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Incredible team, the job is 2 months palliative care, 2 months medical oncology 2 FY2s share the same on-call rota and alternate which sets of on-calls they do, meaning you are doing half as many nights/weekends/long days as the rest of the FY2s on medicine in the hospital The oncology and palliative care teams are essentially one team and hold a joint handover and MDT, the registrars and SHOs of both specialties share the same office and so the collaboration between these teams is constant and effective. The MDT is essential to the functioning of the team and all members are outstanding, you simply wont have enough time to learn everything they have to teach in 4 months Your role on oncology will be to facilitate the ward round and manage oncology inpatients with registrar and consultant supervision, review patients on the day unit and assist the team with the usual administrative tasks a junior is expected to sort such as arranging scans, completing discharge summaries and liaising with other specialties/hospitals when needed On palliative care you will be taught a holistic approach to the knowledge and skills needed to independently review patients referred to the palliative care team and address specialist palliative care needs such as pain, nausea/vomiting, agitation with a focus on shared decision-making and patient empowerment. Discussions around treatment escalation and advance care planning will become second nature and as rewarding as unraveling complex medical mysteries on oncology Enormous potential for personal growth on a job like this with the most genuine and supportive MDT of nurses, registrars and consultants, you will be hard-pressed to find a better training experience during foundation
Palliative Medicine
Foundation Programme Year Two (FY2)
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
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