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Individual Placement Description
Placement General Surgery
Programme W9,W12,W14
Year F1
Region West
Hospital(s) University Hospital Hairmyres, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire
Main Duties of Placement

You will rotate through wards for acute surgical receiving, general and colorectal and vascular surgery.

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.

Typical Work Pattern

· Work pattern is full shift.

· No need to do night shifts.

· Rota is New Deal compliant at Band 1A.

· Average weekly hours less than 48 hours.

Learning Opportunities

· Regular informal teaching on ward rounds and MDT.

· Opportunities to learn how to do practical procedures, assist in theatre and perform minor ops.

· 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) on Monday lunchtime.

Unique Selling Points

· Excellent induction and hand-overs.

· Good support from Seniors.

· No night shifts and appropriate workload.

· Good teaching programme.

· Close working relationship with Consultant supervisors.

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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