Trainee Positions At Cairns Hospital

Cairns Hospital
The Esplanade, Cairns North, QLD
QLD, 4870

Contact Details

Dr Ian Wilson
Phone : 07 42269772
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Training Positions : One
Elective Training Positions : Zero
Fellowships : Zero

Core Position Descriptions
The trainee undertake 3 rotations consisting of:
- Neurology clinics
- Neurology consults
- Neurology inpatient/Stroke care

The trainee will gain significant outpatient experience including: General neurology, epilepsy, stroke/TIA, botox, neuro-muscular and neuro-ophthalmology.

The trainee will have weekly supervised reporting of EEGs and a weekly or fortnightly NCS/EMG session.

Elective Position Descriptions

Hospital Information

Cairns Hospital is a major referral centre for Far North Queensland. It takes referrals from Tully in the south through to the Torres Strait Islands at the Northern tip of Australia. It services a diverse community including a number of indigenous communities.

The department has 3 consultant neurologists and one stroke physician. There is a busy outpatient department with daily clinics. We aim to provide a well supported training environment with a neurologist always available to give in person advice in a friendly and collaborative approach to training.

The neurology department has 12 inpatient beds, the majority of which are stroke inpatients. A 24 hour stroke thrombolysis service is provided.

Cairns is a very 'liveable' city with lots of surrounding attractions including the rainforest and reef.

Department Beds :

Department Clinics
6 General neurology clinics weekly (in addition to specialty clinics listed below)

Department Specialty Clinics
Epilepsy, stroke/TIA, botox, neuro-muscular and neuro-ophthalmology.

Department Meetings
Weekly meetings:
- Neurology clinical meeting with Gold Coast
- Stroke MDT
- Epilepsy videoconference with RBWH
- Weekly teaching session - general neurology alternating with neuro-ophthalmology.

- Neuro-radiology meeting

Department Staff
Dr Ian Wilson
Dr Andrew McNabb
Dr Kimberley Forrest
Dr Ramesh Durairaj (Stroke physician)

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
1 Core Advanced trainee 1 General Medicine Advanced Trainee 2 Basic Physician Trainees on rotation 1 Resident medical officer

Trainee Responsibilities

Selection Criteria

Philosophy Of Training

Neurology Training In State

Other Information