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Individual Placement Description
Placement Paediatrics: Neonatology
Programme S1,S3,S7,S10
Year F2
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Main Duties of Placement

Time divided between ITU (ward round, jobs, crash bleep for deliveries needing paeds input, leading handover meetings at start and end of the shift), SCBU (including SHO-led jaudice O/P clinic) and post-natal wards (routine baby checks, assessing sick babies, taking bloods, arranging appropriate follow-up).

Typical Work Pattern

Frequent blocks of nights and long days (ITU). Short days (8 hrs) for post-natal wards. 

Aprroximately 1 in 3-4 weekends.

Learning Opportunities

Frequent consultant-led teaching (often joint with registrars); 8am teaching every morning, weekly journal club, weekly grand-round with cot-side teaching. 

Learning opportunties and good senior supervision in daily running of the unit, inlcuding opportunities for practical procedures. 

This department has a relatively academic focus with an emphasis on teaching.


Hospital based FY2 teaching once a week.

Unique Selling Points

Academic enviroment with emphasis on teaching. Good for those with interest in paediatrics, O&G, or ITU.

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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