Training Positions

QLD – Robina Hospital


Breast and General Surgical Fellow: Robina Surgical Unit


Second Year


2 Bayberry Lane, Robina


Dr John Gault


Position Description

Robina Hospital provides Breast Surgical Services for the Gold Coast District. This position offers excellent experience in benign and malignant breast disease management in a multidisciplinary environment.

The position includes a mix of public and private operative experience with a dedicated fellow list. The fellow will be working closely with four specialist breast surgeons in a high volume breast cancer unit, seeing in excess of 450 new breast cancer patients per year.

The operative experience will include:

• Mastectomy - including nipple and skin sparing mastectomy.
• Breast conserving surgery - including therapeutic mammoplasty and partial breast reconstruction with various Oncoplastic flaps.
• Sentinel lymph node biopsy - including internal mammary node dissection and axillary lymph node clearance.
• Immediate and delayed expander, implant, latissimus dorsi, DIEP and TRAM reconstruction.

The fellow will also gain experience in Melanoma, Endocrine and general surgery and will be part of the general surgical on call roster.

There is a weekly Breast clinic, multidisciplinary oncoplastic clinic and multidisciplinary breast cancer meeting. The fellow will be expected to contribute to medical student, resident and advanced trainee teaching, audit journal club and research. The fellow will be able to attend breast screen assessment clinics during their attachment.

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:


Breast Reconstruction Surgery:


General and Other Surgery:

Melanoma, Thyroid + Parathyroid; General

Breakdown of hours:

4 days a week public, 1 day Private, 1 in 5 on call

Private Consulting:



Weekly MDT, weekly melanoma MDT

Academic & Research:

Teaching medical students, research encouraged, University resources


1 year FTE role commencing early February 2024 (80% public; 20% private)


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 (80% public; Private >20%)

Further Information:

Robina Surgical Unit Mastectomy approx. 150; ALNC: 60; Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy: 200; WLE: 120+; Oncoplastic procedures: 80

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