Australia, Canberra

Expressions of interest sought for Neuro-ophthalmology locum in Canberra, Australia

A five month locum in Neuro-ophthalmology is offered at Canberra Hospital, in Australia’s capital.

  • March – July 2020 (but some flexibility on dates)
  • 28 hours a week, salary depending on seniority
  • 3 Clinics a week, all with orthoptic support and 2 with Registrar support
  • Joint Clinic every 4 weeks with Neurology
  • Weekly multidisciplinary meeting for Neurology, Neurosurgery and Imaging
  • Teaching sessions for Eye Registrars and medical students
  • Afferent pathology predominates

The position is based in the Department of Ophthalmology at Canberra Hospital, a 560-bed public tertiary-referral and trauma centre, with a full range of medical, surgical and imaging services. The Department serves 600,000 people from Canberra and the surrounding region, and provides 14,000 occasions of service annually. Medical staffing comprises 4 Visiting Medical Officers and 5 Staff specialists, 2 rotating College-accredited Registrars, 2 unaccredited Registrars and a post-graduate year 2-3 Resident. The Department offers a busy Eye Casualty, and sub-specialty Clinics in Retina, Uveitis, Cornea, Paediatrics and Neuro-ophthalmology.  This public position is the sole provider of dedicated neuro-ophthalmic services in the region, there being no private neuro-ophthalmologist in Canberra despite high demand.

Research opportunities exist within The Australian National University (ANU), which conducts world class research in the vision sciences https://jcsmr.anu.edu.au/research/departments/eccles-institute-neuroscience/research-groups.

Canberra offers a relaxed, multicultural lifestyle which is very child friendly. It provides easy access to the national tourist attractions, snowfields, South coast and Sydney. For more information on Canberra please visit www.visitcanberra.com.au and also www.allhomes.com.au.

Please forward your EOI and CV to Dr Kate Reid FRANZCO, Senior staff specialist, Dept of Ophthalmology, Canberra Hospital via  kate.reid@act.gov.au.

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