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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Job Summary

Wide ranging experience of paediatrics.
Includes children's ward, paediatric clinics and baby clinics.

At JR it also includes some time on SBCU.

Location(s)

The Horton General Hospital, Banbury

One post is based at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Shift pattern (lates/nights/weekends etc)

Banbury:

Standard working day 9am – 5pm (handovers 9am and 4.30pm)

Long shift 9am - 8pm once a week

Late shift 1pm – 9pm (handover) – one week in 8

Nights – 9pm to 9am – approximately once every 8 weeks.   Nights are split into 4 nights and 3 nights.

Oxford:

Standard working day 9am – 5pm.  Evening shifts 5pm - 9pm.  Paediatric ED shift 4pm - 11pm

Weekend on call shifts 8.30am to 9.00pm

Nights 9pm to 9 am.

Top tips for extra opportunities (e.g. teaching / skills )

Regular teaching programme (consultant led, trainee led, x-ray, case presentations).  Lots of bedside teaching.

Banbury - Opportunities to attend outpatients clinics - a whole week of clinics is part of the rota but which clinics you attend need to be self organised

Oxford - opportunities to attend clinics when wards well staffed so be organised

Oxford - one week of community of paediatrics, 3 days in neonatology including baby check clinics

Highlights

Great grounding in general paediatrics

Opportunities to see a comprehensive range of paediatrics – very relevant to front line GP

Very senior led and lots of timetabled handover time

You learn something new every day.  See and do as much as you are able to.

Good supportive team

Really friendly unit

Very approachable consultants

Lovely nursing team

Lots of teaching both formal and informal

Challenges

At Banbury - No middle grade doctors, entirely consultant led

Winter can be busy, but still manageable

Steep learning curve in case of babies

Fixed rota makes swaps and study leave challenging at times

The details are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change.

 
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