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Community Mental Health Teams Oldham - PCOP 3

Placement Overview

Placement Title Community Mental Health Teams Oldham - PCOP 3
Your Placement Contact Bernie Ryan, Denise Lanyon - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Community Mental Health Nurse Level 6

Placement Address Maple House, Southlink, Hamilton St, Oldham, OL4 1DB
Placement City/Town: Oldham
Placement Phone 0161 344 8000
Your University Contact: Shelly Allen - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Students are advised to contact staff at Maple House prior to commencement to be given information on mentor etc.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentors allocated prior to arrival on placement

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

Monday to Friday 9.00- 17.00 with some flexibility onstarting and finishing times

No weekend or BankHoliday working.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Community Mental Health home visits including riskassessments and needs assessments. CPA and MHA including Capacity Act and Dols.Safeguarding. Using approved documentation

Clinical input, administration of depots and physical healthchecks. Medication calculation and monitoring

Review of client needsand monitoring. Establishing care packages and responding to emergencies withresidential care settings

Spoke placements within the other teams at Maple House andother areas as appropriate to student’s needs

What nursing model is used for planning care?


What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Assessment in many areas such as mental health, risk,medication concordance and administration. Exposure to MHA and Capacity Act aswell as Safeguarding and DoL’s

Clinical skills such as physical obs and admin of depots

Observation andcommunication skills

Knowledge of mentalillness and symptoms as well as evidencebased practice and treatment

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Reflection and 1-1 training from clinical staff

Exposure to other disciplines such as S/W, OT’s Psychology,housing and other agencies

What resources are available to help students learning?

Pennine Care Intranet

Access to University networks

Resources and workbooks on placement

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Spoke Placements

Spokes arranged as per student’s requirements

Additional Information

Student pack on arrival.