Trainee Positions At Prince of Wales Hospital

Prince of Wales Hospital
High Street Randwick NSW
NSW, 2031

Contact Details

Prof James Colebatch
Phone : (02) 9382 2414
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Training Positions : One
Elective Training Positions : Two (Neurophysiology and Epilepsy)
Fellowships : One (Epilepsy)

Core Position Descriptions
The (senior) neurology registrar is responsible for inpatients for his/her team, attending one outpatient clinic per week and for presenting at the clinical and radiological meetings.

Elective Position Descriptions
Clinical Neurophysiology registrar - responsible for inpatient and outpatient clinical neurophysiological investigations, including EMG/NCS, EP, EEG and ENG/caloric. Some specialised investigations.
Epilepsy fellow - is attached to the Comprehensive Epilepsy Unit (Prof Somerville) with responsibility for inpatient and outpatient care, EEG and monitoring reporting.

Hospital Information

The hospital is situated in Randwick in the eastern suburbs of Sydney and has a total of approximately 530 general medical and surgical beds. It is co-located with the Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney Children's Hospital and Prince of Wales Private Hospital. It is one of the principal hospitals of the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and is a teaching hospital of the University of New South Wales. The Department, founded in 1961, was the first academic department of neurology in Australia.
The hospital is a centre for endoscopic clot retrieval fro acute stroke treatment. The Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute (for research into the neurosciences) is also on site.

Department Beds :
Twenty general Neurology and four high acuity beds (shared with Neurosurgery) Ten dedicated Stroke Unit beds Two video-EEG telemetry beds

Department Clinics
General Neurology outpatients, EEG and EMG/NCS clinics

Department Specialty Clinics
Epilepsy, Balance Disorders, Headache, Neuromuscular disorders, Motor Neurone Disease, NeuroOncology, Botulinum toxin

Department Meetings
Weekly clinical meeting (presented by advanced trainee)

Neuroradiology meeting
Hospital grand rounds
Clinical Neurophysiology meeting (presented by Clinical Neurophysiology registrar)
EEG meeting
Epilepsy meeting
Neuropathology meeting

Department Staff
There are 4 staff and 1 academic neurologists and 9 VMO/HMOs.
The onsite staff members are:

Prof James Colebatch (Head of Department)
Prof Ken Butcher
Prof Arun Krishnan
Prof Ernest Somerville
A/Prof Alessandro Zagami
Dr. Hanka Luie-Gizzi
Dr. Christian Zentner

VMO/HMOs are:
A/Prof Paul Spira
Dr. Katherine Spira (HMO)
Dr. Ross Mellick
Dr. Daniel Ghoughassian
Dr Ron Granot (HMO)
Dr. William Hyunh
Dr. Dan Milder (HMO)
Dr Daniel Wardman (HMO)
Dr Shaun Watson

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
Two Basic Trainees. One intern, one RMO.

Trainee Responsibilities
There are two neurology firms which alternate on take. The second firm is staffed by a basic trainee. The senior registrar changes firms after 6 months. There are two junior medical staff, an RMO and an Intern, and these are based either on the Neurology ward or in the Stroke Unit. The Advanced trainee is strongly encouraged to attend and present at the various neurological meetings held throughout the year.

Selection Criteria
Part 1 of FRACP is required.
Positions are selected through the ANZAN interview process, based inter alia upon clinical skills and expertise, previous relevant clinical experience and research experience. (Full Position Descriptions are available from the hospital HR department).

Philosophy Of Training
There is a strong tradition of combining high quality clinical care with research, both clinical and basic, in this department. Some research is undertaken in conjunction with Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). The department currently receives support from NHMRC and other external granting bodies.

Current research areas include:
Nerve Excitability
Vestibular Electrophysiology
Motor pathophysiology
Cerebrovascular control
Functional imaging

Neurology Training In State
Brain School monthly meetings.

Other Information
Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the department prior to their application, if possible.

Further Online Information