|Individual Placement Description|
|Placement||Acute (Internal) Medicine|
|Hospital(s)||Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock|
|Main Duties of Placement||
Ward rounds and ward work.
Assessment of new admissions.
Well supported by Consultants on the floor from 9 am to 8pm plus advanced nurse practitioners team.
|Typical Work Pattern||
Four months spent in acute medical ward with exposure to gen med & receiving. Seven nights spent on H@N cover. Full shifts until 9.30pm with handover at 9pm. Weekend daytime cover 3 times in 4 month block.
Informal ward-based teaching including teaching of skills and procedures. Monthly Morbidity and Mortality plus hospital M&M less frequently. Weekly Wednesday medical unit educational meeting. Weekly MDT meetings for some sub-specialties. Thursday Core trainee-led F1 case-based teaching every second week. Friday lunchtime journal club/trainee forum.
Mandatory FY1 teaching programme covering the foundation programme syllabus.
There are hospital postgraduate meetings at least monthly.
Bi-monthly Thursday CMT-led F1 teaching.
|Unique Selling Points||
Well supported by consultants and senior trainees. Excellent opportunity to gain experience in initial assessment and management of acutely sick patients. Opportunity to perform procedures supervised by senior trainee.
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|