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The Rheumatology Unit provides in-patient and out-patient services as well as an on-call service and consult service for adult patients in Prince of Wales Hospital with complex inflammatory, immunological and degenerative musculoskeletal conditions. The Unit also provides an on- call consultation service for patients in the Royal Women’s Hospital with pregnancy associated musculoskeletal conditions.
The AT will be expected to attend regular ward rounds with each of the Rheumatology staff specialists and to manage all of the medical issues that arise with Rheumatology in-patients. The AT will be expected to attend all new patient and follow-up out-patient clinics as well as a ‘recently discharged’ patient clinic, vasculitis clinic and paediatric rheumatology clinic. They will also attend the monthly interstitial lung disease and pulmonary hypertension MDT meetings. The AT is responsible for producing the list of cases for regular radiology meeting, presenting and discussing appropriate journal articles in depth and for case presentations and literature review for clinical meetings.
The successful candidate would be expected to:
The AT is expected be involved in a research project as per the RACP guidelines and to present results and conclusions at the ARA NSW annual scientific meeting if appropriate. The project should be discussed with consultants as soon as possible after appointment to the unit, so that Ethics Committee submission can be expedited.
Recent projects include:
Dr Tony Sammel
Dr Amel Katrib
Dr Arvin Damodaran
Dr Jim Bertouch
The Unit staff specialists will provide a regular monthly tutorial program for the AT on various topics related to Rheumatology. The weekly timetable is provided in the downloadable document below.
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