Student Placement Charter 2009 updated new logo trust details July 2012 by d428S2

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									School of Nursing & Midwifery                       North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
                                                   Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust
                                                     University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust

                                     Student Placement Charter
     Students have the responsibility to:

     1. Treat all patients, staff and visitors with courtesy, respect and abide by the Nursing and
         Midwifery Councils, The Code: Standards of conduct, performance and ethics for nurses
         and midwives;
     2. Attend all allocated placement shifts that reflect the areas normal shift pattern working
         and to arrive and depart on time;
     3. Inform the placement staff and Sickness and Absence Hotline prior to the start of their
         duty shift, if they are unable to attend a clinical placement as scheduled;
     4. Dress neatly according to the University Dress Code/Trust Policy and in a manner that
         promotes a professional image, meets health and safety and infection control
         requirements;
     5. Identify any specific learning needs relating to their learning outcomes with their mentor
         and the level of supervision required to achieve them;
     6. Actively engage in the activities that are deemed appropriate for their stage of education
         and demonstrate a positive attitude to learning;
     7. Ensure that any off duty requests are made a minimum of four weeks in advance;
     8. Work with their designated mentor a minimum of 40% of their placement time and not to
         request off duty which prevents this from occurring;
     9. Agree a nominated time to meet with their mentor and keep the appointment;
     10. Take part in the evaluation of their placement area so that good practice can be
         disseminated and corrective action can be taken to improve the placement experience;
     11. Inform the ward/team manager as soon as possible of any concerns relating to the
         clinical area or staff relating to the area.

     Placement staff have the responsibility to ensure students are:

     1. Supernumerary in their placement including:
              To work a maximum of two weekends in four (or part thereof);
              To work a maximum of twelve nights on duty during a branch clinical
                 placement, the norm being eight and the minimum four dependent on the
                 length of the placement;
              To follow patients care journeys where this enhances the learning
             experience.
     2. Treated with courtesy and respect by patients, relatives and other members of the
        clinical placement team;
     3. Allocated a nominated mentor by the start of their placement;
     4. Working with their mentor for a minimum of 40% of their placement time and a named
        supervisor at all other times;
     5. Allocated a nominated second person to act as mentor if their mentor is working nights,
        is part time,on holiday or off sick for more than two days;
     6. With their mentor, at the appropriate times (initial, mid point and final interviews), to
        discuss their progress, areas for development and practice assessment documentation;
     7. Able to have their assessment documentation completed by their mentor prior to the end
        of their placement;
     8. Able to have access to appropriate learning resources.

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