|Individual Placement Description|
|Hospital(s)||Raigmore Hospital, Inverness|
|Main Duties of Placement||
Ward duties such as venflons and venepuncture.
Reviewing ill patients.
Theatre opportunity when quiet/occasional emergencies.
Discussing patients with radiology/referring patients to other specialties or asking for reviews for specialties.
Completing discharge letters.
|Typical Work Pattern||
Based on surgical receiving (approx. two months) and a surgical specialty base ward which may include Otolaryngology (ENT) (approx. two months).
(* one long day per week)
Ward-based/ward round teachin.
Approachable staff throughout the department at all levels.
Weekly meeting with FY1 presentation which is educational.
Occasional audit meetings which can be attended.
A lot of ward based learning/teaching.
Chance to do a lot of procedures.
One hour of FY1 mandatory teaching weekly.
|Unique Selling Points||
Approachable staff, friendly department, significant 1 on 1 consultant time. Wide variety of cases across receiving and the spectrum of upper GI, lower GI, Vascular and Urology as well as seeing emergencies admitted via A&E such as head injuries. Good opportunity to practice a range of essential generic FY1 skills and theatre time.
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|