Belong Village Atherton - VCI 63
|Placement Title||Belong Village Atherton - VCI 63|
|Your Placement Contact||Bridget Lawler - Send Email|
|Placement Address||55 Mealhouse Lane, Atherton, M46 0EU|
|Placement Phone||01942 316556|
|Your University Contact:||Joanne Keeling - Send Email|
About this placement
What is organised for students on commencement of placement?
Induction and orientation will be arranged for 1st day in placement - local provision of Fire,H&S, M&H – practical
Bridget Lawler (PEL) is Professional Development Lead and arranges induction for all new starters
Will arrange for students to attend local ½ day training as appropriate
What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?
Mentor will be allocated on commencement – currently only 1mentor available but further staff to be trained in future
What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?
Registrantson duty at all times 24/7 and oversee all nursing care within the village
Shift pattern for staff is 8:00 – 8:00 – students can negotiate own shiftpattern.
Nights also available
What patient care situations are available in this placement?
Provision of a full spectrum of care – Independent Living,Domiciliary Service, Experience Days and Household Living.
Dementia expertise, Nursing Care, Admiral Nurse Service, DayCare and Home care, End of Life Care (Alzeimers disease, vascular dementia,Lewy Body dementia, fronto-temporal dementia etc)
What nursing model is used for planning care?
Belong is a values-based organisation, founded on the visionthat older people have the right to enjoy the same community belonging andrichness of experience that they have always known. 20 years of experience as acare operator informs their ambition to offer a radically different alternativeto the host of existing care settings.
As one of the pioneers of the‘household’ model Belong are a not-for-profit organisation whose first prioritywill always be to offer a higher quality of life and a higher quality ofpersonal care, regardless of how complex individual needs may become.
What core clinical skills can be learnt?
Infection Control, Health and Safety, Risk Assessments,Equality & Diversity, Patient Assessment, Fundamental care, Nutrition, SkinIntegrity, Moving & Handling,Physiological Measurements, Medicine Management, time management etc
Communication - interpersonal, verbal, telephone, IT, patientassessment, nurse and clinical meetings, MDT meetings, resident notes
Dressing, enteral feeds, catheter care
What resources are available to help students learning?
IT Suite on site
What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?
Hospice in your Care Home pilot project
Involved in Space project
Care Home Liaison Team, Day Care, Activity Co-ordinator,Admiral Nurse, Community Outreach, Wigan & Leigh Hospice, Social Workers,Community Matrons, District Nurses, Local Pharmacy
CQC June 2015 – All standards met as Good, with Outstanding - Leadership
Sunday Times – ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ 2012
Laing Buisson Award – Independent Healthcare - Extra Care Provider Winner 2014
GB Care Awards National Winner 2015
Investors in People