Eastern Health's capacity to accept student placement requests is based on a number of operational factors.
Although we will work to secure a placement opportunity, not all placement requests can or will be accommodated. Below are some criteria for educational institutions, students and Eastern Health employees to consider when seeking and/or supporting a student placement request:
- Receipt of a signed affiliation agreement between Eastern Health and the education institution and proof of insurance.
- Completion of the students’ post-secondary program will enable the student to meet the qualifications established for a health or support service profession at Eastern Health.
- Accepting the student placement will support the operational requirements of an Eastern Health program or department, and support the learning objectives of the student placement.
- Availability of an Eastern Health employee to act as a supervisor or preceptor to support the student in meeting their placement learning objectives.
- Priority of student placement requests will be given to students enrolled in regional post-secondary schools.
Considering the nature of health care, a student placement request may not be accommodated for a number of reasons including:
- Closure of inpatient beds/unit/program, staff shortage or high unit/program workload.
- The maximum numbers of student placements for a unit/program has been reached.
- The requested placement conflicts with confirmed student placements for the same time period.
- The number of hours/shifts expected by the student/placement cannot be accommodated.
- Temporary or ongoing changes to the services provided and/or experience that is available through the requested unit/program.
- The type of placement requested is not suitable for the unit/program area (e.g. nature of supervision required, level of the student).