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St. Joseph's Care Group


Post-Secondary Student Placements

Experiential Learning Opportunities for Students

St Joseph's Care Group (SJCG) is a multi-site facility that offers a variety of student placement opportunities. We are able to provide education for health professionals and students through our affiliations with institutes of higher learning. Students gain valuable clinical experiences working with and observing clients in such areas as Addictions & Mental Health, Rehabilitative Care and Seniors' Health. St. Joseph's Care Group 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.

Medical Learners

Medical Learners
Medical Learners

Medical learners come from a variety of institutions; however, the primary affiliation is with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (Western Campus) (NOSM). Students participate in interprofessional care and education at a variety of sites within St. Joseph’s Care Group. St. Joseph's Care Group provides Clinical Learning Sessions (CLS), electives, and core mental health experiences. Currently, electives have been developed for Geriatrics, Physical Rehabilitation, Palliative Care, Pain Management, Child & Adolescent 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. We provide a meaningful, professional, and rewarding clinical placement. Students are supported in their clinical placement and are partnered with staff with a focus on providing excellence in client centered care.

Interprofessional Students

Arrangements for student placements in health care programs are made through the Professional Practice Leaders. We support students to practice in an interprofessional model of care, while meeting the clinical objectives of their student placements. St. Joseph's Care Group offers student placement opportunities within a wide variety of sites and services.

Non-Clinical Post-Secondary Student Placements

St. Joseph's Care Group also offers opportunities for students to pursue their educational requirements in a variety of non-clinical areas, including Human Resources, Financial Services, Corporate Education, Communications, Building Services, and more. Please contact the Coordinator, Learner Success to explore potential placements.

Student Orientation

The goal of student orientation is to help ensure a successful student placement experience for all students at St. Joseph's Care Group. All students who will attend a placement at St. Joseph's Care Group are required to complete eLearning courses in our Learning Management System (LMS) prior to the start of placement.Instructions for creating an account and completing the required eLearning courses can be found here.

Student placements in Long-Term Care, including Hogarth Riverview Manor and Bethammi Nursing Home, require additional training which can be arranged via the Coordinator, Learner Success.

For further information on student placements, please contact the Coordinator of Learner Success with the "Contact Us" button above.

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