Bucharest Emergency University Hospital, one of the most important hospitals in Bucharest, has 800 places. The hospitals areas cover the whole range of medical and surgical specialties with modern methods of investigation. Having connections with “Carol Davila”- The University of Medicine and Pharmacy, it serves as a research and training centre for medical students and young doctors. I have worked in the Ortho-Trauma Department as a resident doctor, during the rotational scheme of the National Residency Program, since 01/05/2008 until 08/09/2010 (when I took a job in Ireland) and since 11/07/2011 until 31/12/2011. I completed my surgical training and have been awarded my certificate of completion of training on the 1st of November 2011, when I sustained the Specialty Exam in Ortho and Trauma. I am on the specialist register with the Romanian Medical Council. In this department are performed various procedures such as: modern treatment of fractures, joints replacements (shoulder, hip, knee), sport injuries, spine surgery, congenital deformities, oncology surgery. As part of the residency training, I spent many hours in the Emergency Department, in Clinic and Theatre, under the direct supervision of a senior doctor or a Consultant. Many times I was enrolled in multidisciplinary teams being involved in challenging situations.Among my duties I can list: assessment, admittance, investigations request, I was involved in the patients treatment (conservative or surgical), I had to follow the evolution, to discharge and monitor the patients in clinic.Among the procedures performed by me: fracture/dislocation reductions, mini-invasive procedures (joint infiltrations, iv therapy, etc), assisting the consultant in theatre. Another important part of my training program was the scientific work: courses, researches and articles for the local and the national Orthopaedic congresses. I should state that in this hospital, I received a good medical experience in Trauma and Orthopaedics, the area that I am interested to develop my career. Being a great medical training-centre, I attended teaching-lessons, and I had the opportunity of working with some of the best surgeons in our country, assisting Prof.Dr.Mihai Nicolescu and other consultants of the department.
Waterford Regional Hospital , is a public hospital with 545 places, managed by the Irish Government's Health Service Executive and provides acute-care hospital services, including a 24-hour emergency department, for the population of County Waterford and the South East. The hospital is one of the eight cancer centres of the HSE's National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) and one of two centres in the HSE South Network. I worked in this hospital having a contract (brokered by a recruitment company for 4 months), as a Senior House Officer (SHO) in Orthopaedics. I did the SHO job at all levels including: ward care, theatre assisting, 1st or 2nd on-call and outpatient fracture clinics. Under the supervisor of the Consultants and the Registrars, I participated as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in the provision of medical care to patients (diagnose and treatment, communicate with patients and clients), assessing patients on admission and/or discharge as required and writing detailed reports in the case notes. I have participated in clinical audits and also I attended the lectures held in this department. I find this job very useful for me as an Ortho-Trauma resident doctor in training, especially because of the variety of cases treated and observed, upgrading my surgical skills and learning teamwork
Aut Even Hospital is a private hospital, part of Mount Carmel Medical Group, providing a wide range of medical and surgical services. Some of the best doctors in Ireland choose to practice here and are supported by excellent facilities and a dedicated nursing team. I worked in this private service, mainly in the Orthopaedic Department, taking part to the elective Joint Replacement Program that has been functioning here since 2008. Having say that, I was involved in all the processes regarding the pre-assessment (witch I did along with the pre-assessment nurse), continuing the assistance of the Consultant Surgeon in theatre and ending with postoperative patient’s care until discharge. I had a good collaboration with orthopaedic-consultants and with all the staff as well. I had to provide basic care for all the orthopaedic patients and, when was required, for others patients of this hospital. Another duty of this job was to do the discharge-letters and documenting the patients evolution during the staying in hospital. I am pleased with the position due to my training in orthopaedic and my personal interest in joint replacement surgery / trauma and also in upgrading my surgical and clinical abilities . I understand now the importance of team work especially in the surgical field .