Position: Breast Surgical Fellow
This position is suitable for a second year trainee.
The Royal Perth Hospital multidisciplinary breast service cares for 250-300 women with New breast cancer each year. The breast clinic is staffed by breast physicians, radiologists, specialist breast cancer nurses, and breast surgeons. Fortnightly multidisciplinary meetings are conducted with significant contributions from medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, psychology, plastic surgery and genetic services.
There are 4 consultant breast oncoplastic surgeons in the service. Standard oncologic breast resections, including sentinel lymph node biopsy are routinely performed. In addition, oncoplastic techniques e.g. therapeutic mammoplasty; symmetrising mastopexy; Fat grafting,lipomodelling,Implant based reconstructions; and Latissimus Dorsi flap reconstructions are performed by the breast surgeons in the unit. Strong relationships with the plastic surgery department generate a significant number of tissue flap immediate reconstructions.
To complement the continuing education program, monthly breast service presentations/meetings are conducted either by local or visiting speakers. During the 12 month term, there is ample opportunity for the breast fellow to perform oncologic breast surgery independently, and the fellow would be expected to perform some teaching to advanced trainees. The fellow would also gain valuable exposure to oncoplastic techniques and would be expected to be comfortable performing some of these techniques by the end of the term.
The unit has a strong focus on research and participation in clinical trials. The General Surgery on-call commitment is small.
The surgeons on the unit are Professor Christobel Saunders, Dr Ming Khoon Yew, Dr Jose Cid-Fernandes and Dr Vineeta Singh
Summary Hospital information
BREAST ONCOPLASTIC SURGERY - YES
BREAST RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY - YES
GENERAL AND OTHER SURGERY – YES
BREAKDOWN OF HOURS – TBC Outpatient clinics, Operating lists, On-call requirements
PRIVATE CONSULTING – NO
MDT – YES (Multidisciplinary management of breast cancer patients)
ACADEMIC & RESEARCH – any Academic involvement and / or Research activities available to the trainee or required - YES
OTHER - YES TBC
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
Location: 197 Wellington Street, Perth WA 6000
Hospital Info: 4 surgeons, 400 breast cancers/year
Hospital Specialties: Endocrine, Melanoma, On Call, MDT weekly, BreastScreen, Familial breast cancer clinic, Clinical trials, Oncoplastic Training Level 1 and 2, Lipomodelling
Contact: Dr Vineeta Singh
Phone: 08 9382 7171
Additional Information: http://www.rph.wa.gov.au