Trainee Positions At Sunshine Coast Hospital

Sunshine Coast Hospital
Doherty Street, Birtinya, QLD
QLD, 4575

Contact Details

Dr Ben Tsang
Phone : 07 52020000
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Training Positions : 1
Elective Training Positions : 1
Fellowships : 0

Core Position Descriptions
Clinical duties with cover of stroke inpatients, outpatients (including TIA clinics),thrombolysis and stroke consults for 4 months

General neurology rotation total for 8 months with exposure to outpatient clinics (outpatient general neurology and subspecialty clinic exposure (Headache, neurootology, epilepsy, peripheral nerve, movement disorders), NCS/EMG, EEG reporting, and elective lumbar punctures and other minor procedures in the Day Unit eg greater occipital nerve blocks; inpatient ward work, and ward/ED referrals.

Teaching and research exposure

Elective Position Descriptions
Clinical duties with cover of stroke inpatients, outpatients (including TIA clinics),thrombolysis and stroke consults for 8 months.

4 months of exposure to general neurology similar to that seen in the core position description above.

Hospital Information

Currently Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) is the major teaching hospital for the Sunshine Coast Hospital Health Service (SCHHS), which is the major referral hospital for the district with 450 beds, with a continual expansion of its services and capacity. By 2021, it will have the capacity to expand to a 738 bed facility. Most medical and surgical specialties are represented at this health service.

Department Beds :
20 stroke, 5 neurology

Department Clinics
general neurology clinics

Department Specialty Clinics
Movement disorders, Epilepsy, Peripheral Nerve, Headache and Facial Pain Clinic, Neurootology

Department Meetings
Weekly neuroradiology meeting
Weekly neuroscience grand rounds
Weekly complex case meeting
Weekly teleconferencing with Gold Coast University Hospital Monday teaching session
Bimonthly teleconferencing with Royal Brisbane Hospital Pathology department for neuropathology teaching
Weekly EEG teaching
Weekly Hospital Grand Rounds (our department present roughly 2 times per year)
Weekly Internal Medicine Grand Rounds (our department present 2-3 times per year)

Department Staff
Dr Tomin Mooney
Dr Benjamin Tsang
Dr Antony Winkel
Dr Peter Patrikios
Dr Anthony Tampiyappa (Stroke and Movement Disorders)
Dr Quentes DeVries (Stroke and Movement Disorders)
Dr Rohan Grimley (Stroke)

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
1 x core advance trainee 1 x non-core advance trainee (stroke) 1 x BPT registrar in stroke 1 x BPT registrar in neurology 1 x house officer 1 x intern

Trainee Responsibilities
Inpatient and ambulatory care responsibilities specific to rotation. Weekly attendance at EMG and EEG training. On call weeknights and weekends with senior support for on-call duties. A commitment to high quality patient care and ability to develop good rapport with nursing and allied health staff. Developing communication skills with patients and families and a strong working relationship with consultant and resident staff. Interest and enthusiasm in learning clinical skills in neurology and in research.

Selection Criteria
As specified by ANZAN including performance in interview, CV, referee reports.

Philosophy Of Training
Broad exposure to many disciplines of neurology. Strongly supported by a competitive teaching program with an emphasis on developing broad clinical skills. Well-being of trainee and advice on career development strong emphasis with direct supervisors, given the close 1-on-1 supervision with all aspects of inpatient and outpatient neurology. It is possible that all patient encounters can have direct consultant support/contact, thus facilitating a direct apprenticeship type model of teaching.

Neurology Training In State
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Cairns Hospital, Townsville Hospital, Mater Hospital and the Gold Coast University Hospital

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