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Individual Placement Description
Placement General Surgery
Programme N1,N10,N11
Year F1
Region North
Hospital(s) Raigmore Hospital, Inverness
Main Duties of Placement

Ward rounds.

Ward duties such as venflons and venepuncture.

Reviewing ill patients.

Clerking referrals.

Theatre opportunity when quiet/occasional emergencies.

Discussing patients with radiology/referring patients to other specialties or asking for reviews for specialties.

Completing discharge letters.

Typical Work Pattern

Based on surgical receiving (approx. two months) and a surgical specialty base ward which may include Otolaryngology (ENT) (approx. two months).

 

Surgical receiving

Shifts

Start

Finish

Hours

Day post-take

0745

1800

10.25

Receiving

0800

2015

12.25

Night

2000

0830

12.5

Surgical specialty based ward

Shifts

Start

Finish

Hours

Day

0745

1730

9.75

Long day*

0800

2015

12.25

 (* one long day per week)

Learning Opportunities

Ward-based/ward round teachin.

Theatre sessions.

Approachable staff throughout the department at all levels.

Weekly meeting with FY1 presentation which is educational.

Occasional audit meetings which can be attended.

A lot of ward based learning/teaching.

Chance to do a lot of procedures.

Teaching

One hour of FY1 mandatory teaching weekly.

Unique Selling Points

Approachable staff, friendly department, significant 1 on 1 consultant time. Wide variety of cases across receiving and the spectrum of upper GI, lower GI, Vascular and Urology as well as seeing emergencies admitted via A&E such as head injuries. Good opportunity to practice a range of essential generic FY1 skills and theatre time.

Employer Information
It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.


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