|Individual Placement Description|
|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.
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.
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|