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Individual Placement Description
Placement Paediatrics: Neonatology
Programme W10,W11,W12,W30
Year F2
Region West
Hospital(s) Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley
Main Duties of Placement

Ward rounds on both children's ward and SCBU.

Ward jobs following ward rounds.

Post-natal baby checks.

Attendance at deliveries.

Assessment of acutely unwell children in short stay.

Limited clinic sessions.

Out of hours cover for both sites.

Typical Work Pattern

Full shift.

Learning Opportunities

Teaching ward rounds on SCBU and ward Monday to Friday as consultant-led.

Excellent registrar supervision on short stay.


Weekly teaching session for trainees.

Weekly departmental teaching.

Regular weekly opportunity for telemedicine links to regional paediatric CPD sessions.

Unique Selling Points

Working in paediatrics is in itself a unique experience and will provide any doctor with specific skills in communication, clinical assessment, practical abilities and resuscitation whichever his/her chosen speciality.

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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