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CMHT - Older People's West - PCOP 9

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Placement Title CMHT - Older People's West - PCOP 9
Your Placement Contact Camilla O'Rielly, - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Community Psychiatric Nurse/Care Co-Ordinator

Placement Address Forest House (Second Floor), Rochdale Road, Oldham, OL1 2JH
Placement City/Town: Oldham
Placement Phone 0161 716 2194
Your University Contact: Shelly Allen - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Allocated a mentor

Introduction to the team

Orientation on the Unit

Welcome Pack given with information about the team and available spoke placements

Students learning needs identified and action plans put into place to support students in achieving these

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

There is currently one mentor on the team.( Working days for the mentor are Tuesday- Friday)
The team consists of mental health nurses, Social Workers and Support workers. Students will have the opportunity to spend time with other members of the team.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

Days: Monday – Friday 09.00am- 17.00pm

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

We aim to provide a high quality health and social care service to meet the holistic care needs of people in Oldham with a functional or organic illness. We provide person centred care to people over the age of 65 and also provide care for people with an early onset dementia under the age of 65.

We work with people in a variety of different settings – in people’s homes, residential and nursing homes and outpatient’s clinics.

Carers play a vital role in the support of our patients and the team work in accordance with the Care Act ensuring that their needs are met and assessed and that support is provided on a regular basis.

We work with patients who have been detained under the Mental Health Act and we also work under the guidance of the Mental Capacity Act and in people’s best interest. Students may have the opportunity to attend Mental Health Act Tribunals.

Following Safeguarding procedures and working in collaboration with other agencies.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

The Recovery Model

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

    Holistic Assessments- Assessing for Mental, physical and social needs
    Cognitive screening
    Care Planning
    Depot Injections
    Risk Assessment and Risk Management
    Lithium Clinic
    Working as part of an MDT
    Lone working protocols

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Participation in Best Interest Meetings
Weekly liaison meetings held with the Consultant Psychiatrists
Accessing Health and Social Care funding for patients

What resources are available to help students learning?

Access to other professionals and disciplines within the team- Nurses, Social Workers, Support Workers, Psychologists and Occupational Therapists.
Journal Library
Students will have access to a computer

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Spoke Placements

Intensive Home Treatment Service
Care Home Liaison Team
Orchard House Day Hospital
Memory Assessment Service
Cedars Ward- (Dementia)
Rowan Ward (Functional)

Additional Information

Parking is available on site as a pay and display
Please bring a £5,00 refundable deposit for a fob which will allow access in and out of the building