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Individual Placement Description
Placement Paediatrics
Programme W22
Year F2
Region West
Hospital(s) Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary
Main Duties of Placement

Combination of looking after inpatients on the Children's Ward, neonatal ward and paediatric short assessment unit (PSSAU) and helping acutely unwell A/E patients.

On-call for admissions and inpatient referrals and ward cover.

Typical Work Pattern

Full shift

8:30am -4:30pm or 9am -5pm or 2pm -11pm 9pm-9am week days.

All patient clerked with the person assigned to the (PSSAU) 9am-5pm who is basically the on call person. Other persons are receiving from family doctors and A/E. weekdays

2pm-11pm will be cross cover till after 5pm where he/she become the on-call doctor. weekdays

8:30am -9pm and over the weekends. The person on those shifts is the on-call who receive and clerk the patient 1 in 5 rota on call

9pm - 8:30am cross cover between the Obstetric and paediatric team alternating also 1in 5 rota

Learning Opportunities

Informal Teaching at ward round, Paediatric grand and Wednesday teaching session.

On-site library facilities available 24/7.

Excellent computer access for e-learning and online modules.


Daily teaching in the ward round in combination with the medical students.

Once weekly presentation at the education centre.

Mandatory bleep-free FY2 teaching 1 hr per week at lunchtime on Thursday and opportunity to attend general teaching in the morning.

Unique Selling Points

Good receiving rota.

Good support from all levels.

Good experience.

Opportunities to attend the clinics.

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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