CAMHS - Bolton Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - GMWP 72
|Placement Title||CAMHS - Bolton Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - GMWP 72|
|Your Placement Contact||Steven Worswick - Send Email|
|Placement Address||Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road . Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JR|
|Placement Phone||01204 390697|
|Your University Contact:||Eunice Ayodeji - 0161 295 7279 - Send Email|
About this placement
What is organised for students on commencement of placement?
All students will be allocated a mentor prior to the commencement in practice. The student will receive a welcome pack and will receive a full orientation and induction during the first 48 hours in practice
Students are welcome to have a pre-visit to the service and partake in their induction prior to commencement in practice and time will be given in lieu (optional)
What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?
All Students are allocated a mentor to support them in practice, All mentors are updated on an annual basis as required by the NMC (2008) and are registered on the Live register for mentors held by the Practice Education Facilitators.
In the event of your allocated mentor being unavailable for annual leave or sickness alternative arrangements will be made to support your practice.
All qualified staff have the opportunity to study the preparation for mentorship module credited and occasionally you maybe mentored by a trainee mentor, this will be overseen by a qualified mentor in practice
What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?
Monday to Friday 9am -5pm
The service does not operate at weekends or bank holidays
What patient care situations are available in this placement?
Experience of working with young people/children with mental health difficulties
Engaging children, young people and their families
What nursing model is used for planning care?
Model of Nursing
What core clinical skills can be learnt?
Assessment, Diagnosing, Planning treatment, reviewing treatment
Introduction to mental health nursing
Experience of working in a sensitive area
What additional clinical skills can be learnt?
Assessment of mental health and risk
Emotional difficulties, such as anxiety and depression
Severe conduct/behaviour difficulties
Difficulties in social functioning, including assessment for autistic spectrum
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Emotional and mental health difficulties in young people with learning difficulties.
Understanding of the use of medication in CAMHS
Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide effective care
Introduction to risk assessments
Observation of ADOS (Autistic Diagnostic Observation Schedule)
Observation of Choice Clinic
Observation of ADHD clinic
Observation of on call risk assessment
Observation and awareness record keeping
Introduction to assessment tools
Working with children with neuro-developmental disorders
What resources are available to help students learning?
Students have access to the internet and intranet
Library access at the Bolton site and can access the Library at Prestwich
Study days / in-house training
Members of the nursing and MDT are an excellent resource to support you in your learning
What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?
Currently undergoing a service redesign
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The core business of CAMHS is the specialist assessment and treatment of serious mental health disturbances and associated risk in children and young people between the ages of five and 18 who live in Bolton.
Students are not expected to wear uniform but are expected to dress smart casual and wear their ID badges at all times. Anybody attending placement in inappropriate clothing will be sent home to change immediately.PEF Liz Tudor Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org 0161 772 4609