NSW – Gosford Hospital

>NSW – Gosford Hospital

Position: Oncoplastics Breast & Endocrine Surgical Fellow


The role would suit a First year trainee.

Gosford hospital is a major teaching hospital located on the central coast of New South Wales, 40km north of Sydney. The hospital services a population of over 300,000 and in 2021 the region treated 292 new breast cancer cases.

The successful applicant will have exposure to a breadth of oncoplastic breast ,endocrine and general surgical experiences. The fellow will have access to 7 full day public lists per month. In 2018 the unit performed a total of 358 benign and malignant breast cases and 73 endocrine cases. There were a total of 68 oncoplastic breast reconstructive cases including single stage and 2 stage implant based reconstructions, therapeutic mammoplasty and symmetrisation procedures.

The fellow will also have an opportunity to participate in autologous breast reconstruction with the plastics team.

This is a 1 FTE position and will expect above full time senior registrar salary. The on-call commitments include 2.5 days ASU general surgical on-call per fortnight in the capacity as a junior consultant. 1 day per week is designated to teaching and research commitments in conjunction with the University of Newcastle.

All 3 surgeons perform oncoplastic breast and endocrine surgery. The Fellow will have good experience in oncoplastic level 1 and 2 caseload as will as thyroid and parathyroid surgery.

The fellow will have access to resources with the University of Newcastle to facilitate research and publication requirements.


SUMMARY HOSPITAL INFORMATION
Breast Oncoplastic Surgery:> 100 cases per year of oncoplastic 1 & 2 mammoplasty including LICAP and AICAP flap.
Breast Reconstruction Surgery: Over 20 implant based reconstructions per year
General and Other Surgery: Endocrine surgery - thyroid and parathyroid surgery, over 40 per year general cases, laproscopic hernia plus gall bladder surgery. Melanoma, skin cancer over 20 per year.
Breakdown of Hours: 7 full day public list per month; 2.5 days oncall as general surgeon in ASU unit per fortnight in the role of junior consultant; breast screen experience.
Private Consulting: N/A
MDT: Once per fortnight
Academic & Research: One day per week teaching/research in conjunction with the University of Newcastle
Funded: 1 year FTE role commencing early February 2022
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


  • Hospital culture is one of respect and professionalism: Yes
  • A published and accessible complaint management process: Yes
  • Computer facilities / IT Support: Yes
  • Private Study Areas: Yes
  • General hospital educational activities: Yes
  • Regular supervision, assessment and feedback to Fellow: Yes
  • Safe hours practised: Yes
  • Access to external education activities for Fellow: Yes
  • Credentialed and specialist surgical staff committed to assist surgical training of BreastSurgANZ Fellow: Yes

Location: Holden Street, Gosford NSW 2250

Hospital Info: 358 breast surgery cases per year including 148 new breast cancer cases; All 3 breast surgeons in the unit perform oncoplastic breast surgery

Hospital Specialties: All 3 surgeons perform oncoplastic breast and endocrine surgery. The Fellow will have good experience in oncoplastic level 1 and 2 caseload as well as thyroid and parathyroid surgery. Good general surgical exposure with oncall commitment in ASU 2.5 days per fortnight.

Contact Information

Contact: Dr Paul (Ping-en) Chen

Additional Information: https://www.cclhd.health.nsw.gov.au/contact/

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