Rhodes Place - Female Step Down - Mental Health Rebabilitation (in patients) - PCOP 13

Placement Overview

Placement Title Rhodes Place - Female Step Down - Mental Health Rebabilitation (in patients) - PCOP 13
Trust
Your Placement Contact Neil Stewart - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role Charge Nurse (Band 6)
Placement Address Lees New Rd, Lees, Oldham, OL4 5PP
Placement City/Town: Oldham
Placement Phone 0161 621 - 2751
Your University Contact: Shelly Allen - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Orientation and key Induction will be completed on first day of placement. Shifts to be worked will be negotiated and agreed with mentor and student added to off duty. Welcome Pack (currently being developed) will be given to student. 

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentor will be allocated before placement commences.Mentor will work a minimum of 2 LDs or equivalent per week with student. Mentor will provide regular feedback and structured supervision (frequency to be negotiated with student, dependent on need). Initial meeting between mentor and student will take place within first week. Student will also be able to work with other staff and associate mentors where appropriate. 

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Shift Notes:

The Nursing staff work Long days (07:30 - 19:45) and nights (19:30-07:45) with a 1 hour and 40 minute break. 3LDs/nights one week and 4LDs/nights the next. Students can work shorter days/earlys/lates if they wish as long as they are completing their stipulated working hours. This should be negotiated and agreed with their mentor. Students are expected to work nights and weekends during their placement. 

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Rhodes Place is an in-patient unit based in the community. Focus is on Rehabiliation and Recovery for women with serious and enduring mental health needs.

Patient care involves; managing of risk factors, planning and facilitating activities both on and off the unit, supporting patients with personal care, supporting patients to access community facilities, liaising with community health care providers to meet patients physical health needs.(GP, Podiatry, Asthma Nurse, Diabetes Nurse). 

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Recovery Model. Evidence base-Stress Vulnerability Model. 

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Communication/engagement skills.
  • Risk Assessment.
  • Medicines management
  • Assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation of care
  • Care planning/formulation
  • Management of challenging behaviour
  • Physical health care monitoring.
  • Writing Clinical Reports
  • Documentation
  • Physical Health Monitoring: physical observations, Diabetes management.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Shift Coordination. Liasing/colloborating with MDT and other Health care providers. Involvement in handovers. 

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Access to internet.
  • Books.
  • Access to MDT: Nursing Team, Medical Team, Occupational Therapy Team, Psychology.
  • SPOKE Placements.
  • Participation in Nursing Team/working alongside named nurse.
  • Working with Women gender Sensitivity Workbook - developed to support understanding of womens specific needs in mental health services.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Womens Service development in progress. Productive Mental Health Ward process being undertaken. 

Spoke Placements

  • Occupational Therapy.
  • Psychology.

Units within RHSD:

  • Male Step down unit (Hurst) based at Tameside General.
  • Low Secure unit (Prospects Place: split into three pods - Assessment & Engagement, Recovery and Social inclusion.) based at Tameside hospital.
  • Step down Rehabilitation male/female (Stansfield Place) Rochdale.
  • Older adult (Bevan Place) based at Stepping Hill Hospital.
  • Male step down (Heathfield house) based in Stockport.

Additional Information

Updated 21.02.11