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Chadderton Town Health Centre DN - OPCTP 3

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Placement Title Chadderton Town Health Centre DN - OPCTP 3
Your Placement Contact Tracy Scott, Hannahh Crosby - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

District Nurse

Placement Address Southlink, Block 4, Hamilton St, Oldham, OL4 1DE
Placement City/Town: Oldham
Placement Phone 0300 323 0464
Your University Contact: Kirsty Marshall - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Orientation / information pack Allocation of named mentor & associate mentor Orientation to office building & geographical area Student to develop their own presentation on a topic that they are interested in / relating to community & present to mentors Completion of student documentation including assessments and previous placements, identification of learning needs according to year & semester.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

PEF & PEL to inform mentors & associate mentors of students start date and & length of placement Allocation of students Time allocated in work schedule to allow mentors to carry out assessment & teaching Support from PEF & PEL to all mentors, associate mentors & students.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


08.30am to 17.00pm



Shift Notes:

Community time 08.30am to 17.00pm Monday to Friday Students can request weekend work as long as their mentor is working.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Home care: - wound care, leg ulcer, palliative care, complex care, long term conditions, catheter care, peg tube Treatment rooms: - based at clinics & GP surgeries for general wound care & ear syringing Specialist clinics: - leg ulcer & Doppler assessment.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan & Tierney - Activities of daily living.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Aseptic technique / infection control, wound care (acute & chronic), leg ulcer care & Doppler assessments, bladder & bowel care, palliative care, complex care packages, ear & eye care, injections.Contact assessment process, care planning, implementation of care & evaluation MDT teamwork & case conferences.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Time management
  • Leadership
  • Decision-making
  • Team work
  • Lone working
  • Wound classification & prescribing

What resources are available to help students learning?

Trust library Intranet & NMC, DOH Websites Trust policies / guidelines Courses Spoke placements Training planned by PEF Information files Link nurses

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Trust policies & guidelines NMC NICE Palliative care & ICP

Spoke Placements

Tissue viability Dr Kershaws hospice (2nd year & 3rd year students only) Palliative care Continence Transfer of care at the hospital Vascular Community matrons Intermediate care SALT Dieticians Macmillan nurses Infection control School nurses / health visitors Physiotherapies / OT Social care.

Additional Information

Updated address 06.01.12