North Ward - PCBP 13
|Placement Title||North Ward - PCBP 13|
|Your Placement Contact||Nicola Kidd, Leonard Vale - Send Email|
|Placement Contact's Role|
|Placement Address||Fairfield General Hospital, North Ward, Irwell Unit, Rochdale Old Road, Bury, BL9 7TD|
|Placement Phone||0161 778 2536 - 0161 716 1077|
|Placement Web Site||www.nhs.uk/Services/hospitals/Overview/DefaultView.aspx?id=102518|
|Your University Contact:||Gill Rayner - Send Email|
About this placement
What is organised for students on commencement of placement?
Welcometo the Irwell unit, a purpose-built 48–bedded mental health unit serving thepopulation of Bury within the range of 18years to 65 years of age. We are partof Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, along with Rochdale, Oldham, Tameside andStockport.
Theunit comprises of two wards, South ward on the ground floor and North ward onthe first floor. In addition the unit also has provision for in-patient therapyservices, ADL (Activities of Daily Living) kitchen, a Section 136 suite,relaxation room, gym, a staff rest room, a resource room, laundry and activityrooms.
NorthWard is a 24-bedded ward; acute psychiatric inpatient ward, which caters formale and female service users from the north sector of Bury.
Duringyour stay with us you will have the opportunity to work within the multi-disciplinaryteam and participate in all areas of care on the ward around the 24 hour cycle.The ward is a very supportive environment and encourages students to structuretheir own learning outcomes under the supervision of the team and to askquestions to provide an enjoyable and fulfilling learning experience.
What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?
TheEnglish National Board/ Department of Health (2001) sees mentors asfacilitators of learning who supervise and assess students in practicesettings. The role of the mentor is to help the student progress, develop andachieve learning outcomes. Each student will be allocated to a mentor withinthe first 48 hours of his or her placement.
- Associated mentorship course
- Prep For mentorship course
- Mentorship updates
What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?
07.15 - 14.45
13.45 - 21.15
21.00 - 07.30
Bridge Shift 08.00– 16.00 or 09.00 – 17.00
To ensure that students get the most from the placement,Students are required to work at least 3 shifts with their Mentor/Associate andall rotas must be agreed with your Mentor. This is to ensure individuallearning objectives are met.
Every student will be expected to complete an individual offduty sheet for the time that they are on placement and this must be filed inthe ward off duty folder located in the ward office.
What patient care situations are available in this placement?
Acute mental health care
What nursing model is used for planning care?
What core clinical skills can be learnt?
Mental State Examination
Mental Health Act assessments
Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale
Mental Health review Tribunals
What additional clinical skills can be learnt?
Mental Health act code of Practice
What resources are available to help students learning?
- One to one interactions
- Group interactions
- Basic group skills
- Engaging in appropriate activities
- Working with other disciplines
- Assessments with the occupation therapists
What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?
We are currently developing a Violence Reduction program and rolling out the Safeward initiative
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