Training Positions

WA – Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Position:

Breast Fellowship Training Position

Level:

First & Second Year Fellow

Location:

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Hospital Avenue, Nedlands;
Osborne Park Hospital, Osborne Place, Stirling

Contact:

Dr Ananda Kallyani S.M. Ponniah

Contact:

Position Description

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital is a tertiary teaching hospital housing state cancer services. The Breast Centre manages around 1300 new breast cases which include 450+ new breast cancers per year. There are five surgeons in the unit who work closely with the Department of Plastic Surgery. There is exposure to high volume breast cancer surgery. Prosthesis based reconstruction with in-cooperation of fat graft and contour remodelling is also performed. Oncoplastic exposure include therapeutic mammoplasty and contralateral symmetrising procedures. i.e. mastopexy/lift or reduction mammoplasties. The flap based reconstructions are performed in association with the Plastic Surgical unit..

The unit provides comprehensive multidisciplinary care with weekly multidisciplinary meetings and fortnightly combined breast pathology, radiology and surgery meetings. There are two high risk clinics and an excellent radiology service providing MRI, PET, ROLL and carbon tracking in addition to wire localisation. The Breast Centre is also attached to Breast Screen WA with assessment clinics managing over 1500 cases per year. We actively participate in research and clinical trials in association with our multidisciplinary team and SCGH is the pioneer hospital in Perth providing intra-operative radiotherapy (IORT).

There is a general surgery on-call commitment, once a week and one in four weekends, with the participation of the Fellow being that of a junior consultant. The calls are shared between the Fellow and a Senior Surgical Service Registrar.

There are a total of eight clinics and eight theatre lists in an average week. The Fellow is expected to conduct daily ward rounds with junior staff (including advanced trainees in General Surgery) and be involved with teaching of junior staff. A completed research with the aim of publication in peer-reviewed journals and presenting papers at national/international meetings is highly recommended. The fellow will also have the opportunity to be actively involved in the state-wide based journal club which meets four times a year.

Summary Hospital Information

Breast Oncoplastic Surgery:

Yes

Breast Reconstruction Surgery:

Yes

General and Other Surgery:

Yes

Breakdown of hours:

96 hours per month, on-call general surgery commitments

Private Consulting:

No

MDT:

Yes

Academic & Research:

Yes

Funded:

1 year FTE role commencing on RACS start date 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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