|Individual Placement Description|
|Hospital(s)||Glasgow Royal Infirmary|
|Main Duties of Placement||
Microbiology phone advice, interpreting microbiology lab results, informing ward staff of positive cultures. Responsible for the same work as a microbiology registrar but under close supervision.
|Typical Work Pattern||
9-5 Monday to Friday, periods of on-calls which varied between 12-hour day shifts and 12 hour nightshifts mostly based in the receiving department. Due to splitting of the on-call rota, ~70% of time was spend in microbiology and 30% on-call.
Encouraged to learn about bacteria and antibiotics from books, lots of opportunities to discuss cases with senior staff members.
Opportunity to present cases and audits, one chance to teach medical students.
|Unique Selling Points||
An amazing opportunity to get a chance for in depth study of how a microbiology department works, and how microbiologists decide on which treatments to recommend.
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|