|Individual Placement Description|
|Hospital(s)||Western General Hospital, Edinburgh|
|Main Duties of Placement||
Ward rounds with registrar or consultant, occasionally leading your own ward round with F1. Three outpatient clinics per week including rapid access chest pain clinic.
Hold cardiac arrest bleep 9-5 therefore attending arrest calls throughout the hospital. Seeing patients in ARU trolleys (assessment area) as part of evening/weekend on call. Hospital at night as per rota.
|Typical Work Pattern||
9am-5pm on ward.
Late shifts 17.30 - 21.30.
Evening shift in ARU every 2 weeks approximately.
Approximately two weekends during attachment (days) in ARU and approx 4 blocks of night shifts as part of H@N team.
Frequent consultant-led ward rounds.
Weekly F2 teaching.
Weekly Echo meeting.
Weekly hospital Grand Rounds.
Excellent acute medicine clinical experience in ARU trolleys (similar to A&E).
Being part of cardiac arrest team provides exposure and experience of resuscitation.
Mandatory F2 teaching weekly and echo meeting (an hour each).
|Unique Selling Points||
Seeing patients in rapid access chest pain clinic, lots of outpatient clinic experience and frequent consultant ward rounds. Plenty of time to do own projects e.g. audit.
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|