Training Positions

QLD – Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital

Position:

Breast Fellowship with Endocrine Surgery

Level:

Second Year Fellow

Location:

Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, Butterfield St, Heron;
STARS Hospital, Herston

Contact:

Dr Clement Wong

Contact:

Position Description

The fellowship position provides training at a tertiary level in the Breast and Endocrine unit. The unit consists of 4 surgeons with high volume of Level 1 Oncoplastic procedures and one surgeon performing a number of Level 2 procedures. RBWH is a high volume breast unit with ample of opportunity for exposure to oncoplastic surgical technique, implant based reconstruction, pedicle flap reconstruction and now ROLLIS. Out trainee will have opportunity to work with plastic surgeon to get experience in tissue based reconstruction.

The Unit provides tertiary care to large areas of Queensland and specialises in management of complex cases.

There is also a large volume of of endocrine cases ranging from benign to complex thyroid malignancy, parathyroid surgery and adrenal surgery, including retroperitoneal adrenalectomy.

You will be involved in the general surgery on-call roster where you will provide cover at Consultant level.

The Unit provides ample opportunity for independent operating and research opportunities, with approximately 3 - 5 operating lists per week, 2 breast clinics per week and a weekly endocrine clinic. Additional clinics include Familial cancer clinic, weekly breast MDT and monthly thyroid cancer MDT.

This position is a full time position with the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. There is opportunity to gain experience in private as an assistant.

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:

Level 1: 100; Level 2: 50

Breast Reconstruction Surgery:

Implant based reconstruction 50 - 60

General and Other Surgery:

Endocrine cases: 150 per year; General surgical: 60 cases per year

Breakdown of hours:

On-call once per week and one weekend on call every 2 months. 11 sessions Breast OPD per month; 8 sessions Endocrine OPD per month; 11 all days OT per month

Private Consulting:

N/A

MDT:

At least once per week

Academic & Research:

Our trainee is encouraged to take up at least one research project and scientific presentation in their one year training

Funded:

1 year FTE role commencing early February 2023

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

Further Information:

RBWH is a high volume breast unit with ample of opportunity for exposure to oncoplastic surgical technique, implant based reconstruction, pedicle flap reconstruction,ROLLIS and 3D printing breast reconstruction. Out trainee will have opportunity to work with a plastic surgeon to get experience in tissue based reconstruction. Mastectomy: 110 cases per year Axillary surgery: 200 cases (sentinel node and axilla clearance) Mastopexy/lipofilling: 10 to 15 per year

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