VIC – St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

>VIC – St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Position: Breast and Endocrine surgery fellowship


This role would suit either a first 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
Unit: Breast, Endocrine & General Surgery
Breast Oncoplastic Surgery: approx. 25 cases per year
Breast Reconstruction Surgery: 20 - 30 cases per year in conjunction with the Plastic Surgery Unit
General and Other Surgery: approx. 150 Endocrine surgeries per year including thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy, Adrenal and Endocrine pancreas. Elective general surgery (hernia/lap whole/minors) & emergency general surgery
Breakdown of Hours: 6 - 9 theatre sessions per week; 3 outpatient clinics (breast/endo/general), Fellow general surgery on-all 1:3 cycle
Private Consulting: n/a
MDT: Weekly MDT meeting followed by weekly multidisciplinary breast outpatient clinic
Academic & Research: Fellow participates in existing research activities as well as being encouraged to undertake further projects during their year; research assistant provided
Funded: 1 year FTE role commencing early February 2022
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


  • 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: Yes
  • 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: 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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