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Individual Placement Description
Placement Cardiothoracic Surgery
Programme S5,S11,S12
Year F1
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Main Duties of Placement

Twice daily ward rounds.

Ward-based jobs.

Opportunity to help in theatre.

Clerking new elective admissions.

Experience of working in both cardiac and thoracic surgery.

Typical Work Pattern

Three shift patterns:

  • Mon – Fri: 7.45-16.00
  • Mon – Sun: 9.00-21.00 Mon/Tues, 13.00-21.00 Wed/Thur/Fri, 8.30-21.00 Sat/Sun
  • Wed – Fri: 10.00-18.00
Learning Opportunities

Weekly FY teaching and case presentations.

Opportunity to attend theatre and outpatient clinics.

Opportunity to improve interpretation of radiological imaging.

Experience in managing post-operative cardiac patients.

Department M&M meetings.

Teaching

Weekly generic hospital FY1 teaching.

Weekly department FY teaching.

Unique Selling Points

Opportunity to improve on radiology interpretation. Opportunity to attend theatre if interested in surgery. Working as part of a small team in a highly specialised area. Opportunity to develop practical procedures such as chest drain insertion and understand cardiac surgery and managing patients in the immediate post-operative period.

Work as a part of a multiprofessional team including FY2 doctors, and ANPs.

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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