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West School Nurse Services - SPCTP 44

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Placement Title West School Nurse Services - SPCTP 44
Your Placement Contact Hayley Burgess, Sarah Boulter - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Walkden Clinic, Bridgewater Rd, Walkden, M28 3JE
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 206 3132
Your University Contact: Helen Franks - 295 6420 - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Induction session for trust; Local induction at placement to introduce mentor, team and health and safety procedures for students safety etc.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentors will be identified before student arrives on placement; off-duty is Mon to Friday so the PEL and/or mentor will be there on the students first day on placement.

There will always be a mentor on duty at all times.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

Working hours: - 9am-17.00pm, Monday-Friday

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Staff deal with predominately with well children, advising on health promotions issues such as immunisations, sexual health discussions/health advice, child protection issues, health eating, emotional health issues, health care plans for use in school, early intervention and prevention work

What nursing model is used for planning care?

  • Roper, Logan and Tierney and also Orems Self Care Model
  • World Model (devised for the Strategic Health Authority)

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Delivery of trust, education and government agenda for health protection and promotion for the well child.
  • Introduction to assessment of the clients needs as appropriate to stage of student training.
  • Introduction to the multi-professional working between health, education and social care bodies.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Learning how to deal with the wide range of age of clients from 5 years to 19 years of age

Health child programme


Complex care needs

What resources are available to help students learning?

Intranet access in-house resources, library access at Mayo Building. 

Staff experience and skill mix within the team.

Access to client and family information and local policies.

Working with the multi-professional team.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Caseload profiling/allocation
  • Record audits
  • Quality assurance for transfer of care records from health visitors
  • Audit of child protection health checks in a timely manner
  • Review of child protection procedures
  • Signs of safety tool used by SSCB
  • Recent merge into clusters with health visiting team exploring new ways of working

Spoke Placements

Will be discussed with student to ensure they meet required outcomes/objectives inclusive of immunisation team, district nurses, health visitors, specialist clinics such as asthma and diabetes, enuresis service/childrens continence

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.

Mike Hollinshead 0161 206 8223