Perth Hip and Knee Clinic Arthroplasty Fellowship
Currently taking Fellowship Applications for August 2025.
Perth, Western Australia.
Mr Dermot Collopy and Mr Gavin Clark.
The Fellow will be exposed to all aspects of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty surgery including new robotic innovations. They will undertake supervised arthroplasty and arthroscopy surgery at St John of God Hospital Midland 1 day per fortnight, assisting both supervisors for complex revision cases, suitable teaching cases and robotic arthroplasty surgery. There is also a fortnightly trauma requirement. There is an opportunity to undertake approx. 7 joint replacement, arthroscopic and trauma cases per week as the primary surgeon dependent on assessment of ability.
The Fellow will be involved in teaching the service registrars and junior doctors during clinical time and one hour of formal teaching per fortnight.
There is an opportunity to undertake research and Fellows will attend fortnightly research and X-ray meetings.
The successful candidate must have full fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery with RACS and Australian Orthopaedic Association or equivalent. Full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency is mandated.
The applicant(s) must be within three years of their qualifications and must be well versed in general and trauma orthopaedic’s.
Overseas candidates must comply with requirements to enter Australia on an occupational training visa.
This Fellowship is accredited by the Australian Orthopaedic Association.
12 months preferably although 6 month positions will be considered.
AUD $110,000 – 12 months.
How to Apply
Appointments are made up to 18 months in advance.
Applications, including a detailed curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of three referees should be submitted using the form below. Applications will be reviewed by Mr Gavin Clark.
About the Location
Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. It is the fourth-most populous city in Australia, with an estimated population of 2.02 million (as of 30 June 2014) living in Greater Perth. Yet Perth is one of the most isolated major cities on the planet. Framed by endless cobalt skies, it stands remote at the western edge of Australia’s massive expanse. Northwest across the Indian Ocean, the Asian megacity of Jakarta is closer than Melbourne or Sydney to Perth’s east. This geographic exile has instilled its population with confidence and verve.
The economic benefits of Australia’s resources boom continue to inspire central Perth’s ongoing urban makeover, while a creative and entrepreneurial spirit drives the reinvention and renewal of inner suburbs and the nearby port town of Fremantle.
The first areas settled were on the Swan River, with the city’s central business district and port (Fremantle) both located on its shores. Perth came 9th in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s August 2014 list of the world’s most livable cities, and was classified by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network in 2010 as a world city.
About the Facility
St John of God Health Care has partnered with WA Health to build and operate St John of God Midland Public Hospital and St John of God Midland Private Hospital, delivering care close to home for the communities of Midland and surrounding areas With a total of 367 beds, 307 for public patients and 60 for private patients, the hospital is conveniently located within one complex on Clayton Street in central Midland.
Patients at the new hospital can expect the same excellent, compassionate care that St John of God Health Care has been delivering to the Western Australian community for almost 120 years.