St Chads Medical Centre - BCHNHS 13
|Placement Title||St Chads Medical Centre - BCHNHS 13|
|Your Placement Contact||Donna Marie Sweeney - Send Email|
|Placement Contact's Role||
|Placement Address||Hollinwood Children's Centre, St Chad's Centre, Lime Green Parade, Oldham, OL8 3HH|
|Placement Phone||0161 484 1313|
|Your University Contact:||Karen Wild - Send Email|
About this placement
What is organised for students on commencement of placement?
You will be working with children rangingfrom birth to nineteen and their families.
The environment the student will be working in will be family homes,clinics and schools.
The student will beworking across a diverse multi-cultural area. You will receive experience and develop your understandingof the role of the Health Visitor in supporting the development and wellbeingof babies, children and their families.
Spoke placement opportunities areavailable and these will be discussed and agreed once you start your placementwith the team.
Prior to commencing their placement if the student contactsDonna Marie Sweeney or Lisa Chalmers Team Leader for the team they will beinformed of these details.
What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?
The student will be allocated a named mentor before commencing their placement
What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?
We work Monday - Friday 09.00 - 17.00
There is no specific uniform required, however you are expected to wear smart casual clothes that adhere with Bridgewater Trust requirements
What patient care situations are available in this placement?
HealthVisitors offer support, advice and we assess the development and well-being of babiesand young children on an ongoing basis.
Our work is mediated through theirfamilies at home or within clinic environments, so building strong positive relationshipsis paramount to our work.
What nursing model is used for planning care?
The Health Child Programme
The Principles of Health Visiting
What core clinical skills can be learnt?
Higher level communication skills
Evidence based health information for children and young adults
Immunisation administration and up to date guidance provided by policy and legislation
Growth and developmental assessments provided until children leave school
What additional clinical skills can be learnt?
Developmental assessments including speech
What resources are available to help students learning?
Fullinternet access and also access to the main healthcare databases e.g. CINAHL,following input of a password and code.
Many areas have their own area specificinduction pack for students with information pertaining to the individualplacement.
All areas have some books, research articles, and a variety ofappropriate literature
What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?
Bridgewater Trust has a dedicated ResearchSpecialist available to the Health Visiting service.
Students are also welcometo contact Rachel Hall if they would like to discuss any areas of research thatthey are interested in gaining further information upon
School Nursing Team
Local Children's Centre and Housing
Withinthe Failsworth & Hollinwood Health Visiting Team we care for children frombirth throughout the age spectrum to the elderly.
Within our caseload we arecare predominantly for children from school age and the families.
We workclosely with public health initiatives such as healthy eating and smokingcessation. We have many challenges within the community such as poverty andfamilial practices.
There is high unemployment and poor health. The majorhealth problems in this area are diabetes, heart disease and mental health.Within children we are dealing with poor dental health, diet, sleep problemsand behaviour problems.