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Gosford Hospital


Oncoplastic Breast & Endocrine Surgical Fellow


First Year


Holden Street, Gosford, 2250


Dr Paul (Ping-en) Chen

Position Description

Gosford hospital is a major teaching hospital located on the central coast of New South Wales, 40km north of Sydney. The hospital services a population of over 300,000 and in 2021 the region treated 292 new breast cancer cases.

The successful applicant will have exposure to a breadth of oncoplastic breast ,endocrine and general surgical experiences. The fellow will have access to 7 full day public lists per month. In 2018 the unit performed a total of 358 benign and malignant breast cases and 73 endocrine cases. There were a total of 68 oncoplastic breast reconstructive cases including single stage and 2 stage implant based reconstructions, therapeutic mammoplasty and symmetrisation procedures.

The fellow will also have an opportunity to participate in autologous breast reconstruction with the plastics team.

This is a 1 FTE position and will expect above full time senior registrar salary. The on-call commitments include 2.5 days ASU general surgical on-call per fortnight in the capacity as a junior consultant. 1 day per week is designated to teaching and research commitments in conjunction with the University of Newcastle.

All 3 surgeons perform oncoplastic breast and endocrine surgery. The Fellow will have good experience in oncoplastic level 1 and 2 caseload as will as thyroid and parathyroid surgery.

The fellow will have access to resources with the University of Newcastle to facilitate research and publication requirements.


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 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



Summary Hospital Information

Breast Oncoplastic Surgery:

> 100 cases per year of Oncoplastic 1 & 2 mammoplasty including LICAP and AICAP flap.

Breast Reconstruction Surgery:

Over 20 implant based reconstructions per year

General and Other Surgery:

ndocrine surgery - thyroid and parathyroid surgery, over 40 per year general cases, laproscopic hernia plus gall bladder surgery. Melanoma, skin cancer over 20 per year.

Breakdown of hours:

7 full day public list per month; 2.5 days oncall as general surgeon in ASU unit per fortnight in the role of junior consultant; breast screen experience.

Private Consulting:



Once per fortnight

Academic & Research:

One day per week teaching/research in conjunction with the University of Newcastle


year FTE role commencing early February 2022


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

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