Orientation Information

Welcome to PainScience at JHC. We look forward to working with you and facilitating your professional training in pain medicine.

If you have any questions, please discuss with Professor Eric Visser (HoD), Dr Phillip Kriel (SoT) or Dr Raj Menon (welfare).

Senior Fellow’s role

The senior fellow is responsible for organizing and running the Friday lunchtime multidisciplinary meetings and the Friday WA regional tutorial program. He or she may delegate helpers.

The senior fellow will be added to our WhatsApp link and have a login for the PainScience website.

Radiation Safety

Please ensure you have a valid radiation safety license for procedures.

If you have NOT recently completed a radiation safety course, please discuss with the SoT and arrange ASAP.

Radiological Council Website


When you first start procedures, you will be required to complete and archive DOPS forms (Direct Observation of Procedures Sheets) for trainees.

Download JHC DOPS form

Trainees’ Office and Library

The Trainees’ office is located in the UWA Clinical School, level 1.

You may also use offices in the Painscience Clinic – Suite 111, Medical Center West, Joondalup Hospital.

Library is located on the ground floor, Clinical School, Monday-Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm.

Clinical Library

Ramsay Intranet Sites

Please note that these sites can only be accessed from within Joondalup Hospital.

Acute Pain Service online resource manual
Riskman (OHS, quality and risk-management reporting tool for JHC)

For a copy of the anaesthetic departmental orientation manual, please follow the link below.  Note: the file is in open document format, but can be openend in microsoft word.

You should attend one of the department of anaesthesia’s orientation programmes when starting your term (Ask Helen Carroll, administrative assistant, anaesthesia).

Orientation Manual Jan 2017

Personal welfare

Pain medicine practice, although very rewarding, may be challenging at times and the training programme can be demanding. We have all ‘been there’ and you are not alone!

Some senior collegues (e.g. consultants) may also need to adjust to being a ‘trainee’ again.

Please fell free to discuss any concerns you have with a trusted colleague.

Dr Raj Menon is our welfare officer if you have any concerns.

JHC offers a brief orientation module on managing stess and challenging interactions in pain and psychiatry