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INFORMATION FOR POST-SECONDARY COORDINATORS

Before a student can be placed at AHS, they must fulfill the following prerequisites

Patient safety is our first priority. The following prerequisites have been established to protect our patients, staff and students.


Student Placement Agreement (SPA)

All students and Instructors participating in a student placement must be covered by a legal contract called a Student Placement Agreement (SPA). In most cases, AHS will work directly with post-secondary educational institutions to ensure the SPA is in place. To find out if your school has a SPA with AHS, please contact Talent Management Strategies - Talent Acquisition

Students seeking a Clinical Student Placement should apply for a placement through the Student Placement Team before pursuing a student placement agreement.

Placement Request

To apply for a placement on behalf of a student, the placement coordinator/faculty member from the school may use the Health Science Placement Network (HSPnet), or contact the Student Placement Team. Requests received from students directly will not be accepted.

Please note: we require a time frame of 3 months for student placement requests.

Immunization

All health care students and instructors must be immunized according to AHS standards. Refer to the list of Immunizations Recommended for Students.

All health care students and instructors must be immunized against rubella.

AHS strongly recommends immunization against:

  • tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, (DTP)
  • measles and mumps
  • varicella (chicken pox)
  • influenza

Please note: placements may be refused to students/instructors who are not compliant with this Standard.

Police Information Check (PIC)

Individuals participating in a Student placement activity within AHS are required to complete a Police Information Check (PIC) and a Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS) if the individual will be in a position of trust or authority with patients or clients of AHS. The documentation should be provided to the Educational Institution for assessment and filing.

A PIC is a detailed criminal and police history, or a confirmation of the absence of any information, based on the personal information provided to the police agency when requesting the check. A VSS includes a PIC plus a search of pardoned offences of a specified nature (sexual and certain other offences against the person). Each police agency may have a slightly different procedure to obtain the information.

If a student’s PIC is “non-clear,” the Educational Institution must submit an AHS Security Screening Adjudication Intake Form to Student PIC to request a risk assessment.

Canadian and International students studying abroad must contact Student PIC to request a risk assessment.

If you have further questions please refer to the following documents:

Confidentiality Agreement

Alberta Health Services requires that ALL students complete Confidentiality Training and sign a confidentiality agreement prior to participating in a placement.

Confidentiality training includes watching a video and then completing the online learning module. Submit the signed confidentiality and user agreement to your educational institution representative.