Starting a Placement

Placement Pre-requisites

The following pre-requisites are required in order for a student to start a placement at North York General Hospital:

Mask Fit Testing

You must have completed mask fit testing within the past 24 months. The following information will be requested upon registration:
  • Date mask fitted
  • Location mask fitted
  • Size/Model

Your immunizations need to be up to date. This includes a TB test within the past 12 months. The hospital is not responsible for any expenses relating to immunization requirements. Students will not be allowed to start a placement without proper documentation. Seasonal influenza immunizations are highly recommended. Your rotation or placement may be affected if this is missing.

If you are a student in a graduate program and have not provided your institution with documentation regarding immunizations, you must bring this with you on or prior to your first day of placement.

You will be asked to confirm your immunization status as well as your TB test results during the registration process.

Workplace Insurance

  • Ontario Ministry of Education Work Education Placement Agreement

    The students from publicly funded Ontario colleges and universities are covered for workplace injuries through a program from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. If you are from one of these academic institutions, you do not need to do anything else.

  • Private Workplace Insurance

    This applies to the following:
    • Out of province students
    • Students from private institutions
    • Students in a practicum placement following completion of their academic studies

    Bring certificate of coverage on Day 1

  • Not Applicable

    • Observers
    • Students paid by NYGH

Vulnerable Sector Screen

Vulnerable sector screen must be completed within the past 12 months for all students and must be submitted to your academic institution. If you have not provided the completed screen to your academic institution, you must bring it in on Day 1 of your placement.

If your screen has positive findings, please notify us before your placement, as conditions of your placement will need to be reviewed.

Basic Life Support (CPR)
Basic Life Support certification is required and must be valid during the entire period of your placement. During registration, you will be asked to provide the following:
  • Date training completed
  • Location

Mandatory Training

All mandatory training modules must be completed prior to the first day of your rotation. You will be asked to verify that you have completed the online modules including date of completion as part of your registration process. The modules are also available on the registration pages.