Trainee Positions At Lyell McEwin Hospital

Lyell McEwin Hospital
Dept Neurology Haydown Road Elizabeth Vale
SA, 5112

Contact Details

Janakan Ravindran
Phone : +61412349734
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Training Positions : 1
Elective Training Positions : 0
Fellowships : 0

Core Position Descriptions
There is a single core training position at the LMH. The successful applicant will receive broad exposure and training across the whole spectrum of acute and ambulatory neurology and cerebrovascular disease.

The LMH Stroke Unit offers a thrombolysis service with multimodal imaging. There are clear transfer pathways to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for endovascular therapy. The Unit lacks only plasmapharesis capability and inpatient video-EEG monitoring. Both of these services are readily available through our strong links to the RAH, as are neurosurgical services.

The trainee will rotate through all subspecialty clinics - movement disorders, stroke, neuroimmunology and epilepsy clinics, which also service some general neurology referrals. The trainee will receive excellent tuition in neurophysiology, with weekly sessions in both EMG/NCS and EEG.

The trainee will benefit from our strong links with neurorehabilitation services through Modbury hospital for both acute stroke and neurology.

Elective Position Descriptions

Hospital Information

The Lyell McEwin is a 400 bed teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Adelaide and the Tertiary hospital for the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN). It has a busy Emergency department and serves people from a broad demographic range. It has a large ICU and is a Level Three training Institution for the RACP.

Department Beds :
14 stroke and 4 neurology

Department Clinics

Department Specialty Clinics

Department Meetings
Weekly discharge summary and radiology review meetings are held weekly, preceded by a clinical meeting where an interesting or challenging case is presented. Trainees are to attend the monthly neuropathology sessions at the RAH.

Department Staff
Dr Janakan Ravindran
Dr Deb Field
Dr Graham Norton
Dr Andrew Moey
Dr Wilson Vallat
(2.2 FTE in total)

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
Intern, General Trainee, Basic Physician Trainee X 2, Advanced traineee

Trainee Responsibilities
The trainee is responsible for the oversight of the neurology/stroke ward, and directing consults and Emergency department referrals appropriately. The trainee carries the 'code stroke' phone. Simple referrals will be directed to the BPT and more complex cases seen by the advanced trainee. The trainee is expected to do two clinics and one neurophysiology clinic each week.

Selection Criteria
Selection will be based on merit, as demonstrated in the applicant's CV, interview and referee reports.

Philosophy Of Training
The LMH Neurology Advanced trainee will be receive as broad as possible an exposure to Neurology in all its multiple facets, in a supportive but rigorous environment. There is a particular emphasis on the honing of clinical diagnostic skills and precision in EMG/NCS.

Neurology Training In State
Three core positions at the merged RAH/QEH, as well as two at FMC. There are also stroke fellow and neurophysiology fellow positions at the RAH/QEH.

Other Information