Position: Breast/Endocrine Fellow Position
This position is suitable for a 1st year trainee.
Christchurch Hospital is the largest tertiary, teaching and research hospital in the South Island. The population base serviced is approximately 550,000.
The Surgical Department consists of 20 general surgeons. The breast surgical unit consists of 5 breast surgeons (we are recruiting a 6th surgeon this year). Two of the surgeons are Oncoplatsic surgeons, , and the unit is well supported by the Platsic and Reconstructive surgical department, providing all types of reconstruction including free flaps. Three of the breast surgeons also have a busy endocrine surgical practice.
The position will provide an excellent opportunity for a post-fellowship surgeon who wants to advance their experience in breast (including oncoplastic) and endocrine surgery, as well as keeping their general skills up to date with involvement in the general surgery acute roster, as a Senior Registrar.
The breast unit deals with approximately 250-300 new breast cancers per year, including breast screening. Each surgeon has 1-2 outpatient clinics and 1-2 operating lists per week. There are weekly multidisciplinary meetings, monthly journal club meetings, weekly departmental clinical meetings, and monthly education sessions. We have a comprehensive breast cancer register which was set up in 2009. There is ample research opportunity, and the fellow is expected to carry out a research project during the year with a view to publication or presentation. The fellow is also expected to take part in educational and teaching activities in the department.
This is a full time hospital position and there is very limited scope for private assisting.
The position is open to FRACS qualified doctors who are, or will be, eligible for registration with the New Zealand Medical Council. it is a fixed term position for 1 year from February 2020.
Summary Hospital information
BREAST ONCOPLASTIC SURGERY - YES
BREAST RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY - YES
GENERAL AND OTHER SURGERY –YES
BREAKDOWN OF HOURS – Outpatient clinics, Operating lists, and On-call requirements - as above
PRIVATE CONSULTING – Supplementary consulting sessions in the Specialist’s private rooms by arrangement - NO
MDT – (Multidisciplinary management of breast cancer patients) - YES
ACADEMIC & RESEARCH – any Academic involvement and / or Research activities 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, noting the hospital will require the trainee to have an interview with the hospital for internal HR /Admin requirements only
Location: Christchurch Hospital 2 Riccarton Avenue, Addington, Christchurch City, Canterbury NZ
Contact: Dr Birgit Dijkstra & Dr Kathy Davenport (Dept of Surgery Manager)
Phone: +64 3 355 1194