Clinical Placement Requirements | St. Clair College

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Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to the start of the fall semester. Applicants are responsible for the associated costs.

  • All medical forms
  • First Aid
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) BCLS Level C/AED
  • CLEAR POLICE CLEARANCE (vulnerable sector screening)
    • MUST be obtained by the student.

Clinical placement is a mandatory part of the curriculum. Students can be placed anywhere within Ontario.

Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to clinical placement. You are responsible for the associated costs.

  • First Aid
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) BCLS Level C/AED
  • N95 Mask Fit Testing
  • Employer requirement for up-to-date CLEAR POLICE CLEARANCE (vulnerable sector screening)
    • MUST be obtained by you, the student.
    • Obtain the Police Clearance by the first week of your first semester
    • Clinical placements may be on day, afternoon or weekend shifts ANYWHERE within Ontario.
    • You are responsible for travel and accommodation costs.

Health Requirements

  • Medical Requirements Form.
  • A satisfactory medical exam.
  • An up-to-date immunization record including tetanus and diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B (incl. Hep B titre within the last 24 months) and TB skin test.

Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to clinical placement. You are responsible for the associated costs, and these MUST be obtained by you, the student.

  • Standard First Aid (online courses are NOT acceptable)
  • CPR Level C/HCP with AED awareness - which includes training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) at the basic support level, including one-rescuer and two-rescuer CPR for adults, children, and infants; the relief of foreign body airway obstructions for adults, children, and infants; the use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED- awareness); and the use of ambu-bags. (Online courses are NOT acceptable)
  • College Placements and Employers require up-to-date CLEAR POLICE CLEARANCE (vulnerable sector screening)
    • Obtain the Police Clearance by the first week of your first semester
    • Clinical placements may be on day, afternoon or weekend shifts ANYWHERE within Ontario.
    • You are responsible for travel and accommodation costs.

Health Requirements

  • Medical Requirements Form
  • A satisfactory medical exam.
  • An up-to-date immunization record including tetanus and diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B (incl. Hep B titre within the last 24 months) and TB skin test.
  • Clinical placements include day and evening sessions.
  • Student is responsible for parking fees.

Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to clinical placement. Applicants are responsible for the associated costs.

  • Standard First Aid (online courses are NOT acceptable)
  • CPR Level C/HCP with AED awareness - which includes training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) at the basic support level, including one-rescuer and two-rescuer CPR for adults, children, and infants; the relief of foreign body airway obstructions for adults, children, and infants; the use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED- awareness); and the use of ambu-bags. (Online courses are NOT acceptable)
  • Employer requirement for up-to-date CLEAR POLICE CLEARANCE (vulnerable sector screening)
    • MUST be obtained by the student.
    • Obtain the Police Clearance by the first week of Year 3 of the program

WINDSOR RESIDENTS:

For city of Windsor residents, please use the Local Police Clearance Letter plus the form and checklist identification list below.

Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to clinical placement. You are responsible for the associated costs.

  • First Aid
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) BCLS Level C/AED
  • N95 Mask Fit Testing
  • Employer requirement for up-to-date CLEAR POLICE CLEARANCE (vulnerable sector screening)
    • MUST be obtained by you, the student.
    • Obtain the Police Clearance before the first clinical placement (Spring - first semester).
    • Clinical placements may be on day, afternoon or weekend shifts ANYWHERE within Ontario.
    • You are responsible for travel and accommodation costs.

Health Requirements

  • Medical Requirements Form
  • A satisfactory medical exam.
  • An up-to-date immunization record including tetanus and diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B (incl. Hep B titer within the last 24 months) and TB skin test.

Employers who provide our field placement settings require a clear POLICE RECORD CHECK for criminal offences with vulnerable sector screening before accepting a student into the field placement setting. The record check MUST be obtained by the student at the student's expense. If you are unable to obtain this police clearance by mid-September, you jeopardize the opportunity to complete either of your field placements.

Placements may be on day, afternoon, or weekend shifts anywhere within Windsor-Essex. Students are required to provide their own transportation to the field placement site. The College is not able to guarantee placements on a bus route.

Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to clinical placement. You are responsible for the associated costs.

  • N95 Mask Fit Testing
  • Employer requirement for up-to-date POLICE CLEARANCE (vulnerable sector screening)
    • Any student unable to obtain a clearance may jeopardize the internship portion of the program and thus program completion.
    • It is the responsibility of the student to incur all costs related to obtaining the Police Clearance.
  • Clinical placements may be located out of town. You are responsible for travel and accommodation costs.

Health Requirements

  • Medical Requirements Form.
  • A satisfactory medical exam.
  • An up-to-date immunization record including tetanus and diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B (incl. Hep B titer within the last 24 months) and TB skin test.

Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to clinical placement. You are responsible for the associated costs.

  • N95 Mask Fit Testing
  • Employer requirement for up-to-date POLICE CLEARANCE (vulnerable sector screening)
    • Any student unable to obtain a clearance may jeopardize the internship portion of the program and thus program completion.
    • It is the responsibility of the student to incur all costs related to obtaining the Police Clearance.
  • Clinical placements may be located out of town. You are responsible for travel and accommodation costs.
Entering Year 1
Mandatory Medical Requirements - Section A
Mandatory Non-Medical Requirements - Section B
  • Current CPR BLS level C with AED (annual renewal is required regardless of the expiry date on the card)
  • Standard First Aid
  • N95 Mask Fit Testing (completed every two years)
  • Vulnerable Sector Police Check (annual) AND Photo ID required with birthdate (e.g. Driver's License)
  • Annual Police Clearance Requirements
Returning Year 2
Mandatory Medical Requirements - Section A
  • Tuberculosis Screening - 1 step if you can produce prior documentation of having 2 step screening done; otherwise 2 step is required
Mandatory Non-Medical Requirements - Section B
  • Current CPR BLS level C with AED (annual renewal is required regardless of the expiry date on the card)
  • N95 Mask Fit Testing (completed every two years)
  • Vulnerable Sector Police Check (annual) AND Photo ID required with birthdate (e.g. Driver's License)
  • Annual Police Clearance Requirements

Employers who provide our field placement settings require a clear POLICE RECORD CHECK for criminal offences with vulnerable sector screening before accepting a student into the field placement setting. The record check MUST be obtained by the student at the student's expense. If you are unable to obtain this police clearance by mid September, you jeopardize the opportunity to complete either of your field placements. The police clearance must be less than six months old at the time of commencement of each of the two placements.

Placements may be on day, afternoon or weekend shifts anywhere within Chatham-Kent, Windsor-Essex, Lambton or Middlesex. Students are required to provide their own transportation to the clinical area. The College is not able to guarantee placements in Windsor and/or Chatham or on a bus route.

Police checks and health checks will be required "before placements in semester 3".


Health Requirements

  • Medical Requirements Form
  • A satisfactory medical exam
  • An up-to-date immunization record including tetanus and diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B (incl. Hep B titre within the last 24 months) and TB skin test.
  • First Aid
  • CPR - BCLS level C/AED (annual renewal is required regardless of the expiry date on the card)
  • N95 Mask Fit Testing
  • Flu Shots (Must be done prior to placement)

Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to clinical placement. You are responsible for the associated costs.

Mandatory Medical Requirements
Mandatory Non-Medical Requirements
  • Standard First Aid
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) BCLS Level C/AED
  • N95 Mask Fit Testing
  • Employer requirement for up-to-date CLEAR POLICE CLEARANCE (vulnerable sector screening)
    • MUST be obtained by you, the student.
    • Obtain the Police Clearance by the first week of your first semester
  • Clinical placements may be on day, afternoon or weekend shifts ANYWHERE within Ontario.
  • You are responsible for travel and accommodation costs.

Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to clinical placement. You are responsible for the associated costs.

  • First Aid
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) BCLS Level C/AED
  • N95 Mask Fit
  • Employer requirement for up-to-date CLEAR POLICE CLEARANCE (vulnerable sector screening)
    • MUST be obtained by you, the student.
    • Obtain the Police Clearance by the first week of your first semester
    • Clinical placements may be on day, afternoon or weekend shifts ANYWHERE within Ontario.
    • You are responsible for travel and accommodation costs.
Mandatory Medical Requirements - Section A
  • Entering Students Preplacement Form

    • This medical form can be taken to your personal health care provider to complete. This medical clearance may take up to 2 months to complete so please make an appointment to start the process as soon as possible. When the medical form is completed you must make an appointment with the St. Clair College Health Centre (519-972-2380) to have the medical form reviewed and cleared to receive your "Passport to Health". The Registrar’s office will only accept your "Passport to Health" from the St. Clair College Health Centre as evidence that you have met the mandatory medical requirements.
  • Preplacement Guidelines
Mandatory Non-Medical Requirements - Section B (All ORIGINAL documents must be provided for clearance)
  • Current CPR BLS level C with AED (annual renewal is required regardless of the expiry date on the card)

    • Please note the CPR must be for Health Care Providers (HCP) and must include Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training or it will not meet the requirements for clinical. Recertification must be annually completed despite what the CPR card may have as an recertification date.
  • Standard First Aid
  • N95 Mask Fit Testing (completed every two years)
  • Vulnerable Sector Police Check (annual) AND Photo ID required with birthdate (e.g. Driver's License)
    • The Vulnerable Sector Police Check must be done within 6 months of starting clinical placement. To avoid having to have the police check repeated for the winter semester, it is suggested that students apply for the clearance the first week in August but no later than that. The results can take up to 6 weeks to arrive so don't wait to apply for it.
  • Annual Police Clearance Requirements
Entering Year 1
Mandatory Medical Requirements - Section A
Mandatory Non-Medical Requirements - Section B
  • Current CPR BLS level C with AED (annual renewal is required regardless of the expiry date on the card)
  • Standard First Aid
  • N95 Mask Fit Testing (completed every two years)
  • Vulnerable Sector Police Check (annual) AND Photo ID required with birthdate (e.g. Driver's License)
  • Annual Police Clearance Requirements
Returning Year 2
Mandatory Medical Requirements - Section A
  • Tuberculosis Screening - 1 step if you can produce prior documentation of having 2 step screening done; otherwise 2 step is required
Mandatory Non-Medical Requirements - Section B
  • Current CPR BLS level C with AED (annual renewal is required regardless of the expiry date on the card)
  • N95 Mask Fit Testing (completed every two years)
  • Vulnerable Sector Police Check (annual) AND Photo ID required with birthdate (e.g. Driver's License)
  • Annual Police Clearance Requirements

Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to clinical placement. You are responsible for the associated costs.

  • Employer requirement for up-to-date CLEAR POLICE CLEARANCE (vulnerable sector screening)

    • MUST be obtained by you, the student.
    • Obtain Police Clearance (vulnerable sector screening) prior to beginning of semester three
    • Clinical placements may be on day, afternoon or weekend shifts ANYWHERE within Ontario.
    • You are responsible for travel and accommodation costs.

Health Requirements

  • Medical Requirements Form.
  • A satisfactory medical exam.
  • An up-to-date immunization record including tetanus and diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B (incl. Hep B titre within the last 24 months) and TB skin test.
  • Applicants accepted to the program will receive appropriate medical forms and instructions for completion/submission. Students in the program are expected to keep immunizations up-to-date as required by our clinical partners i.e. TB testing and associated documentation will be required yearly.

Other Requirements

Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to the end of the first semester (proof/documentation must be submitted):

  • First Aid
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) BCLS Level C/AED or Level HCP
  • N95 Mask Fit Testing
  • NOTE: It is the responsibility of the student to maintain/renew before expiry certification in First Aid, CPR and N95 Fit Testing throughout the length of the program, including during clinical placements.