Visiting Medical Officer - General Surgery (Breast Surgeon)



Centrally located at University Hospital, only minutes from the vibrant waterfront Ongoing training and professional development in a supported work environment Enhance your career with the largest regional healthcare service in Victoria About the facility The University Hospital Geelong is a 400-bed Deakin University affiliated teaching hospital in a beautiful bay city setting with access to a renowned surf coast with excellent lifestyle and sporting facilities. There are many local cultural activities and only 55 minutes from the extensive facilities of Melbourne, the State capital. About the role The Barwon Health Breast Unit is comprised of 4 oncoplastic breast surgeons with a current caseload of approximately 150 cancer patients per year.

The Unit collaborates extensively with Oncologists and Plastic surgeons, as well as the Radiology and Pathology departments through weekly multidisciplinary meetings. Supporting the Unit is a Breast Fellow accredited through BreastSurgANZ, and a senior registrar with 2 interns. Through the hospital Oncology service, the unit takes part in clinical trials research.

There is also the opportunity of clinical research within the unit, but also collaborative research with Deakin University. The successful applicant will have completed Oncoplastic Breast Surgical training and be comfortable doing Level 2 and 3 procedures. They will be required to take part in the General Surgical On-Call roster and to maintain general surgical skills.

About the culture Our staff thrive in a challenging environment, get enjoyment from being part of a highly recognised and skilled team and truly believe they have the opportunities to be their best. Most importantly our dedicated staff live the Barwon Health way with our values under pinning all that we do. Barwon Health staff benefits Flexible working arrangements Professional development Access to employee wellness facility Salary packaging Social club Be our future Barwon Health Strategic Plan Aboriginal Employment Plan Our Commitment to Child Safety At Barwon Health we harness a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness.

We will embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation. Our organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of our staff and consumers including children, and have appropriate recruitment resources in place to ensure background checks and reference checks are completed. At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

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17 Sep 2019


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