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Oldham Specialist Palliative Care Team - OPCTP 36

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Placement Title Oldham Specialist Palliative Care Team - OPCTP 36
Your Placement Contact Gill Duerden, Lynn Smith - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Specialist Palliative Care Lead Nurse

Placement Address Office Block 4, Southlink Business Park, Hamilton Street, Oldham, OL4 1DE
Placement City/Town: Oldham
Placement Phone 0161 621 7111
Your University Contact: Sharon Vesty - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Learning opportunities include
Symptom control for end of life patients
Difficult conversations with patients/ carers/ relatives holistic assessments of patients
Attending MDT meetings
Working alongside District Nurses Occupational therapist Dietician Hospice Staff Acute Oncology 1-1 Macmillan team

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

To work alongside and encourage students in there development needs

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Shift Notes:

Days: 8 am – 4pm with lunch break

No weekend working

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Home environment, Hospice Environment, Nursing and care Homes, Clinics

What nursing model is used for planning care?

NW End of Life Tool

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

What resources are available to help students learning?

Specialist Nurses
NICE Guide Lines

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Evidence Based Practice

Spoke Placements

As above

Additional Information

PATIENT CARE  Symptom management psychological support refer and signpost liaise with MDT
CONFIDENTIALLITY Electronic systems consent accountability
COMMUNICATION  sensitive conversations honest and open dialogue with patients carers families and peers