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Individual Placement Description
Placement Combined Assessment Medicine
Programme S2,S3,S9
Year F2
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Main Duties of Placement

Assessing, clerking and reviewing acutely ill patients.

Consultant ward rounds (8am and 4.30pm).

Covering CAA boarders on other wards with consultant.

Liaising with other specialties both within and beyond RIE.

Typical Work Pattern

This job is full shift, with blocks of day (08.00 to 18.00), late (16.30 to 00.15) and night (midnight to 10.00) shifts.

Learning Opportunities

Teaching on ward rounds.


Hospital F2 teaching programme 1 hour per week (Thursday).

CAA teaching programme 1 hour per week (Friday).

Unique Selling Points

Exposure to acutely ill patients, particularly when on front bays (base one has 8 monitored beds). Opportunities to undertake practical procedures e.g. lumbar punctures, pleural and ascitic taps.

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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