Rehabilitation Sciences

If your discipline is not noted, please contact the Student Placement Coordinator.

Physiotherapists (PT)

All placements are organized through HSPnet Call for Offers. Students may be placed at SPH, MSJ, HFH, BF, Langara & Youville sites.

Orientation

  • Review the Orientation Page and complete everything outlined that is applicable to you. 
  • Once you have received confirmation from your school of your placement at PHC, please contact Gabriele Yoneda, Professional Practice Leader for Physiotherapy at gyoneda@providencehealth.bc.ca. She will send you a preliminary letter, introduce you to your supervisor and provide you with information specific to your placement including when your site orientation will be.
  • Gabriele will provide you with information regarding any additional requirements such as Photo ID 
  • Patient Information System - students at site with CST Cerner (electronic health record system) in use will need access. Refer to the Computer Training page to learn about access and training. Additional systems access will be discussed during orientation week.
Occupational Therapists (OT)

We are committed to creating educational opportunities for occupational therapy students to enable best practice now and in the future. We aspire to offer up to 20 placements to students studying in an occupational therapy program at an accredited Canadian University annually. 

OVERVIEW

Occupational therapy at Providence uses therapeutic approaches that are responsive to client needs. We advocate for recognition of client values and dignity. We provide leadership in developing, implementing and evaluating occupational therapy and interdisciplinary approaches to the management of clients throughout the continuum of care.

Level 1 - 3 students are suitable for placements in all areas of practice including acute care, rehabilitation and residential care. All occupational therapists with one or more years of experience are expected to offer a student placement annually. Placements are traditionally 1:1, student:preceptor but other models are considered.

PROCESS FOR ADMISSION

Placements are organized through HSPnet Call for Offers and directly between the university OT Fieldwork Coordinator in conjunction with the Research, Education and Practice Coordinator for OT at PHC. Students may not organize placements outside of this process, and any changes to requests including dates for placements must be approved by the coordinators.

Students from the Unversity of British Columbia (UBC) have first priority to accept these offers, and then those not matched are made available to other accredited programs through the National Fieldwork Placement Service

ORIENTATION

  • Once you have received confirmation from your school of your placement at PHC, please email a letter of introduction to Jay MacDonald, Research, Education and Practice Coordinator for OT jay.macdonald@providencehealth.bc.ca. He will connect you with your assigned preceptor who will provide you with additional information specific to your placement.
  • Review the Orientation Page and complete all requirements that are applicable to you.
  • Patient Information System - students at a site with CST Cerner (electronic health record system) in use will need access. Refer to the Computer Training page to learn about access and training. Additional systems access will be discussed during orientation week. 

OBSERVATIONS

Shadow observation experience may be considered for up to a half day maximum for those that are not organized as part of the OT school curriculum. Please submit your requests to the Student Placement Coordinator describing the type of placement you are interested in, your availability and association.  

These shadow observations will not require Orientation. You will however be required to sign the Confidentiality Undertaking found on the Orientation Page and additional forms provided to you by the Student Placement Coordinator. 

PT/OT Rehabilitation Assistants (RA)

We welcome many rehabilitation assistant students to PHC annually. We ask you to not try to arrange these placements on your own as all placements are organized through HSPnet Call for Offers. 

PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

First and second year placements may range from one or two day shadow experiences to five to six week preceptorships. Students are supervised by occupational therapists (OT) and physiotherapists (PT) and paired with rehab assistnats as part of the learning experience. Students may be placed in all areas including acute care, rehabilitation and residential care. Placements are traditionally 1:2, student:OT & PT preceptor but some placement experiences may be OT or PT specific. 

ORIENTATION

  • Once you have received confirmation from your school of your placement at PHC, please email a letter of introduction to Jay MacDonald at jay.macdonald@providencehealth.bc.ca. He will connect you with your assigned preceptor who will provide you with additional information specific to your placement.
  • Review the Orientation Page and complete all requirements that are applicable to you.
  • Patient Information System - students at a site with CST Cerner (electronic health record system) in use will need access. Refer to the Computer Training page to learn about access and training. Additional systems access will be discussed during orientation week. 
Speech & Language Pathologists (SLP)

Review the Orientation Page and complete everything outlined that is applicable to you. 

Patient Information System - students at a site with CST Cerner (electronic health record system) in use will need access. Refer to the Computer Training page to learn about access and training.

Site orientation is normally the first week of your placement. Other specific computer program training, such as the Workload Measurement System (WMS), will be provided at that time as needed. 

Respiratory Therapist (RT)

Review the Orientation Page and complete everything outlined that is applicable to you. 

Patient Information System - students at a site with CST Cerner (electronic health record system) in use will need access. Refer to the Computer Training page to learn about access and training.

Site orientation is normally the first week of your placement. Other specific computer program trainingwill be provided at that time as needed. 

For each practice placement, students must have their own User ID to use the Automated Dispensing Cabinets (Omnicell). Applying for a User ID and training to use these cabinets will be provided to you during your orientation to your placement.