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Summary

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.

Education

Sep 1992Jul 1997

MB BCh BAO

Queen's University, Belfast

Graduated July 1997 with distinctions in Anatomy, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Paediatrics.

Electives:

  • Yorkhill Hospital Glasgow.
    • Paediatrics - July 1995.
  • Tansen Hospital, Nepal.
    • June - August 1996.

Certifications and Courses

Mar 2016

Accelerated patient Safety Course

Institute of healthcare Improvement

Melbourne

2008Present

Early Management of Severe Trauma Course (EMST) Instructor

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Last course taught October 2015, Melbourne

Nov 2012

MIMMS

Advanced Life Support Group
Feb 2013

Medical Leadership Course

Kings Fund
Jul 2013

Bombs, Blasts and Bullets Course

DPMU
Dec 2006

Medical Management Course

NIMDTA
Dec 2015

Advanced Life Support (ALS) Provider

Resuscitation council UK
Oct 2006

Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) Provider

Advanced Life Support Group
Apr 2006

Recruitment and Selection Course

Ulster Hospital, Dundonald
Jan 2006

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Instructor

Royal College of Surgeons of England
Sep 2005

Acute Hand Injuries Course

Pulvertaft Hand Centre, Derby
Mar 2005

Teacher Training Course

NIMDTA
Jan 2005

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Provider

Royal College of Surgeons of England
Oct 2004

Emergency Ultrasound Course

Ulster Hospital, Dundonald
Oct 2003

Wilderness Medicine Course

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Sep 2001

Basic Surgical Skills Course

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Work History

Jan 2008Present

Staff Specialist

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

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

Aug 2007Dec 2007

Specialist Registrar, Emergency Medicine

Final few months of registrar training spent back in regional trauma centre.

First on-call out of hours for major trauma.

CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) date = 3/11/2007.

Aug 2006Jul 2007

Specialist Registrar, Emergency Medicine

Antrim Area Hospital

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.

Aug 2005Aug 2006

Specialist Registrar, Emergency Medicine

Ulster Hospital

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.

Feb 2005Aug 2005

Specialist Registrar, Emergency Medicine

Further experience in Regional trauma centre. First on call out of hours for major trauma.

Aug 2004Feb 2005

Specialist Registrar, Emergency Medicine

Belfast City Hospital

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.

May 2004Aug 2004

Locum-awaiting-training (LAT) Specialist Registrar, Emergency Medicine

Locum post recognised for further training in regional trauma centre while awaiting substantive post.

Jul 2003May 2004

Advanced trainee registrar, Emergency Medicine

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

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.

Feb 2003Aug 2003

Trust Grade Registrar, Emergency Medicine

Antrim Area Hospital

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.

Aug 2002Feb 2003

Senior House Officer, Emergency Medicine

Antrim Area Hospital

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.

Aug 2000Aug 2002

General Professional Training Rotation

Antrim Area Hospital

6 Months working as a Senior House Officer in each of the following specialties in a large district general hospital in Northern Ireland:

  • Cardiology - Experience with Cardiac Ambulance, leading of arrest teams and cardioversion clinics.
  • General Medicine - with particular experience in Geriatrics and Gastroenterology.
  • General Surgery - Experience in General, Urology and Breast surgery, Endoscopy and Day Procedure surgery.
  • Emergency Medicine - Approximately 6 weeks spent 'Acting Up' as Trust Grade Registrar.
Feb 2000Aug 2000

Senior House Officer, Emergency Medicine

Craigavon Area Hospital

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.

Aug 1999Feb 2000

Senior House Officer, Paediatrics

Craigavon Area Hospital

Experience with general paediatrics and neonatology.

Feb 1999Aug 1999

Resident Medical Officer, Surgical and relief terms

Royal Darwin Hospital

Caring for the indigenous and ethnically diverse immigrant population in a teaching hospital in the tropical far north of Australia.

Aug 1998Feb 1999

Resident Medical Officer, Emergency Medicine

Alice Springs Hospital

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.

Aug 1997Aug 1998

Junior House Officer

Ulster Hospital

Intern year in large district general hospital on the outskirts of Belfast.

Experience in general medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, geriatrics and cardiology.

Teaching

  • Mentor on Dutch Emergency Medicine Masterclasses - 12 weeks of mentoring (via email and Skype) 2 Dutch Emergency Physicians through a course on cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies followed by intensive 4 day face to face teaching in Holland

  • Development, implementation and ongoing management of simulation curriculum for SCGH ED registrars.

    • Instructor on 4 Rural Health West Emergency Medicine courses.

      • Foundation and coordination of Specialist Registrar's UK curriculum based 'Self-teaching' initiative - 2005 / 2006.

      • Foundation and coordination of journal club in Antrim Area Hospital Emergency Department with focus on improving critical appraisal skills.

      Research / Publications

      • Co-Author on 4 Chapters in 4th edition of 'Textbook in Adult Emergency Medicine' by Cameron, Jelinek et al.  Elsevier 2014
      • Publications
      • Allely P, Graham W, McDonnell M, Spedding R.  Alcohol in the Emergency Department: a worrying trend.  Emerg Med J.2006 Sep;23(9): 707-8.
      • Mountain D, Ercleve T, Allely P et al.  REACTED - reducing Acute Chest pain Time in the ED:  A prospective pre-/post-interventional cohort study, stratifying risk using early cardiac multi-markers, probably increases discharges safely.  Emerg Med Australas. 2016 Aug;28(4):383-90.
      • National Conference Presentation:
        • BAEM Conference, York, UK:  'Alcohol in the ED' - March 2005.
      • Presentation:
        • Regional Emergency Medicine Meeting, Belfast, UK:  Foot / Ankle X-ray Audit - March 2005.
      • International Conference Poster: 
        • 3rd European Congress on Emergency Medicine, Leuven, Belgium:  'No GP in the new EC' - February 2005.
      • Presentation:
        • Regional Emergency Medicine Meeting, Antrim, UK: 'No GP in the new EC' - September 2004.
      • National Conference Poster:
        • FAEM Annual Scientific Meeting, Plymouth, UK:  Poster and presentation - 'Validation of an adjusted D-dimer threshold.' - November 2002.
      • Presentation: 
        • Ulster Society of Gastroenterologists, Belfast, UK:  Spontaneous oesophageal perforation - October 2001.

      Referees

      Associate Professor David Mountain,

      Consultant Emergency Physician,

      Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,

      Nedlands

      WA 6009

      0893462836

      david.mountain@health.wa.gov.au

      Associate Professor James Rippey,

      Consultant Emergency Physician.

      Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,

      Nedlands

      WA 6009

      0893462836

      drjamesrippey@gmail.com