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Pain Management Unit Registrar 2010
ROYAL HOBART HOSPITAL Pain Management Unit Registrar 2010 Position Title: Registrar – Senior Reports to: Director, Pain Management Unit (PMU) General: The Royal Hobart Hospital is a tertiary institution for Tasmania with around 350 beds and provides an ideal clinical and academic environment for trainees. The Pain Management Unit (PMU) in this hospital is a tertiary service provider and offers a multimodality approach to diagnose and treat persistent pain patients in Tasmania. PMU is an accredited facility for postgraduate training and is staffed in accordance with the Faculty of Pain Medicine requirements as sated in the document PM2-2001. It has on its staff a talented group of allied health workers (psychologist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, social worker) and specialist doctors (psychiatrist, anaesthetist, neurosurgeon and rheumatologist) to provide a multidisciplinary input into the pain management process. There is an exclusive area for its operation, which allows minor procedures, outpatient clinic and multidisciplinary departmental meetings to be held. The major pain procedures are carried out in Day Surgical Theatres, which are adjacent to the unit. Patients are accepted from within the hospital (specialist referral and in-patients) or from within the state of Tasmania through the general practitioners. The activities of the PMU include services of the medical (pain specialists, psychiatrist and a rheumatologist) and para-medical service (nurses, psychologist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist and a social worker). A highly successful Pain Rehabilitation Program (PROPP) is also available for selected pain patients. The pain medicine team is involved in interesting research projects, which have been published regularly in various international journals. Key areas of responsibility for the Pain Management Registrar: The position of the registrar is to provide ongoing care to both in-patients and outpatients, with persistent pain, under the direct supervision of the Director and other staff specialists working in PMU. Duties 1. Involvement in the consultative process for routine or complicated assessment of chronic/acute pain patients. This will be done either independently or under the supervision of a consultant in PMU. 2. Care and management of ward patients with chronic pain disorder, referred to PMU by other specialties. 3. Care of post-operative/trauma acute pain patients. This will include ward rounds (with an anaesthetic consultant and an acute pain nurse) and attending to complicated cases referred to PMU from various wards. 4. Conducting and outpatient Pain Clinic for two sessions a week for an initial evaluation/assessment or review of the chronic pain patients. 5. Carrying out pain procedures independently or under the supervision of a consultant. 6. Participation in Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine sessions will also be arranged. 7. Participation in on-call roster to provide cover for chronic pain patients who need urgent assessment in view of post-procedure complication or general deterioration in their condition. 8. Time will be made available to allow planning and executing a research project or a literature review. 9. Participation in the academic activities of the PMU which includes undergraduate teaching and in the weekly departmental multidisciplinary meetings. 10. One regular session per week as well as occasional participation in the weekend emergency roster in Anaesthesia or other parent specialty may be available to help retain their Anaesthesia/parent specialty skills during their posting to the Pain Management Unit. Rostering and Workload Day duty 08:00 – 17:00 Normal rostered hours are 76 hours per fortnight, Monday to Friday, plus on-call duties as specified above. For more information, please contact: Dr G Oberoi Director Pain Management Unit Ph: 03 6222 8308 and page Email: email@example.com For further information on the application process, please contact: Alison Hallam Team Leader Medical Staffing Unit Ph: (03) 6222 8114 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please apply online.
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