Hospital Insight Placement – Johnson Community Hospital

LCHS - Johnson Community Hospital, Spalding
Pathway Care
Minimum Age 14+
Duration 5 Days

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust delivers care closer to home, providing community healthcare and healthy lifestyle services for the people of Lincolnshire. Our 2,500 staff care for thousands of patients every day in community hospitals, health clinics, schools, children’s centres and also have the privilege of delivering care to patients within their own homes.
The Johnson Community Hospital based in Spalding, is one of our 4 Community Hospitals in the County. The hospital provides a number of services to the local community, including palliative care, rehabilitation, minor injuries unit and outpatient departments.
Whilst on placement individuals will shadow members of staff from a range of departments within our clinical, facilities and administrative settings in order to gain an overview of the diversity of roles within the Trust, and the importance of each area.
A timetable will be supplied prior to commencement of the placement, and will consist of time with a number of departments from the following:
•Minor Injuries Unit (LCHS)
•Welland Ward (LCHS)
•Welland Ward Therapy Team (LCHS)
•Outpatients Department (LCHS)
•Phlebotomy (LCHS)
•X-Ray (ULHT - Age restriction 16+)
•Portering / Main Reception (NHS Property Services)
•Administration (LCHS)
•1A Dental (Emergency Dentist – Private)
Duties will be varied dependent upon the areas allocated and the needs of the organisation at the time. These may include elements from the following:
Clinical Areas - Whilst on placement the individual will shadow a member of staff, assisting where appropriate, and observing their day to day duties.
Ward Areas - Shadow and observe ward staff in order to gain an appreciation of their daily duties and the wards speciality. The individual will gain an overview of general nursing practice and patient care and interaction...

Administrative Functions - To assist and observe department staff with a range of administrative and support tasks....

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