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Individual Placement Description
Placement Anaesthetics
Year F1
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy
Main Duties of Placement

Anaesthetics: pre-assess patients, cannulate patients pre-op, draw up IV drugs, manage the airway (under consultant supervision), monitor during surgery (under consultant supervision) 

ICU: review patients before the ward round, present them on the ward round, complete ward jobs.

Typical Work Pattern

Weekly working pattern is Monday – Friday 08.00-17.00, including 08.00-20.30 one day a week and one day off. You will be required to work weekends.

Learning Opportunities

Anaesthetics: Daily teaching with the consultant.

ICU: Regular opportunities for ward-based teaching. 


Mandatory protected teaching time for:

  • NHS Fife Medical Education Services FY1 Core Education Programme delivering 1 hour per week.
  • NHS Fife Medical Education Services FY1 Core Simulation Programme delivering 3 sessions per block.

Department teaching:

  • Departmental internal teaching programme 1 hour per week.
Unique Selling Points

Great clinical skills unique to anaesthetics/ICU e.g. spinals, airway management etc.

Excellent clinical supervision and training opportunities.

Very friendly team.

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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