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Individual Placement Description
Placement General Adult Psychiatry
Programme S1,S8
Year F2
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline
Main Duties of Placement

Attending ward round/day hospital meetings.

Admitting and monitoring patients admitted under psychiatry, including medical needs/assessment.

Psychiatric risk assessment of patients admitted to hospital following self-harm, psychosis, suicide risk.

Psychiatric assessment of medical patients in rehabilitation wards.

Home visit appointments for outpatients.

Assisting with ECT.

Typical Work Pattern

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm but occasional long days (9am-9.30pm) and blocks of nights.

Occasional 24 hour shifts followed by a 9:00-13:00 shift the following day. A small number of weekends on-call.

Learning Opportunities

Regular opportunities for ward-based teaching.

Philosophy meeting most weeks.


Hospital FY2 teaching programme 1 hour per week.

Supervision with consultant once per week most weeks.

Unique Selling Points

Work directly with consultant often. Feel like member of a team.

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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