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The following items must be shown to your supervisor on day 1 of your placement or you will be unable to commence your placement.
Your Education Provider has responsibility for ensuring that all other placement
documentation has been obtained from you, and that you are ready to commence
placement. You will not be able to commence your placement if your Education
Provider has failed to confirm via the recommended channels (e.g. Placeright for
Nursing and Allied Health students; SONIA for Medical students) that they have
sighted the required documentation in the weeks prior to your placement. This information
must be communicated by your Education Provider to RCH at least four weeks
prior to your placement with us.
Placement documentation that you will be required to provide to your
Education Provider before starting your placement includes:
Students are advised to refer to their Education Provider clinical
office for assistance with the application process to ensure that these mandatory
checks are obtained before starting their placement at RCH.
It is each student's responsibility to ensure that all recommended immunisations have been obtained prior to their placement.
For the duration of all clinical placements at RCH, all students should
(a) Immunity to hepatitis B, influenza*, measles, mumps, pertussis,
rubella, varicella; and
(b) No active infection with tuberculosis.
*Vaccination against influenza is only required for clinical placements
occurring during the period 1 June – 31 October each year; however, students
are strongly encouraged to have immunity to influenza all year round.
Your Education Provider must sight evidence of your infection/immunity
status prior to the commencement of your first Clinical Placement. This must be
communicated by your Education Provider to RCH at least four weeks prior to
your placement, in order for you to commence your placement with us.
Prior to and during a placement, students are required to seek medical
advice immediately if they are exposed to a risk of infection through any
occupational or non-occupational encounter.
Students are also required to immediately notify their Education
Provider and their RCH key contact if their infection/immune status changes at
any time before the end of their placement at RCH.
For further details regarding what constitutes acceptable evidence of
immunity, refer to the Department of Health ‘Standardised Student Induction
Protocol’ – Infection and Immunity section: