Job Description


The PIPRS Fellowship is a focused 6 or 12 month clinical experience devoted to adult plastic and reconstructive surgery. Aimed for overseas plastic surgery trainees or recently qualified plastic surgeons, the fellow will in many cases, be primarily responsible for the surgery at the hospital with faculty consultation. The fellowship will provide a comprehensive experience in all aspects of reconstructive surgery following hand and craniofacial trauma, skin cancer, breast cancer, sarcoma and head/neck cancers. Reconstructive surgery following orthopaedic, cardiothoracic, neuro and urological surgery are also performed here. Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital does not have a burns unit, and all major burns are referred to Professor Fiona Wood’s unit at Fiona Stanley Hospital.


The base pay is approximately AUD$118,000 per annum (as of 2019). In addition to the base pay, overtime and call-backs can be claimed and are paid at the daily hourly rate with penalties applicable. Weekend call-backs are paid at one and a half time (Sat) or double time (Sun/public holidays). Four weeks of annual leave apply for every 12 months of employment.

Position Objectives

  1. Develop a wide range of experience in reconstructive plastic surgery including hand, wrist and limb trauma surgery, skin cancers, perforator flaps, adult craniofacial, oncological head and neck microsurgery and oncological breast reconstructive surgery. 
  2. Develop an understanding to a team approach in the management of oncological problems through multidisciplinary meetings for breast cancer, head and neck cancer and sarcoma.


  • Undertakes clinical duties on the Plastic Surgery Unit as a senior registrar.
  • Be involved in the management of Plastic Surgery patients at SCGH, and take part in the Plastic Surgery emergency on call roster. You will be oncall approximately once every 5-6 days for general plastic surgery trauma. This includes hand, facial and limb trauma/infections.
  • Supervises the work and performance of the junior trainees, nonaccredited registrars, residents and interns on the Unit.
  • Undertakes ward rounds and outpatient clinics.
  • Have access to a wide range of operation procedures with their consultant, and will be expected to supervise the trainee registrar in developing surgical skills.
  • Responsible for coordinating and organising departmental audits, educational and clinical meetings within the Unit.
  • Participates in the weekly Multidisciplinary Meeting for Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancers and Sarcoma.
  • Undertakes clinical and/or laboratory based research projects as required.
  • Help with teaching of junior staff, nurses and medical students.

Essential Competencies


  • Minimum surgical technical experience commensurate with a Final Year Plastic Surgery Trainee.
  • Eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  • Prior reconstructive, hand trauma and microsurgical experience
  • Fourth Year Accredited Advanced Surgical Trainee (in Plastic Surgery) RACS, or holder of FRACS in Plastic Surgery; or equivalent qualifications.
  • Fluency in verbal and written English is essential. A score of 7 or above is required in each component of the IELTS.


  • Proven commitment to reconstructive micro surgery as a sub-specialty.
  • Proven teaching and research commitment