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Individual Placement Description
Placement Otolaryngology/Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery/Plastic Surgery
Year F1
Region South-East
Hospital(s) St Johns Hospital, Livingston
Main Duties of Placement


Peri-operative management of elective and emergency ENT, Oral and Maxillofacial surgery(OMFS), and plastic surgery patients on ward 18 and 19A.

Ward round in morning with up to date knowledge of relevant history, investigation results and ongoing patient issues.

Typical ward duties:

  • Complete tasks assigned on ward rounds including discharges, clerk ins, patient reviews, venflons and bloods etc. for ENT, OMFS, plastic surgery patients and medical boarders as required. 
  • Assessment of acute ENT, OMFS, and Plastic surgery patients with CT/registrar on call

In addition you can be called to the surgical pre-assessment clinic to provide medical input as required.

Theatre and clinic sessions available when work is complete on the ward.

Rotation will allow time in each surgical specialty.

During late shift you also cover ward 14 (ortho rehab).

Typical Work Pattern

Full shifts daily; either day shift 0800-1700, or late shift 1230-2100. Night shifts are part of H@N. Weekend shifts every 6 weeks.

Learning Opportunities

General patient management skills.

FY1 teaching across the three surgical specialties as well as opportunity to attend and present at departmental teaching.

Good opportunity for assessment of emergency patients with CT/registrar on call in all three surgical specialties.


As above plus mandatory FY1 teaching in SJH Wednesday lunchtime. 

Unique Selling Points

Unique opportunity to gain experience in three surgical specialties. Learning to assess trauma wounds, facial trauma, common acute ENT conditions and exposure to the broad scope of plastic and hand surgery, under guidance of seniors. Exposure to basic surgical skills in theatre.

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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