Neurosurgery in Perth


Eligibility: ANZCA trainees in their provisional fellowship year, and senior trainees from the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada.

Depending on the applicant’s year of training, the base annual salary starts at $194,000 AUD with overtime pay in excess of this.

Fellows are required to work one half day a week and some evening and weekend shifts in clinical anaesthesia. The week also includes an office session to allow time to complete audits and research projects. Our six month fellowships are usually attached to a six month general fellowship to extend the employment to a 12 month period.

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SCGH is the headquarters of the first specialist Neuroradiology Department in Australasia. The NIISwa (Neurological Intervention and Imaging Service Western Australia) performs approximately 100 brain aneurysm coilings and 50 carotid artery stents per year. It provides the only emergency endovascular clot retrieval service in the state

 Fellows will have the opportunity to work in the new Neville Knuckey Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (IOMRI) suite which is the first service of its kind for adults in Western Australia.

 SCGH is also the home of the Neurofinity Surgical Neurodiscovery group which is an academic research group established in 2007. The group provides Western Australia’s only functional neurosurgery service and implements ongoing research focusing on deep brain stimulation.

 All surgical neurological diseases are treated at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. These diseases include intracranial pathology (surgical treatment of trauma, tumours, epilepsy surgery, and neurovascular lesions), movement and spinal disease (surgical treatment of degenerative disorders, removal of tumours and vascular abnormalities).

During the 6 month Neuro Anaesthesia fellowship, fellows can expect the following weekly schedules

  • At least 2 full days of elective neurosurgery.
  • ½ day non-clinical time
  • ½ day Off – to take advantage of the fantastic weather, the wonderful beaches, and extensive water sports that Perth has to offer.
  • A share of the after-hours roster with opportunities to be involved with emergency neurosurgical cases.
The goal of the Neuro Anaesthesia fellowship is to provide advanced clinical training in Neuro Anaesthesia and to foster research and educational experiences for the fellow.

At the end of the 6 months, fellows will become skilled at the perioperative and intraoperative management of patients with neurological and neurosurgical diseases. 

The Neuro Anesthesia Fellow will also acquire necessary skills to be able to plan and perform research in an ethical and systematic manner. Opportunities exist for the fellow to develop teaching skills in the education of junior doctors.

The fellowship is open to Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists applicants in their last year of training (Provisional Fellow or ATY3).  For applicants from overseas training programs, the ‘last’ year of training is not a strict requirement, so long as the applicant has completed at least two years of advanced training.  As with all our fellowships, interstate and overseas applications are encouraged as part of the department’s commitment to educational exchange.  Temporary Medical Board registration is available for all overseas trainees taking part in a structured accredited training program.

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Please email Dr Christine Tan (Christine.tan@health.wa.gov.au), for expressions of interest.

Further information www.scghanaesthesia.com.au