VIC – St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

>VIC – St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Position: Breast and Endocrine surgery fellowship


This role would suit either a 1st year trainee or a 2nd year trainee.

This position offers excellent training in all aspects of breast and endocrine surgery in a Multidisciplinary setting. The successful applicant will gain extensive experience through working with both our Breast Surgery Unit (3-4 Breast Surgeons) and our Endocrine Surgery Unit (4-5 Endocrine Surgeons) with 8-9 theatre sessions per week.

The Breast surgery unit provides experience in all aspects of the management of neoplastic & non-neoplastic breast disease through our weekly Breast Multidisciplinary Meeting & Breast Outpatient Clinic and involvement in St Vincent’s Breastscreen. Some of our surgeons perform Level I Oncoplastic procedures and we have an active Plastic Surgery Unit with whom all our reconstructive work is performed. In addition to therapeutic reconstruction cases we have regular combined theatre lists scheduled for the management of the high-risk/BRCA patients undergoing bilateral prophylactic surgery. Our fellow participates in a fortnightly breast surgery fellows teaching forum. Breast Surgery Journal Club is held several times a year.

The Endocrine surgery unit provides experience in all aspects of Endocrine surgery including thyroid disease, primary, recurrent, familial and renal hyperparathyroidism, Adrenal tumours, including laparoscopic adrenalectomy, insulinoma and inherited endocrine tumour syndromes such as Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia and Paraganglioma syndromes. Our Fellow participates in the weekly Multidisciplinary Endocrine Clinic, run concurrently with our Endocrinology unit, as well as our monthly Endocrine Multidisciplinary Meeting.

In addition, our Fellow will gain experience in Surgeon-performed Breast & Endocrine ultrasound and biopsy, partake in teaching and supervision of SET trainees and medical students, as well as maintain General Surgery skills through a weekly General surgical outpatients clinic and participating in acute general surgery on-call in a junior consultant role. Fellows are expected to undertake a research project during the year.

Summary Hospital information
BREAST ONCOPLASTIC SURGERY - YES, small volume
BREAST RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY - YES, but performed in conjunction with plastic surgery
GENERAL AND OTHER SURGERY – YES
BREAKDOWN OF HOURS – 􏰉 􏰋􏰌􏰍Outpatient clinics, Operating lists, and On-call requirements - See above
PRIVATE CONSULTING – Supplementary consulting sessions in the Specialist’s private rooms by arrangement - TBC
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

Location: St Vincent’s Hospital 41 Victoria Parade Fitzroy VIC 3065

Hospital Info: 7+ surgeons, 150 breast cancers per year

Hospital Specialties: Breast surgery (weekly MDT meeting), Oncoplastic breast surgery, Multidisciplinary breast/oncology and plastics clinic, BreastScreen Victoria, Multidisciplinary Endocrine surgery clinic, Clinical Trials, Ultrasound training

Contact Information

Contact: Miss Christina Foley

Phone: '(03) 9231 2211

Additional Information: https://www.svhm.org.au

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