Patient safety is our first priority. The following prerequisites have been established to protect our patients, staff and students.
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 Student Strategies.
Students seeking a Clinical Student Placement should apply for a placement through the Student Placement Team before pursuing a student placement agreement.
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.
All health care students and instructors must be immunized against rubella.
AHS strongly recommends immunization against:
Please note: placements may be refused to students/instructors who are not compliant with this Standard.
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:
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.
Please contact Student Strategies: