Clinical Experiences

PeaceHealth Staff

"This kind of experience  really aids us in our future decisions and shows us a more realistic view of the health care world that we could never receive in a classroom."  

-Willamette High School Health Career Students 

Types of Experiences

 You can view all of the types of experiences by selecting a category below:

Student page
• Externship/Re-entry Nurse page

Responsibilities of Staff

  • Ensure students/participants have been properly processed for placement. If you have any questions or concerns regarding a placement, please notify the contact person assigned to the participant (the participant is required to present this information to you upon checking in) or contact us.
  • Ensure you are eligible to precept a student/participant. There are no requirements to have a student/participant job shadow during your shift other than your agreement to do so. Some experiences require preceptors to have certain qualifications. Please check with the student/participant’s instructor/advisor or contact us for more information.
  • Welcome students/participants in a caring and nurturing manner. Discuss the experience objective(s) with them seek to fulfill the objectives to the best of your ability. If you are unsure as to what the experience should entail, please contact the students/participant’s instructor/advisor or contact us for assistance.
  • Always remember, students/participants are our guests. In the event that the department and/or patient needs are not conducive to having a student/participant present, or the student/participant is not appropriately prepared for the experience (see dress code), please excuse them and ask them to notify their contact person or contact us for reassignment.
  • If a student/participant becomes injured or has an exposure, please obtain the necessary treatment through ED or Urgent Care followed by reporting it to the immediate department supervisor as you would for any visitor. Also include contacting the student/participant’s instructor/advisor as soon as possible and the Department of Learning and Development (L&D) at 686-8527. Any student/participant reasonably suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs must be dismissed from the Clinical Experience immediately. Reporting of such an event will be to the immediate PeaceHealth supervisor, student/participant’s instructor/advisor and to L&D at 686-8527.
    Examples of reasonable suspicion may include, but are not limited to:
    o smell of alcohol or drugs
    o observed alcohol or drug use during Clinical Experiences hours on PeaceHealth premises,
    o apparent physical state of impairment, incoherent mental state, marked changes in mood or personal behavior that are otherwise unexplainable.
  • Students/participants ARE NOT to do any patient care until skill competency has been verified. Please contact the student’s/participant’s instructor/advisor or contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding student/participant doing patient care.

Thank you for extending beyond your duties to reach out and touch our future workforce. You are so appreciated!

Responsibilities of managers

  • See PeaceHealth Staff responsibilities above
    In addition:
  • All students/participants must be processed through the Department of Learning and Development (L&D) before presenting to the unit/department. You and/or your designee will be contacted once the student/participant has been properly prepared for the experience. If a student/participant presents to the unit/department without L&D approval, please refer them to contact us. If a student/participant is allowed to continue their Clinical Experiences without the proper preparation, this may be in violation of PeaceHealth rules and regulations.
    Please do not sign any “agreements” or “contracts” with students/participants. Doing so conflicts with agreements and contracts maintained by L&D that are obtained with the assistance of the PeaceHealth Legal Department. All necessary paperwork will be obtained and stored in the Department of L&D per PeaceHealth policy.
  • Notify the L&D department of any adverse events associated with a student/participant. These events would include:
    o Injury or exposure 
    o Improper behavior 
    o Suspected impairment 
    o Questionable competency 
    o Conflict 
    o  Breech of confidentiality 
    Department’s inability to provide Clinical Experiences (we can suspend requests to your department for however long you deem necessary).
  • Any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact us for assistance.

PeaceHealth Learning & Development
Attn: Student Placements
1255 Hilyard St., Eugene, Oregon 97401
Or Fax application to: (541) 349-5503
Questions? Please call (541) 686-8527