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Transfer of Care Team - PARP 41

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Placement Title Transfer of Care Team - PARP 41
Your Placement Contact Gemma McHugh, Catherine Atkin - Send Email
Placement Address Whitehall Street Clinic, Rochdale, OL12 0NE
Placement City/Town: Rochdale
Placement Phone 07773247270
Your University Contact: James Richardson - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

They will have a mentor allocated

Their time with us will be spent spread across the four sites

They will receive information on our knowledge service

Access to a wide range of spokes

Placement Pack

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Support from Catherine as Team Leader, the PEF, University contact

Regulare updates

Information and help with the triennial review

Opportunities to develop further if needed

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Shift Notes:

We work 7 days a week:-

08.30am - 17.00pm

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

We are nurse assessors and arrange care to be in place before discharge.

We assess for a safe and timely discharge

We also deal with palliative patients and their families in regards to their preferred destination and help them arrange this so we deal with very sensetive situation

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney and the Nursing Process

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

We are nurse assessors so we are involved in clinical assessment of patients in regards to appropriate pathways for patients such as nursing assessments and intermediate care, the discharge process, palliative care in the community (arranging a safe discharge) - options available and limitations,assessment of equipment needed - so assessing the patients clinical need for that equipment and looking at the safety aspects - especially in regards to bed rails in the community.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

We work across all boundaries from acute to community so it’sdeveloping the knowledge and the ability to link all the services up so thepatient receives a good quality service – continuity. During the studentsspokes they will be with all different teams and disciplines – so they will beable to see and learn different skills from them. We are the team everyonecomes to if they don’t know what to do in regards to discharge so they will seea wide range of complex needs that we have to problem solve, we are also theremost of the time as the patients advocate. We deal with a lot of patients whohave dementia and lack capacity – so they will learn about the process whenthat happens and dolls and why that is used.

What resources are available to help students learning?

The students have access to the knowledge service all ourpolicies a selection of nurses from different backgrounds and knowledge,extensive spokes within our service and other services.

Spoke Placements

There are a range of spoke  placements covering all areas of the community setting, discharge process and some mental health