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Unaccredited Registrar in Oncology

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04 September 2020

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Monash Health is an impressive organisation of seven public hospitals, 21 community health sites, five aged care facilities, university affiliated international research and tertiary education. We provide healthcare for the entire lifespan from pre-birth to palliative care and all stages in between, and we have recently opened the new 230-bed Monash Children's Hospital.

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About the Oncology Unit


The position is located on the wards and clinic areas at Moorabbin, Dandenong and Clayton sites. Some travel between Monash Health sites may be required.

Description of the Unit

The Medical Oncology Department is based in Monash Medical Centre Clayton, however the core clinical site is the Monash Cancer Centre, Moorabbin which provides comprehensive integrated cancer services for Monash Health. The centre runs a 16 bed inpatient unit, a 30 chair/3 bed chemotherapy day unit and daily tumour streamed and multidisciplinary clinics. Medical Oncology is co-located with the major surgical oncology units including Breast Oncology, Gynae-oncology, Urology, Head and Neck cancer. A 3 Linear Accelerator radiotherapy unit (staffed and run by Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre) is also located on site. The Monash Cancer Centre incorporates a comprehensive radiology department, including PET scanning and interventional services in addition to laboratory services. The department also runs a 6 chair chemotherapy day unit, outpatient clinics and inpatient service at Dandenong Hospital. Some clinics and multidisciplinary meetings are also conducted at Clayton and Dandenong sites.

Registrars will be attending the Medical Oncology Department Meeting at the Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP), MMC Clayton on a Monday afternoon. This will include journal club presentations and involvement in the Morbidity and Mortality/Quality Improvement of the Unit. Currently these meetings are held virtually.

At Monash Cancer Centre, Moorabbin two Medical Oncology registrars, supported by 3 HMOs, rotate between the inpatient and chemotherapy day units. Weekly multi-modality clinics are held in all major tumour types, consultant ward rounds occur daily and a weekly educational meeting is held. The unit runs an active clinical research program employing dedicated staff. One medical oncology registrar is based at Dandenong Hospital. The Dandenong unit is supported by 2 medical oncologists and a HMO. The 3 vocational medical oncology registrars share after hours and weekend call and rotate between the posts. A 4th registrar position for a Palliative Medicine trainee further supports the Monash Cancer Centre team. Two full-time research fellows also participate in the clinical and translational research activity of the department.

Duties of the Position

Each registrar post will involve a 4 month rotation through the in-patient ward, the Moorabbin CDU/outpatient clinic post and the Dandenong position. The CDUs are supported by a HMO and registrar's duties include supervision of patients attending for chemotherapy, attending to inter-current problems and managing chemotherapy related side effects. The positions also involve attendance at a several tumour site specific clinics. Clinical duties are rostered to a total of 43 hours per the award including five hours a week of rostered training time.

Consultation with patients of other units is required both at Moorabbin and Clayton campuses. The on-call role is largely telephone based, but there is an infrequent need for call back to attend high acuity patients at the Moorabbin campus or occasionally the Emergency Department at Clayton campus. Participation at clinical meetings will include case presentations, journal article reviews and topic presentations.

Research interest of Unit

Phase 1, 2 and 3 clinical trials in are based at the MHTP. Trainees are required to undertake/continue a clinical project in addition to participating in ongoing clinical trial activities. Participation includes screening patients for trial eligibility, recruiting and monitoring patients on therapy.

Job Summary


Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide safe and effective person centred care, provide teaching and supervision of resident medical staff and students and undertake training towards attaining Fellowship of the relevant college.

Key result areas

As Registrar of the Unit you will have a significant responsibility and a complex role. You will be required to undertake:

  • Patient assessment and management in consultation with the treating consultant
  • Patient care coordination across sites
  • Involvement in clinical trials
  • Intern/HMO support, supervision, feedback and teaching
  • Student interaction and teaching
  • Family member communication, feedback and liaison
  • Extensive interaction with the other health professionals, especially, the nursing and allied health staff
  • Self-management (including time management, accessing education and training and completing college requirements)
  • Provide clinical leadership to the multidisciplinary treating team
  • Demonstrate commitment towards key organisational initiatives
  • Demonstrate compliance with all relevant Monash Health Policies and Procedures

What you need:

  • Have or be eligible for AHPRA Medical Registration
  • Victorian Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Primary Medical Degree - MBBS and/or Fellowship
  • Previous experience

What we offer:

  • Salary packaging
  • Onsite staff discounted parking
  • Discounted banking (BankVic)
  • Onsite Gym
  • Access to professional development courses and seminars

How to Apply

As part of the application process, the incumbent must submit their credentials using e‐Cred – the electronic credentialling system via the e‐Credentialling webpage at: https://myclinicalprofile.com.au.

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Employee Working with Children's Check prior to any offers of employment being made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Please note, applications will be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

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Applications close: 4 October 2020 11:30pm AEST