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Individual Placement Description
Placement General Surgery
Year F2
Region North
Hospital(s) Caithness General Hospital, Wick
Main Duties of Placement

Ward Rounds.

Outpatient Clinics.

Theatre Sessions.

Emergency Department.

Typical Work Pattern

Full shift rota including nights and weekends with cross cover with medical and Emergency Department.

Learning Opportunities

Ward-based teaching.

MDMT meetings.


Monthly Postgraduate Meetings.

CGH Teaching Programme.

NES Aberdeen Teaching Programme.

Unique Selling Points

Caithness offers a unique experience and will provide an excellent training opportunity.  This is a hands-on post and you will be exposed to a wide range of surgical patients with the best possible supervision from consultants. Superb support from nurses and the ward Pharmacist.

There will be opportunities to assist in Theatre and Outpatient Clinics.

Providing night and weekend cover in the Emergency Department - the use of VC consultation for advice from Raigmore for Paediatrics and providing support in preparation for Emergency Retrieval Services of patients.

Cross covering for your colleagues on the medical wards will provide a challenging but exciting and comprehensive training.

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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