ACT – Calvary Healthcare and The Canberra Hospital (Canberra)

>ACT – Calvary Healthcare and The Canberra Hospital (Canberra)

Position: Breast Surgical Fellowship


This role would suit a 1st or 2nd Year trainee.

This position offers excellent training in all aspects of breast disease management in a multidisciplinary environment. It involves working closely with three specialist breast surgeons in a high volume public hospital unit as well as providing great research opportunities and assistance at the private hospital (same campus) and to be involved in Breast Screen assessment clinics.

The operative experience will include a full range of breast surgical procedures for benign and malignant disease, including skin and nipple sparing mastectomies, skin reducing mastectomies with immediate implant based reconstruction and insertion of tissue expanders as well as pedicled myo-cutaneous flaps. A majority of patients with cancer are offered breast conserving treatment, including therapeutic mammaplasty and other breast re-shaping (so called oncoplastic) procedures. Extensive experience can be gained in sentinel node biopsy including internal mammary node dissection, as well as axillary dissection. All breast reconstructions are carried out by the Breast Surgeons except for micro-vascular tissue flaps performed by the Plastics Service at the Canberra Hospital and the trainee has ample opportunity to attend these.

In addition, fellows will have an opportunity to maintain skills in thyroid and parathyroid surgery. The Fellow would be first on call for general surgery no more than one night per week and weekend cover on 1:4 basis along with other Fellows (Upper GI, Colorectal and Acute Surgery) based at the Canberra Hospital.

A typical week would involve 3 days of operating and 1-2 busy outpatient clinics seeing newly diagnosed breast patients as well as follow ups. There are weekly Breast meetings, MDT meetings alternating with  Breast Cancer Treatment Group of ACT meetings and surgical grand rounds. In addition there are weekly Surgical Audit meetings where all teams take in turn to present and discuss their morbidities and mortalities.

We offer an active research program in many areas of patient care and an extensive database available for clinical research activities. The successful candidate would be provided with protected time and experienced support for research purposes, with a realistic expectation that this would result in a publication and/or a presentation at a major breast meeting.

Summary Hospital information
BREAST ONCOPLASTIC SURGERY - YES
BREAST RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY - YES
GENERAL AND OTHER SURGERY – YES
BREAKDOWN OF HOURS – ? ???as above
PRIVATE CONSULTING – Supplementary consulting sessions in the Specialist’s private rooms by arrangement
MDT – YES (Multidisciplinary management of breast cancer patients)
ACADEMIC & RESEARCH – any Academic involvement and / or Research actvities
available to the trainee or required - YES
FUNDED 1 year FTE role commencing on RACS start date early February 2020 - YES
SALARY will be Full time salary equivalent to Senior Registrar salary (or greater) and minimum salary package and requirements and conditions as required by law in the Hospital jurisdiction will apply - YES

Location: Calvary Healthcare, Haydon Drive, Bruce, ACT 2617; Site 2 - The Canberra Hospital, Yamba Dve, Woden ACT 2606

Hospital Info: 4 surgeons, more than 150 breast cancers/year; Unit - General, Breast & Endocrine

Hospital Specialties: Endocrine, On Call, MDT, BreastScreen, Clinical Trials, Oncoplastic Training

Contact Information

Contact: Dr Usama Majeed

Phone: 02 6201 6111 or 02 6264 7203

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