Christchurch Hospital (New Zealand)

>Christchurch Hospital (New Zealand)

Position: Breast/Endocrine Fellow Position

This position is suitable for a 1st year trainee.

Christchurch is an exciting place right now as we start to rebuild this great city, there is a real buzz around the place; it’s catchy so why not come and be part of it!

Christchurch Hospital is the largest tertiary, teaching and research hospital in the South Island. The population base serviced is approximately 500,000.

The position will provide an excellent opportunity for a post-fellowship surgeon who wants to advance their experience in breast and endocrine surgery.

The Surgical Department consists of 16 surgeons, 5 breast surgeons (Birgit Dijkstra, Philippa Mercer, Malcolm Ward, Rob Robertson and Josie Todd) and 2 who are also endocrine surgeons (Birgit and Philippa). Josie provides an oncoplastic service but the majority of reconstructive surgery is generally provided by the plastic surgeons who provide an excellent service.

We deal with approximately 250-300 new breast cancers per year, including the screening programme. There are weekly multidisciplinary team meetings, monthly journal club meetings, weekly departmental clinical meetings, and monthly education sessions. We have a comprehensive breast cancer register that is now 4 years old.

The successful applicant would be expected to carry out a research project within the 12 months working on the unit, with a view to publication or presentation. And also take part in educational and teaching activities in the department.

Applications are called from FRACS qualified doctors who are, or will be, eligible for registration with the New Zealand Medical Council and have completed their advanced training in general surgery.

The successful applicant will be expected to take part in the general surgery acute roster as a registrar, currently 1 in 3 Saturdays, and to fill in as required.

The position is for a one year fixed term role from January 2014.

Location: Christchurch Hospital 2 Riccarton Avenue, Addington, Christchurch City, Canterbury NZ

Contact Information

Contact: Liz Hill

Phone: +64 3 355 1194


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