|Individual Placement Description|
|Placement||General (Internal) Medicine|
|Hospital(s)||St Johns Hospital, Livingston|
|Main Duties of Placement||
During the 4-month rotation different shifts carry different roles and responsibilities; day shifts on the medical, care of the elderly and observation wards, admitting unselected medical patients on both day and night shifts and 1700 to 2100 hospital covering shifts.
|Typical Work Pattern||
Ward shifts 0900-1700, or late shift 0900-2100.
Admitting shifts 0800-1800 or 1100-2200.
Night shifts 2100-0900.
Weekend shifts every 3 to 4 weeks.
Multi-disciplinary medical unit meeting every Tuesday incorporating a monthly X–Ray meeting. FY1 teaching every Wednesday. Opportunistic learning on ward rounds by Consultants each from a different specialty, Specialist Registrars, Pharmacists etc.
As above plus mandatory FY1 teaching by SJH Wednesday lunchtime.
|Unique Selling Points||
Being involved in the management of a wide range of medical conditions with the opportunity to practice new procedures under supervision. Working within a large team that works closely together.
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|