Royal Perth Hospital is the only Adult Major Trauma Centre for Perth in Western Australia. It has acheived Level 1 Trauma Service verification (twice) by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. In 2013 there were 650 Major Trauma (ISS>15) admissions to the unit. The hospital is a 760 bed tertiary hospital (No paediatrics or obstetrics) The Trauma Service is a well developed entity in the hospital with Trauma consultants, Trauma fellow, 4 Trauma surgery registrars, 4 residents,1 intern, Trauma Programme Manager, Trauma Case Manager, and dedicated allied health members. The Trauma Fellow also manages a 30 bed Trauma Unit with 4 to 6 high acuity beds with invasive monitoring capabiity. Royal Perth Hospital is also the State Spinal Centre. The Trauma Service also runs Injury Prevention Programmes such as the P A R T Y programme.
Research activities arising from the extensive trauma registry database, prospective research into Post Traumatic stress, bone healing rate in head injury, and other clinical audit. The Radiology department conducts research into imaging and interventional techniques Outcomes from Injury Prevention programmes.
The position leadership of the trauma team (together with the Consultants) from 07030 to 1800 hrs Monday to Friday and for ward rounds on weekends, as well as adhoc attendance for surgery or complex trauma resuscitations.
Act as Surgical Trauma Team Leader and assist the Emergency Department Team in the prioritisation and coordination of acute resuscitation and treatment of the multi-trauma patient according to EMST/ATLS principles. Assist the Trauma consultant in the coordination of acute care between multiple clinical specialties in the management of trauma patients in the State Major Trauma Unit (SMTU), ICU and other wards. Ensure Tertiary Surveys are performed on all trauma patients admitted to ICU/SMTU/wards within 24 hours. Involvement in discharge planning and follow-up management of selected patients with complex injuries in the out-patient clinic. Lead the ward team's Trauma Quality performance measurement process through clinical incident reporting and reviewing, mortality and morbidity review participation, and working with the Trauma Programme Manager and Registry in reviewing the managment of cases. Assist with organisation of appropriate rehabilitation.
Engage in either ongoing or new clinically based research that is relevant to trauma care, using the available resources of the department, in particular the well-established Trauma Registry. The fellow is expected to plan, perform and complete at least one dedicated project, as main investigator, by the end of the fellowship with a view to publication in a professional peer reviewed journal. Initiate and participate in quality improvement activities such as clinical audits, mortality audits and missed injuries audits.
Supervise junior surgical registrars in trauma assessment and surgery. Organise Trauma Grand rounds and other hospital/inter-hospital education programmes for multidisciplinary staff. Take part in education provided to country and regional hospitals through the State Trauma Education Centre
Qualified General Surgeon. Fellowship of the RACS (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons), or equivalent. The candidate’s basic medical qualifications and a recognised Surgical Fellowship must be registrable within the State of Western Australia.
SalaryRemuneration is dependant on level and experience and in accordance with the current AMA Medical Practitioner’s Award, including on-call, recall, and after hours/weekend work as appropriate
This position is suitable for Fellows with interest in Trauma, Military or Rural Surgery, or Humanitarian Aid.
This is not an Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW WELCOME IF SUITABLE
CLOSING DATE IS JANUARY 3rd 2016 (MONDAY)
EMAIL APPLICATION with CV and 3 Referees to
firstname.lastname@example.org AND TO email@example.com
Dr Sudhakar Rao - Director of Trauma
Trauma Service; Royal Perth Hospital
Perth, Western Australia 6000
May 01, 2015