Contact Student Resources
Tel: 905-378-4647 ext. 32265
The Niagara Health System (NHS) is committed to building strong and successful relationships with the educational institutions which have a vital role in training the health care professionals of tomorrow.
The Student Resources Department of the NHS is part of the Practice and Education Portfolio and is responsible for facilitating student placements. A student placement is defined as an unpaid practical experience which is a requirement of a formal educational program and as such has the support and supervision of academic teaching staff. Some examples of training programs which require student placements are nursing programs, allied health programs (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work, speech-language pathology, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, etc.) as well as programs perhaps not traditionally associated with health care such as Public Relations, Human Resources and Computer Network Operations. For information about Medical school placements please contact the NHS Clinical Teaching Program.
Student Placement Opportunities
The NHS welcomes all student placement inquiries. Depending upon the program requested the placements may be available at any of our sites.
Placement opportunities may be available in the following NHS Program areas:
- Critical Care
- Long Term Care
- Women and Babies
- Mental Health
- Operative and Peri-Operative
- Transitional Care
- Urgent Care
Placements may also be available in Platform Services supporting these programs such as Pharmacy, Laboratory, Diagnostic Imaging and Clinical Nutrition as well as Corporate Support which includes Utilization, Finance, Information Management, Corporate Planning, Practice and Education, Human Resources, Support Services, Spiritual Care and Rehabilitation.
Student Placement Process
If you are interested in completing a student placement with the NHS, Student Resources welcomes your placement questions; please do note however that a confirmation of placement cannot be given at the time of inquiry. The formal request for placement will need to be sent to Student Resources by the placement coordinator of your school. Some factors which must be considered in the placement request are the ability of the NHS to meet a student’s learning objectives as well as the ability of the educational facility to meet all student placement requirements and it is for this reason that school placement coordinators need to be involved at the onset of the student placement process.
Once a placement opportunity has been identified the requirements for student placements are:
- A signed Educational Clinical Placement Agreement between the NHS and the educational facility specifying the roles and responsibilities of each during the student placement.
- A completed Work/Education Placement Agreement or equivalent indicating how Workplace Safety and Insurance Board coverage will be provided for the student during the placement.
- A completed Communicable Disease Surveillance Program form (indicating that the student has all required immunizations) as well as documentation of current N95 respirator fit testing.
- General Orientation which includes the signing of an NHS Confidentiality Acknowledgement.