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Rowan Ward - PCOP 14

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Placement Title Rowan Ward - PCOP 14
Your Placement Contact Nichola Kinane - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Parklands House, Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Rd, Oldham, OL1 2JH
Placement City/Town: Oldham
Placement Phone 0161 716 2231
Your University Contact: Angelina Chadwick - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Orientation to the ward, alarm system/nurse call system
  • Orientation to client group
  • Meet the staff
  • Student information booklet
  • Assigned mentor

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

A mentor is assigned in time for the students first day. There are not many qualified mentors so have to work in conjunction with the ward manager sometimes. Mentor and student set time for interviews and work out when student needs to be on the ward to meet needs.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

24 hour care Early 07.30 - 15.00 Late 14.00 - 21.30 Nights 21.15 - 07.45

Flexible to learners needs.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Client group - Older people functional mental illness
  • Multidisciplinary working
  • E.C.T Talking therapies
  • Home visits
  • Ward outreach
  • Home assessments Group work
  • General nursing skills
  • Drug therapy

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Based on Orem's self care model.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Communication skills

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Staff
  • Books
  • Latest government guidance
  • Articles

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Benchmarking Audit
  • Functional service development group

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Additional Information

Philosophy of Care

To provide high quality care designed to maximise an individual's ability to self-care.

We work in partnership with clients, carers, families and other professionals to provide the most effective care in a safe supportive environment.

We aim to provide a service, which promotes respect for the privacy and dignity of our clients taking into account individual social circumstances and cultural values.

During a clients stay we promote close links with existing community support and wherever possible aim to return clients to previous levels of function and will provide support on discharge to facilitate this process.