Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (Nedlands)

>Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (Nedlands)

Position: There are two Post Fellowship Training positions available. One suitable for a 1st year trainee, the other for a 2nd trainee.

Breast Fellowship Training Position

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital is a tertiary teaching hospital housing state cancer services. This Breast Centre manages around 1300 new breast cases which include 450+ new breast cancers per year. There are 4 surgeons in the Unit who work closely with the Department of Plastic Surgery. A large number of implant based reconstructions are performed each year, with additional exposure to fat graft and contour remodelling. There is an oncoplastic exposure including therapeutic mammoplasty and contralateral symmetrising procedures which are performed by breast oncoplastic surgeons. The flap based reconstructions are performed in association with the Plastic Surgical Unit.

The Unit provides comprehensive multidisciplinary care with weekly MDM and fortnightly pathology meetings. There is a high risk and symptomatic breast clinic and an excellent radiology service providing MRI, PET, ROLL and carbon tracking in addition to wire localisation. The Breast Centre is also attached to BreastScreen WA with assessment clinics managing over 1500 cases per year. We actively participate in research and clinical trials such as ROLLIS RCT and SNAC2. We are the only hospital in Perth providing intra-operative radiotherapy(IORT).

There is a general surgery on-call commitment, once a week and one in four weekends, with the participation of the Fellow being that of a junior consultant with the on-call surgical registrar/trainee reporting to the Fellow. These calls are shared between both Fellows.

There are a total of six clinics and eight theatre lists in an average week to be equally divided among the Fellows. The Fellow is expected to conduct daily ward rounds with junior staff (including advanced trainees in general surgery), be involved with teaching of junior staff and conduct research with the aim of publication in peer-reviewed journals and presenting papers at national/international meetings, as well as the monthly state-wide based journal club.

The position is a fully funded public position at senior registrar levels.

Location: Hospital Avenue Nedlands WA 6009

Hospital Info: 4 surgeons, 450 breast cancers/year

Hospital Specialties: Oncoplastic, Breast, Melanoma, On Call, MDT weekly, BreastScreen, Familial cancer clinic, Clinical trials, Oncoplastic Training

Contact Information

Contact: Dr Farah Aziz

Phone: 08 9346 3333


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