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 and 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.
Please contact your educator at least 2 weeks beforehand to arrange a pre-placement visit and send your CV to them.
On Day 1, please report to Suite 5 reception for 8:30am and your educator will come to meet you. We will arrange a locker and you will be given a tour of the department, as well as an induction into the placement.
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.
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.
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.
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