JCU Clinical Practice Building Orientation (JCU Health):
Clinical Placement Information:
Before placements in NSW Health Facilities can proceed James Cook University must have a current Student Placement Agreement with the Local Health District in which that placement is to occur. Without this Student Placement Agreement, the placement cannot proceed.
Student clearances for clinical placements:
The NSW Health Employment Checks Policy requires that all students who wish to complete their placement in a NSW Public Health Facilities must undertake a National Criminal Record Check.
Students are also required to comply with the NSW Health policy Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Disease and any other relevant policies.
Students are required to be ‘verified’ prior to attending placement in a NSW Public Health Facility.
This means that you have to demonstrate to a NSW Health Placement Coordinator that you have met the mandatory requirements for placement in NSW. To be compliant and subsequently verified you will need to:
These documents must go to your JCU Placement Coordinator in the first instance and then to firstname.lastname@example.org
Students undertaking clinical placements in hospitals or other health services in NSW are not required to obtain a Working with Children Check however, Students must ensure that their Queensland Working with Children check (Blue Card) remains current.
Whilst you are preparing your mandatory requirements for verification, your JCU Placement Coordinator will enter your Name, DOB, email address and Student ID number on Clinconnect, the NSW Student Placement Portal. All student placements in NSW Health facilities are processed through Clinconnect.
When the NSW Placement coordinator has reviewed your mandatory requirements, they will then updated your status to “Verified” on Clinconnect. This will then allow the processing of your placement to be approved.
Approximately 2 weeks prior to the commencement of your placement, the Student will receive an email to inform you of your StaffLink ID and temporary password.
Mandatory Online Learning Modules
Students will be required to log in to My Health Learning with their eight-digit StaffLink ID user name and password.
Students will be compliant with mandatory training when all modules are listed as Completed except for Hand Hygiene which when completed will be termed Current. It is advised that you start and complete a module in the one session. All modules need to be completed before the placement commences.
The mandatory modules include:
For any technical issues, users will need to contact the State Wide Service Desk on 1300 28 55 33.
Students will need to contact the State-Wide Service Desk to have their StaffLink ID passwords reset or if they are having issues with accessing HETI Online. Please refer to Guide for students in Contacting the State-Wide Service Desk
If you have placement in the Northern Territory you are required to visit the Northern Territory Department of Health web page: Before you start your student clinical placement at the following link: https://health.nt.gov.au/careers/student-placements/before-you-start-your-student-clinical-placement
Please ensure you read all the information on this page.
Students on placements must make sure they’ve completed the relevant requirements in the table provide, this includes a current criminal history check (less than 3 years) and a working with children clearance (also called an Ochre Card) at your own cost. If you have the form NT working with children volunteer concession form completed by your placement coordinator, this can reduce the cost of the Ochre card.
Please take note of the Immunisation requirements.
Students are to produce Certified copies of vaccination and confirming serology documents for the following vaccine preventable diseases: