This position is suitable for a 2nd year fellow.
This position provides an excellent opportunity for a post fellowship surgeon who wants further advanced experience in breast surgery.
The position is at Senior Registrar level working primarily with our breast team. The Breast Team comprises of 5 surgeons, (Ian Campbell, Lou Hayes, Jane Creighton, Rowan French and Adam Stewart), 3 with oncoplastic training including volume reduction approaches, latissimus dorsi flap, expander and implant reconstruction. TRAM flaps are done in conjunction with our plastic surgical colleagues.
The post includes working in the Midland Breast Cancer Screening Programme, part of our national programme. We have a very active clinical trials unit and an excellent team of clinicians including our oncology colleagues and Breastcare Unit staff with weekly multidisciplinary team discussions. We deal with over 200 new cases of breast cancer per year. We have the most complete breast cancer register in NZ, with detailed data available on 99% of all cases in the Waikato Region since 1998.
The successful applicant is expected to carry out a research project, with a view to presentation and publication. Applications are called from FRACS qualified doctors, who are or will be eligible for registration with the New Zealand Medical Council, and have completed their advanced training in General surgery. The successful applicant will participate in the after-hours General Surgical roster and training and educational/training activities on site. Previous fellows over the last 5 years, have found that the large workload, good collegial relations and good research options have provided an excellent learning opportunity.
Waikato Hospital is a provider of secondary and tertiary services to the wider Midland (central North Island) region. The population base for the Waikato area is approximately 400,000 for secondary services but up to 800,000 for screening and oncology. Hamilton (where Waikato Hospital is based) is situated in the centre of the North Island, about 1 hours drive to the surf mecca of the West Coast and to the white sand beaches of the east. Forests and lakes abound closer to hand and Tongariro National Park and the skifields of Mt Ruapehu are 2.5 hours drive to the south. Our previous Fellows have made good use of all of these.
Location: Waikato Hospital Campus Selwyn Street Hamilton 3240 NZ
Hospital Info: 5 surgeons, 250 breast cancers/year
Hospital Specialties: General Surgery
Contact: Ian Campbell
Phone: +64 (07) 839 4679
Additional Information: www.waikatodhb.govt.nz