Trainee Positions At Wellington Regional Hospital

Wellington Regional Hospital
Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington
New Zealand

Contact Details

Evan Jolliffe
Phone : 043855999
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Training Positions : 3
Elective Training Positions : 2
Fellowships : 2

Core Position Descriptions
We have three core training positions in Wellington. Trainees have exposure to a broad range of neurology services with a busy and active acute and inpatient neurology and stroke service, as well as supervised outpatient clinics.

Over two years in Wellington, trainees will gain a broad experience of common and uncommon neurological disorders. The department provides comprehensive support and supervision for trainees, with graduated responsibility culminating in independent practice at an extremely high level of clinical competence.

Trainees will be able to fully participate in and complete their core neurophysiology requirements. All aspects of neurophysiology are provided including nerve conduction studies, EMG, single fiber EMG, evoked potentials, EEG and vestibular studies. Regular local and regional case review meetings provide exposure to complex neurophysiology cases.

Elective Position Descriptions
The department also offers 6-12 month fellowship positions in Stroke and Neurophysiology/EMG.

Hospital Information

Wellington Regional Hospital is the tertiary hospital for the central region of New Zealand and provides a broad range of medical and surgical subspecialties. The University of Otago Wellington School of Medicine campus is based at Wellington Regional Hospital providing teaching and research opportunities.

In recent times, the department has increased its regional presence providing outreach clinics, telestroke and neurophysiology services to regional hospitals. Within the department, most subspecialties of neurology are represented, and subspecialty clinics have been developed.

Department Beds :
16 stroke and neurology beds including neurology high dependency unit

Department Clinics
Daily clinics, including neurophysiology

Department Specialty Clinics
Movement disorders, Botox, Epilepsy, Stroke, Neuroimmunology, Neuromuscular, Headache

Department Meetings
Regularly departmental meetings, including formal neurophysiology teaching, neurophysiology case reviews, clinical case reviews of complex neurological patients, and consultant led specialty updates.

Regular subspecialty and multidisciplinary meetings including neuroradiology, neuroimmunology, and neurogenetics.

Department Staff
Dr. Jennifer Taylor (Clinical Lead Neurology) - Neuroimmunology
Dr. Ian Rosemergy (Clinical Lead Neurophysiology) - Epilepsy and Neurophysiology
Dr. Martin Punter (Clinical Lead Stroke) - Stroke
Dr. Evan Jolliffe (Director Training) - Neuroimmunology and Neurophysiology
Dr. Purwa Joshi - Neuromuscular and Neurophysiology
Dr. David Bourke - Movement disorders
Dr. Eloise Watson - Neurogenetics and Movement disorders
Dr. Maas Mollenhauer - Cognitive neurology
Dr. Csilla Manoczki - Stroke
Dr. Heidi Pridmore - Concussion
Dr. Desiree Fernandez - Headache
Prof. Anna Ranta - Stroke

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
The department has five registrars including three core training positions and two non-training positions. We also offer two fellowship positions in Stroke and Neurophysiology/EMG.

Trainee Responsibilities

Selection Criteria

Philosophy Of Training

Neurology Training In State

Other Information
Wellington sits at the heart of New Zealand and is New Zealand's capital city. Wellington is embraced by a natural amphitheatre of ocean and hill, and merges big city culture with small city charm. Famous for a vibrant creative culture with great food and coffee, vineyards up the road, and the home of New Zealand's craft beer, Wellington is a cosmopolitan city with an energetic personality.