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Practicum Clinician - Nursing - Medical and Surgical

Georgian College
Barrie, Ontario
Closing date
May 31, 2023

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Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Area of Practice
Clinical Care, Surgery
Department: Health, Wellness & Sciences

Campus: Barrie

Classification: Support Staff

Posting Date: May 12, 2023

Salary Range: $ 45.88 - $53.16 (4 year rate)

Hours Per Week: 35 hours per week

Status: Full-time

This is a less than 12-month position. Incumbent to this role will work mid August to Mid May.

Under the direction of the Clinical Placement Manager and in collaboration / consultation with the Faculty Leads, the incumbent provides students with appropriate learning experiences in health care settings, coordinates selection and scheduling of clients, monitors and supervises student practice, and provides input into the student evaluation process. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing students with appropriate learning experiences to assist them in meeting program practice course learning outcomes in their clinical experiences
  • Selecting, and scheduling, clients for student care according to level and ability of student
  • Providing orientation for students to the clinical placement site and respective Policies and Procedures
  • Organizing and facilitating Electronic Medical Records training for staff and students
  • Organizing practice and skills demonstrations (refresher/remediation) to reinforce applied pre-learned principles / theory with students
  • Collaborating on and delivery of in-services to support professional development within the department
  • Supervising and monitoring ongoing client care provided by the students
  • Intervening with client care when required (if client condition suddenly changes and the student is unable or unprepared to handle the situation or deal with a complex medical crisis)
  • Ensuring proper safety standards and procedures in a health care environment are being followed
  • Providing students with clarification, guidance and feedback in practice related to nursing skills
  • Providing input into the evaluation process on observed nursing skills by using established forms and evaluation tools to assess students' clinical performance, and provide feedback to faculty on observed skills
  • Building and maintaining relationships / linkages with placement sites as the on-site College representative at multiple clinical sites
  • Resolving issues / concerns such as assignment conflicts or incident reports, and referring complex issues / concerns to the Clinical Placement Manager, Faculty Lead or Program Coordinator as needed

  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BScN)
  • Must possess and maintain current registration, in good standing, as a Registered Nurse (RN) with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
  • Five years' experience working as a Registered Nurse in a Medical / Surgical health care setting

o Experience in Long Term Care and/or community care are considered an asset
  • Experience in the clinical setting demonstrating nursing skills as well as providing feedback and support to students
  • Computer skills and experience using the Microsoft Office Suite and with Electronic Medical Record software
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health and safety rules and regulations in a health care environment
  • Interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills with the ability to handle requests and problems with diplomacy
  • Ability to work independently and as an effective team member
  • Organizational skills to prioritize tasks and meet multiple and conflicting deadlines while demonstrating a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position by lifting over 44lbs to assist students to transfer or lift clients
  • Availability to work special shifts (eg. 12 hours) will be required

Successful candidates will be required to submit proof of up-to-date immunizations (including Covid 19), Professional Liability Insurance, clear criminal record check and maintain current registration in good standing with CNO

Georgian College supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination and is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment. We invite applications from all qualified candidates and actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to persons of Indigenous ancestry, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women and members of the 2SLGBTQ community. If you are contacted to participate in the interview, please advise the coordinator of any accommodations needed with respect to any materials or processes used to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.

Alternate formats will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process.


Applications for this position must be received by 11:59 p.m. on May 28, 2023. While we thank all applicants, only those contacted for an interview will be acknowledged.


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