|Individual Placement Description|
|Placement||Rural Hospital Medicine|
|Hospital(s)||Belford Hospital, Fort William|
|Main Duties of Placement||
Ward rounds, clerking.
Medical admissions/patient care, general ward.
Assistance in theatre.
A&E cover - Out of Hours & nights.
|Typical Work Pattern||
Day shift: 8.30 - 16.30 (ward)
Long day/Weekend: 8.30 - 21.00 (ward & A&E)
Night: 21.00 - 9.00 (ward & A&E)
On-call, cross-cover with A&E and surgery during weekend and night.
Morning board-round - good opportunity to learn.
Friday lunchtime session (incl. alternate Journal Club, internal M&M).
Early morning tutorials twice per week.
Practical supervision in A&E.
Very good teaching twice per week 7.50 - 8.30.
Once monthly group with local GP facilitator in Oban plus once per block in Fort William.
|Unique Selling Points||
Good A&E experience; see broad range of medicine, surgical issues and major trauma.
Lots of responsibility/decision making as no middle grades.
Work directly with consultants.
Cross-cover medicine, surgery and A&E.
Consultants more present/available for advice.
Friendly atmosphere, great outdoors.
Medicine, surgery and A&E cover. Requirement to 'act-up'.
Solo cover at night.
The location in West Highlands.
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|