Position: Breast & Endocrine Fellow
This role is suitable for a 2nd year breast fellow, or a 1st year fellow, who is interested also in endocrine surgery.
This fellowship is based at Nepean Hospital a major tertiary teaching hospital located in Penrith, which is part of Nepean Blue Mountains Health District. The fellow will have ample opportunities to develop and consolidate their clinical and operative skills in the diagnosis and management of benign and malignant breast disease.
The Unit consists of 3 Breast Surgeons and 3 Endocrine Surgeons, and two General Surgeons and one registrar (SET 3-5) and an intern. The Unit offers a wide variety of breast surgical procedures with a strong oncoplastic and reconstructive component involving tissue expanders, implants and flaps.
The fellow is expected to actively participate in weekly breast MDT and weekly clinics. They also have the opportunity to attend the private rooms of the surgeons to gain clinical exposure in assessing and managing patients with new diagnosis of Breast cancer.
There is considerable Endocrine surgical exposure with fellows having the opportunity to perform and assist in thyroid, parathyroid and some head and neck surgery. There is also monthly Endocrine MDT and weekly endocrine educational activities combined with the Medical Endocrine unit.
The fellow are expected to undertake research activities through the Whiteley-Martin Research centre associated with University of Sydney.
The fellow can also gain teaching experience by providing regular tutorials to Medical students and contribute to SET training program within Nepean Hospital.
In addition to the role Breast and Endocrine fellowship, the position also involves taking part in the Acute Surgical Unit oncall roster. This will ensure that the fellows maintain their broad General surgical skills.
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 - YES
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
Note: No overseas no-citizen or non-resident doctor will be accepted
Location: Parker Street, Penrith
Hospital Info: 3 Breast Surgeons and 3 Endocrine Surgeons, 200 new breast surgery cases p.a., Breast, Endocrine & General Surgery Unit
Hospital Specialties: Benign, malignant, Oncoplastic & Reconstructive Breast Surgery
Contact: Dr Deborah Cheung