Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA
Statement of Duties
Position: Senior Registrar Gynaecological Oncology
Hours: Full Time
Responsible to: A/Prof Rhonda Farrell
Applications close: 30th May 2022
Please send an up to date CV and an introduction letter (1/2 page maximum) to [email protected]
The Gynaecological Oncology Group at The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse has a Registrar positions available for 2022. The position is for 12 months.
The Registrar will be involved and supervise, along with the Fellows, the in-patient and outpatient management and wholistic care of patients attending for assessment and treatment.
- Pursuing a future career in gynaecological oncology
- NSW Medical Board Registration or eligible for registration
- Completion/undertaking of specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Hold MRANZCOG/FRANZCOG or its equivalent
- Advanced knowledge and clinical skills in Gynaecological Oncology commensurate with level of training
- Track record in initiating and developing new research protocols, write research grants, co-ordinate the research process and publish and present research findings at national and international scientific meetings in a timely manner
- Demonstrate surgical skills in advanced pelvic surgery commensurate with training
- Some previous research experience with gynaecological cancer patients is desirable
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Good organisational skills
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
- Commitment to patient safety and completion of mandatory training
- Pass English proficiency test if English not native language
Abilities / learning goals:
- Take a comprehensive medical history and perform a general physical examination in addition to a specific gynaecological history and examination
- Select the appropriate diagnostic techniques to establish gynaecological oncology diagnoses; establish the extent of disease; and evaluate co-existing disease which may have an impact on treatment
- Be able to stage cancer according to current FIGO classification system
- Understand the genesis of malignant tumours, the biologic behavior of premalignant and malignant tumours, and important characteristics and prognostic features
- Should have a sufficient knowledge of normal physiology and pathophysiology
- Should understand the current known effect of environmental factors on carcinogenesis and the risk of gynaecological cancer
- Demonstrate an understanding of genetic factors in the development of malignancy
- Have sufficient familiarity with statistical methods to permit critical analysis of current literature and of experimental design
- Should have an understanding of major drugs used in human tumour chemotherapy, side effects of these drugs, and management of the side effects, particularly in the acutely unwell patient.
- Be familiar with the principles and practices of radiation therapy. This knowledge should be of sufficient depth so that active participation with the Radiation Oncologist in treatment planning can be undertaken.
- Have sufficient knowledge of general medical and therapeutic principles to permit adequate preoperative evaluation and preparation of the oncology patient and to allow appropriate selection of consultants when indicated.
Description of duties:
- Be responsible for the day to day medical and surgical care of patients of the Sydney Gynaecological Group. This includes in and outpatients and outreach patients. This may include out of hours care.
- Participate in the teaching of registrars, residents and medical students
- Take part in or initiate research and or quality assurance projects within the Unit and Hospital
- Be involved in the continuing development of the hospital as a tertiary referral centre
- Quality Improvement
To implement quality activities to guide service delivery and continued improvement in line with the EQuIP standards contained within the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards Guidelines for Accreditation
To attend annual training in the following: Orientation (on appointment to position); Fire Safety (annually)
- Corruption Prevention
To report any suspected fraud in the workplace; To minimise the incidence of corruption and fraud within the workplace
- Policies and Procedures
To ensure familiarity with and adherence to, relevant Department of Health, CSAHS and Facility / Service policies and procedures that are relevant to the performance of the duties specified in this Job Description
- Code of Conduct
To abide by the LH Code of Conduct
- Occupational Health & Safety Responsibilities
To ensure all accidents and incidents are recorded and reported to the Rehabilitation Co-ordinator and staff participate in Workplace Rehabilitation if required
- EEO and Affirmative Action
To abide by EEO principles
- Performance Management
To participate in the CSAHS Performance Management Programme.
- Electronic Messaging Policy
To abide by the CSAHS Electronic Messaging Policy