Trainee Positions At Frankston Hospital

Frankston Hospital
2 Hastings Rd, Frankston
VIC, 3199

Contact Details

A/Prof. Ernie Butler
Phone : 0414 935 954
www : not applicable


Training Positions : one
Elective Training Positions : one
Fellowships : none

Core Position Descriptions
We have one advanced training position, for an applicant in their 1st or 2nd year. The applicant will be working in a combined general neurology/stroke unit, staffed by 7 neurologists. The position will rotate between inpatient neurology ward work, and a referral consultation service job which is combined with acute stroke calls and the thrombolysis service. The applicant will therefore rotate with another non-accredited advanced trainee. There is a weekly general neurology/MS outpatient clinic, a TIA clinic, an epilepsy clinic and a movement disorders clinic. There will be weekly supervised NCS/EMG session and EEG reporting. The neurologists in the Frankston Neurology unit have subspecialty interests in MS, stroke, clinical neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and movement disorders (including apomine, duodopa and botulinum toxin treatments). The applicant will attend weekly brain school.

The trainee will be rostered on call one night/week and one weekend/month.
They will conduct alternating Saturday morning ward rounds.

Elective Position Descriptions
From February 2020 Peninsula Health will have one non-accredited advanced training position in Neurology.
The duties are similar to those listed above for the core trainee position.

Hospital Information

Frankston Hospital is an outer suburban hospital which is part of Peninsula Health. It services part of southeastern Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. With over 900 beds at Peninsula Health it provides a range of services including internal medicine, surgery, psychiatry, paediatrics, obstetrics, rehabilitation services, emergency and intensive care. It is also a teaching hospital of Monash University.

Department Beds :
15-25 Neurology/stroke beds including a stroke unit.

Department Clinics
general neurology, MS, movement disorders, epilepsy, TIA/stroke.

Department Specialty Clinics

Department Meetings
Weekly meetings for case presentations, review of ward patients, thrombolysis & ECR reviews, & mortality auditing.
Weekly internal medicine grand round presentations.
Weekly neuroradiology meeting.

Department Staff
A/Prof. Ernie Butler
A/Prof. Sanjay Raghav
Dr. Jayantha Rupasinghe
Dr. Saman Punchihewa
Dr. Mahi Jasinarachchi
Dr. Wajih Bukhari
Dr. Joshua Laing

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
3 HMOs rostered on for the inpatient unit.

Trainee Responsibilities
Depending on the rotation, the trainee will conduct inpatient ward rounds, or see consultations with neurologist supervision. The applicant will attend stroke calls and arrange with the neurologist for thrombolysis +/- transfer for endovascular treatment. Also there is regular attendance at 2 outpatient subspecialty clinics, and supervised EEG and EMG work. The trainee will be expected to participate in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of neurology, and to present at one hospital grand round in the year.
We expect the trainee to attend at least one neurology conference in the year.

Selection Criteria
The applicant must have passed their part 1 FRACP examinations, and have a burning interest in Neurology.
Please apply for interview once you have passed both exams.

Philosophy Of Training
The Frankston Hospital Neurology Unit is staffed by a friendly group of neurologists. We would like to see the trainee expand their knowledge and practice of neurology in an enjoyable atmosphere, down by the sea. Come for a sea change.

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