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Individual Placement Description
Placement General Adult Psychiatry
Programme W22
Year F2
Region West
Hospital(s) Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary
Main Duties of Placement

· Looking after inpatients and participation in ward rounds (2 per week).

· Participation in clinics (about 1 clinic weekly).

· Participation in Community Mental Health Team meetings (1 per week).

· On-call for assessments for out of hour referrals, admissions and in-patient referrals, ECT cover and ward cover.

Typical Work Pattern

9am-5pm Monday-Friday, or 9am-9am if on-call.
1 in 9 on-call rota.
New deal compliant at Band 1B.

Learning Opportunities

Informal Teaching at review clinics, ward rounds and in ECT.

Weekly case presentation and journal club.

On-site library facilities available 24/7.

Excellent computer access for e-learning and online modules.


Weekly internal psychiatry academic programme 1½ hrs including case presentation and journal club.

Weekly 1 hr supervision with clinical supervisor (consultant).

Mandatory bleep free FY2 teaching; 1 hr per week on Thursday lunchtime.

Thursday afternoon teaching for FY2s.

Unique Selling Points

· Direct supervision with Consultant.

· Good balance of direct clinical care and educational opportunities.

· Good receiving rota.

· Good support from all levels.

· Good experience.

Employer Information
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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