Registrar - Oncology Advanced Trainee

Job posted: 16/11/2023
Applications close: 04/08/2024 (Midnight)
75 days remaining

75 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Grampians

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Grampians Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 18034

Reference: 18034

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Grampians

Medical Oncology Advanced Trainee (RACP accredited)
Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICCC)
Grampians Health, Ballarat
Fixed Term – Full Time (12-month contract) 

About the role
Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for the position of a second Medical Oncology Advanced Trainee at Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre for 2024. This 12-month RACP-accredited training position will commence in February 2024. The successful candidate will gain a valuable and rewarding clinical experience in medical oncology at a regional cancer centre.

Our service currently employs five full-time medical oncologists, six visiting medical oncologists and four visiting haematologists. Our junior team consists of one medical oncology fellow, one oncology advanced trainee registrar, two basic physician trainee (BPT) medical registrars, and three Hospital Medical Officers (HMO). Of these, one BPT and one HMO position support haematology inpatient and outpatient services. All unit members participate in the after-hours roster. The two advanced trainees will participate in a roster to support outpatient clinics, oncology ward and inpatient consultative services, after-hours on-call and weekend rosters. The advanced trainee will also provide services to an outreach service and will have an excellent opportunity to gain experience in managing a wide array of oncology conditions in the rural-regional setting with one-to-one interaction with a supervising consultant. It is a fantastic opportunity to oversee the inpatient unit, providing teaching and guidance, all overseen by a cadre of senior and very supportive consultants.

In addition to the weekly journal club, the trainees will benefit from weekly teaching sessions by the consultant staff and protected time to attend the VMOTG Friday teaching sessions. The oncology unit at Ballarat works closely with all the clinical teams at Grampians Health, with regular Breast, Upper Gastrointestinal, Colorectal, Urological, Thoracic, Neuro-oncology and Head and Neck multidisciplinary team meetings. We also have fortnightly oncology-radiology and oncology-pathology meetings. We have an excellent and dynamic clinical trial unit; the trainee will have an excellent opportunity to learn about various aspects of clinical trials. The trainee will also have full support to conduct or participate in a research project. There will be an opportunity to participate in the national and international oncology conferences.

We work closely with the radiation oncology unit (BAROC) and the palliative care team with an outstanding inpatient palliative care facility, “Gandarra”, situated nearby. A significant proportion of cancer care west of Melbourne utilizes our service, with a catchment population of over 350,000. We have a close affiliation with the Medical Oncology and Haematology Units at the Austin Hospital. We also provide teaching to medical students from both Melbourne and Deakin Universities.

Key Responsibilities

You will:

  • Provide supervised outpatient services to Medical Oncology patients
  • Contribute to enhancing the development of the Medical Oncology service
  • Assist with the training and development of medical students and basic physician trainees
  • Manage the inpatient ward with support of the junior team and with medical oncologist oversight
  • Participate in the overnight and weekend on call roster
  • Participate in combined and specialty multidisciplinary meetings held within the unit

Skills and experience

You will have:

  • Registration as a legally qualified medical practitioner with Medical Board of Australia.
  • Eligibility for registration with the RACP for Advanced Physician Training.
  • Detailed knowledge of the investigation and management of acute and chronic general medical conditions.
  • Understanding of the professional roles of the broad health care team
  • Understanding of the impact of illness on a patient’s life.
  • Demonstrated patient management, technical and physical examination skills.

Culture & Benefits
At Grampians Health, we recognise our staff are our greatest asset.  We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff, patients, residents, visitors, volunteers and contractors at all sites.

  • Flexible work arrangements and purchase leave opportunities
  • Salary packaging for living expenses such as rent/mortgage plus meals, entertainment & holidays
  • Access to discounted health club membership
  • Staff rewards and recognition programs

Ballarat Region
Ballarat is the largest centre in Western Victoria and the states fastest growing inland city.  Dubbed Australia’s most liveable city in 2020, Ballarat is home to first class education, fine dining and boutique shopping.  Uniquely located within easy access to Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo and the Western district, Ballarat is blessed with some of Australia’s most significant heritage buildings and natural landscapes.

How to apply
Click APPLY or contact Dr Sharad Sharma, Head of Medical Oncology, on 03 5320 8500 or via email Sharad.sharma@gh.org.au for a confidential discussion.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police records check, immunisation clearance and Working with Children check and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check.

All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask.  Additional PPE requirements are role-dependent.

Grampians Health is a child safe organisation, committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

Grampians Health is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual LGBTQIA+.

Registrar - Oncology Advanced Trainee

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


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Registrar - Oncology Advanced Trainee