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Central Health Visiting Team - SPCTP 12

Placement Overview

Placement Title Central Health Visiting Team - SPCTP 12
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Your Placement Contact Andrea Mansfield, Karen Wray - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Reg. Health Visitor

Placement Address Churchill Way, Salford, M6 5QX
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 206 6081 / 6082 / 6083
Your University Contact: Lyn Rosen - 2952767, Katia Hilary - 295 2605 - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Orientation to clinic, staff and welcome to the HV team
  • Overview of health visiting service
  • Allocated a mentor and associated mentor
  • Student welcome pack given and learning contracts agreed

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students work with mentors as much as possible to gain the best experience. The student will also work with other team members to ensure that are good overview of the health visiting core programme is achieved throughout the placement.

Mentors attend annual updates and complete a personal professional portfolio showing evidence of learning.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Early:

9am -5pm.

Late:

Night:

Shift Notes:

No weekends as a rule but students may spend time with other agencies as a spoke placement that work evenings and weekends.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Students will have the opportunity to explore the delivery of the health visiting service within home visits and clinic environments.

Immunisation sessions, safeguarding visits, development visits, new birth assessments and follow up assessments.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Principles of Health visiting.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Interpersonal skills with children and families
  • Time management
  • Growth centile charts plotting
  • Measurement of children
  • Understanding significant of finding
  • Health Promotion
  • Interprofessional working

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Student Welcome Pack
  • Intranet
  • Internet

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Working towards accreditation for baby friendly status.

Spoke Placements

A Welcome Pack will be sent out to student.

Additional Information

If you have been allocated this placement, you have children and live in the catchment area of the team, this may not be an appropriate placement for you.  Please call the team as soon as you are allocated this placement area to discuss.