Placement Officer

Georgian College - Barrie, ON (14 months ago)

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Reporting to the Clinical Placement Manager, the incumbent develops, implements and manages unpaid clinical placements for students in Health Sciences programs including but not limited to: Communicative Disorders Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant/Physiotherapy Assistant, Paramedic, Advanced Care Paramedic, Veterinary Technician, Personal Support Worker, Nursing, etc. while acting as the primary contact for these placements. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:


Recruiting, and arranging, appropriate placement agencies and maintaining the current agency directory
Evaluating placements to ensure the opportunity aligns with the learning outcomes as designated by the specific program
Facilitating the completion of College Student Employer Agreements including WSIB
Ensuring documentation and record keeping are current, accurate and organized
Collecting and compiling practicum clinical placement data using a computer database
Creating and communicating reports/summaries of data as required
Communicating with/between partners, students, faculty and employees of partner organizations and Georgian College
Maintaining and enhancing partnerships, identifying scheduling or program conflicts and participating in advisory committee meetings
Acting as a resource pertaining to student Clinical Preparedness permit for staff, faculty and students
All other duties as assigned, includes but not limited to assignments related to student placements


Successfully completed a two year post-secondary diploma in a regulated health profession and a member in good standing with the regulatory body
A minimum of two years’ experience in either a health care environment, educational or placement setting
Strong computer skills using the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook)
Demonstrated understanding of health agencies/organizations related to appropriate assignment of student placements
Demonstrated understanding of scope of practice for regulated and unregulated health practitioners in Ontario
Demonstrated ability to communicate information in a clear, concise manner
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain relationships with various stakeholders
Must be self-directed with the ability to work independently and as a team member
Proven analytical, critical thinking, decision making, conflict resolution and problem solving skills
Demonstrated planning, coordinating and time management skills
Ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy with thorough understanding of PHIPA and FIPA
Access to private reliable transportation with the ability to travel, as required, to conduct site visits and attend meetings
Previous experience coordinating student placements within the health care sector
Experience tracking and maintaining data and records within a student placement software / database, preferably Health Sciences Placement Network (HSPnet)