Fellowship in Hand Surgery - SW Sydney Hand Centre
- Available for 6 months, starting February and August each year.
- Salary is at the senior registrar level, relatively generous for Australian fellowships.
- Funding is jointly from Medartis and SW Sydney LHD.
- The position is full-time, with a 1-in-3 on-call requirement (non-resident).
- Based at South Western Sydney Hand Centre at Fairfield Hospital, with operating rights at the major trauma centre of Liverpool Hospital.
- The Hand Centre is a dedicated multi-disciplinary regional service, covering a population of over 1 million in an area of 3,500 sq km.
- The consultants are from mixed Plastic and Orthopaedic backgrounds, all with specialist post-Fellowship training in hand surgery, and working predominantly or exclusively in hand surgery:
- Dr Mark A. Rider
- Dr Roland Jiang
- Dr Ian Yuen
- Dr Agus Kadir
- Dr David Bradshaw
- Dr Owen Ou Yang
Scope of Practice
- Significant and varied trauma workload (3,500 operative cases per year).
- We are currently averaging one replant per week.
- All aspects of soft-tissue surgery covered. Small bone, wrist and carpal work is offered, although distal radius fractures are currently managed separately by the Orthopaedic department.
- Approximately 70% trauma, 30% elective surgery.
- Daily operating list and hand trauma clinic (jointly covered by 1 VMO, 1 Fellow and 2 trainees.
- Opportunity to attend consultants' private lists and clinics.
- The ideal candidate has completed surgical training in either Plastic Surgery or Orthopaedics, and holds a relevant Fellowship e.g FRACS. They intend to pursue a career in Hand Surgery.
- More junior applicants may be considered, but with a minimum of 2 years clinical experience in Orthopaedics and/or Plastic Surgery, with exposure to hand trauma.
- Regulatory requirements: Registration with AHPRA, residency/work visa in Australia, NSW driver's licence
- Overseas candidates are welcome (and have been appointed in the past) but must be able to meet the above regulatory requirements. Note that the acquisition of temporary work visas and medical registration in Australia is arduous, time-consuming and with numerous and changing hurdles. The candidate must be prepared to navigate this process with minimal support from Medical Admin.
Dr Jiang (Fellowship Supervisor) or Dr Rider (Head of Department)
Previous Fellows (reverse chronological order)
- Muhammed Fauzi
- James Karam
- Brahman Sivakumar
- Anja Podobnik
- Vincent Choi
- Usama Zafar
- Tim Marshall
- Owen Ou Yang
- David Bradshaw
- David Graham
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra)
Australian Government Immigration and Citizenship
SW Sydney Local Health District