Location: Cnr Hawkesbury Road and Darcy Road, WESTMEAD NSW 2145
General hospital overview
Network or Health Service: Western Sydney Local Health District
Associate Professor Jeremy Hsu
Trauma Service, Westmead Hospital
Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead NSW 2111
PH: 61 2 8890 7072
Fax: 61 2 8890 8321
2 - Accredited Posts
Opportunities on the Unit:
Logbook for Trauma Fellows 2018 (primary operator):
Percutaneous tracheostomy: 3
PEG insertion: 5
Neck explorations: 12
Thoracotomy, ORIF ribs: 22
Subxiphoid window: 3
Sternotomy for cardiac injury: 4
Thoracotomy and lung repair/resection: 3
VATS (retained haemothorax/empyema): 7
Diagnostic laparoscopy: 15
Trauma laparotomy: 45
Relook laparotomy: 21
Small bowel repair/resection: 16
Colon/rectal injury repair/resection: 10
Major liver injury repair: 5
Pancreatic injury drain/repair/resection: 3
Extraperitoneal pelvic packing: 15
The fellows will be responsible for overseeing the care of trauma patients admitted to the Trauma Service. There are approximately 1600 admissions/year to the Trauma Service. He/she will be expected to function at the level of a junior consultant. Clinical trauma nursing staff support includes a 3x Trauma CNCs as well as Trauma Research Nurses. The fellows alternate coverage for the Trauma Service on a weekly basis. During this week on service, the fellow will be expected to provide leadership for the service, including all Major Trauma calls. He/she is expected to supervise and teach the junior members of the Trauma Service. The fellow will be supervised by the Trauma Consultant of the week.
There are opportunities to participate in elective general surgical procedures if so desired. A general surgical list and an HPB list are available for the fellow(s) to be involved with.
The fellows will alternate weekly calls as the primary senior on-call for trauma. After hours, the on-site registrars will contact the fellows for every major trauma, and attendance is expected for any “Code Crimson” and/or significant multi-trauma requiring senior decision making leadership.
The fellow will be expected to take primary senior call for acute surgery, when the trauma surgeons are on call. This equates to approximately 1 night per week and 1 weekend in 8. In-house call is not mandatory, but prompt attendance is expected.
Teaching and Administrative Duties:
The fellow will be expected to be involved with teaching of surgical trainees as well as medical students. Application for a clinical academic appointment with the University of Sydney will be supported. The fellow will be responsible for presenting the multi-disciplinary Trauma Audit as well as preparing the yearly death review.
Formal Research Component:
At least one presentation at a national/international scientific meeting.
At least one research publication in a peer reviewed journal.
The research component is supported by a longstanding trauma registry, data manager, and trauma research staff. There is close collaboration with the Westmead Hospital/University of Sydney Surgical Outcomes Research Centre.