The Fellow will have day to day clinical responsibilities to the patients within the urogynaecology unit. Outpatient and day surgery services are primarily based at Robina Hospital, a 400 bed acute care facility however some work will be undertaken at Varsity Lakes day surgery. The Fellow will attend outpatient clinics, theatre lists and also be responsible for inpatient care of clients in the unit. The Fellow will be expected to develop and maintain productive and mutually respectful relationships with other health professionals involved in the work of the unit, including urogynaecology nurses, physiotherapists, urologists and colorectal staff. Preference will be given to applicants who have been accepted onto the RANZCOG CU subspeciality training program. This Fellowship opportunity would suit the needs of a first or second year CU trainee.
The Fellow will report to the appropriate specialist gynaecologist/urogynaecologist in charge of individual patients. Issues of training and RANZCOG administrative matters will be dealt with by the clinical lead in urogynaecology, Associate Professor Malcolm Frazer.
It is expected that a strong interest will be taken in matters of research relevant to urogynaecology and ample opportunities will be available for the Fellow to pursue such interests. Teaching nurses, training registrars and medical students in various aspects of urogynaecology will be expected and encouraged. The Fellow will take training opportunities in urogynaecology and also attend clinical meetings, local, national and international, as they arise.
An amount of on call in general gynaecology and obstetrics may be required, but will not be excessive, nor will it adversely impact upon the training in urogynaecology. This will be determined by negotiation between the Fellow and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology based at the Gold Coast University Hospital as and when required.
The Gold Coast Urogynaecology unit also hosts the statewide Queensland Pelvic Mesh Service (QPMS), which has its own CU Fellow. The QPMS is a purpose designed multidisciplinary unit serving the statewide needs of patients affected by issues of mesh used in prolapse and incontinence. The successful CU Fellowship candidate will have an important supporting and cross cover role within this service, and opportunities will be available to gain experience within the QPMS.
The role is offered on a part time basis with exact hours to be negotiated with the successful candidate. Salary will be pro rata to the part time hours.