Training Positions

SA – Flinders Medical Centre

Position:

Surgical Fellowship with The Breast and Endocrine Surgical Unit

Level:

First or Second Year Fellow

Location:

Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park

Contact:

Dr Andrew Kiu

Position Description

The Flinders Medical Centre Department of Surgery is pleased to offer the position of Post Fellowship training in Breast and Endocrine Surgery.

The successful applicant will work closely with the five surgeons of the Breast and Endocrine Surgical Unit in the management of patients with malignant and benign breast disease. This position will provide the necessary exposure and experience to fulfil all the requirements of the BreastSurgANZ post fellowship training in the areas of surgery, clinical assessment, multi-disciplinary team meetings, Breast Screen assessment, and course attendances.

There will be significant exposure to Oncoplastic and reconstructive aspects of breast cancer management, in conjunction with the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The successful candidate will be invited to participate in clinics with the two Consultant Plastic Surgeons who consult within the Flinders Medical Centre Breast Clinic weekly, and will be required to co-ordinate and participate in the combined cases.

The successful candidate will supervise audit activities, including both the BreastSurgANZ Quality Audit and the FMC Breast Unit’s own database, and will be expected to use the resources of this audit, and the Unit’s own data manager, to undertake or supervise clinical research. There will be opportunity to assist in the private sector for further exposure beyond the scope of public practice. 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.

Flinders Medical Centre is a 580 bed public teaching hospital, co-located with the Medical School of Flinders University of South Australia, and the 130 bed Flinders Private Hospital.

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:

All conservation surgery uses the technique of "sector resection". Occasional therapeutic mammoplasty

Breast Reconstruction Surgery:

50 - 70 reconstructions per year, with approximately 20 combined mastectomies with immediate reconstruction

General and Other Surgery:

Approximately 130 endocrine surgical procedures per year. Some on-call general surgery is required

Breakdown of hours:

5 half day theatre lists per week, with nine half day clinics. Not all are attended by the Fellow

Private Consulting:

None in private rooms

MDT:

Weekly MDT meetings (1 hr duration)

Academic & Research:

Clinical research is encouraged. The Fellow is required to maintain the Unit's database, which provides a basis for clinical research

Funded:

1 year FTE role commencing early February 2022

Salary:

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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