Trainee Positions At Fiona Stanley Hospital

Fiona Stanley Hospital
Murdoch Drive, Murdoch
WA, 6150

Contact Details

Andrew Kelly
Phone : 08 6152 0608
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Training Positions : 3
Elective Training Positions :
Fellowships : 1

Core Position Descriptions
We have 5 registrars, 3 of which are accredited as core training positions. The registrars rotate through four rotations throughout the year; general neurology, stroke, acute neurology and clinics/consults. We have a very strong neurophysiology unit co-located with the ward, and run 4 NCS/EMG clinics and one botox clinic per week which advanced trainees are encouraged to attend. In addition, we have very strong epilepsy/EEG unit with 2 inpatient monitoring beds, 2 outpatient monitoring beds, ambulatory EEG, 2 epilepsy clinics/week and a first seizure clinic, with weekly EEG teaching. In addition, we have a number of general neurology clinics (3 per week), stroke clinics (2 per week), MS clinic, neuromuscular clinics, motor neurone disease clinics, movement disorder clinics and a neuropsychiatry clinic. We have a strong commitment to teaching and training our registrars. There is also a registrar after-hours on-call.

Elective Position Descriptions

Hospital Information

The neurology unit at Fiona Stanley Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient neurology services to our local community, as well as supporting the greater Southwest of Western Australia. We have a 12 bed acute stroke unit, 2 inpatient EEG monitoring beds and 8 inpatient general neurology beds. We run sub-speciality clinics in the areas of neuromuscular disorders, movement disorders, Neuro-immunology, stroke and epilepsy. In addition, we have a strong neurophysiology department co-located with the inpatient ward. We are a dynamic unit with 13 consultant neurologists, with a mix of youth and experience, for whom teaching and training are a priority. We are all committed to building up a world class clinical and research unit, and have access to state-of-the-art infrastructure.

We currently are staffed with 4 neurology registrars, and are accredited for 3 neurology advanced trainee core positions. The registrars are exposed to a number of general and sub-specialist outpatient clinics per week. In addition, we have a very strong neurophysiology department in both EEG and nerve-conduction studies which form a vital component of neurology advanced training.

Department Beds :

Department Clinics

Department Specialty Clinics

Department Meetings
We have a:
1. weekly clinical meeting at FSH where patients are presented
2. Weekly neuroradiology meetings
3. Weekly Stroke MDT meetings
4. Weekly inter-hospital neurology grand rounds rotating between FSH, SCGH, RPH and PMH

Department Staff
Dr Tony Alvaro
Dr Jason Burton
Dr Jo Chan (Director of Neurophysiology)
Dr Darshan Ghia (Director of Stroke)
A/Prof Souyma Ghosh
Dr Ross Goodheart
Dr Nerissa Jordan
Dr Andrew Kelly
Dr Wally Knezevic
Dr Nick Lawn
Dr Tapuwa Musuka
A/Prof Merrilee Needham (Head of Service)
Dr Julian Rodrigues

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
2 interns 2 RMO's 5 Registrars

Trainee Responsibilities
Role: To support the neurology consultants in providing the best possible care for neurology inpatients and outpatients. In addition, they are required to accept this as a training position, and therefore there will be a major learning component to this term.
1. Daily ward rounds on inpatients
2. Timely review of ward/AMU/ED consultations
3. Timely review of ward patients when requested by nursing staff
4. Attendance at outpatient clinics
5. Participation in Neurophysiology clinics
6. Liaise with your consultants at regular intervals
7. Attend departmental meetings
8. Present cases at departmental and inter-departmental meetings
9. Participate in an after-hours on-call roster
10. Involvement in research projects and/or clinical trials whenever possible
11. Supervision of RMO’s/Interns in the department of neurology
12. Full participation in ward/board meetings as part of the multi-disciplinary neurology service, involving medical, allied and nursing staff.

Learning objectives:
1. Ability to complete a full neurological history and examination
2. Ability to correctly localise the level of the pathology
3. Provide a reasonable differential of the likely pathology
4. Order the correct diagnostic tests
5. Management of common neurological conditions
6. Procedures including lumbar punctures and neurophysiological tests
7. Interpretation of neurological investigations, including reading MRI scans, EEG’s and NCS

Selection Criteria
candidates must demonstrate their commitment to training in neurology, and be reliable, competent, keen to learn, be clear communicators and work well within teams.

Philosophy Of Training
At FSH, we are committed to providing not only world-class clinical care for our patients, but have a commitment to the training of our registrars in the art and science of neurology.

Neurology Training In State
There are 6 core training positions currently in Perth. Three at FSH, two at SCGH and one at RPH.

Other Information
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