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Admissions Avoidance Team

The Admissions Avoidance Team provides services within the speciality of the Urgent and Emergency Care Division. The team works across the Emergency Department, Emergency Management Unit (EMU), Short Stay Unit (formerly CDU) and the Acute Frailty Unit including the newly designed Ambulatory area.

Multi - disciplinary teamwork is a key element of working in Admissions Avoidance as we work using shared skills generically across OT and physio. Good time management, prioritisation and discharge planning skills are essential in this fast paced environment.

The Occupational Therapy department at Chesterfield Royal Hospital has approximately 45 members of staff over a number of specialities.

Common Conditions
Day 1

Please contact your educator at least 2 weeks beforehand to arrange a pre-placement visit and send your CV to them.

OT uniform should be work with flat, black shoes.

Directions : Click here for directions and map of the hospital. The site is accessible via public transport.

Student working hours

The Admissions Avoidance Team work 7 days a week 08:30 - 18:30. There is an option for you to work with your educator at weekends. Core student hours are 08:30 - 16:30.

Learning Opportunities
  • Apply the OT process from referral through to discharge planning in the acute setting

  • Develop skills in rapid assessment and discharge planning

  • Gain experience working in a fast paced environment with a high turnover of patients

  • Gain experience of the OT role within the Urgent Care environment and how caseloads are managed on a day to day basis

  • Learn to identify appropriate referrals to the Admissions Avoidance Team

  • Conduct initial interviews and functional assessments

  • Become experienced in the prescription of commonly used equipment

  • Work closely with Physiotherapists to determine current level of function and plan a safe discharge from the hospital

  • Work with patients and their carers/family

  • Work closely with the MDT including Geriatrician and Advanced Nurse Practitioners

  • Understand the role of the Discharge to assess pathway within Frailty care

  • Shadow other members of the MDT and OT team

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