Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
|Individual Placement Description|
|Hospital(s)||Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh|
|Main Duties of Placement||
Twice daily ward rounds.
Opportunity to help in theatre.
Clerking new elective admissions.
Experience of working in both cardiac and thoracic surgery.
|Typical Work Pattern||
Three shift patterns:
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.
Monthly generic hospital FY2 teaching (3 hours).
Weekly department FY teaching.
|Unique Selling Points||
Opportunity to improve on radiological 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 FY1 doctors, and ANPs.
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|