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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR APPLICATION FOR PLACEMENT

To apply for a placement at the UCRH you will need to complete an application.
The details provide personal and placement information, help us to arrange the logistics of your arrival, allow access to IT in your accommodation and in the hospital setting, hospital security access, accommodation and any rostering requirements.
This is a separate application to the placement arranged by your University Co-ordinator and regardless of your NSW ClinConnect* status.
You may already be verified compliant in the NSW ClinConnect system. If this is the case, please ensure when you complete your application that you place a tick in the box as demonstrated in the example below.

 

 

*If you are not verified in ClinConnect or are not sure, please read the section below: ClinConnect information and instructions to applicants

 

 

All applicants please read the following information:

The application is a 3-step process and you need to complete each step before progressing:

 

  1. Set up your username and password and build your profile
  2. Upload requested documents as prompted
  3. Apply for your placement and accommodation

 

Please note that all students will be required to upload the following three items as a minimum:

 

  1. Clear, passport-sized photo of head and shoulders (A clear, head and shoulders photo is required. Suitable photographs taken on mobile phone will be accepted).
  2. University student ID Card – scanned copy or clear photograph of card will be accepted.
  3. Completed Hand Hygiene certificate (a link to a brief online tutorial is provided in your application and you will receive a certificate for uploading once completed)

 

All documents requested for upload are a mandatory requirement of NSW Health.
Incomplete applications are not assessed for placement availability until all required documentation is received.
Your placement is only confirmed once we assess your application.

 

 

 

Accommodation

If you have requested accommodation, it is important to note that the availability of accommodation at Lismore is limited. UCRH houses cannot be guaranteed, additional accommodation has been acquired at Wilson College located approx. 800 m from our campus. Students may also be allocated to our new Ballina accommodation complex where appropriate. Regrettably we cannot guarantee accommodation can be provided for all students. We are endeavouring to source further funding to build new facilities.

 

Grafton accommodation: If required please contact the Accommodation Centre Supervisor at graftonaccommodation@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au or 0266418411 to organise and confirm accommodation booking.

 

Further Information

For further information relating to your potential placement please download the attachment associated with the geographical area you are interested in or email the student placement team via link below.

 

 

*ClinConnect information and instructions to applicants.


ClinConnect is a central database for NSW Health to manage clinical placements. One of the functions of ClinConnect is to keep a record of student compliance for placement in NSW Health. When you complete your application you will be prompted to upload documents required for compliance. Your UCRH Student Coordinator will then forward these documents to the relevant NSW Health personnel to be assessed and verified in ClinConnect.
There are three documents you need to obtain in order to be verified for placement in ClinConnect:
1. National Police Check / Criminal Records Check. This needs to be obtained through the State Police service in the state you normally reside in. Police Checks/Criminal Records Checks obtained from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) will only be accepted for residents of the ACT and international students. You will be prompted to upload this document into your application. YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO BRING THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT TO YOUR PLACEMENT ON THE FIRST DAY.
2. NSW Health Code of Conduct Agreement
3. OSV card/certificate (Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination compliance card). An OSV card is obtained when your vaccination records have been reviewed and approved by a NSW Health OSV assessor. You will be prompted to upload evidence of mandatory vaccinations* into your application, and UCRH will submit these for assessment on your behalf.
*NSW Health mandatory vaccination requirements are available for download here: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation/Documents/Occupational/student_kit.pdf


You will need to refer to the information on page 20 "INFORMATION SHEET 2 Checklist: Evidence required from Category A applicants". 


You will also need to complete the following forms as part of your OSV assessment:

  1. Completed Tuberculosis Assessment Form (form 2)
  2. Completed Student Undertaking/Declaration (form 3)

You application for OSV can only be assessed when all required evidence as well as Forms 2 and 3 are submitted.
If you are not sure you satisfy the vaccination requirements, it is recommended that you take a copy of the "INFORMATION SHEET 2 Checklist: Evidence required from Category A applicants", along with your completed Forms 2 and 3 to your GP or vaccination clinic for advice before submitting for assessment. Submitting incomplete vaccination records will slow down processing and may result in a delay or cancellation of your placement


The required documentation needs to be uploaded at least 4 weeks prior to placement. Late submissions will result in cancellation of your placement.