NSW – St Vincents Hospital (Sydney)

>NSW – St Vincents Hospital (Sydney)

Position: Breast and Endocrine Post Fellowship Trainee


This role is suitable for a first year trainee.

This position is based at the Surgical Oncology Department at St Vincents Private Hospital Campus, Darlinghurst, which provides a dynamic and multidisciplinary service treating 150 - 175 new breast cancers annually. The service consists of 3 Breast Surgeons: Dr Davendra Segara, Dr Warren Hargreaves and Dr Anthony Chambers.

The successful candidate will be offered exposure to a large number of neoplastic and non-neoplastic breast pathology. Training will be provided in a full range of breast surgical procedures estimated at 200-250 cases per year. The Fellow will have the ability to work closely with the Plastics and Reconstructive Department to gain experience in autologous and implant based reconstruction. In addition the candidate will be extensively exposed to all aspects of axillary surgery including sentinel node biopsy and axillary dissection.

The fellow would be involved in the running of a weekly campus wide breast multidisciplinary clinic. There will be opportunities for outpatient experience in the specialists’ private rooms.

St Vincent's Hospital has strong translational research links with The Kinghorn Cancer Centre with an extensive clinical database available for clinical research opportunities. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will be provided with experienced support, allowing participation in translational and clinical research during the fellowship year, with the expectation of resulting scientific publication or presentation.

The funding for the fellowship is through a private assisting model only.


SUMMARY HOSPITAL INFORMATION
Breast Oncoplastic Surgery: 2 - 3 oncoplastic procedures a week in addition experience in symmetrising reduction mammaplasties/mastopexies with plastic/reconstructive surgery
Breast Reconstruction Surgery: The Fellow has the ability to work closely with the Plastics and Reconstructive Department to gain experience in autologous and implant based reconstruction. 1 - 2 DEIP flaps per month and 2 - 3 implant/expander based reconstructions per month
General and Other Surgery: This position strives to maintain a full year of experience in mainly breast surgery and breast reconstruction. There may be some general surgical experience mainly in surgical oncology / endocrine surgery (melanoma and thyroid surgery) which is envisaged to be 10% of the operating experience
Breakdown of Hours: 2 - 3 operating lists per week; 2 - 3 combined plastics/reconstructive lists per month with exposure to 1 - 3 DIEP flap reconstructions per month; no on-call
Private Consulting: 1 - 2 private room consulting sessions per month supervised by Dr Segara
MDT: 1 x weekly
Academic & Research: Yes
Funded: 1 year FTE role commencing early February 2022
Salary: The funding and associated income for the fellowship is through a private assisting model only.


  • 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: No
  • 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: 406 Victoria St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

    Hospital Info: 150 - 175 new breast cancers annually. 3 breast surgeons, a registrar and 1 JMO

    Hospital Specialties: Weekly campus wide breast MDT clinic, private outpatient experience, clinical database available for clinical research opportunities

    Contact Information

    Contact: Davendra Segara

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