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Observational Job Shadowing

Observational Job Shadowing placement (OJS)is a unique opportunity to be partnered with an expert nurse and OBSERVE firsthand, the nursing profession in Ontario, at one of our partner healthcare organizations.

Benefits of OJS:

• Increase understanding of the role and scope of practice of a RPN and RN in various healthcare settings 
• Orientation to the Canadian Healthcare System, workplace culture and expectations
• Learn the importance of Interprofessional team and therapeutic communication
• Exposure to modern technology
• Networking opportunity
• Increase level of confidence
• Supports IENs IENCAP/ OSCE preparation and employment readiness

Duration :

OJS covers 2- 3 shifts in a facility – NO HANDS ON CARE – OBSERVATION only placement.

Time Commitment:

Length of the mentorship is for 1 month (1-2 hour meeting per week for 4 weeks) via telephone and/ or other  electronic means. The expert nurse (mentor) and IEN (mentee) will arrange the schedule that is mutually agreeable to both parties.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Mentoring Program application form
  • Learning Plan
  • Signed OJS Agreement Form
  • Current Resume
  • Attend mandatory orientation
  • Paid $30.00 accidental insurance fee
  • Proof of Immunization (records + report+ cxr)
  • Proof of complete Covid – 19 vaccination

How to apply:

Contact your CARE Centre case manager or Lourdes Vicente, Case Manager and Mentorship Program Lead for details

CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses

365 Bloor Street East, Suite 1901,
Toronto, ON M4W 3L4
(416) 226-2800

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