Students must complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC) from the Ministry of Justice if their placement requires contact with vulnerable children or adults. It should be completed prior to their first placement, every five years and upon any charge or conviction. Students engaged in brief observational experiences lasting no longer than three days while under direct supervision at all times are not required to complete a Criminal Record Check. In addition:
CRC cost is the responsibility of the student
CRC should be kept on file by your educational institution
False information will result in the termination of your practicum experience
Informing your educational institution and your placement site of any status change incurred during your practice experience
In the event of a pre-existing or current charge or conviction, VCH will decide if your practice experience will be impacted.
Students will be expected to follow the same appearance guidelines of our staff. View the VCH Professional Image guidelines.
Instructors and students will be expected to wear their school identification, preferably ID with a photo.
Because VCH does not provide personal photo ID cards to students, they also do not automatically receive access cards for locked units.
If a student is completing their practicum in a restricted-access unit that requires an access card, the site manager needs to obtain generic swipe cards for students to use while on site. It is recommended for students or school instructors to ask if there are available generic cards on sites with locked units in advance of the placement start date.
If there are no generic swipe cards at the site, the site managers are to access this intranet link to request generic cards for students.