Competency Skills Assessments

 All new doctors that are ST2 or below must attend skills assessments.

The assessments take approximately 4 hours to complete and are designed to supportively record any training that may be required. They are not an examination but the assessments are compulsory and your directorate will be aware of this.

You will be assessed at seven ten minute workstations on:

  • 12 Lead ECG
  • Venepuncture
  • IV Cannulation         
  • ABLS
  • Defib
  • PBLS
  • Blood Cultures

There will also be a half hour assessment on safe prescribing and a DVD on ANTT. If any training needs are identified then a follow on training workshop will be arranged for you to attend within 2 weeks of you completing the assessments.