|Individual Placement Description|
|Placement||General Adult Psychiatry: Addiction|
|Hospital(s)||Royal Edinburgh Hospital|
|Main Duties of Placement||
Care of adult inpatients admitted for detox, stabilisation and transfer of alcohol and drugs, and relapse prevention.
Attending daily ward rounds, and admission of patients (rapid turnover). Dictation of complex discharge letters. Meeting with relatives where appropriate.
Weekly group regarding medical problems.
|Typical Work Pattern||
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm plus long days (to 9 pm) and blocks of night and weekend duties. All on call work is within psychiatric services.
Regular opportunities for ward-based teaching.
Weekly case conferences and special lectures every two weeks.
Hospital FY2 teaching programme 1 hour per week.
|Unique Selling Points||
One-to-one working with a consultant in a busy service.
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|