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Horwich & Blackrod Health Visitors - BPCTP 23

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Placement Title Horwich & Blackrod Health Visitors - BPCTP 23
Your Placement Contact Janet Swindles - Team Leader - Send Email
Placement Address Blackrod Health Centre, Church Road, Blackrod ,BL6 5EQ
Placement City/Town: Bolton
Placement Phone 01204 462818
Your University Contact: Gaynor Fenton - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

An overview of the placement will be sent via email when the student initially contacts us, so please leave your email address. A named mentor: student welcome pack; orientation; selection of spoke placements

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

The mentor will endeavour to work with the student for 40% of the time during the placement. All staff within team will support the student.
There is not a sign off assessor within the team.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Shift Notes:

Days: 9am-5pm

Notes: Wear smart clothing.  Trousers; knee length skirts/dresses; flat or small heel shoe; warm waterproof outdoor coats

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Home visits; clinics; multiagency meetings; telephone calls
Clients: antenatal to preschool / all social classes /ethnic minorities-migrants/refugees/ foster families /newly adopted/ domestic violence/child abuse/substance abuse/send families

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Models used: healthy child program; framework for action; 8 stage model-(starting together)

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Communication (written and oral); observation; assessment; numeracy; data collection

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Collaborative working with families and multidiscipline team
child protection / court /conference report writing
Prescribing; bmi; haemacue;

What resources are available to help students learning?

The ‘team’ reflection/discussion
Spoke placements
Online research
Reading materials

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Opportunities to research on line and within spoke placements
Will be encouraged to complete surveys where appropriate or develop ideas for research or audit

Spoke Placements

These are varied and the student will arrange these to accomplish competencies or if they have a particular area of interest.  Examples of spoke placements:
Ethnic/deprived hv team
Social care
Children centre
Infant feeding clinic/breast feeding clinic
Play group
Nursery setting
Paediatric nurses
District nurse