Appendix E * Individual placement description (Template)

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Appendix E * Individual placement description (Template)
NW Thames Foundation School
Individual Placement Description
Placement
F2 Integrated care and OPAL team
Assessment & Liaison) Hammersmith
(Older
Persons
The department
Elderly Medicine is a dynamic department that provides the
spectrum of OPAL, acute, rehabilitation, and ambulatory care
for frail older people of the local community.
Integrated care and OPAL are new services provided in
partnership with multidisciplinary and community colleagues by
Elderly Medicine. The OPAL services have an excellent
reputation for patient centred service delivery and are
shortlisted for the Trust “OSCARS” annual prize.
The F2 placement will be with the OPAL multidisciplinary team
linked to integrated care and liaison psychiatry. This is a new
placement to take advantage of the opportunities of this
consultant delivered services and the new award winning
Integrated care system in North West London.
There are unique and fulfilling opportunities to follow the
patient through their care pathway and understand the
contribution of the different disciplines and care organizations.
This is a new style community facing post
Trust & Site
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust - Hammersmith
Hospital,
Acute medical team unit plus other locations in OPD,
community and throughout the hospital.
The type of work to
The post holder will work under the direct supervision of the
expect and
Consultant.
learning
opportunities
The post provides broad experience of acute medicine,
community orientated and integrated care and liaison
psychiatry.
The OPAL team takes an innovate approach to assessing,
streaming and early discharge of frail older people, close
liaison with community healthcare teams.
The North West London Integrated Care Organization (ICO)
brings together all agencies and professional in
multidisciplinary groups (MDGs) in primary care to enhance
patient management. The rapid access clinic is commissioned
by the ICO to support admission avoidance.
The joint memory and falls clinics are staffed by professionals
from hospital and community organizations, providing one stop
initial assessment.
Liaison psychiatry (2 week attachment) provides service
across the whole hospital for patients with mental health
needs.
The F2 will have the opportunity to work alongside multiple
professions, teams and agencies as an exciting introduction to
the health system of the future.
The learning opportunities are wide and the curriculum has
been mapped to ensure the trainee can acquire the majority of
curriculum competencies:
 4 weekly teaching sessions
 SIM and skills lab training
 Experienced clinical supervisors
 Supportive learning environment
 Presentation skills practice with Consultant and team
 Access to leadership, patient safety and prescribing safety
projects (encouraged)
 Involvement with informal UG firm teaching
 Opportunities to assess, examine and formulate
management plans under direct consultant supervision,
guided by standardised assessments.
 Participation in MDT and community MDGs.
 Development of key non-clinical competencies including
teamwork, time management, discharge planning,
communication, ethics, legal framework, outside bodies
and interfaces.
 Opportunity to present at teaching sessions.


Clinical
Supervisor(s)
the placement
Access to leadership, patient safety and prescribing safety
projects (encouraged)
Involvement with informal UG firm teaching
for Dr Binita Jani, Dr Edward Dickinson, Dr Paul Edison and Dr
Main duties of the
placement
David Okai
The F2 participates in ward rounds, clinics and community
MDGs. They will present patients to the Consultant, discuss
future management and assist with care co-ordination and
communication.
Typical
working
pattern
in
this Monday
0900 Joint community dementia clinic (total 3.5 days
placement
psychiatry)
1400 FY teaching
1500 OPAL ward work
Tuesday
0900 OPAL consultant ward round or Rapid Access
community clinic (total c. 6 days community)
1200 MDT
1300 OPAL Ward work
Wednesday
0830 Morning report
0930 OPAL consultant ward round or Rapid Access
community clinic or monthly Integrated care Clinical
Governance meeting
1200 Imaging meeting
1230 HH Grand round
1330 Monthly Integrated care multi-disciplinary group (MDG)
for diabetes and frail elderly (total 2 days community) or OPAL
ward work
Thursday
0900 Joint community falls clinic (total 7 days community)
1200 MDT
1300 OPAL Ward work
Friday
0900 OPAL consultant ward round or Rapid Access
community clinic
1200 MDT
1300 Consultant led Acute & Elderly Medicine teaching
1400 Opal Ward work
Plus
2 week attachment to Liaison Psychiatry
Employer
information
The employer for the post is Imperial College Healthcare NHS
Trust www.imperial.nhs.uk
It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be
subject to change.

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