Alarming spike in skin cancer cases causes urgent call for more staff
During what is anticipated to be a “severe” summer, the Darling Downs Skin Cancer Centre has put an urgent call out for more staff to begin working at the clinic.
More than 2500 skin cancers have been diagnosed in the region this year and doctors are expecting that number to skyrocket as the country moves into the summer months.
Skin cancer rates in Toowoomba are above the national average by an alarming 52 per cent.
National Skin Cancer Centres Founder and Chief Executive Officer Paul Elmslie said the Darling Downs Skin Cancer Centre was rostering on all available doctors to try to cope with the increased demand.
“We are asking doctors in the Toowoomba region, no matter your experience, to join us in the
fight against skin cancer by joining our team,” he said.
“We have professional development opportunities available through our partnership company
HealthCert Education to help GPs upskill in skin cancer medicine, who can then work part time or full-time in our dedicated skin cancer facilities in Toowoomba or other locations.
“We want to ensure communities with limited, or no, access to specialists can have vital skin
cancer care, and to relieve the public hospital system for those who do, as many patients cannot afford specialist care.
“Ultimately we want to save lives and the key to doing this starts with accessible Skin Cancer
Positions are available for immediate start within a highly professional and friendly working
environment offering great work/life balance, as well as earning potential of up to $400,000 per annum for primary care physicians with an interest in skin work.
Skin Cancer Doctors interested in joining the Darling Downs Skin Cancer Centre can find out more at www.skincancercentres.com.au/partners.
Originally published as Alarming spike in skin cancer cases causes urgent call for more staff