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Acute Medicine – Shift practice and rota

The CMT doctors attached to the Emergency Floor do not work nights or full weekend on-call shifts. Instead your banding is maintained by working daytime shifts of either, 08:00-18:00, 11:00-19:00 or 12:00-20:00hrs.

You will also be expected to work 1:5 Saturday and Sunday 08:00-13:00 reviewing patients on the Emergency Floor who have been identified for potential discharge using the weekend discharge handover system.

A typical 08:00-18:00 week:

 Day

Time 

Activity 

Monday

AM

Ward Round – reviews of IP seen by Consultant previous day

 

PM

Independent clerking of new admission with consultant PTWR

     

Tuesday

AM

Ward Round – reviews of IP seen by Consultant previous day

 

PM

Independent clerking of new admission with consultant PTWR

     

Wednesday

AM

Ward Round – reviews of IP seen by Consultant previous day

 

Lunchtime

Medical Grand Round meeting with lunch

 

PM

Emergency Floor weekly teaching session

Independent clerking of new admission with consultant PTWR

     

Thursday

AM

Ward Round – reviews of IP seen by Consultant previous day

 

PM

CMT weekly teaching session in medical education centre

Independent clerking of new admission with consultant PTWR

     

Friday

AM

Ward Round – reviews of IP seen by Consultant previous day

 

PM

Independent clerking of new admission with consultant PTWR

There are ongoing opportunities to get involved in audits and quality improvements projects within the Emergency Floor and participation is actively encouraged.


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