I'm a Consultant Emergency Physician working full-time in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Western Australia since January 2008. I've trained in both Northern Ireland and Australia, completing my Emergency Medicine Fellowship in the UK before relocating back to Perth in 2007.
I became the Deputy head of the Emergency Department in September 2011 and progressed to become the head of the department in March 2014.
In January 2012 I became a Director of Clinical training, mentoring 40 interns throughout the hospital, a 4 year term.
In January 2013 I completed a certificate in Postgraduate medical education at the University of Western Australia.
In September 2013 I joined the volunteer pool of AUSMAT (The Australian Medical Assistance Team)
In October 2013 I was appointed to the Council of ACEM (The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine) which became CAPP (The Council of Advocacy, Practice and Partnerships) with the restructuring of ACEM.
In March 2015 I joined the ACEM workforce subcommittee.
I have also worked as a Consultant in a rural Emergency Department at Albany Regional Hospital (between 20-30 days a year) since February 2010.
Awarded through 'Overseas Trained Specialist' pathway
Graduated July 1997 with distinctions in Anatomy, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Paediatrics.
Last course taught October 2015, Melbourne
Full-time consultant in major tertiary hospital Emergency Department.Active involvement in teaching - Nursing staff, junior medical and general CME teaching.
Interests in Cardiology, Trauma, Guideline development and instigation of simulation training curriculum for junior registrars.Enrolment and participation as EMST instructor in Australia.
September 2011 - became deputy head of the emergency department.
March 2014 - became head of department
Year 4 of specialty training, based in a District General Hospital. 3 months spent on secondment in Orthopaedics and Fractures in Royal Victoria Hospital. FCEM exam passed April 2007.
Year 3 of specialty training continued in a large district general hospital with a focus on rapid early assessment by senior medical staff and the regional centre for emergency ultrasound. Last 3 months spent on secondment in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care.
Training post in inner city ED. Involvement in supervision of department and experience with hand, fracture and review clinics.
Six week secondment in Radiology with focus especially on 'Hot reporting' of emergency department films, ultrasound and CT reporting.
Training registrar position fully recognised as such by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and the UK College of Emergency Medicine.
Experience as junior registrar in major tertiary referral hospital on team of 2 registrars, an RMO and an intern.
Advancing to 'senior' team registrar from 19th January 2004.
Middle grade job in district general hospital. Advisory role to SHO's and nursing staff as well as ongoing experience with typical DGH patient population. Most senior doctor 'on the floor' most evenings and weekends.In charge of organising rota for weekly journal club.
Further 6 months experience in large district general hospital. Experience with trauma, general medicine and surgery, toxicology, paediatrics, gynaecology and psychiatry.Providing on-going care for patients in short stay ward.Supervising and teaching medical students, junior medical staff and nursing practitioners in capacity as senior SHO.
6 Months working as a Senior House Officer in each of the following specialties in a large district general hospital in Northern Ireland:
6 months experience in one of the busiest district general hospitals in Northern Ireland. Experience in trauma, general medicine and surgery, toxicology, paediatrics, gynaecology and psychiatry.
Experience with general paediatrics and neonatology.
Caring for the indigenous and ethnically diverse immigrant population in a teaching hospital in the tropical far north of Australia.
Unique mixture of 1st and 3rd world medicine in one of the most remote hospitals in the world in the middle of central Australia.
Experience with the Flying Doctors with escorts of patients to hospitals in Adelaide.
Intern year in large district general hospital on the outskirts of Belfast.
Experience in general medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, geriatrics and cardiology.
Associate Professor David Mountain,
Consultant Emergency Physician,
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,
Associate Professor James Rippey,
Consultant Emergency Physician.
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,