Clinical Site Application
Collin College seeks clinical sites open to the possibility of creating great healthcare providers through student mentoring. Seasoned clinical site staff can share their wisdom, experiences and teaching moments with students.
Our goal is to create externships that support our students to apply classroom learning with practical skill used in patient care. As a community healthcare provider, your expertise and involvement is much needed.
Benefits of being a Clinical Site
Students are potential new employees. We do not consider externship a job placement program but affiliated clinical sites can benefit in the following ways:
- Clinics enjoy opportunities to teach students to connect classroom theory with practical application in a real-world environment.
- Reduced wait time for patients / Increased patient satisfaction. Students can be directed to prepare the next patient.
- Gives an employer time to determine if future employment would be mutually beneficial.
Clinical Site Requirements for Affiliation
- Practice & physicians must be in good standing with the Texas Medical Board
- Practice/Business entity is validated through a federal data base
- Host site will provide healthcare student & faculty (when applicable) access to appropriate resources for said student education
- Specification of the responsibility for treatment & followup when a healthcare student is exposed to infectious or environmental hazard or other occupational injury.
Host Site Requirements for Students
- Host site retains authority and responsibility for patient care and quality standards and will maintain a level of care that meets generally accepted standards conducive to satisfactory instruction
- Maintenance of a positive, respectful and adequately resourced learning environment so that sound educational experiences occur
- Student are to shadow mentors for the first several shifts
- Provide student orientation. This may be the first professional exposure they have to healthcare.
- Review the students self-assessment of skills to understand their skill level.
- Validate time sheets.
- Teach, coach & communicate your expectations. Students are not seasonsed job applicants.
- Provide a daily mentor to provide guidance & answers to questions - can be more than on person.
- Mentors provide answers when a student asks questions
- Provide the student opportunities and guidance to observe, perform or discuss practical skills on the competency checklist (if required).
- Check off skills as the student acquires them.
- Fill out a final skills competency checklist as an evaluation of performance.
Clinical Site Agreement
Our healthcare career skills training
- Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA)
- Dental Assistant
- Electrocardiography (EKG) Technician
- Health Unit Coordinator (HUC)
- Medical Billing and Medical Coding - Sites needed
- Medical Secretary
- Pharmacy Technician
- Phlebotomy Technician
- Veterinary Assistant