A nurse checks on a patient in the cancer ward


Student responsibilities

- Maintain the confidentiality standards of Austin Health. You will be required to sign a Confidentiality Deed on the first day. You must not remove any printed or electronic patient information from the hospital. You will be given time during the day to complete patient notes, reports and plans.

- Comply with Austin Health's Social Media Policy which states that "employees who use social media for private purposes either in the workplace or elsewhere must ensure that the manner in which they do so could not conceivably compromise their duty of care to Austin Health, cause damage to Austin Health or its reputation or cause damage to or compromise the right to respect the confidentiality of any Austin Health employee, patient or visitor." See Austin Health Social Media Policy.

- Wear a University identification badge at all times.

- Wear an Austin Health badge at all times. You will be given a student badge on your first day of placement. You must return this badge at the end of the clinic.

- Maintain the values of Austin Health by treating patients, staff and visitors with courtesy and consideration.

- Be punctural at all times. If delays are expected you must inform your clinical educator.

- Ask for help! We are very happy to answer any questions and to show you procedures.