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How can I make the most of my Clinical Placements? Pre-registration Programme Stage 1 Carol Jackson Practice Education Lecturer Telephone: 01224 262922.

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1 How can I make the most of my Clinical Placements? Pre-registration Programme Stage 1 Carol Jackson Practice Education Lecturer Telephone: Initial Nursing Practice NU1656 1

2 How can I make the most of my Clinical Placements? Part 1: Master LecturePart 1: Master Lecture Part 2: Time with your Personal TutorPart 2: Time with your Personal Tutor Part 3: Time with Practice Education TeamPart 3: Time with Practice Education Team 2

3 Thinking about placements I am looking forward to my placements 2.I am concerned about my placements 3.I am unsure of what is expected from me 3

4 I am hoping that this session will... 1.Make me feel less anxious 2.Provide information 3.Tell me what is expected of me 4.Help me look forward to placements 5.A combination of the above 4

5 Format for Today Overview of clinical placement support networkOverview of clinical placement support network Where you can find informationWhere you can find information What you can do to prepareWhat you can do to prepare What is expected of youWhat is expected of you Time to ask questionsTime to ask questions 5

6 Students Course Leader + Stage Leader Personal Tutors Student Centre School & Service Framework to support Students Learning in Practice 6

7 7 What is a CLET? CLET stands for: Clinical Learning Environment TeamCLET stands for: Clinical Learning Environment Team There are over 20 CLETs covering all the placement areas and specialism'sThere are over 20 CLETs covering all the placement areas and specialism's It is a working group aiming to improve the quality of learning on placementsIt is a working group aiming to improve the quality of learning on placements Students are involvedStudents are involved

8 Your Support Network You – the studentYou – the student MentorMentor Ward ManagerWard Manager Practice Educator (PE) / Clinical EducatorPractice Educator (PE) / Clinical Educator Practice Education Facilitator (PEF)Practice Education Facilitator (PEF) Practice Education Lecturer (PEL)Practice Education Lecturer (PEL) Personal TutorPersonal Tutor Stage LeaderStage Leader Course LeaderCourse Leader Student CentreStudent Centre 8

9 Mentor Your mentor is a qualified nurse who has undergone additional training to become a mentorYour mentor is a qualified nurse who has undergone additional training to become a mentor You can contact your placement area and try and speak to your mentor before you arrive on placementYou can contact your placement area and try and speak to your mentor before you arrive on placement Your named mentor will have days off and holidays and you may have another mentorYour named mentor will have days off and holidays and you may have another mentor Team mentoring is commonTeam mentoring is common 9

10 How much of my time on placement should I spend with my mentor/ mentors? 1.100% 2.50% 3.40% 4.10% 10

11 The ward manager/ team leader is 1.Usually the mentor 2.Rarely the mentor 11

12 Ward Manager or Team leader This is a senior nurse who is a line manager for all the nursing staff working in an areaThis is a senior nurse who is a line manager for all the nursing staff working in an area You can ask for this person and introduce yourself either on the phone if your mentor is not available or on arrival at placementYou can ask for this person and introduce yourself either on the phone if your mentor is not available or on arrival at placement The deputy is usually called the nurse in chargeThe deputy is usually called the nurse in charge 12

13 Practice Educator or Practice Educator Facilitator These are qualified nurses who have specialised in nurse educationThese are qualified nurses who have specialised in nurse education PEs and PEFs support mentors by arranging special events for students and mentorsPEs and PEFs support mentors by arranging special events for students and mentors You can talk to your PE or PEF at any time during your placement. Find out the contact number before you leave for placementYou can talk to your PE or PEF at any time during your placement. Find out the contact number before you leave for placement Not every area has a PE or PEFNot every area has a PE or PEF Check the website 917Check the website

14 Practice Education Lecturers These are lecturer roles created to support students & mentorsThese are lecturer roles created to support students & mentors They are nursing lecturers based within RGU, who cover geographical areas around the placement areasThey are nursing lecturers based within RGU, who cover geographical areas around the placement areas You can talk to us at any time during your placementYou can talk to us at any time during your placement Find out who covers your area before you goFind out who covers your area before you go 14

15 Personal Tutor Your personal tutor remains your personal tutor whilst you are on placementYour personal tutor remains your personal tutor whilst you are on placement You can contact them at anytimeYou can contact them at anytime Your Clinical Documents are returned to your personal tutor for checking and signingYour Clinical Documents are returned to your personal tutor for checking and signing Your personal tutor will also check:Your personal tutor will also check: –Cleanliness Champions Portfolio –Module NU 1658 Portfolio 15

16 Course Leader The course (programme) leader for pre- registration has to present your grades at assessment boardsThe course (programme) leader for pre- registration has to present your grades at assessment boards They manage the programme you are onThey manage the programme you are on You may wish to contact them through your student representatives on various issuesYou may wish to contact them through your student representatives on various issues They may contact you regarding your attendance or gradesThey may contact you regarding your attendance or grades 16

17 Stage 1 Placements 2 clinical placements in stage 12 clinical placements in stage 1 Placement 1 – 10 weeksPlacement 1 – 10 weeks Placement 2 – 15 weeksPlacement 2 – 15 weeks –BN(Hons) – 9 weeks 30 hours per week clinical30 hours per week clinical 7 ½ hours per week theory7 ½ hours per week theory Module NU1909Module NU1909 Cleanliness ChampionsCleanliness Champions 17

18 Placement Areas in Stage 1 Adult Nursing Community/ Community hospitalCommunity/ Community hospital MedicalMedical Childrens Nursing Community Nurse eg HV/CNLDCommunity Nurse eg HV/CNLD Childrens HospitalChildrens Hospital Mental Health Nursing Acute care – Hospital/CommunityAcute care – Hospital/Community Ongoing Care - Hospital/CommunityOngoing Care - Hospital/Community 18

19 EU Requirements While on your community placement, you must complete three notional days (22.5 hours) for each of the following client groups:While on your community placement, you must complete three notional days (22.5 hours) for each of the following client groups: –Mother and Child –Care of the Child –Learning Disabilities –Mental Health

20 What can you do before the placement? Check location, travel & accommodation arrangementsCheck location, travel & accommodation arrangements Contact the placement area by phone and arrange a visitContact the placement area by phone and arrange a visit Read up about the placement- use the RGU library / placement profilesRead up about the placement- use the RGU library / placement profiles Plan what you would like to learn from the placementPlan what you would like to learn from the placement Make a list and take this with youMake a list and take this with you Find out the names of your PEL/PEF/PEFind out the names of your PEL/PEF/PE

21 What should you think about? Need to make a good impressionNeed to make a good impression Negotiate your needs and be prepared to compromiseNegotiate your needs and be prepared to compromise Pay attention to a professional appearance at all timesPay attention to a professional appearance at all times Pay attention to a professional manner at all timesPay attention to a professional manner at all times Know who you can turn to for help & supportKnow who you can turn to for help & support Compile learning contract for your placement-Compile learning contract for your placement- 21

22 Supernumerary status means I can come and go from the placement as I like. 2.I have to negotiate my working hours with my mentor. 3.I am there to learn and not to work 4.I am an observer only 22

23 Supernumerary Status What does this mean? You are extra to the requirements and staffing establishment figuresYou are extra to the requirements and staffing establishment figures The time you are on placement should provide adequate opportunities to learnThe time you are on placement should provide adequate opportunities to learn You must work as part of the team to enable you to learn to care for patientsYou must work as part of the team to enable you to learn to care for patients 23

24 Shift Patterns and Night Duty You are required to experience the 24 hours a day, 7 days a week nature of practice, therefore will be required to adopt the normal shift pattern of the placement location to which you are allocatedYou are required to experience the 24 hours a day, 7 days a week nature of practice, therefore will be required to adopt the normal shift pattern of the placement location to which you are allocated It is normally expected that you will follow the shift pattern of your mentor where possible.It is normally expected that you will follow the shift pattern of your mentor where possible. If it is your very first placement, you will not be expected to undertake night dutyIf it is your very first placement, you will not be expected to undertake night duty 24

25 Part-Time Work Any part time work that you have must not interfere with your ability to satisfy working alongside your mentor and undertake the shift patterns which are allocatedAny part time work that you have must not interfere with your ability to satisfy working alongside your mentor and undertake the shift patterns which are allocated Please refer to the Bank & Bursary Policy for Grampian on the Practice Education web site:Please refer to the Bank & Bursary Policy for Grampian on the Practice Education web site: 1http://www.rgu.ac.uk/nursing/practice/page.cfm?pge=

26 When you arrive Be punctualBe punctual Introduce yourselfIntroduce yourself Orientation /induction to placement location should take place within 24 hours of commencementOrientation /induction to placement location should take place within 24 hours of commencement Ask questions regarding what you should doAsk questions regarding what you should do Show your mentor the clinical documents you have brought with you:Show your mentor the clinical documents you have brought with you: –PLAD –Time Sheets –Development plans –Cleanliness Champions Folder 26

27 Clinical Assessment Documentation Placement Learning and Assessment Document (PLAD) Performance ExpectationsPerformance Expectations –NMC Standards –Essential Skills Clusters Ongoing Record of Achievement (ORA)Ongoing Record of Achievement (ORA) Verification of ProficiencyVerification of Proficiency Nursing Skills PassportNursing Skills Passport 27

28 Stage 1: Performance Expectations Element of performanceStage one: NU1656 Knowledge and understanding The student demonstrates familiarity and a working understanding of basic core facts related to the subject area, evidenced through discussion and reflection with mentor. Problem solving The student applies basic methods / tools to standard simple situations with detailed guidance from the mentor. Professional attitude The student demonstrates the ability to interact effectively with colleagues, client groups and significant others in clearly defined situations & with detailed guidance, acknowledging personal limitations in knowledge and skills. Skills The student demonstrates the ability to apply core principles to perform basic skills with detailed guidance from the mentor. 28

29 Levels of Learning 29

30 Essential Skills Clusters There are 5 essential skills clusters located within the PLAD: 1.Care, Compassion and Communication 2.Organisational Aspects of Care 3.Infection Prevention and Control 4.Nutrition and Fluid management 5.Medicines Management These must be achieved before you enter Stage 2 30

31 On-going Record of Achievement Initial Interview You will have your first meeting with your mentor: Initial InterviewYou will have your first meeting with your mentor: Initial Interview Together you will draw up a learning contractTogether you will draw up a learning contract Use the items from the thoughts you have had to guide this interviewUse the items from the thoughts you have had to guide this interview This interview is recorded in your clinical documents and becomes your learning contractThis interview is recorded in your clinical documents and becomes your learning contract Ask for a safe place to keep your clinical documentsAsk for a safe place to keep your clinical documents Leave them on placement while you are there, so they can be completed as and when opportunities arise.Leave them on placement while you are there, so they can be completed as and when opportunities arise. 31

32 On-going Record of Achievement Mid-placement Interview Half way through your placement your mentor will meet you again and fill out this section in your clinical documentsHalf way through your placement your mentor will meet you again and fill out this section in your clinical documents This is your opportunity to check out how you are doing - a formative grade will be given and should be asked forThis is your opportunity to check out how you are doing - a formative grade will be given and should be asked for Ask questions – how can you improve?Ask questions – how can you improve? Together you will develop a plan to improve for your final assessmentTogether you will develop a plan to improve for your final assessment 32

33 On-going Record of Achievement Final Interview This is the time when you and your mentor reflect on your time on placementThis is the time when you and your mentor reflect on your time on placement A final grade is awarded and recordedA final grade is awarded and recorded Your mentor will help you to construct a Development Plan for your next placementYour mentor will help you to construct a Development Plan for your next placement Make sure that your clinical documents are completed accurately.Make sure that your clinical documents are completed accurately. Timesheets need to be signed and dated on your last working dayTimesheets need to be signed and dated on your last working day Make sure you take all your paperwork away with you before you leave the placementMake sure you take all your paperwork away with you before you leave the placement 33

34 Cause for Concern from Mentor A mentor may raise a cause for concern in order to question student performanceA mentor may raise a cause for concern in order to question student performance This is to enable further support to help you successfully complete the placementThis is to enable further support to help you successfully complete the placement See Web siteSee Web site ge.cfm?pge=40913http://www.rgu.ac.uk/nursing/practice/pa ge.cfm?pge=

35 Cause for Concern from Student At any point during your placement there may be something that doesnt seem right to you.At any point during your placement there may be something that doesnt seem right to you. Contact a member of the Practice Education TeamContact a member of the Practice Education Team Initiate a cause for concern immediatelyInitiate a cause for concern immediately See Web siteSee Web site ge.cfm?pge=40913http://www.rgu.ac.uk/nursing/practice/pa ge.cfm?pge=

36 Submission of Clinical Documens Remember your clinical module in stage one is - Initial Nursing Practice NU1656Remember your clinical module in stage one is - Initial Nursing Practice NU1656 It is like any other module in that you have submission dates on your assessment schedule. The same regulations apply if these dates are not adhered toIt is like any other module in that you have submission dates on your assessment schedule. The same regulations apply if these dates are not adhered to Submit all your documents to the Student Centre on the due dateSubmit all your documents to the Student Centre on the due date Keep a photocopy of your timesheet - it verifies that you have completed your hours on placementKeep a photocopy of your timesheet - it verifies that you have completed your hours on placement 36

37 Evaluation You are expected to complete an online evaluation form following your placement.You are expected to complete an online evaluation form following your placement. This is important for improving placement learning for future studentsThis is important for improving placement learning for future students It is an opportunity for you to say what went well and what didnt go wellIt is an opportunity for you to say what went well and what didnt go well Do not name any specific member of staffDo not name any specific member of staff Contact your student support network with any issuesContact your student support network with any issues 37

38 So tell us what you thought about Part 1 of your preparation for practice. 1.It provided me with useful information 2.It was things I knew already 3.I knew certain things but it helped me confirm things 4.It has left me feeling I need to know more 38

39 Good Luck for Your First Placement So preparation is the key to successSo preparation is the key to success Stay focussed - make a good impressionStay focussed - make a good impression Enjoy this type of learning experienceEnjoy this type of learning experience Remember the Practice Team is there to support you- dont hesitate to contact usRemember the Practice Team is there to support you- dont hesitate to contact us These slides will be found at:These slides will be found at:http://www.rgu.ac.uk/nursing/practice/page.cfm?pge=40915 THANKS FOR LISTENING 39


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