|Individual Placement Description|
|Hospital(s)||Gilbert Bain Hospital, Lerwick|
|Main Duties of Placement||
You will be part of the surgical team which has 3 consultants, 1 staff grade surgeon, 2 GP trainees and you.
You will be working on the surgical ward, in the emergency admission department, in the surgical outpatient clinic and in theatre.
|Typical Work Pattern||
There is a timetable with weekly allocations to allow all junior doctors to get exposure to all aspects of the remote and rural surgical experience, i.e. allocations to outpatient clinics, ward work, A & E, theatre sessions etc.
The out-of-hours work is an on-call rota.
The rota is carefully worked out to comply with the EWTD and to ensure that there is always a junior doctor available in the hospital. During nights on-call, you will cross cover for medical patients.
The job is a 1B band with 50% increase, i.e. salary + 50%.
A formalised morning meeting of the department allows feedback and planning. There are regular daily ward rounds.
Journal club sessions are integral to the formal teaching sessions. We have a regular review sessions with a visiting orthopaedic surgeon.
Video links for regional teaching sessions are provided. There is a regular surgical teaching session once a week. You are encouraged to attend all other teaching opportunities at our hospital, especially governance meetings.
The staff grade surgeon gives regular informal teaching sessions.
|Unique Selling Points||
You are working directly with the consultants. You can be involved in practical surgical work. The work is very varied with a broad range of learning opportunities.
Shetland is (nearly) a world apart and a wonderful place to explore!
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|