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Allied Health Students

Allied Health includes Occupational Therapy, Physio Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Psychology, Recreational Therapy and Social Work.

The following clinical systems are used across the health authority. Please check the sections below to see which systems apply to your practicum’s location.

  • CST Cerner - shared clinical information system used to access patient information and support defined clinical workflows through automation of information delivery and health-care task requests.

  • PARIS - client-centred health record used in Acute, Community and Long-Term Care homes.

  • Patient Care Information System (PCIS) - primary health information system supporting staff, when caring for patients, with electronic information

  • Profile EMR - electronic medical record system, especially for complex patients/clients with many interdisciplinary caregivers.

Important: Placements at Long Term Care sites

To ensure safety of our patients, students, instructors and staff on site, Vancouver Coastal Health has implemented a new enhanced screening process. 

New students/instructors who are new to the long term care site (including Willow Pavilion and Sumac Place) or have been away from the site for more than 14 days, must complete the enhanced screening form 3 business days prior to their first shift and submit it to the manager, or to their group instructor if they are a group of students.

Access to clinical systems 

Lions Gate Hospital and Squamish General Hospital

CST Cerner

Lions Gate Hospital (including Evergreen Residential Care) and Squamish Hospital (including Hilltop Residential Care) require all students to have training in order to access CST Cerner to document care. 

See more information on the CST pre-placement process for students

Important: Starting in August 2019, Social Work, Counselling, Dietetics, and Spiritual Care students will also require Cerner education. 

Prerequisite on-line modules must be complete before attending training and can be accessed via the Learning Hub. In addition, information about your classroom training which will take place on your first or second day on site will be available in your Learning Hub account.  

Download CST training checklist for students (excluding medical students and residents)

PARIS (Social Work Only)

The PARIS training is offered on the Learning Hub. The online training is self-paced and takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete. It can be accessed on any computer with internet access.

Review the PARIS training instructions for students.

Profile EMR (Social Work Only)

Profile EMR training for students is offered as a self-paced online course on the Learning Hub. Upon completion of the course, you will also be redirected to the account request form.

Please review the step-by-step Profile EMR training instructions

Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia Hospital, Richmond Hospital, GF Strong,  George Pearson Centre

Patient Care Information System (PCIS)

PARIS (Social Work Only – Sites: VGH, RH, UBC, GF Strong)

The PARIS training is offered on the Learning Hub. The online training is self-paced and takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete. It can be accessed on any computer with internet access.

Review the PARIS training instructions for students.

Profile EMR (Social Work Only – Sites: VGH, RH, UBC, GF Strong)

Profile EMR training for students is offered as a self-paced online course on the Learning Hub. Upon completion of the course, you will also be redirected to the account request form.

Please review the step-by-step Profile EMR training instructions. 

Community: Coast Garibaldi, North Shore, Richmond, Vancouver

PARIS / EMR

The PARIS training is offered on the Learning Hub. The online training is self-paced and takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete. It can be accessed on any computer with internet access.

Review the PARIS training instructions for students.

Profile EMR

Profile EMR training for students is offered as a self-paced online course on the Learning Hub. Upon completion of the course, you will also be redirected to the account request form.

Please review the step-by-step Profile EMR training instructions. 


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