Bicycle Racks and Parking
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Bike racks can be found at various locations on the Health Centre grounds. Although these areas are patrolled regularly by Security staff, we advise all learners to lock their bicycles before entering the Health Centre. It is also important to remove any valuable items that you may be carrying on your bike.
Change rooms are available for daily student use. Depending on the amount of students at the Health Centre you may need to share a locker with a fellow student. The rooms are located on 4G: 108, 122 A&B, and 124 B&C. Access to the locker rooms will be provided to you during your registration.
Code of Conduct
Students are required to review the Health Centre’s Code of Conduct and electronically acknowledge they agree to conduct themselves in accordance with these values-based behaviours. The agreements are found on the registration site.
Students are required to review the Health Centre’s ‘Security of Information and Confidentiality’ and the ‘Internet Access and Usage’ policies and electronically acknowledge the related confidentiality agreement before they can have access to patients or to their confidential information. The agreements are found on the registration site.
Criminal Reference Check
Students are required to have a Criminal Reference Check in order to be placed at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Please ensure this requirement is met prior to the start of the placement. In the event that a criminal record is present, the Health Centre must be notified and the Advanced Practice Clinical Educator-Corporate will determine whether this has significant bearing on the student’s ability to participate in their assigned placement in accordance with our policy.
Fit Testing N95 Respirators
In accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations for Industrial Establishments, Regulation. 851, the Regulation respecting Healthcare and Residential Facilities, Regulation 67/93 the Canadian Standards Association Standard Z94.4-11, Selection, Use and Care of Respirators and the Ontario Health Centre Association and the OMA/OHA Communicable Disease Surveillance Protocols all students must meet the following non-academic requirement prior to clinical placements at SJHC. Students are responsible for any costs incurred.
Students who will have direct patient contact are required to be fit-tested and educated for N95 Respirators that are used in the Health Centre. The legislation, standard and protocols referenced above provide detailed information on fit testing and educational requirements. Fit testing is required every 24 months. Please ensure this requirement is met prior to the placement start date.
Please note the N95 respirator make and models available at SJHC are as follows: Moldex 2210GN95-XS, 3M 8210, 3M 8110S and 3M 9210+. The University/College will advise the student in writing of any alternate N95 respirators, if applicable. If, through fit testing, you have been advised to use a respirator that we do not have in stock, please refrain from seeing respiratory isolation patients and contact email@example.com
How to Get Here
St. Joseph’s Health Centre is located at:
30 The Queensway
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Students and clinical instructors are required to wear a Health Centre ID Badge. The cost to issue a badge is $15 (non-refundable). To pay for the badges, students and instructors should go to the Patient Accounts Department, located on the 1st Floor, room 128, East Wing. Receipts will be issued. Students and clinical instructors are to take their receipts to the Security Office, located on the Ground Floor, Glendale Wing, next to the Emergency Department. Security is open from 11a.m. to 12p.m., Monday to Friday for photo IDs.
At the end of the placement all students and clinical instructors are required to return their badges to Security. Badges will then be retained by the Interprofessional Department for a period of a year. If within that time students and/or clinical instructors return to do another placement at our site, they are to contact one of the Advanced Practice Clinical Educators – Corporate to retrieve their badge and have it reactivated.
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Vaccination & Immunity
All students are required to be immunized in accordance with the Public Hospitals Act 1990, Revised Statutes of Ontario, Regulation 965 and the Ontario Medical Association/Ontario Health Centre Association (OMA/OHA) Communicable Disease Surveillance Protocols. All students must meet the following non-academic requirements prior to clinical placements at SJHC and may be asked to show proof of immunization status. Students are responsible for any costs incurred and this requirement is ensured by our academic affiliation agreements.
- Tuberculosis – PPD/5TU (Mantoux)
Documentation of a baseline two-step Mantoux skin test is required unless you have:
- Documented results of a prior two step test or
- Documentation of a negative PPD within the last 12 months or
- 2 or more documented negative PPD at any time but the most recent was >12 months ago in which case a single test must be given.
Individuals who have received a BCG vaccination in the past are still required to meet the requirements as outlined above. Results must be measured in mm of induration. Pregnancy is NOT a contraindication for performance of a skin test. For positive skin test results a chest x-ray is required. The University/College must inform all positive skin test students to report symptoms of pulmonary tuberculosis immediately to the University/College. Refer to the OHA/OMA Communicable Disease Surveillance for additional information.
- Red Measles, Mumps, Rubella – MMR
Documentation of laboratory evidence of immunity is required. If serology (blood work) results indicate non-immunity or indeterminate result, MMR vaccination (2 doses) is strongly recommended. In the event the student declines vaccination the University/College must counsel susceptible students of the infection risks related to their activities in the Health Centre and make the necessary arrangements to ensure appropriate patient assignments and inform the Health Centre accordingly.
Documentation of laboratory evidence of immunity is required. If serology (blood work) results indicate non-immunity or indeterminate results, varicella vaccination (2 doses) is strongly recommended. In the event the student declines vaccination the University/College must counsel susceptible students of the infection risks related to their activities in the Health Centre and make the necessary arrangements to ensure appropriate patient assignments and inform the Health Centre accordingly.
- Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
A single dose of Tdap is strongly recommended and documentation is required for students who have not previously received an adolescent or adult dose of Tdap. If the student has received the Tdap vaccination as an adolescent or an adult a Tetanus and Diphtheria (Td) booster is recommended every 10 years.
- Hepatitis B
Documentation of laboratory evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B surface antibody is required. If serology (blood work) results indicate non-immunity or indeterminate result, refer to the OHA/OMA Communicable Disease Surveillance for additional vaccination information. In the event the student declines vaccination the University/College must counsel susceptible students of the infection risks related to their activities in the Health Centre and inform the Health Centre accordingly.
An annual influenza vaccination is strongly recommended. Pregnancy and breast- feeding are NOT considered contraindications to influenza vaccination. The Health Centre has a Vaccinate and/or Mask Policy in place that requires all students to either be vaccinated annually against influenza, or wear a procedure mask during the Vaccination Required Period in areas where patients are present and patient care is delivered.