease Clinic, EMG/NCS Clinic, EEG reporting sessionsAlso available: Memory disorders clinic

Department Specialty Clinics
Stroke and Acute TIA, MS, Movement Disorders, MND, Neuroimmunology

Department Meetings
Weekly Neurology Meeting (presented by the Advanced Trainee)

Hospital Grand Rounds Neuroradiology Meeting

Monthly Neuropathology Meeting

Department Staff
A/Prof David Williams PhD FRACP (MND, MS and genetic epidemiology)

Dr J D Blackie FRACP (Movement Disorders, Neurophysiology)

A/Prof Peter Schofield MD FRACP (Neuropsychiatry and Cognitive disorders)

Dr Neil Spratt PhD FRACP (Experimental stroke modelling and Clinical Stroke)

Dr Jeanette Lechner-Scott FRACP (MS and Neurogenetics)

Dr Elizabeth Pepper, FRACP (Movement Disorders and Stroke)

Dr Andre Loiselle FRACP (Neurophysiology & general neurology)

Dr Ferdi Miteff (Stroke and Interventional Neuroradiology)

Dr Tom Wellings PhD, FRACP (Vestibular Disorders, Neuroimmunology)

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
There are two Neurology Teams: One comprises an Advanced Trainee and RMO. The Advanced Trainee swaps teams after 6 months so that there is an opportunity for training with all the neurologists on the staff The other comprises a Basic Trainee and Resident There is an acute stroke therapy sub-roster supported by 4 sspecialits and the stroke fellow.

Trainee Responsibilities
The training philosophy at JHH emphasizes the acquisition of broad clinical skills and experience (responsibilities include participating in the general medical overtime roster). Advanced Trainees are encouraged to take advantages of the numerous opportunities available to them, including participating in clinical research, and presenting at local and national meetings. JHH Neurology is ideal for a core neurology training year, but trainees have (in the past, and with ANZAN approval) stayed for two years. Some trainees have completed one core year and one fellowship year.

Selection Criteria

Philosophy Of Training
To provide for the core trainee a balance of training across general neurology including epilepsy, stroke, moveement disorders, multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative disorders and clinical neurophysiology. This included the opportunity to "act up" under supervision and conduct clinics in stroke, MS, movement disorder and clinical neurophysiology.

To provide the elective stroke trainee with focussed training in stroke prevention, acute stroke clinico-radiological assessment, application of advanced multimodal stroke imaging, selection of patients for and delivery of tPA, involvement in phase 2 and phase 3 clinical trials of acute stroke therapies and stroke prevention. Clinical research outputs will be strongly encouraged and supported.

An environment of support an encouragement with a focus on development of academic career directions.

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Further Information

Other Information
n/a.

Trainee Positions At Liverpool Hospital

Liverpool Hospital
Neurophysiology, Liverpool Hospital, CSB1, Locked Bag 7017, Liverpool BC NSW 1871
NSW, 1871
Australia

Contact Details

Dr Alan McDougall
Alan.McDougall@sswahs.nsw.gov.au
Phone : 02 8738 3646
www :

Positions

Training Positions : Four
Elective Training Positions : One (Stroke Fellow - with Neurophysiology training)
Fellowships : One (Stroke Fellow - with Neurophysiology training)

Core Position Descriptions
Advanced Trainee in Neurology:

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Advanced Trainee in Neurology � Accredited Training Position.
This is an approved Core Training Position for Advanced Trainees in Neurology

Care of Neurology and Stroke Inpatients
Supervision of Junior Medical Staff
Assessment of Emergency Department Neurology Patients
After hours acute stroke roster 1 in 5 (tPA and ECR)
Inpatient Consultations
Neurology Outpatient Clinic
Attendance at Neurophysiology Clinics
EEG teaching / reporting
Attendance at Multidisciplinary Allied Health and Nursing Meetings
Prepare weekly Neurology Clinical and Radiology Meetings

CHALLENGES

Prioritising workload
Providing efficient and timely service

COMMUNICATION

Daily with Attending Medical Officers
Regular close supervision of Junior Medical Staff
Regular communication with Nursing and Allied Health Staff
Adequate record keeping in patient notes

DECISION MAKING

Assess Emergency Patients and Consultations, formulate diagnosis and management plan then discuss with Attending Medical Officer
Daily review of Neurology and Stroke inpatients and discussion of any problems with Attending Medical Officer

Elective Position Descriptions
Stroke Fellow:

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Stroke Fellow
This is an approved Core Training Position for Advanced Trainees in Neurology

Other options:
Participate in Training and Experience in all aspects of Neurophysiology
Participate in Training and Experience in Multiple Sclerosis

Rapid assessment of Emergency Department Stroke Patients
Coordinating delivery of Thrombolytic therapy and Endovascular Clot Retrieval therapy (24/7) to Stroke Patients
Stroke Outpatient Clinic
Inpatient Consultations
Nursing Meetings
Attend and contribute to weekly Neurology Clinical and Radiology Meetings
Collection of data regarding Stroke patients
Research and Publication of Stroke data

CHALLENGES

Prioritising workload
Providing efficient and timely service

COMMUNICATION

Daily with Attending Medical Officers
Regular close supervision of Junior Medical Staff
Regular communication with Nursing and Allied Health Staff
Adequate record keeping in patient notes

DECISION MAKING

Assess Emergency Department Stroke Patients and Consultations, formulate diagnosis and management plan then discuss with Attending Medical Officer
Coordinate administration of thrombolytic therapy when appropriate
Review of stroke inpatients and discussion of any problems with Attending Medical Officer

Hospital Information

Liverpool hospital has been operating continuously since the end of the eighteenth century. It is located at Liverpool and serves a population of 900,000 people in the South - West of Sydney. The hospital has 650 beds and is a principal teaching hospital of the University of New South Wales and the Western Sydney University.

The hospital provides a full tertiary referral service for all specialties, and a number of quaternary services including Endovascular Clot Retrieval

There are excellent opportunities for clinical training with exposure to a broad range of neurological and medical conditions.
We are a 24/7 Stroke Endovascular Clot Retrieval Centre servicing hospitals throughout the Greater Sydney Region and Rural centres throughout NSW

Department Beds :
30 Neurology and Stroke beds, including 10 telemetry beds

Department Clinics
Multiple clinics in Neurology, Neurophysiology, EEG, Multiple Sclerosis, Botox, Motor Neurone Disease, Neuromuscular Disease, Parkinsons clinics

Department Specialty Clinics
Multiple Sclerosis, Botox, Motor Neurone Disease, Neuromuscular Disease, Parkinsons clinics

Department Meetings
Neurology meeting weekly

Neuroradiology meeting weekly
Neurophysiology teaching session weekly
EEG teaching session weekly
Neuropathology meeting monthly
Medical grand rounds weekly
Medical handover round daily
Stroke multidisciplinary meeting weekly
Neurology multidisciplinary meeting weekly

Department Staff
Dr Alan McDougall (Head of Neurology)
Prof Suzanne Hodgkinson (MS, Neuroimmunology, Movement Disorders, Stroke)
Dr Cecilia Cappelen - Smith (Neurophysiology, Stroke)
Clinical A Prof Dennis Cordato (Sroke, Epilepsy, Movement Disorders,Neurophysiology)
Dr Daniel Wardman (Neurophysiology, Vestibular)
Dr Zeljka Calic (Stroke, Vestibular, Neurophysiology)
Prof Roy Beran (Epilepsy, EEG)
Dr Neil Griffith (Epilepsy, EEG, movement disorders)
Dr Basel Hassan (EEG)
Dr Patrick Aouad (MS, neuroimmunology)
Dr Alexandra Johnstone (Paediatric Neurology, EEG)

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
There are three neurology teams One team comprising the Advanced Trainee and an RMO Two team second comprising a Basic Trainee and an RMO There is a stroke fellow to assist in assesment of acute stroke patients in the Emergency Department

Trainee Responsibilities
This is a busy department with exposure to a wide range of neurological conditions giving opportunities for excellent teaching in clinical neurology, stroke (including ECR and thrombolysis), neurophysiology and neuroradiology. Clinical research and presentations at state and national meetings are encouraged and opportunities for further research are available

Selection Criteria

Philosophy Of Training

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Further Information

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Trainee Positions At Macquarie University Hospital

Macquarie University Hospital
Macquarie University
NSW, 2109
Australia

Contact Details

Prof Dominic Rowe
macneuro@me.com
Phone : 02 9812 3720
www : http://www.muh.org.au/Doctors/OurDoctors/tabid/150/speciality/Neurology/Default.aspx

Positions

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

Core Position Descriptions
N/A

Elective Position Descriptions
All trainees will be expected to complete a Master of Advanced Medicine degree as part of their training year here at Macquarie Neurology.

Hospital Information

Opened in June 2010, Macquarie University Hospital (MUH) and Clinic (MUC) is Australia’s only private university hospital. The 183-bed state-of-the-art hospital offers a comprehensive range of services and specialist areas, focusing on clinical care, teaching and research. The hospital includes 12 operating theatres, 20 intensive care beds, 2 angiography suites, gamma knife radiosurgery and a cyclotron. Radiology facilities are state of the art. The clinic is a 5-story building linked physically to the hospital by airbridge and electronically by complete, secure digital access. MUH/C is located in Macquarie University’s North Ryde campus, and is wholly owned and operated by the University. An academic hospital, MUH/C is linked to the Australian School of Advanced Medicine (ASAM) and is the first completely electronic, paperless hospital in Australia.(http://www.medicine.mq.edu.au/). We serve North West Sydney, rural and remote NSW.

Department Beds :
31 combined neurology/ neurosurgery beds

Department Clinics
Rapid Access; General Neurology; Electrophysiology

Department Specialty Clinics
Motor Neuron Disease; Cognitive and Memory Disorder; Multiple Sclerosis

Department Meetings
Neurology (weekly)
Neuroradiology (weekly)
Neuropathology (monthly)
Brain School (monthly)

Department Staff
Prof Dominic Rowe Movement disorder, motor neuron diseases.
Dr Ik-lin Tan Demyelinating and inflammatory neurology, neuro-ophthalmology.
Dr Omar Ahmad Stroke, movement disorder.
Dr Christian Skulina Neurophysiology
Kate Manners Senior Electrophysiology technician
Ruthie Dellow Electrophysiology Technician
Madeleine Ranola Parkinson's Disease Nurse Practitioner
Sandra Erjavec Motor Neuron Disease Nurse Practitioner
Sally Ailwood Practice Manager

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
Neurology Registrar

Trainee Responsibilities
In and outpatient care, supervised electrophysiology, completing MSc Advanced Medicine.

Selection Criteria
Phone us and discuss. Our main criteria is that you be pleasant, professional and a team player, and this applies to all our members of staff.

Philosophy Of Training
We expect you to have a productive, happy year here at Macquarie, improving your academic credentials while learning more about clinical neurology. If you have a specific interest in any of our areas of expertise, we'll accommodate that special interest. Our last neurology registrar trainee spent fully funded time at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland as part of his MSc.

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Further Information
http://www.medicine.mq.edu.au

Other Information
Contact: Prof Dominic Rowe macneuro@me.com.

Trainee Positions At Nepean Hospital

Nepean Hospital
1 Derby Street
Kingswood
NSW, 2747
Australia

Contact Details

Dr Salman Khan
Salman.Khan@health.nsw.gov.au
Phone : 02 47341812
www :

Positions

Training Positions : One
Elective Training Positions : None
Fellowships :

Core Position Descriptions
1) Care of patients admitted under the neurologists of his/her team at Nepean. There is a BPT attached to the team so the ATs role is supervisory, however, all sick patients are reviewed by AT daily.

2) The AT is the leader of thrombolysis call service for acute ischaemic stroke treatment.

3) Providing consultation services to other departments (under supervision).

4) Presenting the Neurology component of the Clinical Neurosciences meeting.

5)Attending outpatients clinics. These include Epilepsy, Clinical Neurophysiology, Rapid Access and two General Neurology clinics. The hospital has a Memory Clinic run by the Geriatric service and the AT can choose to attend a memory clinic every month if he/she has a special interest in Cognition.

6) Attending EEG training sessions and reading EEG under supervision of our Epileptologists.

7) Attending weekly attend neuroradiology & monthly neuropathology meetings.

8) After-hours on call requirement includes one in three weekends. During the weekend on-call the AT will have a back-up consultant available for advice.

9) Involvement in BPT, JMO and medical student teaching.

10) Playing an important role in departmental administration.

NB: There is one core position for Advanced Training at Nepean Hospital although this number is expected to increase in the near future. The sole position allows the AT to have undiluted exposure to all available opportunities, especially neurophysiology.


Elective Position Descriptions

Hospital Information

Nepean hospital is an approximately 550 bed teaching hospital for the University of Sydney. It lies at Penrith. The Hospital serves the population of the western sector of the Sydney West Area Health Service and takes referrals from the Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains and Lithgow areas.

The hospital has seven Neurologists with expertise in Epilepsy, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular and Cognition.

The Neurology Unit services 14 inpatient beds, however, we usually over-reach our capacity. The Neurology ward (N2F) is shared with Gastroenterology. The department works closely with the Neurosurgery Unit at Nepean Hospital and the weekly Neurosciences and Neuroradiology meetings are attended by the Neurosurgeons as well.

In addition to the medical staff, the department houses two full time Neurophysiology Technical Officers, one Stroke CNC and a Departmental Secretary.

Department Beds :
Six general Neurology beds within medical wards. Eight Stroke Unit beds, four high dependency.

Department Clinics
Routinely attended by Advanced Trainee. General Neurology. EMG/NCS Clinic

Department Specialty Clinics
Epilepsy, Neurophysiology clinics, Rapid Access, Cognition (run by the Geriatric Service)

Department Meetings
Weekly Neurology Meeting (presented by the Advanced Trainee)
Weekly Neuroradiology Meeting
Weekly Stroke unit meeting
Hospital Grand Rounds

Department Staff
Dr Salman Khan - HOD & Staff Specialist - Stroke, MS

Dr Jerome Ip - Staff Specialist - Cognition

Dr Manori Wijayath - Staff Specialist - Epilepsy

Dr Ashish Malkan - Staff Specialist - Epilepsy, Neurophysiology

Dr Sameen Haque - Staff Specialist - Neuromuscular, Neurogenetics

Dr Hyun-Min Park - VMO - Neurophysiology

Dr Andrew Duggins - VMO - Stroke, Behavioural neurology


Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
There are two Neurology teams. Each team comprises a BPT and a JMO. The AT is attached to each team for six months so that there is an opportunity for training under supervision of all neurologists.

Trainee Responsibilities
See Description of Core Position above

Selection Criteria
Part 1 & 2 FRACP. Selection through the ANZAN statewide application process. Hospital specific requirements available at NBMLHD website

Philosophy Of Training
To provide a broad spectrum of exposure to neurology in a department with a variety of subspecialty interests

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Further Information

Other Information
The department will fund the RITE examination fee and Registration fee for ANZAN ASM.

Any interested trainee should arrange to visit the department to meet Dr Salman Khan and current advanced trainee as well as contact previous Advanced Trainees. Recent trainees are Kieran Po, Sameen Haque and Ashish
Malkan.

Trainee Positions At Orange

Orange
Orange Hospital
Forest Road
Orange
NSW, 2800
Australia

Contact Details

Prof Simon Hawke
neurology@cwnn.com.au
Phone : 0263620711
www :

Positions

Training Positions : one
Elective Training Positions :
Fellowships :

Core Position Descriptions
- Supervised private outpatient clinics circulating through the three neurology practices
- Neurophysiology exposure through Maynooth and Orange Neurology Clinics
- Assessment of all Orange Hospital neurological consultations prior to their assessment by the on-call neurologist
- Organisation of regular Neurology Clinical and Neuroradiology meetings in consultation with on-call neurologist
- Resident and medical student teaching at Orange Hospital opportunity
- Brain school sessions
- Four month rotation with RPA and Concord Hospitals

Elective Position Descriptions

Hospital Information

Orange is a thriving rural and mining community in the Central West of NSW and has been a major medical centre for many years.
The new Orange Hospital opened in March 2011 and is a major referral hospital for inland NSW. Orange has a wide range of specialist physicians and surgeons providing a broad range of services. MRI, CT, Ultrasound and Nuclear Medicine are all available in the city as well as coronary angiography and stenting.
The new hospital has an intensive care unit with 12 ventilator beds with two full time staff specialist intensivists, in addition to high dependency, coronary care, stroke, oncology (radio/chemotherapy) and rehabilitation units. It also has a full radiotherapy unit and its location on the Bloomfield campus has facilitated it being integrated with the mental health services.

Department Beds :

Department Clinics

Department Specialty Clinics

Department Meetings
- Weekly meetings alternating neurology and neuroradiology (organised by the Advanced Trainee)
- MRI Interpretation (fortnightly)
- Hospital Grand Rounds
- Physicians Stroke meeting
- Stroke case conferences

Department Staff
Dr James A Gordon MBBS(Syd), FRACP
Dr Simon R Hammond MBBS(Lond), PhD (Syd), FRCP(UK), FRACP
Prof Simon H Hawke MBBS, DPhil(Oxon), FRACP

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology

Trainee Responsibilities
As per description of core position

Selection Criteria
FRACP written and clinical examinations

Philosophy Of Training
Training is determined by the Orange Neurologists and is independent of training programs run from RPA and Concord Hospitals. One of the key aims of this position is to expose ATs to clinical neurology and neurophysiology in the rooms setting, where 95% of neurological conditions are managed.

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Further Information
http://www.orange-nsw.com/index.html

Other Information
Neurological practice in Orange is largely private rooms based and apart from the consultative services, neurophysiological services including EEG, EMG, nerve conduction studies and evoked potentials (VEP, BAER, VEMP, SSEP, DSEP) are also provided in that setting.
The neurologists operate a consultative service to the Orange Hospital and Dudley Private Hospitals on a weekly roster basis. Public outpatient neurology clinics are also under consideration.
Accommodation is provided by the health service.
The AT will be required to be on general medical roster duties two weekends in each four month rotation. The neurologist, not the AT will be responsible for urgent/after hours consultations.

Trainee Positions At Prince of Wales Hospital

Prince of Wales Hospital
High Street Randwick NSW
NSW, 2031
Australia

Contact Details

Prof James Colebatch
james.colebatch@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au
Phone : (02) 9382 2414
www :

Positions

Training Positions : One
Elective Training Positions : Two (Neurophysiology and Epilepsy)
Fellowships : One (Epilepsy)

Core Position Descriptions
The (senior) neurology registrar is responsible for inpatients for his/her team, attending one outpatient clinic per week and for presenting at the clinical and radiological meetings.

Elective Position Descriptions
Clinical Neurophysiology registrar - responsible for inpatient and outpatient clinical neurophysiological investigations, including EMG/NCS, EP, EEG and ENG/caloric. Some specialised investigations.
Epilepsy fellow - is attached to the Comprehensive Epilepsy Unit (Prof Somerville) with responsibility for inpatient and outpatient care, EEG and monitoring reporting.

Hospital Information

The hospital is situated in Randwick in the eastern suburbs of Sydney and has a total of approximately 530 general medical and surgical beds. It is co-located with the Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney Children's Hospital and Prince of Wales Private Hospital. It is one of the principal hospitals of the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and is a teaching hospital of the University of New South Wales. The Department, founded in 1961, was the first academic department of neurology in Australia.
The hospital is a centre for endoscopic clot retrieval fro acute stroke treatment. The Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute (for research into the neurosciences) is also on site.

Department Beds :
Twenty general Neurology and four high acuity beds (shared with Neurosurgery) Ten dedicated Stroke Unit beds Two video-EEG telemetry beds

Department Clinics
General Neurology outpatients, EEG and EMG/NCS clinics

Department Specialty Clinics
Epilepsy, Balance Disorders, Headache, Neuromuscular disorders, Motor Neurone Disease, NeuroOncology, Botulinum toxin

Department Meetings
Weekly clinical meeting (presented by advanced trainee)

Neuroradiology meeting
Hospital grand rounds
Clinical Neurophysiology meeting (presented by Clinical Neurophysiology registrar)
EEG meeting
Epilepsy meeting
Neuropathology meeting

Department Staff
There are 4 staff and 1 academic neurologists and 9 VMO/HMOs.
The onsite staff members are:

Prof James Colebatch (Head of Department)
Prof Ken Butcher
Prof Arun Krishnan
Prof Ernest Somerville
A/Prof Alessandro Zagami
Dr. Hanka Luie-Gizzi
Dr. Christian Zentner

VMO/HMOs are:
A/Prof Paul Spira
Dr. Katherine Spira (HMO)
Dr. Ross Mellick
Dr. Daniel Ghoughassian
Dr Ron Granot (HMO)
Dr. William Hyunh
Dr. Dan Milder (HMO)
Dr Daniel Wardman (HMO)
Dr Shaun Watson

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
Two Basic Trainees. One intern, one RMO.

Trainee Responsibilities
There are two neurology firms which alternate on take. The second firm is staffed by a basic trainee. The senior registrar changes firms after 6 months. There are two junior medical staff, an RMO and an Intern, and these are based either on the Neurology ward or in the Stroke Unit. The Advanced trainee is strongly encouraged to attend and present at the various neurological meetings held throughout the year.

Selection Criteria
Part 1 of FRACP is required.
Positions are selected through the ANZAN interview process, based inter alia upon clinical skills and expertise, previous relevant clinical experience and research experience. (Full Position Descriptions are available from the hospital HR department).

Philosophy Of Training
There is a strong tradition of combining high quality clinical care with research, both clinical and basic, in this department. Some research is undertaken in conjunction with Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). The department currently receives support from NHMRC and other external granting bodies.

Current research areas include:
Nerve Excitability
Vestibular Electrophysiology
Motor pathophysiology
Cerebrovascular control
Functional imaging

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Further Information
http://www.sesahs.nsw.gov.au/POWH/index.asp

Other Information
Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the department prior to their application, if possible.

Trainee Positions At Royal North Shore Hospital

Royal North Shore Hospital
Department of Neurology, Royal North Shore Hospital
Reserve Rd, St Leonard's NSW
NSW, 2065
Australia

Contact Details

Martin Krause
martin.krause@health.nsw.gov.au
Phone : +61 2 9463 1731
www : http://intranet.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Sectors/RNSRyde/Services/NeurologyRNSH/Pages/default.aspx

Positions

Training Positions : three
Elective Training Positions : We have an active MPhil (1 year) and PhD (3-4 year) training program and a 100% completion rate. These training positions can be accredited for 1 year of elective training. If interested in enrolment, please enquire directly with HOD
Fellowships : 4-6

Core Position Descriptions
The Department of Neurology at Royal North Shore is well recognised for its clinical excellence and multiple opportunities to career progress our successful applicants. Our consultant neurologists have a broad range of sub-speciality interests that provide daily opportunities to our advanced trainees to familiarise themselves with specific areas of expertise such as neurogenetics, movement disorders, neurophysiology, myology, multiple sclerosis, stroke and neuro-otology. Close working relationships with the Department of Neuroradiology, Neurosurgery and Neuropathology provide broader training opportunities with colleagues of the highest calibre. The core positions consist of 4 month rotations amongst all consultant neurology teams. These are busy positions with exposure across a wide spectrum of clinical neurology. The three core position advanced trainees work with the support of junior medical staff, together with a basic physician trainee to form teams of inpatient neurology service, inpatient consultations and specialised outpatient services.

Elective Position Descriptions
The following fellow positions are available:
Neuro-immunology
Neuromuscular
Neurophysiology
Movement Disorder
Stroke

In detail:
The Neuro-immunology Fellowship (Supervisor: Dr John Parratt) offers training in the assessment and treatment of neuro-immunological disease, including multiple sclerosis and demyelinating diseases, autoimmune encephalitis and epilepsies, vasculitis, sarcoidosis and PNS inflammatory disorders. The successful applicant will participate in neuro-immunology and MS clinics and have the opportunity to undertake clinical (and if desired) laboratory research, work that may be expanded to a higher degree later. The successful candidate will be involved in the running of clinical trials of therapeutics for MS and other neuro-immunological disorders.

The Neuromuscular Fellowship (Supervisors: Professor Carolyn Sue, Professor Con Yiannikas and Christina Liang) offers specialised training in the clinical evaluation of neurogenetic, mitochondrial and muscle disorders as well as hands on training in clinical electrophysiology across a broad range of neurophysiological investigations. The successful applicant will gain experience in the clinical assessment of patients with neuromuscular and neurogenetic disorders and the follow through with neurophysiological evaluation. This elective position has allocated time for considerable research activities, with multiple opportunities that may lead to publishing papers within this elective training year.

The Neurophysiology Fellowship (Supervisors: A/Prof Karl Ng and Dr Christina Liang, Professor David Burke) offers specialised training in all aspects of neurophysiology including specialised tests such as evoked potential and EEG reporting, SFEMG, motor evoked potentials, thermal threshold quantitative sensory testing and some autonomic tests in the EMG lab. Completion will allow Level 2 accreditation in NCS/EMG. There is a strong focus on botulinum toxin supervision and there is a weekly clinical neuromuscular clinic. There is a significant commitment to research with the successful applicant expected to enrol in a higher postgraduate degree (MPhil or PhD) with the University of Sydney. This position is also accredited to allow exposure to a private practice patient case-mix for neurophysiology and botulinum toxin use.

The Movement Disorder Fellowship (Supervisors: Professor Carolyn Sue, Dr Paul Silberstein and Professor Con Yiannikas) offers specialised training in the clinical evaluation of movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, dystonias, ataxias, spasticity, functional disorders and tics. There is an emphasis of familial or genetic forms of movement disorders. Hands on training in botulinum toxin injections for the treatment of movement disorders is available. This elective position has allocated time for considerable research activities, with multiple opportunities that may lead to publishing papers within this elective training year.

The Stroke Fellowship (Supervisor: A/Prof Martin Krause): RNSH has one of the busiest stroke services in NSW. We currently thrombolyse around 100 patients per year and treat around 40 patients with intraaterial embolectomy. We use the latest advanced stroke imaging with Multimodal CT and CT perfusion. The TIA and stroke clinic had over 700 episodes of care last year investigating patients with TIA and minor stroke. The stroke fellowship provides ample opportunity to be involved in acute and subacute stroke research including publications. All stroke fellows will have the opportunity to present their research to national and international conferences. We offer training in extra and transcranial ultrasound and exposure to all acute stroke treatments. The stroke fellow will gain in depth knowledge in the latest and most effective secondary prevention strategies. The stroke fellow will be exposed to patient outcome following severe stroke and develop the skills to achieve optimal outcomes for their patients.

Hospital Information

Royal North Shore Hospital is one of the largest tertiary referral centres in Sydney providing primary care for Northern Sydney, a population of approximately 1.3 million. Conveniently located in St Leonards (on the lower North Shore of Sydney) near train and bus stations, it forms the major teaching site of the Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney.
The Neurology Department has 8 monitored Acute Stroke Unit beds, 21 neurology beds and 9 neuro-rehab beds in one collocated and dedicated, multidisciplinary neurology and stroke unit (7F).

Currently 14 neurology consultants provide services at RNSH. The neurology department accounts for 1000 to 1200 admission per year of which approximately half are for acute stroke. The acute stroke service benchmarks above the national average in all key performance indicators with a thrombolysis rate around 22%.
The Neurology Department offers ambulatory care to 2000 - 4000 patients per year in 9 subspecialty outpatient clinics.
Advanced Trainees have the opportunity to participate in supervised outpatient clinics for cerebrovascular disease, neuro-immunological disorders, neurogenetics, movement disorders, neuro-ophthalmology, and muscle disorders, as well as rapid access acute neurology clinics, Nerve conduction, neurophysiology and botulinum toxin clinics.
The department provides a weekly neuroscience meeting for interesting cases and recent developments in Neurology. A mulidisciplinary neuro-radiology meeting is held every Wednesday together with interventional neuroradiology and neurosurgery. The Neurology Department provides a multidisciplinary movement disorder meeting for interesting cases and training every week.
RNSH hosts diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology and a dedicated ICU for neurological and neurosurgical patients.
Together with the Kolling Institute and the University of Sydney main campus, we have a strong research focus and encourage engagement in clinical and basic science research.
The Neurology Department in RNSH is an open, welcoming, supportive and friendly environment. Our patients are at the centre of our work. We have a strong teaching focus for both undergraduate and post graduate training.
We value social skills, team work and encourage leadership and excellence.

Department Beds :
Twenty one general neurology (includes eight monitored stroke unit beds)

Department Clinics
Routinely attended by Advanced Trainee: cerebrovascular disease, neuroimmunological disorders, neurogenetics, movement disorders, and muscle disorders, as well as rapid access acute neurology clinics, Nerve conduction, EEG and Botox clinics

Department Specialty Clinics
Cerebrovascular Disease, Multiple Sklerosis, Neurogenetics, Mitochondrial Disease, Neurophysiology, Movement Disorders, Botulilnum Toxin Clinics

Department Meetings
Weekly Neurology lunchtime meeting (Presented by Advanced Trainee)
Neuroradiology Meeting
Hospital Grand Rounds
Weekly multidisciplinary meetings
Movement Disorder Review meetings
Monthly Neuropathology Meetings
Monthly Muscle biopsy meetings
Monthly Neurophysiology meeting

Department Staff
There are 14 Neurologists (1 Full time Senior Staff Specialists, 9 Part-time Senior Staff Specialists and 3 Visiting Medical Officers, 1 Honorary Medical Officer)

In alphabetical order with special interests in parentheses:

Dr Kate Ahmad (Neuro-ophthalmology / DPT)
Clin. A/Prof Phillip Cremer (Hearing and balance)
Dr Jane Frith (Multiple Sclerosis)
Clin. A/Prof Geoffrey Herkes (Stroke / Epilepsy)
Dr Ron Joffe (Movement disorders)
A/Prof Martin Krause (Cerebrovascular Disease and Movement Disorders)
Dr Kishore Kumar (HSP / Movement Disorders)
Dr Christina Liang (Neurogenetics and myology)
A/Prof Karl Ng (Neurophysiology and Neuromuscular, Botulinum Toxin)
Dr John Parratt (Multiple Sclerosis and neuroimmunology)
Dr Joe Nogajski (Neurophysiology)
Dr Paul Silberstein (Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation)
Prof Carolyn Sue (Neurogenetics & Movement Disorders)
Dr Mark Thieben (Acute Neurology / Epilepsy)
Clin. Professor Con Yiannikas (Neurophysiology, Botulinum Toxin)

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
There are three Neurology teams: All teams consist of Advanced trainee/Basic Physician trainee and a member from the junior resident staff. The Advanced Trainees rotate every four months so that there is an opportunity for training from all the Neurologists on staff.

Trainee Responsibilities
Emphasis on training - This is a strong clinical department where the emphasis is on the acquisition of clinical skills and experience. On call responsibilities for neurology and general medicine are required. Advanced Trainees are encouraged to become involved in clinical or scientific research projects and to present at local and national meetings.

Selection Criteria
Excellence in clinical training
Ability and enthusiasm to learn
Ability to work within a team
Demonstrated interest to become involved in extracurricular activities

Philosophy Of Training
This a strong clinical and academic department with a number of research interests. Advanced Trainees are encouraged to become involved in clinical research projects and to present at local and national meetings. A number of our Trainees have gone on to do higher degrees within the Department. The Department currently receives support from NH&MRC and other external granting bodies to perform research that can be undertaken within the Department.

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Trainee Positions At Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Missenden Rd
Camperdown
NSW, 2050
Australia

Contact Details

A/Prof Armin Nikpour
armin@sydneyneurology.com.au
Phone : 9515 7565
www :

Positions

Training Positions : 4 advanced trainee positions (12 months at RPA)
Elective Training Positions : Ad-hoc Specialty Fellowships - enquiries to individual neurologists
Fellowships : 1

Core Position Descriptions

Elective Position Descriptions
A structured Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis is available at the Brain & Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. RPAH and BMRI have an established clinical and research MS Programme and are recognised leaders in the field. Participation in the multiple sclerosis and neuro-immunology clinics at the BMRI and RPAH forms the core clinical component of the structures Fellowship, which is aimed at Neurology advanced trainees who wish to develop both clinical and research expertise in the field of neuroimmunology/multiple sclerosis. Further details upon request from Dr Michael Barnett by email mbarnett@mail.usyd.edu.au.

Hospital Information

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH) The hospital is located in Camperdown, Sydney and is the original teaching hospital of the University of Sydney, to which it is attached. With Concord it provides the Eastern Division of Sydney South West Area Health Service. RPAH comprises 800 beds with all the major medical, surgical and obstetric disciplines represented. Together with its associated research institutes RPAH represents one of the national centres of excellence in clinical medicine and research.

Department Beds :
Ten general neurology beds, Eight stroke beds, Two video-EEG telemetry beds for patients with epilepsy

Department Clinics
General Neurology, Epilepsy, Neuromuscular, Movement and Cognitive Disorders, EMG/NCS, EEG reporting session, neuroopthalmology, Multiple Sclerosis, Vestibular function, Stroke

Department Specialty Clinics

Department Meetings
Weekly neurology grand rounds and neuroradiology meetings, monthly neuropathology, hospital grand rounds, monthly quality control meeting, monthly stroke meeting. The weekly seminars are alternated with the neuropathology and QA meetings.

Department Staff
There are 16 neurologists. Their names and special interests are:
* A/Prof Rebekah Ahmed (Cognitive)
* Professor Craig Anderson (Stroke)
* Prof Michael Barnett (Multiple Sclerosis)
* Clin A/Prof Leo Davies (Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders).
* A/Prof Miriam Welgampola (Hearing and Balance disorders)
* Clin Prof Michael Fulham (Neuro oncology and PET)
* Clin Prof Michael Halmagyi (Vestibular disorders and Eye Movements)
* Clin A/Prof Stacey Jankelowitz (Neurophysiology; Neuromuscular Diseases)
* Professor Matthew Kiernan (Neurophysiology, MND)
* Clin A/Prof Armin Nikpour(Epilepsy and PET)
* Dr Kaitlyn Parratt (Epilepsy)
* Dr Judy Spies (Neuromuscular, Multiple Sclerosis and autonomic disorders)
* Dr Toh Wong (Epilepsy)
* Dr John worthington (Stroke)
* Dr Stephen Winters (Stroke and INR)
* Dr Timothy Ang (Stroke and INR)





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Four advanced trainee (12 months RPA) Multiple Sclerosis / Neuroimmunology Fellowship Ad-hoc Specialty Fellowships One basic physician trainee 1 RMO 1 intern

Trainee Responsibilities
There is a structured program of weekly lectures by experts in the field covering aspects of clinical neurology.

Selection Criteria
(3) Advanced Trainees Position
These are approved Core Training positions for Advanced Training in Neurology
(1) MS Fellow - elective position to gain experience in MS and autoimmune disorders
(4) Ad-hoc Specialty Fellowships
These are elective position which provide the opportunity to gain experience in general neurology and in the specialty area.

Philosophy Of Training
This is a strong clinical department with wide expertise in subspecialty: Neurology the emphasis is on the acquisition of clinical skills and experience through inpatient and outpatient neurology. Advanced trainees are encouraged to become involved in clinical research projects and to present their work at national meetings. There are excellent opportunities for trainees to do higher degrees within the Department.

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Trainee Positions At Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Institute of Clinical Neurosciences E8e
RPA Hospital
NSW, 2050
Australia

Contact Details

A/Prof Armin Mohamed Nikpour
armin@sydneyneurology.com.au
Phone : 0295153928
www :

Positions

Training Positions : 4
Elective Training Positions :
Fellowships : 1

Core Position Descriptions

Elective Position Descriptions

Hospital Information

Department Beds :

Department Clinics

Department Specialty Clinics

Department Meetings

Department Staff

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Selection Criteria

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Trainee Positions At Royal Prince Alfred Hospital/Concord

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital/Concord

NSW,
Australia

Contact Details

A/Prof Armin Nikpour
armin@sydneyneurology.com.au
Phone : 9515 7565
www :

Positions

Training Positions :
Elective Training Positions :
Fellowships :

Core Position Descriptions

Elective Position Descriptions

Hospital Information

Department Beds :

Department Clinics

Department Specialty Clinics

Department Meetings

Department Staff

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Trainee Responsibilities

Selection Criteria

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Trainee Positions At St George Hospital Kogarah

St George Hospital Kogarah

NSW,
Australia

Contact Details

Dr Louise Allport
louise.allport@health.nsw.gov.au
Phone : 02-9113-2491
www :

Positions

Training Positions : 3
Elective Training Positions :
Fellowships : One

Core Position Descriptions
3 fully accredited position suitable for first or second year trainees.
Ecxcellent training opportunities in acute stroke medicine, acute epilepsy, infection and demyelination. Intensive care exposure heavily represented. Good exposure to neurological obstetric emergincies and paediatric (upper age limit) neurology.

This position provides excellent exposure to acute hospital neurology.

Neurology outpatient clinics and subspecialty clinic time mandated.

Excellent neuropysiology training within a busy teaching unit.

Elective Position Descriptions
Fellowship in Electrophysiology and Stroke. The proportion of time spent in each of the two areas is negotiable to some extent. For further details contact Dr Louise Allport or A.Prof. Mark Hersch

Hospital Information

St George Hospital has served the local area for more than 100 years, but only took on the mantle of a major teaching hospital in the last 25 years or so. Despite its 700-odd beds, and the fact that it has one of the busiest Emergency Departments in Sydney, it remains a pleasant place to work and train. All major specialties are to be found at St George, and, importantly, we have an excellent relationship with our Neurosurgeons, who offer an outstanding service.

Department Beds :
There is a specific Neurology / Neurosurgery ward, which includes the newly refurbished 8-bed Stroke Unit. Bed numbers vary according to need - typically, there are between twelve and twenty-four patients in the unit, which is divided into two teams.

Department Clinics
General Neurology Clinics are conducted twice per week. The registrars present their cases to the Neurologist, who assists at each clinic as well as teaching house staff and medical students. A number of electrophysiology clinics are held each week, and the registrar is intensively taught to the point that he or she is able to operate independently, although every test is reviewed by the Neurologist before the patient leaves. Neurophysiology exposure is a highlight for most registrars who train here.

Department Specialty Clinics
A number of Neurophysiology Clinics.

Department Meetings
Internal meetings include a weekly Neurology Grand Rounds, prepared by the registrars), a weekly Medical Ground session (at which Neurology presents twice per year), a monthly Neurology Journal Club, a monthly Stroke Service Meeting, and quarterly Morbidity and Mortality meetings.

External meetings include the Brain School training session , regular evening meetings of various neurological societies such as the Stoke and Epilepsy Societies, Northwest Clinical meeting, as well as National meetings of the AAN (the registrar's expenses are paid by the Department).

Department Staff
A.Prof. Mark Hersch Senior Staff Specialist
Dr Louise Allport, Director of Neurology
Dr Justine Wang
Dr Walid Matar
Dr Jane Prosser
Dr Monica Badve
Dr Luke Chen
Dr Elizabeth Shiner

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There are 3 teams run by three regsitars - two Advanced Trainees and one BPT. Consultants do blocks of ward service including in-patient consultations and then hand over. Each team has a JMO/RMO. The structure enables the andvance trainees to attend critical sessions in neurophysiology.

Trainee Responsibilities

Selection Criteria

Philosophy Of Training
We are an 8 Neurologist Department, and close contact and interaction is the order of the day, both at the clinical and the neruophysiology laboratory level. We welcome both new and 2nd year trainees, and are willing to nurture and guide if needed, or to give more independence, if appropriate. We like to be kept informed of all major, and most minor, developments regarding our patients. We support (financially and morally) attendance by our registrar at important educational meetings. We emphasise the need for effective communication, including summaries, letters and reports - we often review these and discuss suggested improvement.

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Trainee Positions At St Vincent's General Hospital, Sydney/Wagga Wagga

St Vincent's General Hospital, Sydney/Wagga Wagga
390 Victoria St, Darlinghurst Sydney
NSW, 2010
Australia

Contact Details

A/Prof Steven Tisch
stisch@stvincents.com.au
Phone : 83823305
www :

Positions

Training Positions : Three
Elective Training Positions :
Fellowships :

Core Position Descriptions
Registrars will rotate through three four-month terms, two at St Vincent's Hospital and one at Wagga. The rotations at St Vincent's Hospital will be for a stroke Registrar and a general neurology Registrar – the latter having maximum opportunity for outpatient clinic exposure.

The clinical load will be busy and varied in all three rotations. All Consultants take a particular interest in patient care and close supervision of trainees, striving towards a standard of excellence in the practice of clinical neurology.

At St Vincent's, presentation of cases and associated literature review occur weekly at the Neurology meeting. There is a monthly Journal Club and time is set aside for Registrars to attend educational meetings including the annual Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists’ meeting.

Position 1: St Vincent's Hospital: General Neurology Registrar

The General Registrar is primarily responsible for all non-stroke admissions and consultations. Consultations can be complex, given the hospital has an active heart, lung and bone marrow transplantation programme as well as at times quite ill patients with HIV disease. The General neurology Registrar will also share the after-hours thrombolysis on-call roster with the Stroke Registrar. Within the limitations of this clinical load, the Registrar is encouraged to attend as many outpatient clinics of choice. These currently include:

• Nerve conduction and EMG clinics, conducted twice weekly.
• EEG reporting, conducted twice weekly.
• Movement Disorders clinic, conducted weekly. St Vincent's Hospital is a centre for deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson's disease, dystonia and tremor. Registrars are encouraged to attend DBS surgeries.
• Botulinum toxin (for the management of movement disorders including spasmodic dystonia) clinic, conducted weekly.
• General Neurology Outpatient Clinic, conducted weekly
• HIV clinic, conducted weekly.
• Opportunity to attend rooms with Dr Sutton who has a high throughput of Multiple Sclerosis patients including those requiring Natalizumab.
• Neurogenetics clinic weekly

Position 2: St Vincent's Hospital: Stroke Registrar

The Stroke Registrar position provides opportunities for training in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of stroke and all types of cerebrovascular disease. The clinical program includes an acute stroke unit, 24 hour ischemic stroke thrombolysis service, stroke registry, stroke outpatient clinic, advanced neuroimaging including exposure to neurointerventional procedures and on-site rehabilitation services. The Stroke Registrar will participate in several acute stroke treatment and secondary stroke prevention trials.

Specific areas of focus include:

• Clinical training in stroke and cerebrovascular disease
• Interpretation of neuroimaging
• Assess eligibility for thrombolysis and other stroke interventions in acute stroke patients
• Inpatient acute stroke care
• Outpatient secondary stroke prevention
• Exposure to endovascular procedures
• Active participation in acute stroke treatment (ischemic and haemorrhagic) and secondary stroke prevention trials


Position 3: Wagga Wagga Base Hospital
The Advanced trainee in Wagga will be exposed to extensive undifferentiated Neurology presentations, typical of a general Neurology service in both inpatient and outpatient settings over a 4 month rotation. Wagga is the centre of neurology services for a regional population of over 200,000 people and operates one of the most active acute stroke services in Regional Australia. The trainee will have oversight of the management of the Stroke Unit, including stroke thrombolysis, and manage inpatient neurology admissions and consultations under specialist guidance. This will be supplemented by outpatient general neurology, EEG and EMG/NCS clinics in a private rooms setting. Conjoint appointment with the UNSW rural clinical school is expected, and both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching will be undertaken. Research opportunities with a particular focus on Regional stroke management are significant. Videoconferenced connection with St. Vincent’s clinical, radiological and Brain School meetings will maintain a tertiary connection. At the end of this rotation, the trainee will have a good understanding of Neurology practice in a non tertiary and private clinic setting, to complement the metropolitan components of the year.

Elective Position Descriptions


Hospital Information

St Vincent's Hospital is situated in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney close to the CBD. It is co-located with St Vincent's Private Hospital and Sacred Heart Hospice. The campus has approximately 600 beds. All major medical and surgical disciplines are represented.

The Hospital, along with Prince of Wales and St George Hospitals, serves the population of the South Eastern Area of Sydney Area and is a national referral centre for cardiac and lung transplantation, as well as deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease.

It is one of the four University of New South Wales Teaching Hospitals, and is affiliated with the University of Notre Dame medical school.

The hospital is the oldest teaching hospital in Australia. It has large internationally recognized research facilities - the Garvan Institute and ST Vincent's Centre for Applied Medical Research. Staff hold a high number of NHMRC and NIH grants. It has one of the highest success rates for FRACP candidates.

The Neurology Department at St Vincent’s Public Hospital offers a general neurology service with 10 -20 in-patient beds, a 6-bed acute stroke unit and a 24-hour, consultant led, acute thrombolysis service.


Wagga Wagga Base Hospital is the centre of medical services for the Murrumbidgee and Riverina area of NSW. There are 320 acute beds and all major subspecialties are supported, with Neurosurgery consultations provided by 3 visiting specialists. There is a dedicated 4 bed Acute Stroke Ward. Short of PET, Wagga has exceptional imaging and pathology infrastructure and is currently undergoing a $380 million hospital rebuild. 6 BPT and Advanced trainee positions in Cardiology and General medicine provide additional support. Accommodation is of a high standard. Wagga is close to wine and Ski field regions, and maintains a friendly and collegiate atmosphere amongst all levels of staffing.

Department Beds :
St Vincent's: Fifteen general Neurology beds Six Stroke Unit beds; Wagga Wagga: see above

Department Clinics
General Neurology,Stroke Clinic, MS Clinic, EMG/NCS Clinic, EEG reporting session Botox Clinic

Department Specialty Clinics
Movement Disorders, Stroke, HIV Neurology, Botox for movement disorders and spasmodic dysphonia,

Department Meetings
Weekly Neurology Meeting (presented by the Advanced Trainee)
Weekly combined Neurology, Neurosurgery Neuroradiology Meeting
Weekly Hospital Grand Rounds
Monthly Journal club
Monthly Neuropathology meeting
Weekly muscle biopsy reporting

Department Staff
St Vincent's Hospital
Professor BJ Brew MD FRACP (Neuroimmunology, Neuro infectious diseases, HIV Cognitive disorders, and stem cells)
A/Prof R Markus (Stroke and general neurology)
A/Prof S Tisch (Movement disorders and general neurology)
Dr Dudley O'Sullivan (Movement disorders and general neurology)
A/Prof P Darveniza MD FRACP (Muscle disease and Botox)
A/Prof R Garrick FRACP (Clinical Neurophysiology; Neuro-oncology, Pain management, neuro-ophthalmology)
Dr John O'Neill (neurophysiology)
Dr I Sutton PhD FRACP(Multiple Sclerosis)
A/Prof S Tomlinson FRACP (headache, channelopathies and axonal excitability studies)
Dr Neil Simon (neuromuscular disease, MND, neurophysiology)
Wagga Wagga
A/Prof Martin Jude (General and Stroke neurology)

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St Vincent's Hospital: Basic Physician Trainee and 2 junior medical officers Wagga Wagga: Basic Physician Trainee and RMO

Trainee Responsibilities

Selection Criteria
RACP examinations parts 1&2 (written and clinical)
Appointed to Neurology advance training programme by ANZAN
Ability to work effectively in a team
Highly developed communicaton skills

Philosophy Of Training
This is a strong clinical department where the primary emphasis is on the acquisition of clinical skills and experience. Advanced Trainees are encouraged to become involved in clinical research projects, to learn clinical research methodology in particular clinical trials and to present at national and international meetings. Most of our Trainees have gone on to do higher degrees either within the Department or at internationally recognized centres elsewhere.

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The Neurology department at St Vincent' Hospital takes an interest in mentorship and planning career development for the advanced trainee. We seek to facilitate research and fellowships both within Australia and abroad, and aid with career planning. We have extensive links to fellowship positions in the UK and the US including New York (Cornell and Columbia), San Francisco (UCSF)and Baltimore (Johns Hopkins), and the United Kingdom.

Trainee Positions At St Vincent's Private Hospital, Sydney

St Vincent's Private Hospital, Sydney

NSW,
Australia

Contact Details

Dr Susan Tomlinson
stomlinson@stvincents.com.au
Phone : 0283826712
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Positions

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

Core Position Descriptions
St Vincent's Private hospital offers an innovative approach to core neurology training. Inpatient exposure to complex neurology including movement disorders, HIV neurology, neuro-oncology and neurovascular issues is available. The trainee will co-ordinate care in the acute stroke unit and be first contact for neurological emergencies including stroke at the Private Hospital. The role is closely affiliated with the neurology service at St Vincent's Public Hospital, and the trainee will participate in campus meetings and activities including a weekly EMG clinic, the weekly Neuroradiology case conference, monthly journal club, monthly neuropathology and neuro-oncology MDTs. The trainee is encouraged to undertake a research project, present at meetings and pursue publications. The trainee will undertake a general neurology outpatient clinic once a week, and be encouraged to attend subspecialty clinics.

Elective Position Descriptions

Hospital Information

The Neurology Department at St Vincent’s Private Hospital offers a general neurology service which includes a 4 bed acute stroke unit and an acute thrombolysis service. The job description involves close level of liaison and supervision with the relevant consultants. St Vincent’s Private Hospital is situated adjacent to St Vincent’s Public Hospital, and several of the facilities of the public and private Neurology and Neurosurgery departments are combined. This serves to increase the educational opportunities available to the registrar, and to ensure that the position is a high-quality educational experience.

Department Beds :

Department Clinics

Department Specialty Clinics
Movement disorders, neurogenetics, HIV neurology, MS, botox for movement disorders, headache clinics

Department Meetings
- Weekly neurology meeting and ward round
-Weekly neuroradiology meeting
- Monthly neuropathology meeting
- Monthly journal club
- Quarterly audit
- Attendance at Brain School

Department Staff
Professor Bruce Brew
Associate Professor Paul Darveniza
Associate Professor Raymond Garrick
Associate Professor Stephen Tisch
Dr John O’Neill
Associate Professor Romesh Markus
Dr Ian Sutton
Dr Susan Tomlinson
Dr Neil Simons

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Trainee Responsibilities
Duties would include:

- Attendance at weekly neurology grand rounds with the opportunity to present clinical cases and current literature.
- Clerking of acute and scheduled admissions of patients in the private hospital. It is estimated that between 10-15 new admissions would occur per week. Up to 10 consults per week would also be expected.
- Regular ward rounds with consultants
- Participation in peri-operative care of neurosurgical cases
- Participation in the acute thrombolysis service - One outpatient neurophysiology clinic per week which entails NCS, EMG, VEP, SEP, EEG
- Outpatient neurology clinic each week – the trainee would rotate through various clinics available e.g. movement disorder, rehabilitation, neurovascular clinic, general neurology
- participation in the public hospital neurology after hours on call roster
In addition, subspecialty expertise is available in the following areas:

- Movement disorders, including deep brain stimulation programme
- HIV neurology
- Cognitive disorders
- Neuro-inflammatory conditions including natalizumab therapy for MS
- Neuro-oncology
- Ion channel disorders
- Neuromuscular disease
- Acute and chronic pain management
- Neurorehabilitation
- Neuro-intensive care

Selection Criteria
Eligible for advance training in neurology in NSW.
Excellent communication skills.

Philosophy Of Training
The main educational focus of the post is to place an emphasis on excellence in clinical assessment, with particular attention to history taking and examination. The trainee should develop the ability to synthesise a case presentation and generate a management plan
- To learn current evidence-based best practise in acute and clinic-based neurologic disorders
- To enable the trainee to undertake self-directed learning and to be able to critically appraise literature
- To have exposure to a broad range of subspecialty areas


Educational opportunities include monthly neuropathology meeting, monthly journal club, quarterly audit, attendance at Brain School, attendance at the ANZAN annual meeting, weekly neuroradiology meeting.

The trainee would be expected to medical students from the University of NSW and the University of Notre Dame, as well as basic physician trainees.

Involvement in research is highly encouraged but not compulsory. Trainees would be given the opportunity to chose and area of interest to pursue.

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Trainee Positions At Sutherland (TSH)/Prince of Wales (POWH)

Sutherland (TSH)/Prince of Wales (POWH)
430 Kingsway Caringbah
NSW, NSW 2229
Australia

Contact Details

TSH -Dr Manisha Narasimhan; POWH- Professor James Colebatch
manisha.narasimhan@health.nsw.gov.au; james.colebatch@health.nsw.gov.au
Phone : TSH-0295407111 (switch) 0295407067 (outpatients) POWH (02) 9382 2414
www :

Positions

Training Positions : 1
Elective Training Positions :
Fellowships :

Core Position Descriptions
At TSH - The neurology registrar is responsible for inpatients, seeing ED and ward consults on rostered basis, attending acute stroke calls on rostered basis, attending one outpatient general Neurology clinic per week and for presenting at the clinical and radiological meetings.

At POWH- The planned timetable includes the trainee spending one and a half days at POWH with responsibility for MS/Neuromuscular and Epilepsy clinics. The trainee will also attend Neurology grand rounds, Neuroradiology and Neuropathology meetings at POWH.

Elective Position Descriptions

Hospital Information

Sutherland Hospital is a rapidly expanding busy metropolitan hospital with close ties with Prince of Wales Hospital. There are multiple subspecialities and we are tied in with the St George BPT training network.
The department of Neurology is newly established and staffed with enthusiastic and dynamic neurologists who are keen to support Neurology training and expand services even further. There will be good exposure to a wide variety of neurological conditions ranging from common to esoteric. In addition there will be robust support of the trainee’s training and educational needs and encouragement to publish and attend meetings. The AT will be supervised in clinic and while on call with the opportunity for feedback. There will be good exposure to neurophysiology.

Department Beds :
TSH shared ward total of 26 beds; usually 15-20 inpatients. 4 bedded acute stroke unit with telemetry

Department Clinics
5 general neurology clinics, 2 neurophysiology, EEG, monthly neurorehab

Department Specialty Clinics
TSH- Neurophysiology and monthly neurorehab POWH-weekly alternating MS and neuromuscular; weekly epilepsy

Department Meetings
TSH
Weekly Neurology meeting- cases presented by registrars
Fortnightly Neuroradiology meeting
Bimonthly M and M meeting
Monthly journal club
Monthly Neurophysiology meeting
Hospital grand rounds

POWH
Weekly Neurology meeting
Weekly Neuroradiology meeting
Neuropathology meeting

External meetings
Attendance in Brain school will be encouraged and facilitated via multiple video conference sites in TSH.
Trainee attendance in local meetings will be supported.
Attendance and presentations at eminent Neurology meetings will be encouraged and supported.

Department Staff
TSH
Dr Manisha Narasimhan/ HOD/ Staff Specialist
Dr Ik Lin Tan/Senior Staff Specialist/ Neuroimmunology,
Neuroophthalmology, Neurophysiology
Dr Sully Fuentes/Staff Specialist /Stroke
Dr Daniel Ghougassian/VMO/ Epilepsy
Dr James Lee/VMO/Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular
Dr Katie Yin/VMO/Movement disorders

POWH
Staff specialists:

Prof James Colebatch (Head of Department)
Prof Arun Krishnan
Prof Ernest Somerville
A/Prof Alessandro Zagami
Dr. Hanka Laue-Gizzi

VMO/HMOs are:
A/Prof Paul Spira
Dr. Ross Mellick
Dr. Daniel Ghougassian
Dr Ron Granot
Dr. William Hyunh
Dr. Dan Milder
Dr Daniel Wardman
Dr Shaun Watson

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Sutherland Hospital currently has two BPTs and one JMO. The two BPTs alternate between ward cover and being on call splitting the term between them.

Trainee Responsibilities
Trainee Responsibilities
1. Rostered on call for consults and acute stroke call
2. Responsibility for inpatients
3. Clinics under supervision as allocated- both general at TSH and specialist at POWH
4. Neurophysiology training at TSH
5. Presentation of cases at Neurology and Neuroradiology meetings
6. Supervision of junior doctors
7. Teaching
8. Publications and attendance in relevant meetings

Selection Criteria

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Trainee Positions At The Sydney Adventist Hospital/Royal North Shore (SAN/RNSH)

The Sydney Adventist Hospital/Royal North Shore (SAN/RNSH)
185 Fox Valley Road
Wahroonga NSW
NSW, 2076
Australia

Contact Details

Dr Peter Puhl
peterpuhl1@gmail.com
Phone : 02 9473 8777
www :

Positions

Training Positions : 1
Elective Training Positions : nil
Fellowships : nil

Core Position Descriptions
This position will give the Advanced Trainee:

A very good grounding in hospital-based clinical neurology;

Significant exposure to rooms-based neurology;

Protected time for weekly electrophysiology training at Royal North Shore Hospital;

EEG reporting.

Elective Position Descriptions
N/A

Hospital Information

Sydney Adventist Hospital has 342 beds and is one of Australia's pre-eminent private hospitals. It prides itself on being able to provide state-of-the-art care for our patients. SAH was awarded the 2006 Australian Private Hospitals Association Award for clinical excellence in recognition of its "provision of clinical treatment and demonstrated excellence in patient care throughout the entire hospital operation."

A broad range of Neurology services currently exist for our patients including stroke care, MRI, CT imaging and EEG. A comprehensive allied health service is also available, which includes on-call 24 hr speech pathology, physiotherapy and occupational therapy inpatient and home assessments.

Patients admitted through the SAH Emergency Dept are seen by a Neurologist on call and if required receive an after hours urgent CT/CTA. Patients entering the SAH 4-bed Stroke unit receive at least 24 hours of close observation which includes telemetry before transitioning to a private or semi private room.

SAH has excellent diagnostic and laboratory services including general radiology, MRI, interventional and procedural radiology, nuclear medicine and two CT scanners, one of them performing state of the art multislice angiography.

In 2007 we did:

Head MRI 1329, Head CT 1922
Spine MRI 1079, Spine CT 443
EEG 213
Neurology consults 542 (i.e. not including our own inpatients)

SAH Neurology has strong links with Royal North Shore and Hornsby Ku-ring-Gai Hospitals. We continue to work closely with RNSH to develop a Stroke management pathway. In addition, SAH Neurology AMOs, NUM and Stroke Case Manager are part of the Northern Sydney Central Coast Area Health Stroke Network and attend regular stroke area meetings at RNS.

Inpatient Neurosurgery Services at SAH have been building momentum since 2006, with both spinal and intracranial procedures being performed on-site.

Department Beds :
Around 10 inpatient beds; up to 10 consultation patients

Department Clinics
Northern Neuroscience rooms at the San Clinic

Department Specialty Clinics
Wednesdays at RNSH: Neurophysiology Clinic

Department Meetings
Fortnightly (Tuesday morning):
07:30-08:30: Clinical Neurology Meeting, the AT usually is expected to prepare a case or topic discussion.
08:30-09:30: SAH Neuroradiology Meeting.
Alternating Tuesdays (07:00-08:00): Outpatient Neuroradiology meeting (off-site)

Formal protected arrangement to attend the RNSH weekly neuroradiology, clinical and seminar meetings at RNSH on Wednesdays.




Department Staff
Dr Peter Puhl (Head of Section) [General Neurology, Neurophysiology, Movement Disorders; Headache]

A/Professor Jean-Pierre Halpern (Supervisor) [General Neurology; Neuro-endocrinology; Neurophysiology]

Professor John Watson (Co-supervisor) [General Neurology; Behavioural Neurology; Cerebrovascular Neurology]

Associate Professor Geoff Herkes (Co-supervisor) [General Neurology; Epilepsy; Pharmacology]

Dr Omar Ahmad [General Neurology; Cerebrovascular Neurology; Neurophysiology; Movement Disorders]

Dr Kong Chung [General Neurology; Cerebrovascular Neurology; Headache]

Dr Jerome Ip [General Neurology; Geriatric Medicin]

Dr Joe Nogajski [General Neurology; Neurophysiology]




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The Neurology Team consists of the Advanced Trainee in addition to a full time medical intern. Medical students commonly attend ward rounds. In addition, there are ward CMOs covering both medical and surgical wards during extended day-time hours in addition from support from the critical care team, attending medical emergency calls on the wards as required.

Trainee Responsibilities
The Trainee will be responsible for the care of all Stroke/Neurology in-patients under the care of the Neurologists. They will be the first point of contact for all potential admissions and for enquiries for advice from the Emergency Department. They will be expected to see the patient and expedite their care and assessment and liaise with the on-call Neurologist.

They will be expected to liaise with the Emergency Physician and urgently see all potential candidates for thrombolysis therapy and maintain close contact with the Neurologist on-call during this process. The Trainee will round each day on all the patients and be responsible for their immediate care, organise their investigations, collate their results, and initiate therapy where appriopriate in consulatation with the Neurologist on-call. They will be required to attend the various multidisciplinary conferences pertinent to their patients and be available to speak to relatives of their patients. They will be first point of contact for all neurology consultations and expected to assess the patient and liase with the Neurologist on-call as to their appropriate investigation and management. The Trainee be required to round with the on-call Neurologist unless they are attending their proscribed educational activities.

They will be responsible for advising the Radiology Department of imaging required for the Neuroradiology Department. The trainee will, from time to time, prepare case presentations from their SAH in-patient and consultation patient load for the weekly Neurology meeting at RNSH with the assistance of the appropriate Neurologist.

A unique opportunity exists for engagement in rooms based Neurology consultation, follow up visits and follow up of discharged patients with Associate Professor Watson (see below) which the Trainee is expected to attend. They will also be expected to provide instruction and education as required to the two hospital CMOs and the nursing staff and allied health workers associated with the Acute Stroke Unit and Neurology patients.

Selection Criteria

Philosophy Of Training
Our distinguishing features will include our ability to provide a solid grounding in hospital-based general clinical neurology, with both urgent and elective admissions; the SAH and Neurology Dept have a flat medical hierarchy and the Trainee usually deals more directly with AMOs and other senior medical staff than in many other centres, thus allowing opportunities for professional development and maturing in a number of areas.

Prof Watson, Dr Omar Ahmad and Dr Peter Puhl supervise 1-2 sessions a week of rooms based neurology consultation, for initial consultation, follow-up visits and follow-ups for discharged patients.

Dr Joseph Nogajski provides weekly electrophysiology training (NCS/EMG) at RNSH on Wednesdays. The Trainee will also attend the weekly RNSH meetings (once a month also attending Brain School).

Multiple inpatient EEGs are done each week; the SAN has the facility for upload and off-site review and reporting.

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Other Information
Dr Alan Lam, Rehabilitation Physician, rounds regularly on Neurology patients requiring Neurorehabilitation. Trainees are able to accompany him on his rounds and attend his out-patient clinics and ward rounds held twice weekly at Lady Davidson Private Hospital as part of their Neurorehabilitation requirements.

Trainee Positions At Westmead Hospital

Westmead Hospital
Hawkesbury Road
Westmead
Sydney
NSW, NSW 2145
Australia

Contact Details

Dr Victor Fung
vscfung@ozemail.com.au
Phone : 02 9845 6793
www :

Positions

Training Positions : Two
Elective Training Positions : Three; Movement Disorder Registrar (1), Neurophysiology Registrar (1) and Epilepsy Registrar (1)
Fellowships : as for elective positions

Core Position Descriptions
Management of 15-20 inpatients
Ward consultations
Running of weekly Neurology meeting
General Neurology Outpatients
Grand Rounds
Weekly Stroke meeting
Parkinson's/Movement Disorder Clinic
Monthly neuromuscular clinic
Epilepsy Clinic
EEG
EMG/NCS
Neuroradiology
Clinical research projects

Elective Position Descriptions
Half-time Registrar position with the Huntington Disease (HD) Service, based at St Joseph’s Auburn and Westmead Hospitals:
Duties include twice weekly ward rounds with consultants at St Joseph’s Hospital, and an HD outpatient clinic.
This position will provide training in:
-Assessment and inpatient care of people with HD in a hospital setting, including basic cognitive assessment
-Management of behavioural problems among people with HD
-Assessment and care of people with HD in a residential care setting
-Counselling of people with HD and their families, including genetic aspects
The registrar will be working collaboratively with rehabilitation, psychiatry and palliative care colleagues, as well as being part of a multidisciplinary HD Outreach team. Time permitting, it may be possible to participate in research activities as part of the HD Service.


Movement Disorders Fellow:
Assist in care of movement disorder inpatients
Monday Movement Disorder Meeting (3 cases presented)
Huntington's disease (HD) Clinic
Weekly round at HD Unit at Lottie Stewart Hospital
Parkinson's Disease/Movement Disorder Clinic
Botulinum toxin clinics
Movement Disorder Neurophysiology (Neurophysiological Assessment of Tremor, Myoclonus etc)
EMG/NCS (optional)
Clinical research projects including clinical trials
Presentation at Sydney MDSA meetings


Neurophysiology Fellow:
Supervised training in EMG/NCS
Supervised training in Clinical EEG and short term VEEG/AEEG (Suitable for ANZAN Level 2)
Optional involvement in long term VEEG in Epilepsy Unit
Neuroimmunology Clinics, weekly (Peripheral Neuropathy, MS)
Botulinum toxin clinics
Clinical research projects

Epilepsy Fellow:
Supervised training in Clinical EEG and VEEG (ANZAN EEG Level 2)
Responsible for diagnostic and pre-surgical VEEG patients in ward
Supervised reporting of VEEG studies, scalp and intracranial
Presentation of cases to Epilepsy Surgery meeting weekly
Experience in Epilepsy Surgery and Electrocorticography
Epilepsy Clinics, weekly (New assessment and follow-up)
Complex Epilepsy out reach Clinics
Clinical research projects


Stroke Fellow:
Acute stroke management including thrombolysis
Weekly neurovascular clinic supervised by stroke physicians
Presentation of cases at the weekly stroke meeting
Management of patients in the Westmead stroke unit
Involvement in research.

Hospital Information

Westmead Hospital lies outside Parramatta in the western suburbs of Sydney and comprises 800-900 beds with all the major medical, surgical and obstetric disciplines represented. Children are seen at the Children's Hospital on the same campus.

The Hospital serves, with Blacktown/Mt Druitt, Auburn District Hospital and Nepean Hospital, the population of the Sydney West Area and, as a tertiary referral centre, the population of NSW.
It is one of the four Sydney University Teaching Hospitals.
Westmead Hospital opened in 1978 and within a decade had established itself as one of the major centres of excellence for clinical medicine and research in Australia. This is reflected in the number of NH&MRC grants which its staff has been awarded and in the numbers of successful candidates in passing the FRACP examination and in being awarded PhDs.




Department Beds :
10 general Neurology beds, 4 Video-EEG Telemetry beds for patients with Epilepsy, 8 Stroke Unit beds (shared with the Dept of Geriatric Medicine)

Department Clinics
Routinely attended by Advanced Trainee General Neurology (weekly in the University Clinic) Parkinson's Disease/Movement Disorder Clinic EMG/NCS Clinic EEG reporting session Epilepsy Clinic Neuro-immunology Clinic Also available Huntington's disease Clinic Botulinum Toxin Clinics

Department Specialty Clinics
Parkinson's Disease/Movement Disorder Clinic, Stroke Unit (with Geriatrics), Epilepsy Clinic, Neuro-immunology Clinic, Huntington's disease Clinic, Botulinum Toxin Clinics

Department Meetings
Weekly Neurology Meeting (presented by the Advanced Trainee)
Neuroradiology Meeting
Hospital Grand Rounds
Movement Disorder meeting
Epilepsy Surgery Meeting
Stroke meeting

Department Staff
Dr Grant Walker FRACP (Muscle disease and Stroke)
Dr Andrew Bleasel PhD FRACP (Epilepsy and Neurophysiology)
Dr Elizabeth McCusker FRACP (Headache, Huntington's disease and Cognitive disorders)
Dr Victor Fung PhD FRACP (Parkinson's disease and Movement Disorders, Neurophysiology)
Dr Neil Mahant PhD FRACP (Parkinson's disease and Movement Disorders, Deep brain stimulation, Neurophysiology)
Dr Mariese Hely FRACP (Parkinson's disease and Movement Disorders)
Dr Robert Heard PhD FRACP (Neuro-immunology)
Dr Andrew Duggins FRACP (Stroke and Cognitive disorders)
Dr Steve Vucic PhD FRACP (Neuromuscular disorders and Clinical Neurophysiology)
Dr Clement Loy (Neurogenetics, Huntington's disease and Cognitive disorders)
Dr Chong Wong (Epilepsy and Neurophysiology)

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
One Advanced Trainee, two Basic Trainees, one Resident. 3 monthly rotation to provide exposure to all neurologists.

Trainee Responsibilities
as for Description of core/elective positions

Selection Criteria
FRACP written and clinical examinations

Philosophy Of Training
This a strong clinical department where the emphasis is on the acquisition of clinical skills and experience. Advanced Trainees are encouraged to become involved in clinical research projects and to present at local and national meetings. A number of our Trainees have gone on to do higher degrees within the Department

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Trainee Positions At Wollongong Public Hospital

Wollongong Public Hospital
348 Crown Street
NSW, 2500
Australia

Contact Details

Dr Karen Fuller
karen.fuller@health.nsw.gov.au
Phone : 02 4353 4430
www : islhd.health.nsw.gov.au

Positions

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

Core Position Descriptions
Our Core Trainee supervises one of two Neurology Teams: each team comprises of a Neurology BPT and a JMO. They will receive weekly consultant-led clinical and neurophysiological teaching. Career development and the potential for research will be encouraged. Flexibility in terms of working hours is worth discussing with us at the outset. Feedback from our ATs is encouraged and welcomed.

Elective Position Descriptions
Our Elective Trainees (6 months Neurology and 6 months General Medicine) will each spend 6 months with our Department. They will receive weekly consultant-led clinical tutorials. Career development and the potential for research will be encouraged. Flexibility in terms of working hours is worth discussing with us at the outset. As above, feedback is encouraged and welcomed.

A new Fellow in Stroke/Neurophysiology AT position will join us in February 2019.

Hospital Information

The Wollongong Hospital is a 600-bed tertiary referral centre and the largest hospital within the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District. Wollongong Hospital is the largest of Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District’s nine hospitals, treating more than 47,000 patients annually. It is the region’s tertiary referral hospital which means it has the capacity to treat specialist and complex cases.

Wollongong’s Emergency Department is one of the busiest in New South Wales with around 50,000 presentations each year and the Illawarra Regional Cancer Care Centre is the largest of it kind of the South Coast.

The Hospital is closely affiliated with the University of Wollongong and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute. An academic suite located at Wollongong Hospital supports both the Graduate School of Medicine and the hospital Research Department.

Wollongong Hospital recently completed $100 million worth of capital works enhancements. Excellent 3T MRI and PET imaging facilities are readily accessible by both inpatients and outpatients.

Wollongong has excellent beaches, endless cycling tracks, and numerous sporting amenities. Please see www.visitwollongong.com.au to learn more. A healthy work-life balance will be encouraged during your time with us at the Wollongong Hospital Neurology Department.

Department Beds :
18 Neurology & 18 Neurosurgery

Department Clinics
4

Department Specialty Clinics
3

Department Meetings
Neurovascular radiology meetings (weekly)
Neurology clinical meetings - led by ATs (weekly)
Neuropathology-oncology meetings (fortnightly)
Neuroradiology - led by ATs (monthly)
Morbidity and mortality meetings - led by ATs (quarterly)
Departmental business meetings (quarterly)

Department Staff
Dr Karen Fuller BSc FRACP
Staff Specialist Neurologist
Head of Department
Area of interest: Epilepsy

A/Prof John Carmody FRCPI FRACP PhD
Senior Staff Specialist Neurologist
Areas of interest: Neurophysiology & botulinum toxin

Dr Jason Gu FRACP
Staff Specialist Neurologist
Area of interest: Movement disorders

Dr Rajat Lahoria FRACP
Staff Specialist Neurologist
Area of interest: Neurophysiology & multiple sclerosis

TBA - January 2019
Staff Specialist Neurologist

Dr Kate Johnson
Advanced Trainee (Neurology Core)

Dr Tony Floyd
Advanced Trainee (Elective Gen Med/Neuro)

TBA - Feb 2019
Advanced Trainee (Fellow - Stroke & Neurophysiology)

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
Clinical staff: Two basic physician trainees (BPTs), one intern (PGY1), and one resident medical officer (PGY2).

Trainee Responsibilities
As per the RACP and ANZAN.

Selection Criteria
As per the RACP and ANZAN.

Philosophy Of Training
Our objective is to attract keen Neurology Advanced Trainees who wish to work in a trainee-focussed environment. At the conclusion of their 12 month training with us at Wollongong, each AT will have had exposure to the following:

- A wide variety of Neurological inpatients
- General Neurology outpatient clinics
- Botulinum Toxin clinic
- Read and perform NCS & EMG
- Read and report EEGs
- Thrombolysis administration
- Research training on-site

You will have the opportunity to learn about research methods during your time with us. Opportunities to co-author journal articles will also arise.

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Further Information
http://visitwollongong.com.au

Other Information
Given our focus on education, training and research at Wollongong Hospital, we are keen to explore with our Advanced Trainees whether they would like to stay on with us, in conjunction with the University of Wollongong, as research candidates (e.g. MPhil or PhD). Our hospital's Director of Research is keen to facilitate keen prospective research candidates. Please contact us to discuss.

Flexibility in terms of working hours is also worth exploring with us at the outset. A healthy work-life balance will be encouraged during your time with us at the Wollongong Hospital Neurology Department.

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