A past instructor who has been on a specific unit is to orientate the instructor new to the unit. The new instructor is to email the site educator or destination contact at least three weeks or earlier in advance of the placement start date to introduce themselves, let the site know the situation and ask for a time that is convenient for the site for the two instructors to spend on the unit. Providing available dates in this initial communication is helpful. The VCH Receiving Coordinator does not need to be included in this communication.
If a past instructor is not available to orientate the new instructor, the route is the same as above, by reaching out to the unit educator or destination contact to request a unit orientation. We also recommend creating a unit manual. Please see the next section for details.