HITS/Care Home Liaison Service (Outreach) - PCRP 21
|Placement Title||HITS/Care Home Liaison Service (Outreach)|
|Your Placement Contact||Susam Brennan - Send Email|
|Placement Contact's Role||
|Placement Address||Watergrove, Birch Hill Hospital, Union Road, Rochdale OL12 9QB|
|Placement Phone||01706 676282|
|Your University Contact:||Caroline Morton - Send Email|
About this placement
What is organised for students on commencement of placement?
·Allocated Named Mentor and Associate Mentor
·Initial. Mid-Point , Final Point meetings booked on first mentor / student induction
·Allocated student room with intranet access available
·Induction to environment, health and safety inductioncompleted on first day .
·Students will be supernumerary and will based betweenHITS and CHLS .
What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?
Student/ Mentor Rotas in place.
All Mentors / Assessors have completed the relevant training
HITS / CHLS have access to a sign off mentor for 3rdyear final semester students.
What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?
HITS/CHLS covers a 7 day week
09.00 - 18.00 Monday to Friday
09.00 - 15.00 Weekends
Students will be expected to work 1 weekend in 4
Shift patterns can be discussed with the allocated mentor where flexibility is required
What patient care situations are available in this placement?
HITS support patients suffering from a mental health crisisin their own home to avoid an hospital admission.
HITS facilitate early discharge/ leave from the inpatientward and support patients at home for up to 6 weeks following discharge
CHLS (Outreach) Support patients in 24 hour care in carehomes where the staff need support to manage behaviours which they findchallenging
CHLS (Outreach) Facilitate leave and support patients for upto 6 weeks following discharge from the inpatient ward to ensure a continuityof care once in 24 hour placement
Both HITS & CHLS complete gatekeeping to reduceinappropriate admissions to the ward and support patients in the community asalternative to an inpatient admission.
What nursing model is used for planning care?
Roper-Logan - Tierney Model of Nursing (ADLS)
Person Centred approach
What core clinical skills can be learnt?
Medication Management/ Monitoring
Storm Assessments / Suicide prevention
Comprehensivehandover of patient need / presentation to other professional agencies and theMDT
What additional clinical skills can be learnt?
End of life advice (CHLS)
Staff Education (CHLS)
Life Story Work
Dementia Care Mapping ( CHLS)
What resources are available to help students learning?
Up-to-date Mental Health Journals
In House Training
What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?
Beech Ward – Inpatientward (nights can be discussed for 2nd 3rd year studentsonly )
Occupational Therapistbased on Beech Ward ( 1 Day Only )
NOTE: Students are encouraged to source appropriate relevant spoke placements in agreement with their mentor
Please note this is a non-uniform placement
Students must wear smart casual clothing and appropriate footwear