Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital

Student Policies and Procedures

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Students at Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital are subject to and should follow the same policies as those for staff. All clinical policies are available on the Hennick Bridgepoint Portal.

Accommodations

If a student requires a medical or a learning accommodation, we require the school to let us know well in advance of placement detailing what accommodations are needed. Hennick Bridgepoint will make all reasonable efforts to meet these needs.

Hennick Bridgepoint may require the removal of any student from placement if it becomes apparent that a safety plan is required and we have not been given the opportunity to consider this in advance.

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Hours of work

Preceptored nursing students work in 8-hour shifts: day shift from 07:00 to 15:00 or evening shift from 15:00 to 23:00. Group nursing students may work on an 8-hour day shift as above or a 12-hour day shift from 07:00 – 19:00. Medical and Health Disciplines students usually follow the schedule of their supervisor.

Students are generally not permitted to be in their placement area/unit outside of normal shift times. Space is available in the Clinical Library for project work/study outside of placement hours.

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Dress guidelines

Hennick Bridgepoint expects all students to dress appropriately for the functions they are performing, while also taking into consideration the cultural and care needs of our patients. Hennick Bridgepoint does not have a scrub program; students who wish to wear scrubs they must supply their own.

Dress considered inappropriate includes exercise clothing (sweats, leggings, etc.), casual summer clothing (shorts and tank tops), and clothing that is damaged (torn, faded, or patched) or has inappropriate slogans or pictures.

In addition, clothing must adhere to Occupational Health and Safety and Public Health regulatory requirements:

  • Students in direct patient care areas must not wear dangling, excessive or distracting jewelry such as earrings, necklaces, or bracelets.
  • Footwear must have closed heel and toe, a non-slip sole, and a low heel height. Additional safety features may be required in specific working areas, and students will be required to comply with the area's specific policy.
  • Hairnets must be worn where designated by Occupational Health and Safety or Public Health regulations.
  • Hair must be short or tied back.
  • Nails must be short and trimmed, without nail polish.

Hennick Bridgepoint is a scent-controlled environment; do not wear scented products to placement.

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Identification and Access Cards

Students are required to wear both school or academy photo identification and a Hennick Bridgepoint green student access card at all times while in the hospital. The school ID must clearly identify student first and last name and the name of the school.

Students and Instructors pick up their access cards at the Security desk on their first day of placement between 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Hennick Bridgepoint access cards must be returned in person to Security on the final day of placement. There is a fine for loss or non-return.

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Occupational Health requirements

All students must complete the below requirements prior to the start of placement at Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital. Please note that our Occupational Health Department is not able to provide immunizations or TB tests for students. Students are not required to present their proof at the start of placement, but should be ready to produce it at any time upon request by Occupational Health.

Students must have proof of immunity to the below (either immunization certificates or antibody titre blood test results):

  • COVID-19 (minimum 2 doses)
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis

Students must have evidence of tuberculosis (TB) testing:

  • 2-Step TB test in the last 12 months OR
  • If 2-Step test is more than 12 months old, 1-Step TB test in the last 12 months AND
  • If any TB test positive, also a chest x-ray

Students who will have contact with patients must have proof of N95 mask fit testing within the last 24 months. N95 respirator models currently available at Hennick Bridgepoint include:

  • 3M 1870+ (most commonly model; students should be tested on this model first)
  • 3M 8210
  • 3M 1860
  • 3M 1860+

As part of student onboarding, the Academic Office will verify each incoming student’s mask fit status. If the student has a valid fit test but is not fit to a mask that is available at Hennick Bridgepoint, a refit will be booked for the student early in their placement.

Hennick Bridgepoint also strongly recommends that all learners be vaccinated against influenza if attending placement during flu season (Oct-May).

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Student Illness/Injury

If you have symptoms of illness on a day that you are scheduled to be at Hennick Bridgepoint, please stay at home and notify the Occupational Health department at 416-461-8252 ext. 2083. Occupational Health will provide confidential guidance on steps to take to ensure a safe return to placement. Keep in regular contact with your supervisor so they are aware of your absence and planned return date. Do not return to placement until cleared by Occupational Health.

If you are injured or are involved in an incident at Hennick Bridgepoint, inform your supervisor immediately. Your supervisor will inform Occupational Health and/or the Academic Office as appropriate. We will then work together to complete appropriate reporting and ensure a safe return to placement.

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Police check

Hennick Bridgepoint does not require a police check or vulnerable sector check at this time.

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