Thursday, 11 August 2011

Lack of Team Work

Before I get started on this rant I just want to point out that I love my job, and even when I'm ranty, tired and grotty it still gives me love butterflies... but still, everyone needs to rant.

Basically some of the new GP trainees on my ward are just not pulling their weight. I understand that these particular individuals either have no interest in paediatrics or hate hospital medicine, but that is no reason to dump on the FY1.

I got abandonned with the SHO on call bleep and the late shift on Monday with no notice because not one of them could cover for the person who couldn't come in (there are 6 of them) and swap a shift. The week before I did the same. Granted I either get paid or time off in lieu, but a bit of notice would be nice. So would a thank you.

In the case of 1 particular guy, he must be a magician. He manages to disappear for hours at a time, so I end up having to do most of his ward work. This is so frustrating. I've tried to say something about it before, but I think I was too subtle. If it happens next week I''m telling him I think it's unacceptable.

Just for a bit of balance some of the GP trainees are lovely and very useful. This fills me with a bit of faith for the profession.

On an unrelated but exciting note, tomorrow I'm doing my paediatric immeadiate lift support course. Hurrah! Very excited to learn about stablising sick children, especially with all the trips to a&e I've been taking with the reg, into resus, to see very sick kiddies.

On a less exciting note I scratched my car against a wall today. I had a coughing fit and hit the accelerator instead of the brake. Epic fail.

Dr Sunshine xXx


  1. I really enjoy your stories.. Including all the posts from your previous blog.
    I'm happy to be your as I'll become a Junior Doctor next year;)

  2. *brake

    Love, Rich :P x

  3. Lol... oops. Lucky I'm a doctor, not an English teacher. Will edit.