ORBISH - Oldham Integrated Sexual Health Service - PRSEC 172
|Placement Title||ORBISH - Oldham Integrated Sexual Health Service - PRSEC 172|
|Your Placement Contact||Jackie Mansey - Send Email|
|Placement Address||Integrated Care Centre, New Radcliffe Street, Oldham, OL1 1NL|
|Your University Contact:||Sharon Vesty - Send Email|
About this placement
What is organised for students on commencement of placement?
Student welcome pack
Introduction to mentor and placement, Tour of the unit, fire escapes etc, student notice board, staff room, student folder, policies and procedures
Initial assessment undertaken and documentation discussed
Off duty and spoke clinics – student takes mentors off duty
What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?
Mentors are allocated on a rotational basis. Students are allocated a mentor but sometimes mentorship is shared between 2 mentors. Mentorship is provided by all the nurses .
Allocation may be in Oldham Bury or Rochdale. Jackie Mansey coordinates the allocation
What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?
Early: 9-5 or 8-4
Late: 12-8 or 11-7
Days: Monday to Friday plus 2 Saturdays per month
Notes: Student takes same off duty as mentor but is negotiable. A car driver is an advantage as students will need to travel between clinics.
What patient care situations are available in this placement?
Drop-in clinics and appointment clinics.
Integrated contraception and sexual heath is provided.
Appointments for implant fitting, coil clinics, HIV clinic
Outreach to clients homes, colleges health promotion venues
What nursing model is used for planning care?
Health Belief model
Behaviour change model
What core clinical skills can be learnt?
Sexual health history taking. Assisting clinicians with clinical procedures.
Height weight and BP recording
Preparing slides for microscopy
Screening for and treating STIs
What additional clinical skills can be learnt?
Depending on level of training
Injections / vaccines
Assisting with Cytology
Preparing clients for Wart treatments
What resources are available to help students learning?
web sites, Quizzes,reflection
Access to staff expertise
Access to library resources
Following a patient journey
Support with academic assessments and presentations
What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?
We operate an electronic database Lillie Blythe system so are able to pull reports regularly to meet Kee Performance Indicators (KPIs)
Brook Oldham, Community Midwives, Colposcopy, School Health advisor, Termination of pregnancy clinic, RUC chlamydia screening office, microbiology, haematology and cytology labs, Lesbian and gay foundation, George House Trust
Students will be based in either Oldham Rochdale or Bury but will be given the opportunity to attend other clinics or maybe swap with another student to provide a more detailed overview of the wider ORBISH service. It is an advantage therefor to be a car owner/driver but this is not essential as public transport is available and this is the responsibility of the student. We will endeavour to help as much as possible.
The placement is difficult for first year students to achieve all the learning objectives for semester one.