Trainee Positions At Royal Adelaide Hospital

Royal Adelaide Hospital


Contact Details

A/Prof Jim Jannes
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Training Positions : Three
Elective Training Positions :
Fellowships :

Core Position Descriptions
The advanced trainee in Neurology will rotate on a 6 or 12 monthly basis between Stroke and Neurology inpatient duties. Training opportunities in neurophysiology, ambulatory care, emergency care, neuropathology, neuroradiology and neuropsychiatry are essentially the same for both positions. The advanced trainees are expected to be familiar with and closely involved in the management and investigation of all inpatient cases under the supervision of the duty consultant. During the Neurology roster the advanced trainee will supervise a neurology resident and when on the Stroke roster the advanced trainee will supervise an intern. Both advanced trainees have exposure to formal EEG review sessions and supervised EMG clinics throughout the year. Inpatient consultations from other hospital clinics are shared between the Stroke and Neurology Registrars and the Neurology Resident. The Registrars participate on an on-call roster as per RAH policy (0800-1700 registrar on duty in RAH; 1700-2200 registrar/ resident on 1:3 remote call).

Elective Position Descriptions

Hospital Information

The Royal Adelaide Hospital is the major tertiary referral hospital in Adelaide with approximately 600 beds. It is closely linked with the University of Adelaide Medical School. The hospital has a busy Emergency Department and receives emergency and elective admissions in all areas of Medicine and Surgery, including Neurology and Neurosurgery. There is a fully equipped Neuroradiology service and the state wide Neuropathology service is located onsite in the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science and the Hanson Centre for Neurological Diseases

Department Beds :
Neurology ward eight beds, Stroke Unit twelve beds

Department Clinics
General Neurology 2 per week; Movement Disorders 1 per week; Botulinum toxin clinics 2 per week; Epilepsy Clinic 1 per week; Electromyography total 5 sessions/ week

Department Specialty Clinics

Department Meetings
Clinical meeting weekly
Neuropathology review 2 per month
Neuroradiology review 3 per month
Hospital Grand Rounds weekly
Clinic pathological conferences ~ 6 per year
Journal club

Department Staff
Dr Michelle Kiley FRACP (Staff Specialist)
(Epilepsy, Neurophysiology)

Assoc Professor Thomas E Kimber PhD FRACP (Staff Specialist)
(Parkinson's disease, Movement Disorders, Stroke)

Assoc Professor T Kleinig PhD FRACP (Staff Specialist)

Dr Christopher S Kneebone FRACP (VMO)
(Neuromuscular disease, Neuroimmunology, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurophysiology)

Dr J Ravindran FRACP (Staff Specialist)
(Neuromuscular diseases, Neuroimmunology, Multiple Sclerosis)

A/Professor James A Temlett PhD, FRACP, FRCP
(Movement Disorders, Neuropathology)

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
Two Advanced Trainees in Neurology Three Basic Physician trainees (2 Neurology; 1 Stroke) Two Stroke Interns

Trainee Responsibilities
see Core Jobe Description

Selection Criteria
As per ANZAN guidelines

Philosophy Of Training
To provide ample opportunity for the acquisition of clinical neurological skills and exposure to the breadth of clinical neurology. This reflects the department's role in providing Clinical Neurology and Neurophysiology services to a busy hospital. Participation in neurology teaching is encouraged. There is a strong emphasis on utilizing clinical research opportunities. Advanced trainees are encouraged to develop special interests and prepare clinical research for publication and presentation at local and national meetings.

Neurology Training In State
Advanced training positions are also available at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre

Other Information