|Individual Placement Description|
|Placement||General Psychiatry: Learning Disabilities|
|Hospital(s)||Carseview Centre, Dundee|
|Main Duties of Placement||
Main duties involve the LDAU ward, any jobs needing done during the day, to attend the Monday morning ward round (take notes and fill in forms for each patient), attend the Thursday morning kardex round (take short notes and document) and attend any patient meeting i.e. discharge planning.
In addition attend Tuesday morning clinic at Wedderburn House; see up to 3 new patients and obtain a full history from each patient.
Any on-call work as per the rota.
|Typical Work Pattern||
Work 9-5pm Monday - Friday. Cross-cover ward-based work only for the other LDAU trainee (usually ST1-3) when they are on holiday.
On call rota: 9-5pm day rota and 5pm -9am rota.
Weekly meetings/journal clubs on Wednesday afternoon.
Weekly supervision for 1 hour with educational supervisor.
Learning opportunities throughout post during ward work/meetings.
|Unique Selling Points||
Lots of time to get to know the patients and get an idea of what learning disability psychiatry is all about. Friendly approachable nursing staff and SpR/Consultant.
Opportunities to sit in on various meetings e.g. discharge planning and update meetings about patients.
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|