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Neurology Fellow

  • Bruce, ACT, Australia, 2617
  • Fixed Term
  • Closing on: Feb 15 2023

Neurology Fellow

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, ACT

Fixed Term Full Time Position

Salary: $158,634 (Plus Super)

  • Make a difference at one of Australia’s leading health care providers
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, ongoing professional development and supportive team environment
  • The Department of Neurology and Stroke at Calvary Health Care Bruce is seeking a Neurology Fellow who is focused on the delivery of high quality, effective, patient-centric care.

About the role

The neurology fellow will contribute to the neurology and stroke service by undertaking care of both inpatients and outpatients under the supervision of the consultant neurologists in the department. The Fellow will run a rapid-access, category 1 clinic, including a TIA/stroke clinic. Participation in neurology clinics including EEG and NCS will be possible upon discussion and agreement with the head of department.

It is expected that the fellow will participate in 2-3 outpatient clinics per week and in addition, the fellow will contribute to the out-of-hours, on-call roster for neurology and stroke. These on-call duties include assessment and management of acute stroke patients who may require acute therapy (thrombolysis and assess suitability for endovascular clot retrieval) and undertaking ward rounds on weekends, suitable support by the on-call consultant will be provided.

The fellow will gain experience in management of stroke and, in particular, assessment and selection of patients for acute therapy and endovascular clot retrieval. The Fellow will obtain exposure and training in advanced imaging for acute stroke and will become confident in the interpretation of multimodal CT (CTA and CTP) and MRI.

Key Responsibilities

  • Daily ward rounds
  • Participation in the on-call neurology stroke including stroke roster
  • Diagnosis and management of acute stroke patients using multimodal imaging, assessing eligibility for IV thrombolysis and/or endovascular clot retrieval
  • 2-3 weekly outpatient clinics
  • Teaching of medical students, junior medical staff, Basic Physician Trainees and nursing/allied health staff, as required. Academic title with the ANU is optional.

What you bring 

  • COVID-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement unless assessed exempt
  • Fully registered medical practitioner with AHPRA and experience in the practice of neurology, ideally with at least one year of accredited advanced training already completed.
  • An active interest in, and sound knowledge of, evidence-based medical practice within the specialty of neurology.
  • High level communication and interpersonal skills with a strong commitment to teaching at all levels (including medical, nursing and allied health professional staff).
  • An active interest in conducting research in a relevant area of clinical operational or scientific practice.
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and adherence to, safety and quality standards, work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience. Demonstrated behaviour consistent with Calvary values.

For further information please contact Dr Ronak Patel, A/Director Neurology and Stroke Services on ronak.patel@calvary-act.com.au

Closing date for applications:  11:45pm Wednesday 15th February 2023

How to apply

Applicants are expected to respond in writing and include the following:

  • A one page cover letter outlining why you believe you are suitable for this role (a response to selection criteria is NOT required and will not be considered as part of your application)
  • Current Resume that includes contact details for at least 2 professional referees

Applications must be submitted online via: http://www.calvary-act.com.au/career-vacancies.html

Note the outcome of this recruitment may be used to appoint to temporary, full-time and part-time positions within 12 months

About Calvary

We are a leading provider of quality, integrated care that puts our patients, residents and clients at the centre of everything we do. Calvary offers flexible careers in clinical, allied health, hospitality, ICT and health administration, mission, leadership, management and more. Founded in Australia in 1885, we’re one of the largest providers of health, aged and community care with over 18,000 staff and volunteers, 14 Public and Private Hospitals, 72 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care Centres.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering a workplace that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We value the integral dignity of each person and we encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, people who have come to Australia as migrants or refugees and veterans.

Why work for Calvary?

Joining us is your opportunity to learn with purpose and drive positive impact to our community in a stimulating work environment. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality.  Further details are available here: https://www.calvarycare.org.au/careers/benefits/

If you are looking for a rewarding career in an organisation that supports the community, apply now!

Please note the following:

  • Only applicants with a valid right to work in Australia will be considered.
  • As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.
  • Calvary has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all workers. You will also be required to provide evidence of other immunisation as required for your role
  • Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

 

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