Resident Medical Officer / Senior Medical Officer
- General a professional approach must be adopted with all patients, staff and visitors.
- RMOs must work within their level of experience and competence and highlight verbally and in writing to the nurse in charge if they are being asked to work outside the level of their competences.
- To provide medical cover, routine and emergency, during hours of duty and work in conjunction with the other RMO to provide a 24 hour service to the hospital.
- To clerk in and assess urgent admissions as required when the relevant consultant is not immediately available.
- To undertake round daily and frequently if possible with a member of the nursing staff when available ensuring patients are visited where appropriate. To make an entry in the patient’s notes as appropriate following ward rounds or any other patient examinations, communication or procedures.
- To receive a hand-over report on patients from the alternative RMO when commencing duty and to attend the ward areas between the hours.
- Consultants Under no circumstances should RMOs seek consent for operations or procedures on behalf of a Consultant. RMOs must seek consent for any procedures that they intend to undertake.
- To communicate any medical problems or concerns to Consultants.
- Nursing staff and patients to liaise with nursing staff regularly (at least every 3-4 hours) to check on patient progress.