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Clinical Extern Program

Trillium Health Partners is currently offering the opportunity for Clinical Externs to join our organization.

The Clinical Extern position is viewed as a transitional role, whereby students develop clinical expertise, specialty knowledge and self-confidence. Externships allow students to become immersed in the hospital setting which enables them to build on their communication and inter professional collaboration skills. As a result of this program, Clinical Externs become excellent candidates for future recruitment.

Clinical Externs will be working in the capacity as an unregulated health care provider (UCP). They will work in collaboration with the healthcare team under the supervision of an appointed regulated healthcare professional. Clinical Externs will have varying levels of knowledge, skills and judgement, based on their education level and past experience. THP will provide an autonomous yet supervised environment for externs to develop their clinical skills, knowledge, and confidence as they transition into a registered role upon completion of their studies.

 

Currently, Trillium Health Partners is able to consider Clinical Externs enrolled in any of the fields of study listed below:

Nursing Extern

Nursing students in any year of study in a College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) approved Baccalaureate Nursing (BScN or BN) program and Practical Nursing (PN) program.

Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs)

IENs who have initiated registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), have received a CNO letter of direction and meet one of the following:

  • are in any year of study in a CNO approved program, such as a BScN-IEN program, PN-IEN program, or
  • are completing a micro-credential plan with a curriculum to meet the CNO requirements for registration (e.g. Standards of Practice for nursing, Entry-to Practice Competencies, Evidence of Safe Practice, Evidence of English Language Proficiency) or
  • have completed their educational requirements (e.g. BScN-IEN/PN-IEN program or micro-credentialing) and are waiting to write their registration exam

Paramedic Extern

Paramedic students in second year of an approved Paramedic Program.

Physiotherapy Extern

Physiotherapy students in any year of study of a training program accredited by Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC).

Occupational Therapy Extern

Occupational therapy students in any year of study in a training program accredited by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).

Respiratory Therapy Extern

Respiratory Therapy students in their second and third year of a training program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Respiratory Therapy Education, which is administered by the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists.

Undergraduate Medicine Extern

Undergraduate medical students in their final year of a program of medical education leading to the MD degree that has been accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS).

Recent Medical Graduates

Recent graduates from a program of medical education leading to the MD degree that has been accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) and who are awaiting the start of an accredited residency program.