Perhaps the next most important group is the staff in the Resident Support Unit (RSU), so you'll find a short bio about all staff, including reasons you may want to approach them or vice versa. 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 you will interact with is the Post-Graduate Medical Education team, and in particular, for those interested in physician or surgical training, the Clinical Superintendents in Medicine and Surgery are key contacts.
For those of you interested in organisational structure, Westmead is the largest hospital in Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD), also consisting of Auburn Hospital, Blacktown Mt Druitt Hospitals and Cumberland Hospital (but NOT the Westmead Children's Hospital)
WSLHD is led by the Chief Executive Officer and the Westmead Executive Team is led by the General Manger. Our senior organisational structure is currently undergoing change, but this is unlikely to have a major impact on JMOs.
Katherine Hill - Resident Support Unit Manager
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 RSU for all those complex 'left-field questions that seem to crop up from time to time.
phone: 8890 7013 or ext 57013 email: email@example.com
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 and term allocation. As an Intern or RMO, you would approach Chandrika if you are wanting to check on 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
Jenny Sleiman - Auburn JMO Manager
Jenny is part of RSU, but based at Auburn and is responsible for taking care of all the day-to-day JMO matters at that hospital. She is the 'go-to' person for Interns and RMOs who are about to be rotated to Auburn - for rosters, pays or question about how the place works. She will be the person who provides orientation when you arrive and will be your main admin contact while you are there. Westmead relievers who are rostered to Auburn after hours shifts will also find her an invaluable resource.
phone: 8759 3136
Jalal Ahamed - Rostering Coordinator
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, 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
Andrew Bahun - Rostering Support Officer
Andrew assists in entering all the rosters into our payroll system. He manages shift changes and swaps, as well as entering overtime and callbacks. If you have any payroll, roster, or shift change enquiry, you would speak to Andrew
phone: 8890 7930 or ext 57930
Irish Uy - Rostering Support Officer
Irish assists in entering all the rosters into our payroll system. She manages shift changes and swaps, as well as entering overtime and callbacks. If you have any payroll, roster, or shift change enquiry, you would speak to Irish
phone: 8890 7880 or ext 57880
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
Garima Joshi - Psychiatry Recruitment and Payroll Officer
Garima enters the rosters into our payroll system for all Mental Health trainees and also participates in the creation and distribution of the daily and weekly team rosters. Garima also manages all recruitment processes for Mental Health trainees across the district. So, as a Mental Health JMO or trainee, you'd want to talk to Garima regarding recruitment or onboarding issues, if you had a payslip or timesheet query, or if you wanted to make sure a last minute roster change was actioned.
phone: 8890 8393 or ext 58393
Shabreen Ifath - Recruitment Coordinator
The Recruitment Co-ordinator 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, health clearances, or grading. As a current JMO, you might be having similar discussions about jobs you have applied for, or been accepted for at Westmead for the following year.
phone: 8890 9804 or ext 59804
Dr Ros Crampton - Chief Medical Adviser
Dr Crampton is the most senior doctor in Medical Services and a key member of the Westmead Executive team. She has a broad portfolio with a focus on policy, strategic planning and service development and she has a special interest in post-graduate medical education. She also has broad professional oversight for both the senior and the junior medical staff at Westmead. She has spent her entire working life at Westmead, having trained and practiced in emergency medicine for many years. As an ex-DPET, she also has excellent insight into, and empathy for the junior medical staff. You may well encounter Dr Crampton when you are rostered to overnight shifts on the wards, as she likes to attend the morning handover meeting to keep informed.
Ms Ann Gouffe - Medical Services Operations Manager
Ann Gouffe works closely with Dr Crampton in a variety of settings to assist in the day-to-day operations of Medical Services, as well as in service planning and other projects. Ann is a valuable asset who has her finger on the pulse of the hospital's management. For many JMOs, your most frequent contact with her will be at the overnight Morning Medical Report, or when she is after JMO input in relation to a current project or change management.
Dr Andrew Baker - Director of Pre-vocational Education and Training
Dr Baker has spent most of his career in Clinical Governance and Medical Administration, including as the Director Medical Services at Westmead, before falling into the role of DPET. His passion these days lies in pastoral care, career development and JMO advocacy. You might want to talk to Dr Baker about educational opportunities or training pathways, to help navigate the labyrinthine politics and bureaucracy of the hospital, maybe about grievances, big or small, or simply to unload with someone who understands how the hospital works but still remembers what it's like to be a JMO. You can call or text Dr Baker at any time, in or out of hours, on 0419281024.
Ms Lauren McGroder - Pre-vocational Education Support Officer
As Educational Support Officer, Lauren is involved in all aspects of the administration of pre-vocational training, whether that be promoting and organising the JMO education program, or following up end of term assessments. Many of you will have interacted with Lauren before you started, when she worked to make sure you had everything you needed to do your job properly from day one. Every Intern and RMO will receive numerous notifications and reminders from Lauren about what is on, or where you should be. Lauren is one of those vital people who keeps everything ticking over as it should.
Dr Helen Pham - Clinical Superintendent in Medicine
The Clinical Superintendent is a key role that helps co-ordinate the surgical training program. This position is usually held for 1-2 years by a recently graduated surgeon and has both a clinical and administrative component. Dr Pham is a general and colorectal surgeon who brings focus and determination to the role. She is an important person for pre-vocational trainees who are thinking of a career in surgery to make contact with.
Ms Linda Bell - Surgical Education Support Officer
For surgical trainees there is little need to elaborate on Linda's role which extends well beyond educational support. You should have realised before you started how professional, caring, and indispensable she is. For Interns and RMOs, if you have an interest in surgery or aspire to a surgical skills job in PGY3, it is critical that you make yourself known to Linda and take advantage of her years of experience working closely with the Directors of surgical training.
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Dr Elke Woodhouse
The Medical Clinical Superintendent is a key role that helps co-ordinate the Basic Physician Training program. This position is usually held for 1-2 years by a recently graduated physician and has both a clinical and administrative component. Dr Woodhouse is a Renal Physician with an interest in Palliative Care, who has completed her entire training at Westmead. She combines this background knowledge and her keen intellect to the benefit of the BPTs. For those prevocational trainees thinking of physician training, she is an invaluable resource.
Ms Billie Bridges - Medical Education Support Officer
Physician trainees will interact with Billie regularly because her role is intimately intertwined with physician training, but, as with Linda, Interns and RMOs should also be aware of this role if they are interested in physician training down the track.