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St. Joseph's Care Group

St. Joseph's Care Group




St Joseph's Care Group is a multi-site facility which offers a variety of placement options for students in the health fields. Primary affiliations are with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine - Western Campus (NOSM), Lakehead University and Confederation College We are able to provide education for health professionals and students through our affiliations with other institutes of higher learning. Students gain valuable clinical experiences working with and observing clients in such areas as Addictions & Mental Health, Rehabilitative Care & Chronic Disease Management and Seniors' Health. St Joseph's fosters student education by offering unique environments and comprehensive practical training for individuals preparing for a career in health care in these exciting and challenging times.

Student Placement Guidebook

To facilitate orientation to the organization, a Student Placement Guidebook has been developed and is available to students when they begin their rotations. Information regarding practical issues, safety on the job and important Care Group policies are included to ensure a positive clinical experience.

Student Placement Paperwork

Prior to starting placement, students must review the Student Placement Guidebook and then fill out, sign and submit the pages in this document.

Medical Learners

Medical learners come from a variety of institutions; however, the primary affiliation is with Northern Ontario School of Medicine (Western Campus) (NOSM). Students participate in interprofessional care and education at a variety of sites within the Care Group. Clinical Learning Sessions (CLS), electives and core mental health experiences are provided by the Care Group. Currently, electives have been developed for Geriatrics, Physical Rehabilitation, Palliative Care, Adult Care Psychiatry, Rehabilitation Psychiatry and Community Mental Health. These are provided to further develop, enhance and broaden students' knowledge and experience in medicine.

Nursing Students

As with the medical students, the nursing students come from various institutions of higher learning. The main affiliations are with Lakehead University and Confederation College nursing programs. St Joseph's Care Group, while offering comprehensive experiences, has also developed creative combinations of experiences for students who want more of a challenge.

Other Health Care Professionals

Students from other health care programs are welcomed at SJCG. Arrangements for placement are made through the Practice Leaders and the Quality Practice Councils for each of the disciplines. Students are encouraged to practice within the interprofessional care and education framework and the criteria specific to their profession. A wide variety of services and sites are available to provide a comprehensive experience.

For further information on student placements, please contact the Education Support Assistant", at the contact us button above.

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