Training Positions For QLD

Trainee Positions At Cairns Hospital

Cairns Hospital
The Esplanade, Cairns North, QLD
QLD, 4870
Australia

Contact Details

Dr Ian Wilson
ian.wilson@health.qld.gov.au
Phone : 07 42269772
www :

Positions

Training Positions : One
Elective Training Positions : Zero
Fellowships : Zero

Core Position Descriptions
The trainee undertake 3 rotations consisting of:
- Neurology clinics
- Neurology consults
- Neurology inpatient/Stroke care

The trainee will gain significant outpatient experience including: General neurology, epilepsy, stroke/TIA, botox, neuro-muscular and neuro-ophthalmology.

The trainee will have weekly supervised reporting of EEGs and a weekly or fortnightly NCS/EMG session.

Elective Position Descriptions

Hospital Information

Cairns Hospital is a major referral centre for Far North Queensland. It takes referrals from Tully in the south through to the Torres Strait Islands at the Northern tip of Australia. It services a diverse community including a number of indigenous communities.

The department has 3 consultant neurologists and one stroke physician. There is a busy outpatient department with daily clinics. We aim to provide a well supported training environment with a neurologist always available to give in person advice in a friendly and collaborative approach to training.

The neurology department has 12 inpatient beds, the majority of which are stroke inpatients. A 24 hour stroke thrombolysis service is provided.

Cairns is a very 'liveable' city with lots of surrounding attractions including the rainforest and reef.

Department Beds :
Twelve

Department Clinics
6 General neurology clinics weekly (in addition to specialty clinics listed below)

Department Specialty Clinics
Epilepsy, stroke/TIA, botox, neuro-muscular and neuro-ophthalmology.

Department Meetings
Weekly meetings:
- Neurology clinical meeting
- Stroke MDT
- Epilepsy videoconference with RBWH
- Opportunity to videoconference with Gold Coast Clinical Meeting

Fortnightly:
- Neuro-radiology meeting

Monthly
- Neurophysiology teaching

Department Staff
Dr Ian Wilson
Dr Andrew McNabb
Dr Kimberley Forrest
Dr Ramesh Durairaj (Stroke physician)

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
1 Core Advanced trainee 1 General Medicine Advanced Trainee 2 Basic Physician Trainees on rotation 1 Resident medical officer

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Trainee Positions At Gold Coast Health

Gold Coast Health
Gold Coast University Hospital
1 Hospital Boulevard
Southport
QLD, 4215
Australia

Contact Details

Dr Sam Heshmat
Saman.Heshmat@health.qld.gov.au
Phone : 07 5687 0262
www : https://www.goldcoast.health.qld.gov.au/our-services/stroke-and-neurology

Positions

Training Positions : 3
Elective Training Positions : 0
Fellowships : 2 (MS)

Core Position Descriptions
Trainees will spend 4 months in stroke at GCUH, 4 months in general neurology at GCUH and 4 months at the outpatient clinics at GCUH and Robina Hospital.

Elective Position Descriptions
An additional elective position is available in multiple sclerosis, being a combination of research and clinical work. Prospective applicants should contact Professor Simon Broadley, email Simon.Broadley@health.qld.gov.au.

Hospital Information

Gold Coast Health includes two major campuses, Gold Coast University Hospital (at Southport) and Robina Hospital, with over 1,100 beds. It provides health care not only to the Gold Coast but also to northern New South Wales, servicing a population of approximately 1 million. Neurology services include intravenous thrombosis and endovascular intervention for acute stroke, video-EEG monitoring for seizure classification and pre-surgical evaluation in epilepsy, infusional therapies for Parkinson disease and administration of the latest disease-modifying therapies in multiple sclerosis.

Department Beds :
28

Department Clinics
15/week

Department Specialty Clinics
Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular, Stroke

Department Meetings
Weekly: clinical case presentation, neuroradiology, stroke multidisciplinary team
Monthly: journal club, quality & safety, morbidity & mortality, clinical coding

Department Staff
Dr Rick Adams
Dr Peter Bailey
Prof. Simon Broadley
Dr Koshy George
Dr Sam Heshmat
Dr David Lee
Dr Meena Raj
A/Prof. Arman Sabet
Dr Gaurav Singh
Dr Meng Tan
Dr Lyndal van Leer

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
Other junior doctors include 2 basic physician trainees and 3 resident medical officers.

Trainee Responsibilities
Advanced trainees will coordinate care of inpatients admitted under neurology, deal with inpatient consultation requests from other services, evaluate patients presenting to the Emergency Department and see outpatients in general neurology and subspecialties. After hours will include reviewing neurology patients approximately 1 in 5-6 weekends.

Selection Criteria
Candidates will apply to the Queensland RMO Campaign as well as to ANZAN.

Philosophy Of Training

  • We aim to provide the best neurology training in Queensland Australia the world.

  • Education in neurology encompasses technical and non-technical knowledge in equal measure.

  • Learning requires clinical experience, always with close consultant support, and opportunity to reflect on encounters.

  • Involvement in other activities, e.g., quality improvement, supporting basic physician training, research, is encouraged.

  • Trainee well-being is paramount.

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Trainee Positions At Mater Misericordiae

Mater Misericordiae
Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane QLD
QLD,
Australia

Contact Details

Cullen O'Gorman
admin@anzan.org.au
Phone :
www : https://www.mater.org.au/health/services/mater-neurosciences-centre

Positions

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

Core Position Descriptions
Core position covers all aspects of general neurology with subspecialty clinics in cognition and memory, epilepsy, neuro-immunology and multiple sclerosis, stroke and TIA. The trainee is responsible for inpatient care of patients in the stroke unit and neurology ward. There are regular scheduled opportunities for education, EMG and EEG teaching. Part-time applicants willing to job-share are encouraged.

Elective Position Descriptions
The Mater Hospital works with the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital to provide the Queensland Comprehensive Epilepsy Program.

The Mater epilepsy unit comprises three epileptologists, led by Prof Aileen McGonigal. Facilities include 3 video-EEG monitoring beds for patients undergoing workup for epilepsy surgery and an active outpatient and ambulatory EEG service. The fellow will receive training in outpatient and inpatient care of adult epilepsy patients, with a specific focus on the stereoEEG methodology. The Fellow will also develop expertise in EEG and video-EEG interpretation and will be exposed to advanced imaging methods.

In addition to the weekly epilepsy clinical meeting, the Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in the weekly neurology clinical meeting, journal club, neuroradiology meeting and medical grand rounds as well as attendance at Brain School. The Fellow is encouraged to attend relevant national and international meetings e.g. Epilepsy Society of Australia, ANZAN.

The Fellow is expected to undertake a research project and academic staff within the program are affiliated with The University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology.

Hospital Information

Mater Hospital is a private facility that provides care to public patients in partnership with Queensland Health. Mater is the largest Maternity hospital in Australia. The neurosurgery unit is the largest in Queensland. The epilepsy unit was the second site to introduce stereoEEG methodology in Australia. Based in South Brisbane adjacent to the South Bank cultural and arts complex.

Department Beds :
16

Department Clinics

Department Specialty Clinics

Department Meetings
Neuroradiology
Journal club
Mortality and morbidity

Department Staff
Reuben Beer
Donald Craig
Lisa Gillinder
Aileen McGonigal
Peter Nestor
Cullen O'Gorman
Daniel Schweitzer
Andrew Swayne
Rodrigo Tomazini Martins

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Trainee Positions At Princess Alexandra Hospital

Princess Alexandra Hospital

QLD,
Australia

Contact Details

Dr Laura Clarke
Laura.clarke@health.qld.gov.au
Phone :
www :

Positions

Training Positions : 2
Elective Training Positions : 1
Fellowships :

Core Position Descriptions

Elective Position Descriptions

Hospital Information

The Princess Alexandra Hospital is a 700 bed adult hospital serving all adult sub-specialties with the exception of obstetrics. It is one of the two major teaching hospitals of the University of Queensland. The hospital is a major referral base for Southern Queensland and Northern NSW.

Department Beds :
The Neurology Department has eight beds and is collocated with the Neurosurgery Unit and a six bed acute Stroke Unit. There are up to date facilities for Neuro physiological testing within the department, including EEG telemetry, and state of the art Neur

Department Clinics
There are nine general neurology clinics per week plus sepcialty clinics. There is a weekly clinical meeting, shared with the Neurosurgery Department, and a weekly neuroradiology meeting. There is a monthly neuropathology meeting. Hospital Grand Rounds are held weekly. Monthly lectures for advanced trainees are held in conjunction with other neurology units in Brisbane.

Department Specialty Clinics
Epilepsy clinic, MS clinic, Movement disorder clinic, Neuro-immunology clinic, and Neuro-ophthalmology clinic.

Department Meetings
Weekly clinical meeting. Weekly EEG teaching meeting. Weekly neuroradiology meeting shared with the Neurosurgery Department. There is a monthly neuropathology meeting. Hospital Grand Rounds are held weekly. Monthly lectures for advanced trainees are held in conjunction with other neurology units in Brisbane. Weekly Neurology Clinical grand rounds.

Department Staff
Dr Micheal Walsh.
Dr Simone Headrick.
Dr Stefan Blum.
Dr Alex Lehn.
Dr Sasha Dionisio.
Dr Cullen O Gorman.
Dr Nabeel Sheikh.
Dr Laura Clarke.
Dr Emily Watson.
Dr Emma Harrison
Dr Jon Reimers
Dr Bill Mantzioris.



Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
2 x Neurology Advanced Trainees: rotates through neurology and stroke 1 x Non core position: rotates through neurology and stroke 1 x Stroke fellow 1x BPT Neurology Registrar 2 x Neurology Residents 1 x Stroke Intern

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Trainee Positions At Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital

Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital
Butterfield St, Herston
QLD, 4029
Australia

Contact Details

A/Prof Andrew Wong
Andrew.Wong@health.qld.gov.au
Phone : 736468111
www : https://metronorth.health.qld.gov.au/rbwh/healthcare-services/neurology

Positions

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

Core Position Descriptions
Clinical duties with cover of inpatients and consults for 6 months

Outpatient duties with new cases under consultant supervision and participation in subspeciality clinic and involvement in EMG and EEG reporting for 6 months

Teaching and research exposure

Elective Position Descriptions
Epilepsy (Prof David Reutens) - involvement in the Comprehensive Epilepsy Surgery Program.
This position is available every year.

Movement Disorders and Neuromuscular (A/Profs John O'Sullivan and Robert Henderson)
This position is available most years (including 2023; unfilled as at 1/12/22)

Stroke.
This position is not available currently.

Hospital Information

The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital is a 987 bed general, tertiary referral teaching hospital with a number of specialities including medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, psychiatry, oncology, obstetrics, gynaecology, neonatal intensive care and trauma services. It is the largest tertiary referral hospital in Queensland and provides services to patients throughout the State, Northern New South Wales, the Northern Territory and from neighbouring countries in the South West Pacific. The hospital fulfils a significant teaching and research role with links to Queensland's major tertiary Universities. Patients are admitted from the local area and are referred from throughout Queensland and Northern New South Wales to the service. As a teaching hospital for medical, nursing and allied health professions it provides a number of clinical speciality areas including all levels of obstetric care, gynaecology, gynae-oncology, operating and delivery suites, a birthing centre, specialist obstetric and gynaecology outpatient clinics and services, neonatal transport, neonatal intensive and special care, breast screening and community based / client orientated education services and women's health services.
Located at Herston and close to the central business district of Brisbane, the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital shares the Herston Campus with the Royal Children's Hospital and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research.
In supporting their staff members and demonstrating their commitment to continuous quality improvement, the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital encourages staff to take advantage of appropriate training and development opportunities offered through:
Undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education for medical and health professionals
Clinical practice programs, postgraduate, and professional development courses for nurses
An extensive range of educational programs covering workplace skills, professional and personal development and contemporary management programs.

Department Beds :
16 beds are allocated to the Neurology Department of which 10 are for the Stroke Unit and 6 for inpatient Neurology. The ward is located adjacent to the Neurosurgery and Vascular Surgery Units and in close proximity to t

Department Clinics
The Department of Neurology has moved towards the provision of specialised clinics in addition to general neurology clinics. There are specialised clinics in autonomic disorders, movement disorders (including monthly botulinum toxin and Huntington's disease), multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders (including motor neurone disease), and stroke.

Department Specialty Clinics
Stroke, MND, MS, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy (First seizure, Women and Epilepsy, Surgical planning), Neuro-otology, Neuro-opthalmology, Neuromuscular, Cognitive neurology, Friedreich's ataxia, Huntington's disease

Department Meetings
There is a continuing expansion of the meetings within the Department of Neurology. On Thursday lunch there is a meeting which rotates clinical and research presentations and is of a high standard, often with invited guest speakers. There is a neurology registrar meeting with a consultant lecture, and at Friday lunchtime there is a neurology registrar meeting with a registrar presentation. A clinical case tutorial is conducted on Wednesday lunchtime. Neuroradiology and neuropathology meetings are held regularly. Meetings are also held within the Division of Medicine and include Grand Rounds at which Neurology presents twice a year.

Department Staff
A/Prof Andrew Wong (Stroke; Director of Department of Neurology and Director of Stroke)

A/Prof Robert Henderson (MND and Neurophysiology)
Prof Pamela McCombe (Neuromuscular and Multiple Sclerosis)
A/Prof John O'Sullivan (Movement Disorders)
Dr Mark Paine (Neuro-otology and Neuro-ophthalmology)
Dr Stephen Walsh (Epilepsy and General Neurology)
Prof David Reutens (Epilepsy)
Dr John Phamnguyen (Epilepsy)
Dr Jia Tho (General Neurology)
A/Prof Lata Vadlamudi (Epilepsy)
Dr Jim Pelekanos (Epilepsy)
A/Prof Cecilie Lander (Epilepsy)
Dr Hossein Zareie (General Neurology)
Dr Robert Adam (General Neurology, Movement Disorders)
Dr Andre Troiano (General Neurology)
Dr Claire Muller (Stroke and General Neurology)
Dr Anne-Marie Van Heuven (Neuromuscular)
Dr Xiaohua Chen (Epilepsy and General Neurology)
Prof Michael O'Sullivan (Stroke and General Neurology)
Dr Matthew Katz (General Neurology and Movement Disorders)
Dr Michael Roizman (Stroke and General Neurology)
Dr Joel Corbett (General Neurology)

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
Two Advanced Training Registrars accredited as core training. One clinical position (accredited as RACP non-core advanced training) for a third year trainee or other non-core year trainee. One non-training (Basic Trainee) Registrar One Epilepsy registrar (pre or post-FRACP) Two resident medical officer positions

Trainee Responsibilities
Responsibility for clinical duties, training of junior staff and exposure to neurophysiology(EEG and EMG).

Selection Criteria
Fellowships will be available based on suitability of candidate and funding. It is expected that the candidate will have neurology experience and an interest in research.

The two core training roles are assigned via the MATCH system.

The non-core clinical year will be offered to a neurology AT via the ANZAN process.

Philosophy Of Training
We offer a solid grounding in general neurology including neurology outpatients.
We also offer several highly specialised clinics and training opportunities with leading clinical and research experts in several subspecialties in neurology.

Our aim is to provide training opportunities that exceed the minimum requirements stipulated by ANZAN, and to provide the training needed for a career in neurology regardless of whether the trainee's focus is on public or private medicine, inpatient or outpatient care, general or specialised practise, and clinical, teaching, administration or research focussed.

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Updated Dec 1 2022

Trainee Positions At Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Doherty Street, Birtinya, QLD
QLD, 4575
Australia

Contact Details

Dr Antony Winkel
antony.winkel@health.qld.gov.au
Phone : 07 5202 1006
www :

Positions

Training Positions : 2
Elective Training Positions : 2
Fellowships : 2

Core Position Descriptions
2 Core training positions, with alternation of duties as negotiated between trainees (ie. 3 or 6 month terms, typically).

Inpatient job - includes covering of inpatient ward, ED consults, infusion centre and ward consults.

Outpatient job - includes protected Neurophysiology and EEG teaching, clinic time (especially Multiple Sclerosis, Neuro-Immunology, Movement Disorders, Neuro-otology and Headache, as well as other subspecialty clinics), external phone calls and outpatient lumbar punctures.

Strong teaching ethos with regular educational sessions through the week and dedicated EEG teaching. Very strong Neurophysiology exposure hands-on. Protected Brain School time. Exposure to BPT training and Griffith University Medical Students.

Elective Position Descriptions
STROKE FELLOW
Accredited non-core year. Clinical duties with cover of stroke inpatients, outpatients (including TIA clinics), thrombolysis and stroke consults. Highly pro-active Stroke Unit, with high volume throughput and strong tPA exposure (2nd largest Department by volume in Qld).

Negotiable (with Neurology AT) up to 3 months of exposure to general neurology similar to that seen in the core position description above.

NEUROPHYSIOLOGY FELLOW
Accredited non-core Fellowship year, for Year 3+ trainees only (ie. no pre-core trainees accepted).
Dedicated Neuromuscular/Neurophysiology Fellowship position with extensive exposure to peripheral neurophysiology - including NCS, EMG, SFEMG, RNS, blink reflexes, evoked potentials and other specialised techniques. Exposure of >16-20 studies hands-on per week, with the expectation of Level 3 competency at the conclusion of the year.
Exposure to Motor Neurone Disease Clinic, Neuromuscular Clinic, and monthly Neuro-Immunology (Peripheral disorders) Clinic.
Research interest encouraged and supported.

Hospital Information

Currently Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) is the major teaching hospital for the Sunshine Coast Hospital Health Service (SCHHS), which is the major referral hospital for the district with 450 beds, with a continual expansion of its services and capacity. In the coming years, it will have the capacity to expand to a 738 bed facility. Most medical and surgical specialties are represented at this health service, with expansion to include Interventional Radiology, Neurosurgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery all under development.

Department Beds :
20 stroke, 10 neurology

Department Clinics
General neurology clinics

Department Specialty Clinics
Movement disorders, Epilepsy, Neuromuscular, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuro-Immunology (Central and Peripheral separately staffed), Headache and Facial Pain Clinic, Neurootology/Vestibular.

Department Meetings
Weekly Neuroradiology meeting
Weekly Journal Club
Weekly Complex Case Meeting
Weekly teleconferencing with Gold Coast University Hospital Monday teaching session
Fortnightly Neuro-ophthalmology teaching session
Bimonthly teleconferencing with Royal Brisbane Hospital Pathology department for neuropathology teaching
Weekly EEG teaching
Weekly Hospital Grand Rounds (our department present roughly 2 times per year)
Monthly Neurophysiology/EMG teaching

Department Staff
Dr Antony Winkel
Dr Tomin Mooney
Dr Benjamin Tsang
Dr Joshua Barton
Dr David Wong
Dr Anthony Tampiyappa (Stroke and Movement Disorders)
Dr Quentes DeVries (Stroke and Movement Disorders)
Dr Rohan Grimley (Stroke)

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
2 x core advanced trainee 2 x non-core advanced trainee (Stroke Fellow and Neurophysiology Fellow) 1 x BPT registrar 1 x house officer 2 x interns (Stroke and Neurology)

Trainee Responsibilities
Inpatient and ambulatory care responsibilities specific to rotation. Weekly attendance at EMG and EEG training - very strong exposure to NCS/EMG, including single fibre EMG, bulbar EMG and other specialised techniques. Average 7-10 NCS per week hands-on by AT. On call weeknights and weekends with senior support for on-call duties. A commitment to high quality patient care and ability to develop good rapport with nursing and allied health staff. Developing communication skills with patients and families and a strong working relationship with consultant and resident staff. Interest and enthusiasm in learning clinical skills in neurology and in research.

Selection Criteria
As specified by ANZAN including performance in interview, CV, referee reports.

Philosophy Of Training
Broad exposure to many disciplines of neurology. Strongly supported by a competitive teaching program with an emphasis on developing broad clinical skills. Well-being of trainee and advice on career development strong emphasis with direct supervisors, given the close 1-on-1 supervision with all aspects of inpatient and outpatient neurology. It is possible that all patient encounters can have direct consultant support/contact, thus facilitating a direct apprenticeship type model of teaching.

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Trainee Positions At Townsville

Townsville
100 Angus Smith Drive
Douglas
Townsville
QLD, 4814
Australia

Contact Details

Dr Mike Boggild, Director of Neurology
mike_boggild@health.qld.gov.au
Phone : 0477 327 974
www :

Positions

Training Positions : 2
Elective Training Positions : 0
Fellowships : 0

Core Position Descriptions
Accredited for Neurology core training from 2014 the posts are based at The Townsville Hospital under the supervision of Dr Richard White and Dr Mike Boggild, both of whom have extensive experience of supervision of trainee Neurologists during their years of practice in the UK. Dr White in particular was previously director of training in a large UK Neuroscience centre and sat on the UK Neurology training committee.

The Department of Neurology in Townsville was re-established in 2012 with a complement of 4.1WTE Neurologists offering extensive exposure to general and sub-speciality Neurology in a regional setting.

The Neurology advanced trainee will run the Neurology in-patient service which includes a busy acute stroke unit with delivery of thrombolysis, undertake general and sub-speciality outpatient clinics (including tele-neurology) and be trained within a busy Neurophysiology department.

Elective Position Descriptions

Hospital Information

The Townsville Hospital is the tertiary referral centre for the North Queensland region covering a dispersed population of around 750,000 with a large ED and around 560 beds. Townsville itself has a population of 200,000 and James Cook University, which sits adjacent to TTH, has a medical school with an intake of around 160 students annually.

The hospital offers a full range of sub-speciality services, including Neurosurgery. Substantial expansion of the hospital is currently underway which will augment outpatient, neuro-rehabilitation and oncology facilities.

The Neurology team supervises the acute stroke unit with 8 designated stroke beds with AH/CNC support. Typically the team runs 10-15 inpatients in addition to daily admissions to the Ambulatory Care Unit. There are 3-5 ward consults/day with a similar number of ED referrals.

Department Beds :
10-15 inpatients typically, including 7 stroke beds

Department Clinics
16 outpatient clincs/week (4 registrar clincs)

Department Specialty Clinics
Stroke/TIA, MS, Neuromuscular, Epilepsy, Telehealth

Department Meetings
Neuroradiology (weekly)

Neurology Journal Club (monthly)

Grand Rounds (weekly) - all sub-specialities present

Morbidity/mortality (monthly)

Video-link access to RBWH Neurology meeting (weekly)

Department Staff
Dr Mike Boggild (General Neurology and MS/Neuroimmunology)

Dr Craig Costello (Neurophysiology)

Dr Ravinda Urkude (General Neurology, Neuromuscular and Neurophysiology)

Dr Richard White (General Neurology, Headache and Cerebrovascular Disease)

Dr Linda Tjoa (General Neurology, Epilepsy, Neurophysiology)

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
Advanced Trainees in Neurology (2 core post) Basic Physician Trainee (rotating) RMO Intern

Trainee Responsibilities
Supervision of Neurology team and inpatients.

In conjunction with the Basic Physician trainee (and on-call Neurology Consultant) timely assessment of ward and ED consultation requests.

First on-call for potential thrombolysis referrals (8 - 4.30, Mon - Fri)

1 General Neurology & 1 sub-speciality clinic/week

Selection Criteria
TBA

Philosophy Of Training
TBA

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