Training Positions

NSW – Wollongong Hospital


Breast & General Surgical Fellow


First Year


Loftus Street, Wollongong, 2500


Dr Tony Palasovski

Position Description

The breast unit comprises two experienced surgeons offering exposure to a broad range of ablative, reconstructive and restorative/aesthetic breast surgery procedures. The fellow will be responsible for the daily running of the unit including covering a 1 in 4 General Surgery on call roster. Assistance is provided by two registrars and 3 junior medical officers. The breast MDT runs fortnightly and the fellow will be an active paticipant. There is scope for regular private assisting and consulting in private rooms and there are plans for a public breast clinic for 2020.

The appointment includes attendance at the local Breastscreen service and the PFT will have access to point of care ultrasound and volumetric analysis.

Wollongong is located approximately 1 hour south of Sydney in a picturesque location nestled between pristine surf beaches and the majestic Illawarra escarpment. It enjoys a relaxed lifestyle with access to ever evolving restaurant and cafe scene.

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:

Mammaplasty and local flap oncoplastics, 20 reconstructive cases per year between public and private

Breast Reconstruction Surgery:

As above

General and Other Surgery:

1 in 4 general surgery on call, post take ASU list Melanoma elective cases

Breakdown of hours:

4 days per week in the public paid, 1 day in private- private billing 1 public and 1 private elective list per week, 1 ASU list per week

Private Consulting:

Occasional private rooms consulting sessions


Fortnightly breast MDT's

Academic & Research:

UOW student, preset and SET registrar teaching Research on demand


1 year FTE role commencing early February 2023 (4 days public employment, 1 day private assistant billing)


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 (4 days public employment, 1 day private assistant billing, overtime paid when performed)

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