Observational Job Shadowing

Observational Job Shadowing; brings IEN’s closer to their aspirations.

CARE Centre’s Observational Job Shadowing (OJS) is a unique learning opportunity for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) who are CARE Centre members to be partnered with an expert nurse through two to three work shifts and observe first-hand the nursing profession in Ontario.

It aims to increase the understanding of IENs about the role and scope of practice of a nurse in a particular health care setting and get them more acquainted with the language and culture of the Canadian workplace. CARE Centre members who meet OJS requirements are eligible to join CARE Centre’s OJS program at any stage of their journey to registration and after.

Mandatory requirements include:

  • OJS application form
  • Detailed Learning Plan
  • One of the following:
    • Invitation to complete the Internationally Educated Nurses Competency Assessment Program (IENCAP)/Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) or Competency Assessment Supplement (CAS) and successful completion of jurisprudence exam
    • Passed National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) or Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE)
    • Registered as Registered Nurse (RN) and Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)
  • CoursePark certificates:
    • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) for Healthcare Personnel
    • Standard Precautions
    • Documentation and Reporting
    • Patient Rights
    • Building Patient Rapport
    • Patient Interview Techniques
  • Immunization records
  • CPR ( Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) / BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) Level C for HCP (Healthcare Providers)
  • Police clearance (6 months validity)
  • Accident insurance ($30.00 fee)

Application Process:

  • Complete application and submit along with all required documentation (as listed above) to your CARE Centre case manager
  • Upon approval of application and verification of documents schedule attendance at the next available OJS registration/orientation session

As it may take  one to three months to arrange a placement so it is advisable to submit your application with complete requirements in a timely manner

The OJS Coordinator will provide a list of participating healthcare facilities at the registration/orientation session. Effort will be made to  arrange a placement in your preferred facility. However, if a suitable placement is not available we will follow up on your second choice.

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