|Individual Placement Description|
|Placement||Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|Hospital(s)||St Johns Hospital, Livingston|
|Main Duties of Placement||
Gynae Ward: Pre- and post-op patients, emergency admissions.
Labour Ward: Assisting with C-sections/forceps.
Antenatal/Postnatal: Mainly discharge scripts.
Day Bed/Early Pregnancy Unit: Reviewing preg probs (miscarriage, ectopic, pre-eclampsia etc.)
Assistant in Gynae Theatre.
|Typical Work Pattern||
Day Shift: 0830-1630
Late Shift: 1230-2030 (1 week in 6)
Long Days (Fri/Sat/Sun): 0830-2030 (1 in 6)
Nights (Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon): 2030-0830 (1 in 6)
Regular opportunities for ward-based teaching with registrars. Departmental Meeting one lunchtime/week. Daily labour ward meetings to review previous day's deliveries.
Departmental internal junior doctor teaching programme 1 hour per week.
Hospital FY2 teaching programme 1 hour per week.
|Unique Selling Points||
Lots of scheduled theatre time/main assistant in C-sections on labour ward. Good place to get hands on experience in O+G particularly if you let the consultants know you're interested.
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|