We work predominately on Barnes and Devonshire surgical wards (64 beds). There are 17 surgical, Gynae and ENT consultants.
Multi-disciplinary teamwork is a key element of these placements and good time management, prioritisation and discharge planning skills are essential.
The OT department at Chesterfield Royal Hospital has approximately 45 members of staff over a number of specialities.
Head & Neck – including trachi surgery
Vascular – amputations, stents, angioplasty,
Emergency surgery – e.g. pancreatitis, gall bladder surgery
You will have the opportunity to:
Assess patients and contribute to the discharge planning process.
Learn about and put into practice safe moving & handling techniques.
Gain knowledge of adaptive equipment, how to use safely and understand clinical reasoning for the related issue.
Develop your clinical reasoning skills and apply taught theory and approaches to practical application of OT in an acute setting.
Develop and demonstrate skills in clinical thinking and show awareness of the need to refer to other services where appropriate and contribute to the completion of the process.
Demonstrate time management and workload prioritisation skills.
Student working hours
Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30
On the completion of the placement, you should be able to:
Identify appropriate OT referrals.
Gather information to inform the OT process.
Build therapeutic relationships to affect assessment outcomes.
Complete initial interviews with support.
Plan on-going assessments with support.
Communicate effectively with all appropriate persons involved in patient care and with consent of patients' relatives and carers.
Ensure safe practice and safe timely discharges to appropriate destinations.
Please contact your educator at least 2 weeks beforehand to arrange a pre-placement visit and send your CV to them.
At this point we will discuss pre-placement reading, issue you with a learning pack and discuss arrangements for your first day.
On Day 1, please arrive at the OT department for 8:30am. We will arrange a locker and you will be given a tour of the department, as well as an induction into the placement.
Please familiarize yourself with surgical procedures within the specialisms listed below.
Directions: Click here for directions and map of the hospital. The site is accessible via public transport.
Parking: Parking is available on site, a fee is charged for all patients, visitors and members of staff using these facilities. On your first day please use the car parks indicated for patients/visitors and pay accordingly. A parking pass is available to be purchased for future uses. Click here for more information.
Photos: Chesterfield Royal Hospital