Training Positions

NZ – Auckland City Hospital

Position:

Post Fellowship Breast Trainee

Level:

Second Year

Location:

2 Park Rd, Grafton, Auckland

Contact:

Dr Eletha Taylor

Position Description

Auckland City Hospital is pleased to offer the position of Post Fellowship training in Breast and Endocrine Surgery.

This position is based at Auckland City Hospital, which provides a multidisciplinary service treating 150-200 new breast cancers annually.
The unit is served by 5 breast and general surgeons. All breast surgeons on the unit perform level 1 oncoplastic procedures, with 3 of the surgeons having a broader level 2 oncoplastic practice (therapeutic mammoplasty and contralateral symmetrisation where indicated). Implant based reconstructions are performed by 3 of the department surgeons, but we utilise the regional plastics service for autologous reconstructions. These are performed at another site with ongoing involvement of our services. The fellow would be involved in the operative management of these cases.

The successful candidate will be offered exposure to a large number of neoplastic and non-neoplastic breast pathology. In addition, the candidate will be extensively exposed to all aspects of axillary surgery including sentinel node biopsy and axillary dissection. The fellowship is linked with an exposure to Endocrine (Thyroid/ Parathyroid/ Adrenal) and melanoma and head and neck surgery.

The fellow would be involved in the running of a weekly campus breast multidisciplinary meeting and attend 3 all day lists and 3 half day clinics per week.
Auckland Hospital has strong links with the Auckland Breast Cancer Study Group with an extensive clinical database available for clinical research opportunities.

There will be an expectation to take part in the General Surgical on call roster and work independently in common acute general surgical procedures with friendly and collegiate support from all consultants. However, the daytime management of acute general surgery is delivered by specialist emergency surgeons and will not impact on the fellow’s elective work.

Summary Hospital Information

Breast Oncoplastic Surgery:

Yes

Breast Reconstruction Surgery:

Yes

General and Other Surgery:

Yes, participates actively in the on-call general surgical rosters and the positions also include exposure to endocrine and sarcoma and melanoma surgery

Breakdown of hours:

Outpatient clinics, Operating lists, and On-call requirements

Private Consulting:

N/A

MDT:

Yes as a matter of routine

Academic & Research:

Academic involvement and/or research activities available to the trainee

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

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