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1 BA (Hons) Applied Nursing and Social Work (Learning Disability) GENERIC SOCIAL WORK PLACEMENT Additional evidence for achievement of NMC Standards of Proficiency. Student Name: Student Number: Cohort: Practice learning dates: Year 2 - Placement B Module - Generic Social work Placement. (Level 5 Year 2)

2 Generic Social Work Placement Additional evidence documentation for nursing component. Contents Part 1 Introduction and guidelines Page Introduction and Guidelines... 2 Confidentiality... 2 Part 2 Student Documentation Work to be completed (by student)....3 Part 3 NMC Registrant Mentor Documentation Guidelines for overseeing registrant mentor... 4 Part 4 Proficiency. Recording progress in achieving the NMC Standards of Recording progress in achieving the NMC Standards of Proficiency....5 (completed by NMC registrant mentor) Assessment Record for achievement of Standards of Proficiency... 6 (completed by NMC registrant mentor) Recording of progress 7-9 (completed by NMC registrant mentor) Final record of progress and confirmation of achievement...10 (completed by practice teacher/assessor) Review of portfolio with personal tutor 11 Appendices Appendix 1a. NMC oucomes to be achieved for entry to branch programme Appendix 2a. NMC Circular 26/2007. Applying due regard to learning and assessment in practice.13 Appendix 3a. NMC Standards of Proficeicy for entry to register

3 PART 1 INTRODUCTION AND GUIDELINES Introduction The GENERIC SOCIAL WORK PLACEMENT Guidance & Assessment Portfolio specifies the National Occupational Standards for Social Work - Key Roles and units, to be achieved on placement and these have been mapped to Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards of Proficiency (see Appendix 1a) By the end of this placement the student will be expected to have met outcomes in relation to: Social work National Occupational Standards Key roles 2 and 5, units: 7, 15, 17 (and 8 if the placement offers the learning opportunity) and in doing so demonstrate achievement of The transferable skills as they relate to the Standards of Proficiency for entry to the nursing register of Professional & Ethical practice. C Care Delivery D, E, J, K. Case management L, M, 0. Personal and Professional Development P (NMC Circular 07/2007, see appendix 3a) A practice assessor for Social work will: Supervise the student in the required activities that address the specified learning outcomes related to the placement experience Assesses component skills directly related to the professional s own area of competence and scope of practice. NMC registrant mentor The placement in relation to the achievement of the mapped transferable skills for nursing will be overseen by a NMC registrant mentor or practice teacher. The NMC registrant mentor will meet with the student and placement supervisor at agreed predetermined points to monitor the student s achievement in the context of the part of the register that the student intends to enter. The mentor/ practice teacher is accountable for assessment with due regard and confirming overall proficiency (or not) in the specified NMC Standards of Proficiency at the end of the placement. (NMC Circular 26/2007 p 4-5. See appendix 2a) The student is required to meet with the NMC registrant mentor and provide additional supportive evidence to demonstrate the achievement of the mapped NMC Standards of Proficiency for entry to the nursing register. Confidentiality. Please ensure confidentiality is respected in all written documentation. NMC (2008) The Code Standards of conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives. Nursing & Midwifery Council. 2

4 Part 2 Student Documentation Progress Review on Practice Experience The student will meet with the overseeing NMC registrant mentor at pre-determined times to review progress and discuss transferability to nursing of student evidence collated for the generic social work assessment portfolio. Work to be completed to provide evidence towards the achievement of the NMC Standards of Proficiency for entry to the register Professional & Ethical practice. C Care Delivery D, E, J, K. Case Management. L, M, 0. Personal and Professional Development P (see appendix 3a) Please note reference to contemporary literature is required to support the evidence presented. 1. Professional and ethical practice 1. Complete and update your anti-oppressive practice grid commenced in placement one Year Care Delivery 1. Building upon your 1000 word reflection for Key Role 2: Unit 7 on community and family networks please complete the following Consider a person with a learning Disability you have worked with/cared for on a previous placement experience. Discuss the value of family and community networks in supporting the service user. Explore the extent of the support, the importance and quality of support. 500 words 2. Reflecting on opportunities to promote the health and well being of service users on your practice experience, identify and discuss the issues you feel are relevant to promoting the health of a person with a learning disability. 500 words 3. Care Management 1. Building upon your evaluation of a range of resources and the agency procedures for monitoring and managing services for Key role 5: Unit 15 please complete the following. Discuss how an environment of care is maintained and how risk is managed to best meet the needs and interests of the service user/group. 500 words 4. Personal and Professional Development Complete the Generic Social Work Placement Assessment Portfolio and this additional evidence document for nursing. 3

5 Part 3 Guidelines for overseeing NMC registrant mentor The overseeing NMC registrant mentor / practice teacher to meet with the practice placement supervisor (SW) at agreed pre-determined points to monitor the student s achievement. NMC Standards of Proficiency for entry to the register. Professional and ethical practice C Practise in a fair and antidiscriminatory way, acknowledging the differences in beliefs and cultural practice of individuals or groups. Care Delivery D. Engage in, develop and disengage from therapeutic relationships through the use of appropriate communication and interpersonal skills. E. Create and utilise opportunities to promote the health and well being of patients, clients and groups. J. Evaluate and document the outcomes of nursing & other interventions. K. Demonstrate sound clinical judgement across a range of differing care delivery contexts Care Management L. Contribute to public protection by creating and maintaining a environment of care through the use of quality assurance and risk management strategies M. Demonstrate knowledge of effective inter-professional working practices that respect and utilise the contributions of members of the health and social care team O Demonstrate key skills. Personal and Professional Development P Demonstrate a commitment to the need for continuing professional development and personal supervision activities in order to enhance knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed for safe and effective nursing practice. Overseeing mentor / practice teacher to meet with the student to : Discuss completion of and content of antioppressive practice grid. Review and discuss transferability to nursing of student evidence collated for generic social work assessment portfolio in relation to: Key Role 2:Unit 7 (and 8 by agreement) Review and discuss work completed by student on: 1. The value of family and community networks for a person with a Learning Disability 2. Consideration of the issues in utilising opportunities to promote health and well being and relevance to promoting the health of a person with a learning disability. Review and discuss transferability to nursing of student evidence collated for generic social work assessment portfolio in relation to: Key Role 5: Unit 15. Unit 17. Review and discuss work completed by student on how an environment of care is maintained and how risk is managed to best meet the needs and interests and of the service user/group and public. Discuss relevance to Learning Disability Nursing. Discuss evidence for the demonstration of key skills. Review and discuss content of the student s professional portfolio including the Generic Social Work Placement Assessment Portfolio and additional evidence document for nursing 4

6 Part 4 Recording progress in achieving the NMC Standards of Proficiency. The overseeing registrant mentor will review progress with the practice placement supervisor (Social work) and this will inform the review of progress with the student. The overseeing NMC registrant mentor will meet with the student at pre-determined times. This will be to review progress and discuss the transferability to nursing of student evidence collated for the generic social work assessment portfolio and this additional evidence document. The NMC registrant mentor will record the review of the student s progress in meeting the NMC standards of proficiency on: 1. The Assessment Record for achievement of the Standards of Proficiency. 2. The Progress Meeting recording sheets. It is expected that the student will have a minimum of two progress meetings, one approximately mid way on placement and a final progress meeting. If there are concerns regarding a student s progress additional progress meetings may be arranged. If the student is not progressing, please record reasons or concerns and document an action plan agreed with the student and practice placement supervisor (social work). 5

7 Assessment Record for achievement of Standards of proficiency. Please date and sign NMC Standards of Proficiency for entry to the register Professional and ethical practice C Practise in a fair and anti-discriminatory way, acknowledging the differences in beliefs and cultural practice of individuals or groups. Care Delivery D. Engage in, develop and disengage from therapeutic relationships through the use of appropriate communication and interpersonal skills. E. Create and utilise opportunities to promote the health and well being of patients, clients and groups. J. Evaluate and document the outcomes of nursing & other interventions. K. Demonstrate sound clinical judgement across a range of differing care delivery contexts Care Management L. Contribute to public protection by creating and maintaining a environment of care through the use of quality assurance and risk management strategies M. Demonstrate knowledge of effective interprofessional working practices that respect and utilise the contributions of members of the health and social care team O Demonstrate key skills. Personal and Professional Development P Demonstrate a commitment to the need for continuing professional development and personal supervision activities in order to enhance knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed for safe and effective nursing practice. Name of NMC registrant mentor in capitals Signature of NMC registrant mentor Date Mid point meeting Progressing Not progressing Date Final assessment with due regard 6

8 Progress Meeting recording sheet Date of Progress meeting 1... Midway Placement Meeting please specify YES / NO Reviewed progress with Placement Supervisor (SW) YES/ NO Student Name: Student Number. Review of student progress in achieving the NMC Standards of proficiency. Student Signature Date NMC registrant mentor signature Date 7

9 Progress Meetings recording sheet Date of Progress meeting 2 (if required)... Midway Placement Meeting please specify YES / NO Reviewed progress with Placement Supervisor (SW) YES/ NO Student Name: Student Number. Review of student progress in achieving the NMC Standards of proficiency. Student Signature Date NMC registrant mentor signature Date 8

10 Progress Meetings recording sheet Date of Progress meeting 3 (if required)... Midway Meeting please specify YES / NO Reviewed progress with Placement Supervisor (SW) YES/ NO Student Name: Student Number. Review of student progress in achieving the NMC Standards of proficiency. Student Signature Date NMC registrant mentor signature Date 9

11 Final Progress Meetings recording sheet Date of Final Progress meeting.. Reviewed progress with Placement Supervisor (SW) YES/ NO Student Name: Student Number. NMC Standards of Proficiency Yes.. (Safe & Effective) No.. (Referred) Review of student s achievement of the NMC Standards of Proficiency. Student Signature Date NMC registrant mentor signature Date 10

12 Review of portfolio with personal tutor Generic Social Work placement. The portfolio is a mandatory element of the programme. Please review the student s portfolio & document action plans for future development if required. Student Name: Student Number: Cohort:. Programme:. Student Signature Date Personal Tutor s Signature Date 11

13 Appendix 1a MAPPING OF THE NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS FOR SOCIAL WORK-KEY ROLES (NOSSW 2002) TO NMC STANDARDS OF PROFICIENCY (NMC 2004) NMC Standards of proficiency for entry to the register. Nursing Standards C, D, E, J, K. L, M, O and P Professional and ethical practice C Practise in a fair and anti-discriminatory way, acknowledging the differences in beliefs and cultural practice of individuals or groups. Care Delivery D. Engage in, develop and disengage from therapeutic relationships through the use of appropriate communication and interpersonal skills. E. Create and utilise opportunities to promote the health and well being of patients, clients and groups. J. Evaluate and document the outcomes of nursing & other interventions K. Demonstrate sound clinical judgement across a range of differing care delivery contexts Care Management L. Contribute to public protection by creating and maintaining a environment of care through the use of quality assurance and risk management strategies M. Demonstrate knowledge of effective inter-professional working practices that respect and utilise the contributions of members of the health and social care team. SW Occupational Standards- Key Roles Social Work - Key roles 2 and 5, units: 7, 15, 17 (and 8 by agreement) Key Role 2: Plan, carry out, review and evaluate social work practice, with individuals, families, carers, groups, communities and other professionals Unit 7 support the development of networks to meet assessed needs and planned outcomes. Unit 8. Work with groups to promote individual growth, development and independence (by agreement). Key Role 5: Manage and be accountable, with supervision and support, for your own social work practice within your organisation Unit 15. Contribute to the management of resources and services. Unit 17. Work within Multidisciplinary and multi-organisational teams, networks and systems. O Demonstrate key skills. Personal and Professional Development P Demonstrate a commitment to the need for continuing professional development and personal supervision activities in order to enhance knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed for safe and effective nursing practice. 12

14 Appendix 2a NMC Circular 26/2007. Applying due regard to learning and assessment in practice for generic social work placement. The placement supervisor (Social Work - specialist placement supervisor from different profession to nursing): directly supervises the student in the required activities that address the specified learning outcomes related to the specialist experience. assesses component skills directly related to the professional s own area of competence and scope of practice. The placement must be overseen by a NMC registrant mentor or practice teacher with due regard who meets with the student and placement supervisor at agreed at agreed predetermined points to monitor the student s achievement in the context of the part of the register that the student intends to enter. The mentor/ practice teacher is accountable for assessment with due regard and confirming overall proficiency (or not) at the end of the placement. (NMC Circular 26/2007 p 4-5) Learning disability branch of nursing mentor / practice teacher (overseeing mentor) (due regard) (specialist skills) INTERPRETATION CONFIRMATION OF OVERALL PROFICIENCY (with due regard) of student Confirmation of additional specialist skills Social Worker (SW) (Specialist placement supervisor - additional specialist skills) [DIFFERENT PROFESSION] The overseeing nursing mentor / practice teacher to meet with the student and practice placement supervisor (SW) at agreed pre-determined points to monitor the student s achievement. 13

15 Appendix 3a Standards of proficiency for entry to the register. Annexe 3 to NMC circular 07/2007 Professional and ethical practice A. Manage oneself, one s practice, and that of others, in accordance with the NMC code of professional conduct: standards for conduct, performance and ethics, recognising one s own abilities and limitations. 1. Practise in accordance with The NMC code of professional conduct: standards for conduct, performance and ethics. 2. Use professional standards of practice to self-assess performance. 3. Consult with a registered nurse when nursing care requires expertise beyond one s own current scope of competence. 4. Consult other healthcare professionals when individual or group needs fall outside the scope of nursing practice. 5. Identify unsafe practice and respond appropriately to ensure a safe outcome. 6. Manage the delivery of care services within the sphere of one s own accountability. B. Practise in accordance with an ethical and legal framework which ensures the primacy of patient and client interest and well-being and respects confidentiality. 1. Demonstrate knowledge of legislation and health and social policy relevant to nursing practice. 2. Ensure the confidentiality and security of written and verbal information acquired in a professional capacity. 3. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary ethical issues and their impact on nursing and healthcare. 4. Manage the complexities arising from ethical and legal dilemmas. 5. Act appropriately when seeking access to caring for patients and clients in their own homes. C. Practise in a fair and anti-discriminatory way, acknowledging the differences in beliefs and cultural practice of individuals or groups. 1. Maintain, support and acknowledge the rights of individuals or groups in the healthcare setting. 2. Act to ensure that the rights of individuals and groups are not compromised. 3. Respect the values, customs and beliefs of individuals and groups. 4. Provide care which demonstrates sensitivity to the diversity of patients and clients. Care Delivery D. Engage in, develop and disengage from therapeutic relationships through the use of appropriate communication and interpersonal skills. 1. Utilise a range of effective and appropriate communication and engagement skills. 2. Maintain and, where appropriate, disengage from professional caring relationships that focus on meeting the patient s or client s needs within professional therapeutic boundaries. 14

16 E. Create and utilise opportunities to promote the health and well-being of patients, clients and groups. 1. Consult with patients, clients and groups to identify their need and desire for health promotion advice. 2. Provide relevant and current health information to patients, clients and groups in a form which facilitates their understanding and acknowledges choice/individual preference. 3. Provide support and education in the development and/or maintenance of independent living skills. 4. Seek specialist/expert advice as appropriate. F. Undertake and document a comprehensive, systematic and accurate nursing assessment of the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of patients, clients and communities. 1. Select valid and reliable assessment tools for the required purpose. 2. Systematically collect data regarding the health and functional status of individuals, clients and communities through appropriate interaction, observation and measurement. 3. Analyse and interpret data accurately to inform nursing care and take appropriate action. G. Formulate and document a plan of nursing care, where possible, in partnership with patients, clients, their carers and family and friends, within a framework of informed consent. 1. Establish priorities for care based on individual or group needs. 2. Develop and document a care plan to achieve optimal health, habilitation and rehabilitation based on assessment and current nursing knowledge. 3. Identify expected outcomes, including a timeframe for achievement and/or review in consultation with patients, clients, their carers and family and friends and with members of the health and social care team. H. Based on the best available evidence, apply knowledge and an appropriate repertoire of skills indicative of safe and effective nursing practice. 1. Ensure that current research findings and other evidence are incorporated in practice. 2. Identify relevant changes in practice or new information and disseminate it to colleagues. 3. Contribute to the application of a range of interventions which support and optimise the health and well-being of patients and clients. 4. Demonstrate the safe application of the skills required to meet the needs of patients and clients within the current sphere of practice. 5. Identify and respond to patients and clients continuing learning and care needs. 6. Engage with, and evaluate, the evidence base that underpins safe nursing practice. I. Provide a rationale for the nursing care delivered which takes account of social, cultural, spiritual, legal, political and economic influences. 1. Identify, collect and evaluate information to justify the effective utilisation of resources to achieve planned outcomes of nursing care. J. Evaluate and document the outcomes of nursing and other interventions. 15

17 1. Collaborate with patients and clients and, when appropriate, additional carers to review and monitor the progress of individuals or groups towards planned outcomes. 2. Analyse and revise expected outcomes, nursing interventions and priorities in accordance with changes in the individual s condition, needs or circumstances. K. Demonstrate sound clinical judgement across a range of differing professional and care delivery contexts. 1. Use evidence-based knowledge from nursing and related disciplines to select and individualise nursing interventions. 2. Demonstrate the ability to transfer skills and knowledge to a variety of circumstances and settings. 3. Recognise the need for adaptation and adapt nursing practice to meet varying and unpredictable circumstances. 4. Ensure that practice does not compromise the nurse s duty of care to individuals or the safety of the public. Care Management L. Contribute to public protection by creating and maintaining a safe environment of care through the use of quality assurance and risk management strategies. 1. Apply relevant principles to ensure the safe administration of therapeutic substances. 2. Use appropriate risk assessment tools to identify actual and potential risks. 3. Identify environmental hazards and eliminate and/or prevent where possible. 4. Communicate safety concerns to a relevant authority. 5. Manage risk to provide care which best meets the needs and interests of patients, clients and the public. M. Demonstrate knowledge of effective inter-professional working practices which respect and utilise the contributions of members of the health and social care team. 1. Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with members of the health and social care team and others. 2. Participate with members of the health and social care team in decisionmaking concerning patients and clients. 3. Review and evaluate care with members of the health and social care team and others. N. Delegate duties to others, as appropriate, ensuring that they are supervised and monitored. 1. Take into account the role and competence of staff when delegating work. 2. Maintain one s own accountability and responsibility when delegating aspects of care to others. 3. Demonstrate the ability to co-ordinate the delivery of nursing and health care. O. Demonstrate key skills. 1. Literacy interpret and present information in a comprehensible manner. 2. Numeracy accurately interpret numerical data and their significance for the safe delivery of care. 16

18 3. Information technology and management interpret and utilise data and technology, taking account of legal, ethical and safety considerations, in the delivery and enhancement of care. 4. Problem-solving demonstrate sound clinical decision-making which can be justified even when made on the basis of limited information. Personal and Professional Development P. Demonstrate a commitment to the need for continuing professional development and personal supervision activities in order to enhance knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed for safe and effective nursing practice. 1. Identify one s own professional development needs by engaging in activities such as reflection in, and on, practice and lifelong learning. 2. Develop a personal development plan which takes into account personal, professional and organisational needs. 3. Share experiences with colleagues and patients and clients in order to identify the additional knowledge and skills needed to manage unfamiliar or professionally challenging situations. 4. Take action to meet any identified knowledge and skills deficit likely to affect the delivery of care within the current sphere of practice. Q. Enhance the professional development and safe practice of others through peer support, leadership, supervision and teaching. 1. Contribute to creating a climate conducive to learning. 2. Contribute to the learning experiences and development of others by facilitating the mutual sharing of knowledge and experience. 3. Demonstrate effective leadership in the establishment and maintenance of safe nursing practice. 17

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