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Vancouver Island University

Practicum Coordinator

Nanaimo, BC
Part Time
4 days ago

Matter Here: work at Vancouver Island University as a Practicum Coordinator in our Health Programs.


The Faculty of Health Sciences and Human Services includes the Departments of Child and Youth Care, Dental Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Early Childhood Education and Care, Health Care Assistant, Nursing, Practical Nursing, Social Work, Education Assistant and Community Support, and a Professional Development and Training department.


Duties of the Position:

The overarching goal for this position is to locate new and maintain existing relationships with practicum sites for student placement in Health Sciences and Human Services programs. Specific duties include:

  • familiarizing agencies, supervisors and mentors with VIU program policies, procedures and practice education
  • develop and maintain materials for practicum;
  • match students to appropriate practicum sites;
  • utilize placement software to facilitate requests and generate reports, forms and materials to support student practice education and orientation;
  • liaise with program chairs, coordinators, assistants and instructors;
  • implement education and recognition activities for community agencies and mentors; participate in various meetings at the program and faculty level.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate health related undergraduate program from an accredited institution (e.g., Nursing, Health Sciences) or the equivalent education and experience.
  • Five years' experience working at a complex public organization in a service/liaison role.


Required Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in health services, including knowledge and experience with specific populations and services across the lifespan.
  • Strong understanding of health authority structures, operations, and services on Vancouver Island, particularly the central region.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including negotiation, problem solving, time management, written and oral communication.
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure, independently and with a diverse team are essential.
  • Must be able to supervise, processes and manage multiple priorities including resolving complex scheduling conflicts.
  • Knowledge of Island Health professional and student practice processes.
  • Must have access to a personal vehicle. Must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver's License and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record.



To Apply:

View the full job description and apply online by 27-Sep-2023.


VIU is pleased to offer eligible employees a comprehensive benefit plan; ample paid holiday time; professional development opportunities and a desirable pension plan. As part of the VIU campus community, our employees work with supportive colleagues within an encouraging environment and are provided with the tools and training that promote learning and development. The perks of VIU employment are multiple, and include well-being initiatives and services, strategic discounts, and flexible work opportunities.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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