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Hospital Rotation Rules

Clinical Rotations Handbook

Health Science Theory

Westwood High School





Clinical shadowing should provide students with opportunities to explore various career options in the workplace and to learn about specific job skills and educational requirements in their career interest. The following objectives are important to consider in planning and implementing these experiences.

  1. Recognize the unique interest of each student and provide individualized career explorations to assist students in becoming more focused on career goals.
  2. Encourage the development of personal traits of integrity, enthusiasm, self-motivation, honesty, trustworthiness, promptness, and dependability in the workplace.
  3. Promote a better understanding of the relationship between rigorous and relevant education and employment success.
  4. Facilitate transition from school to work.
  5. Determine the requirement for students to participate in clinical activities.
  6. Introduce the student to the staff and communicate on their level.
  7. Tour each facility and realize that each student may not have a rotation in each site.
  8. Expose the student to the routine of job orientation.
  9. Allow the student to observe a variety of activities and procedures.
  10. Provide the student an opportunity to become a part of the healthcare team and help them make choices that are best for them.



Clinical Requirements



*You will be transported via school bus to the clinical sites.
*You will need to provide proof of the Hepatitis B vaccination series and will be TB skin tested.
*A student will be withdrawn immediately from a clinical area in which there is a conflict. The student will be allowed to discuss the conflict. The student will discuss the conflict with me and steps will be taken to resolve the conflict.
*Students are expected to remain within their assigned clinical area until the end of the clinical rotation, unless otherwise previously arranged, or in the event that conflict should arise.
*Cell phone use by the student during clinical rotation will not be tolerated.
*Parents are encouraged to share the responsibility for the conduct and safety of the student while rotating through clinical.
*Students will keep a journal for each day of clinical. This will include site, date, and personal comments about the learning and experiences of that day. Journals will be turned in each Friday for evaluation by the instructor.
  1. *Grading for clinical rotations will be as follows:
  2. Clinical paperwork 100
  3. Uniform   100
  4. *Scores from 2 clinical rotations will be totaled for 1 cumulative grade.
  5. Clinical should not be missed since it cannot be made up at the hospital. If a student misses a day of clinical, they will be required to make up the hours of missed time by writing a paper(s) chosen from a list of topics. Failure to make up missed clinical hours will result in the student receiving zero points for that day.
  6.     Clinical paperwork is due at the beginning of the next class day. Paperwork turned in after the class has begun is considered late and will be subject to a 10 pt. deduction.
  8.      Dress requirements for clinical include:
    1.      Black scrub top and pants. A solid white short-sleeved t-shirt must be worn under the scrub top. In cold weather, a solid white long-sleeved t-shirt may be worn. All pieces of the uniform must be clean and free of wrinkles
    3.     Students who choose to wear their uniform to school and continue to wear their uniform upon returning to school from clinical must abide by all dress code requirements for the entire day. NO partial uniforms may be worn.
  9. Solid white socks that come above the ankle must be worn.
  10. Black, white, or gray tennis shoes or nursing shoes must be worn. No clog-style or open-back shoes are allowed.
  11. A name badge must be visibly worn at all times
  12. Long hair should be pulled back neatly into a ponytail or bun.
  13. Nails will be short and without polish, to include clear polish. No false nails allowed.
  14. No facial jewelry will be allowed, including tongue rings. Only one pair of simple stud-like earring should be worn.
  15. Absolutely no chewing gum is allowed while at clinical.
  16. Any infraction of the dress code will prohibit clinical rotation by the student until the issue is corrected.
  17. No student is allowed to perform invasive procedures such as drawing blood or sticking a patient. Students are not allowed to administer medications.
  18. All patient information must be kept confidential. Any student caught divulging private patient information will be removed from clinical rotations.
  20. I,___________________________________________(student), understand and agree to all polices, regulations, and rules contained within the clinical rotations handbook. I understand that failure to abide by the aforementioned will result in consequences as determined by the instructor.
  22. _________________________________                    ___________________
  23. Student signature                                                            Date
  24. _________________________________                    ____________________
  25. Parent/Guardian signature                                               Date
  32. Parents or guardian of students must sign this parental form since many career education activities take place away from school campus.
  33. I have discussed the clinical program with my child, and I understand that my student_______________________________(student) will be working on the job and will receive credit for this in their grade. They will be a volunteer and will not be paid any money for this work. I also understand that a school educator will not be present the entire time of work there, but will be rotating through each clinical area.
  34. ____________________________________(student’s name) has my permission to participate fully in this course.
  35. I agree to one or more of the following: I will accept the responsibility for any accidents that occur while the student is in transit from the school or site. I will not hold the instructor or school responsible for any accidents that may occur.
  36. I am aware of the potential sources of illness as students are exposed to illnesses in the medical facilities. I will not hold the instructor, the school, or the facility responsible for any complications due to these exposures.
  37. I fully accept the responsibility to have all immunization records accurate and current. These records will be provided to the instructor before beginning clinical.
  38. In signing this form, I agree to all of these regulations discussed.
  40. ____________________________                     _________________________
  41. Student signature                                                  Date
  43. ____________________________                     _________________________
  44. Parent/Guardian signature                                     Date
  48. All patient information should be kept private and confidential. Even the fact that a person has been a patient should not be told without their permission.
  49. Each healthcare giver should maintain ethical standards of care to ensure patient rights and privacy.
  50. Each healthcare giver should obey all laws to ensure legal actions and to keep patients safe.
  51. Each should carry out orders or report the inability to do so the supervisor.
  52. Each should protect the patient’s physical and personal privacy to promote their sense of security.
  53. Each should not participate in gossip of any kind.
  54. The nature and type of treatment must not be disclosed to the public. If a caregiver has a question about care, this should be brought to the attention of the supervisor in confidence.
  55. If a situation should occur in which the student is an acquaintance of the patient, the student should professionally ask to be excused from the care of this patient.
  56. Each should be aware that negligence is the failure to give the correct or accepted treatment and know the consequences of this.
  57. Each should be aware that malpractice is giving the wrong or unacceptable care and know the consequences of such actions.
  58. Each should have as their personal and professional goal to promote health, protect life, and give care based not on need and not on gratuities.
  59. Each should know that abuse is mistreatment in any form and know the consequences of this.
  60. Each should know that theft, assault and battery in any form is wrong and if this should occur, actions will be taken.
  61. Each should know that slander is falsely spoken words about a person while libel is falsely written words and know the consequences of each.
  63. ___________________________________                          _______________
  64. Student signature                                                            Date
  66. ___________________________________                          _______________
  67. Parent/Guardian signature                                               Date