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During placement

Expectations of Students

  • Perform duties within your professional scope of practice and in accordance with SCHHS policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Be responsible for your own learning.
  • Develop and review learning goals regularly.
  • Monitor and reflect on your practice and changing practice as a result.
  • Take advantage of learning opportunities that are presented.
  • Contribute to the work of the healthcare team within the workplace and avoid distracting other employees unnecessarily.
  • Seek assistance when required.
  • Monitor and effectively manage yourself within the placement, and utilise relevant stress management strategies both in and out of the workplace.
  • Show enthusiasm and initiative.
  • Be willing to learn.
  • Listen to instructions and ask questions.
  • Accept and act on advice given.
  • Ask for jobs when you have nothing to do.
  • Be polite, courteous and well-mannered.
  • Display safe practice by abiding by the policies and procedures of the placement provider.
  • Dress appropriately to industry standards.

Absence from Placement

If you are unable to attend your placement for any reason, you must inform your placement area, Supervisor/Clinical Facilitator and University/TAFE.

You must provide documentary evidence such as a medical certificate to substantiate your absence, as required by your Education Provider policy/procedure.

SCHHS Complaints Resolution

Complaints raised (e.g. by a student or Education Provider) should be managed via the SCHHS Complaint Resolution process (available on QHealth intranet).

Steps include:

  • Defining the specific complaint details including people involved
  • Focus on prompt resolution
  • Ensure natural justice and confidentiality is applied
  • Keep accurate file notes including chronology of events
Last updated: 24 December 2019

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