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Individual Placement Description
Placement Acute (Internal) Medicine
Programme W9
Year F1
Region West
Hospital(s) University Hospital Hairmyres, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire
Main Duties of Placement
  • You will rotate through a combination of AMRU, CCU, Stroke Unit and general medical wards with subspecialities of respiratory, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology, cardiology.
  • You will be ward-based and gain experience in the management of patients under your care.
  • Duties include participation in ward rounds, organising relevant investigations, making appropriate referrals and discharge planning and communicating with relatives and GPs.
  • You will be part of the cardiac arrest team when on call.
  • Acute assessment of medical emergency admissions during receiving blocks.
Typical Work Pattern
Learning Opportunities
  • Regular informal teaching on ward rounds.
  • Opportunities to learn how to do practical procedures.
  • You are expected to attend teaching sessions with 2 hours of protected teaching per week as noted below.
  • On-site library facilities available 24/7.
  • Excellent computer access for e-learning and online modules.
  • Informal on ward rounds and at MDT meetings.
  • Dedicated FY1 teaching on Tuesday lunchtime (Protected teaching time).
  • Postgraduate Medical Education meetings on Wednesday lunchtime (Protected teaching time).
  • Weekly Departmental meetings (for¬†case presentations, audit, journal club, mortality & morbidity, specialty quiz) on Thursday lunchtime for General medicine and Friday lunch time for Care of the Elderly.
Unique Selling Points
  • Excellent induction and hand-overs.
  • Good support from Seniors.
  • No night shifts.
  • Good teaching programme.
  • Useful experience during CCU and Medical HDU and Stroke attachment.
  • Excellent support working alongside experienced MINTs Major Nurses in AMRU.
  • Opportunity¬†to learn procedures.
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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