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North West CATS (Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service) - VCI 25

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Placement Title North West CATS (Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service) - VCI 25
Your Placement Contact Trudy Hope, Lisa Lau, - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Unit Sister

Placement Address Belle Vue, Denton, Rochdale, Oldham, Stretford Leisure Centre, Lanceburn HC, Willow Wood Hospice
Placement City/Town: Greater Manchester
Placement Phone 0333 200 4081
Placement Web Site
Your University Contact: Jackie Leigh - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Student induction booklet and induction week.

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What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Each student is allocated a mentor for the duration of the placement and will be shown on the staff rota. We do have more HCAs than trained staff so it is likely that the student may spend some time in clinics with HCAs.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07.30 - 15.30


12.30 - 20.30


Shift Notes:

Long Days:- 07.30 - 20.30

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Referals from GP's for individual specialities

Opportunity to spend time with members of MDT.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Patient observations
Steroid Injection clinics
Setting up and locking down of clinics
Preparing medical equipment.
Completing electronic patient notes
Assisting with completion of safety questionnaires prior to MRI/CT scans
Chaparone in various speciality clinics.
Assisting in microsuction clinics
Decontamination of nasendoscopes.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

IT Systems
Student Notice Board
Access to Intranet
Attend any resource library.

What resources are available to help students learning?

IT systems

Student notice board

Access to Intranet with GMCATS

Able to attend any resource library

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

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