HITS/Care Home Liaison Service (Outreach) - PCRP 21
|Placement Title||HITS/Care Home Liaison Service (Outreach)|
|Your Placement Contact||Christine Counsell - 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
· Orientation pack
· Allocated student room with intranet access available
· Induction to environment, health and safety induction completed on first day .
· Students will be supernumerary and will based between HITS 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 3rd year 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 crisis in their own home to avoid an hospital admission.
HITS facilitate early discharge/ leave from the inpatient ward and support patients at home for up to 6 weeks following discharge
CHLS (Outreach) Support patients in 24 hour care in care homes where the staff need support to manage behaviours which they find challenging
CHLS (Outreach) Facilitate leave and support patients for up to 6 weeks following discharge from the inpatient ward to ensure a continuity of care once in 24 hour placement
Both HITS & CHLS complete gatekeeping to reduce inappropriate admissions to the ward and support patients in the community as alternative 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
Mental State assessments
Storm Assessments / Suicide prevention
Blood pressure monitoring
Comprehensive handover of patient need / presentation to other professional agencies and the MDT
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
Beech Ward – Inpatient ward (nights can be discussed for 2nd 3rd year students only )
Occupational Therapist based 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