STUDENT CLINICAL PLACEMENTS

Yarrawonga Health aims to provide a clinical training experience that supports your learning outcomes within a supportive environment across the organisation.


All students commencing placement will have been sent a roster indicating where and when orientation will commence and which area you will be working in. Students should receive their roster two weeks prior to placement. If not received please contact your education provider. 


PRE-PLACEMENT RESPONSIBILITES
All students to print and complete the Orientation Program Checklist and bring it along on your first day.

ON DAY OF COMMENCEMENT

Report to the Clinical Support Nurse at the Yarrwonga Health Community Services Reception, 33 Piper Street, Yarrawonga at 9.00am to complete your Orientation Program Checklist and tour. 

If you have any questions about the Orientation process, please contact:
Debbie Gleeson, Operational Director Inpatient and Education Services,(ODI&ES) 03 5743 8196 or Leanne Tanner, Clinical Support Nurse, (CSN) 03 5743 8166.
Please note that if you arrive without all relevant documentation, you will be asked to either obtain relevant documents and information or to discontinue placement and further placement will be negotiated with your education provider.

STUDENT ACCOMMODATION
Yarrawonga Health student accommodation consists of a purpose built house opened in May 2016 with 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and an open plan kitchen/living area.
Click here for Booking Procedure
Click here for Booking Request Form
Click here for House Rules 


NO LIFT/MANUAL HANDLING

Yarrawonga Health is a no-lift facility using the Safe Patient Handling principles. Students must comply with the No Lift Policy and procedure including risk management. There are No Lift Champions for each unit should you require advice or assistance.


STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES

CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

During your placement at Yarrawonga Health, you will be considered part of the team and as such, a certain code of conduct is expected.  Our values, mission and vision are located on the Yarrawonga Health web page under “Our Organisation” It is the student’s responsibility to read these.  The following points will outline your commitment to Yarrawonga Health ethical code -

YH expects all students to be punctual. If you are going to be late or unable to attend, you must notify the Unit or Clinical Coordinator.  If you are unable to attend, you must also advise your education provider.

  • Notify NUM or nurse in-charge when you are leaving the unit.
  • YH expects all students to work collaboratively with a team approach.
  • YH expects that all students are accountable for their own actions (behaviour).
  • YH expects that all students are aware that everyone has the right to be treated with respect and fairness.
  • YH expects that all students provide excellent customer service through responsiveness and effective communication. 
  • Do not give information about patients or staff over the phone.
  • Dispose of handover sheets in the shredder at the end of each shift.
  • Do not include any identifying information about a patient or resident in your assignments.


PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE

Dress standards while on placement should be appropriate to the functions being performed, occupational health and safety requirements, cultural diversity, local community standards and climate. A student identification badge must be worn and visible at all times.  Students should present for placement as follows –

  • Clean, well fitted, neatly pressed complete University/ TAFE student uniform;
  • ID badge to be official University/TAFE badge;
  • Clinical Services - jewellery is to be kept to a minimum and must not interfere with patient/resident care, a wedding band may be worn;
  • Hair to be clean and neat.  Long hair must be tied back;
  • Piercings - plain earrings may be worn.  Other piercings must be covered and not visible;
  • Tattoos - coverage of tattoos shall be agreed upon between Department Head and employee;
  • Facial hair to be neatly groomed;
  • Footwear must have a closed-in toe and full back - sling-back sandals/thongs will not be permitted.

 

PARKING
Students are able to access off-street parking in Lynch Street for Acute placement.  Students are able to access off-street parking in Hume Street for Aged Care placement.  All other placements are able to access unlimited hours of street parking within close proximity of the Health Service.

MEALS

Cafe Y is open Monday - Thursday 8 am - 2.30 pm. Light meals and drinks are available for purchase.

SMOKING

Yarrawonga Health is a non-smoking health service.  Breaches of this no-smoking policy could lead to discontinuation of placement. Smoking is only permitted off-site.

HOURS AND DAYS OF WORK

Students can be rostered Monday to Friday including public holidays

ACUTE UNIT - 21 beds including 2 delivery suites, Operating Theatre and Day Stay Unit caring for low acuity medical and surgical.  The Urgent Care Centre provides emergency care.  There is also a Palliative care bed and a Dialysis Unit.    
  • 0700-1530
  • 1430-2300

WARRINA  - hostel accommodation encouraging independance and providing security.

  • 0800-1630

KARANA - residential care providing a comfortable secure home environment catering to the individual needs of the resident.

  • 0700-1530
  • 1300-2130 - EN student
  • 1430-2300 - RN student

ALLAWAH - Special Care Hostel provides a high standard of care for those with dementia in a comfortable secure home environment.

  • 0700-1530
  • 1430-2300

COMMUNITY SERVICES: DISTRICT NURSING - providing nursing care and other support to people in their home environment

  • 0830-1700

 

COMMUNITY SERVICES: ALLIED HEALTH 

  • 0830-1700

RESOURCES

Computer access 

e3 Learning

Clinical Education Centre

Simulated Learning Environment Practice Laboratory

 HOT TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT

  • Assessments/ Competencies - Read through your forms/books regarding your assessment tools and objectives prior to arrival to the Unit.  Review these throughout your placement to ensure that you achieve your objectives and competencies.
  • Plan objectives for each day and week.  These can be discussed with your preceptor, Clinical Support Nurse or Nurse Unit Manager.
  • Quiet moments on the unit.  This time will be used to support other staff, access tuition sessions or write up your own assignments.
  • Check education calendar on Sharepoint for upcoming training opportunities.
  • Make the most of every opportunity.
  • Treat your placement like a real job; consider yourself part of the team.
  • Ask lots of questions at the appropriate time.
  • Look after your own health.
  • Do not allow any issues to escalate.  Access support for any queries or concerns from either your preceptor, NUM, CSN or CSM.