|Individual Placement Description|
|Hospital(s)||St Johns Hospital, Livingston|
|Main Duties of Placement||
First assessment of front door patients.
Treatment of minor and major injury/illness and resus.
Arranging investigations e.g. CT scanning.
Transfer/referral to speciality or discharge +/- arranged follow up.
Patient information i.e. setting criteria for prompt return to A+E.
Practical procedures e.g. suturing.
Entire time in A+E department.
|Typical Work Pattern||
Full shifts in A + E with approximately equal thirds days, evenings and nights (only till 4am). High proportion of weekends.
Senior on hand to discuss any interesting/difficult cases.
Exposure to broad variety of presentations.
Weekly 2 hour protected Emergency Department Teaching.
Weekly FY2 teaching.
Radiology meetings available.
|Unique Selling Points||
Consultants on hand at all times.
Able to increase speed and efficiency of assessment and fully manage own patients in supported environment. Cross specialty and varied case exposure.
Constantly learning new skills and honing existing ones.
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|