Apart from your clinical team and your department head, who else will you need to know as a new doctor?
Perhaps the next most important group is the staff in the Resident Support Unit, so you'll find a short bio about all the staff, including the reasons you may want to approach them or vica verca. It also worth being aware of the medical managers who have a professional responsibility for all of the medical staff. Collectively they are know as Medical Services, headed by the Chief Medical Adviser, Dr Ros Crampton. Another group of staff, that many of you will interact with is the staff the Post Graduate Medical Education Department.
For those of you interested in Organisational Structure, Westmead is the largest hospital in Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD), which also comprises Auburn Hospital, Blacktown Mt Druitt Hospital and Cumberland Hospital. WSLHD is led by the Chief Executive Officer, and the Westmead Executive Team is led by the General Manger, with an executive team consisting the Chief Medical Adviser, the Director of Nursing & Midwifery, The Director of Finance, the Director of Corporate Services, and five Clinical Directors each of whom is responsible for managing the five Clinical Divisions. These are Surgery & Anaesthetics, Acute Medicine and Critical Care, Medicine and Cancer Services, Women's and Newborn Health, Oral Health
Ms Katherine Hill - Manager, Resident Support Unit
Kath is in charge of the whole of Resident Support Unit. As a JMO you probably won't need to interact with her on a regular basis - though you will with her staff. Despite this she has an open door policy and definitely wants to hear your feedback. She is very happy to talk to JMOs about any RSU issue, and of course she is the final arbiter within the RSU for all those complex "left field" questions that seem to crop up from time to time.
phone: 8890 7013 or ext 57013 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Chandrika Param - JMO Manager
Chandrika is responsible for ensuring that all those day to day JMO matters are being taken care of. So, apart from managing the staff responsible for your rosters and payment, she is also the "go to" person for Intern and RMO leave allocation, as well as term allocation. As an Intern or RMO, you would approach Chandrika if you are wanting to check up about a term swap, or organise leave at short notice, or maybe looking for additional relief staff to help out with peaks in workload in your department.
phone: 8890 6282 or ext 56282
Mr Jalal Ahamed - Rostering Co-ordinator
Jalal enters all the rosters into our payroll system, which is the mechanism by which you get paid. He also participates in the creation and distribution of the daily and weekly team rosters. So as a JMO, you'd want to talk to Jalal if you had a payslip or timesheet query, or if you wanted to make sure a last minute roster change was actioned, or if any roster published by RSU needed correction.
phone: 8890 7882 or ext 57882
Ms Maribel Rontal - IMG Coordinator
Maribel is responsible for all recruitment issues to do with International Medical Graduates. She assist with Registration and Visa enquiries. You will talk to Maribel if you are an IMG, long before you start here, and will continue these discussions if your circumstances change during your employment.
phone: 8890 7987 or ext 57987
Ms Shabreen Ifath - Recruitment Co-ordinator
Shabreen is responsible for all of the administrative elements of the recruitment process. As a JMO you might be talking to her before you start, about interviews, recruitment paperwork, or health clearances, or grading. As a current JMO you might be having similar discussions about jobs you have applied for or been accepted onto at Westmead, for the following year.
phone: 8890 9804 or ext 59804