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Nursing Students at LifeBridge Health

Nursing Students at LifeBridge HealthDear Students, Instructors, Faculty, and School Coordinators,

Welcome to LifeBridge Health! We are proud and pleased to welcome you to our facilities. We hope to provide you with a dynamic and supportive learning environment so that you can make the most of your clinical learning opportunity in our facilities.

Whether you are in our teaching hospital at Sinai, our award-winning community hospital at Northwest, or our wonderful and progressive long-term care facility at Levindale, we know that you will learn valuable skills and enjoy working with our knowledgeable and experienced staff. You will be using state-of-the art technology and see cutting-edge therapies while caring for patients and families with a wide variety of illnesses or conditions. You will have the opportunity to interact with staff and visitors from all walks of life and from countries around the globe.

We encourage you to make the most of your experience at LifeBridge Health. Ask questions! Meet the team members! Seek opportunities to make a difference! Come prepared and ready to contribute to your own learning. Take the opportunity to practice your assessment, communication, and leadership skills under the guidance and direction of experienced instructors and preceptors.

Again, we welcome you and are honored to play a role in your success as a student and a future health care provider. Above all, be safe, enjoy, and please let us know how we can help you reach your learning goals.

All the Best,
Leadership and Staff at LifeBridge Health


For New Students: Before You Arrive
Women and Children’s Services Rotation at Sinai Hospital
Information for Clinical Coordinators
Information on Computer Training
Pre-clincial Rotation Checklist
LifeBridge Health Contacts for Clinical Rotations

 

For New Students: Before You Arrive

Nursing Students at LifeBridge HealthIf you are about to begin a clinical rotation at Sinai Hospital, Northwest Hospital or Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, there are a number of things you need to be aware of. The first thing to do is review the below orientation manual (please read all pages and do not skip any material).

LifeBridge Health 2019-2020 Student Nurse Orientation Manual In PDF format.

Instructors and students, it is required that you completely read through general information in the LifeBridge Health Nursing Student Orientation Manual. In addition, you are required to read information specific to each facility (Sinai, Northwest, and/or Levindale) in which you will be experiencing a clinical rotation.

 

Women and Children’s Services Rotation at Sinai Hospital

Nursing Students at LifeBridge Health Nursing students and instructors who have a clinical rotation on the Mother/Baby, Pediatrics, NICU, PICU and/or Labor & Delivery units must review the "Sinai Infant and Child Security - What You Need to Know" presentation and complete the post-test with each rotation. Follow the link at the bottom of this page to access the presentation. Completion certificates for each student and instructor MUST be submitted to the Education Resource Center (ERC) office prior to the issuance of the Badge Form. Anyone who has not completed the post-test will not be allowed on the unit. PLEASE NOTE: Site coordinators/instructors who perform site visits for the practicum students must complete the security test as well.

Anyone entering Women’s and Children’s Services in the Blaustein Building must wear the student or faculty badge from their college or university. This badge must be a photo ID. Name tags are not acceptable; the ID must have a picture on it and must be in plain sight. Students or instructors not displaying a photo ID will be asked to leave the unit. Students and instructors should not cover their photo ID badge with the badges given to them at the security desk. Both badges must be worn at shoulder level with the photo clearly visible.

Module

Sinai Infant and Child Security - What You Need to Know In PowerPoint  format.

 


Information for School Coordinators

Affiliation Agreements

LifeBridge Health uses a standardized affiliation agreement when working with school partners. The agreement outlines specific school and hospital rights and responsibilities, describes insurance and oversight expectations, and details required elements that must be in place for students to participate in clinical experiences at our sites (immunizations, safety and infection education, background checks, etc).

The LifeBridge Health agreement is “evergreen,” meaning that once fully completed the agreement will remain in place until one or both parties decide to terminate the relationship. Each LifeBridge Health site requires a separate agreement, as each is a separate entity within the LifeBridge Health system. Questions regarding content within the agreement can be directed to the respective coordinator at each clinical site.

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Information on Computer Training

Nursing Students at LifeBridge HealthAll student nurses, instructors and practicum students are required to take a computer class prior to starting clinical rotations if they are going to be documenting in the patient record or administering medications during the rotation.

This is an online course. Students and new instructors must complete the online modules and competency and print the certificate of completion at the end. Students are to give the completion certificate to their clinical instructor. New instructors and students must complete the computer-based orientation to receive access to the electronic medical record.

Online Modules for Students and Instructors:

Click here to view the Online Modules

 

Pre-clincial Rotation Checklist

Passport Packet

Nursing Students at LifeBridge Health Clinical Coordinators must verify necessary documentation needed for each student and instructor by completing the Nursing Student Passport. This form is to verify that students and instructors have the necessary immunizations, drug screening, background check.

The Nursing Student Passport Form In PDF format. is to be completed by the clinical coordinator or instructor and emailed to nursingstudents@lifebridgehealth.org fifteen (15) business days prior to clinical start.

School Coordinators

For each clinical group, please send the following documents together in one email. Please make sure all forms are completely filled out, accurate and legible. Forms should be completed according to the LifeBridge Health Student Orientation Manual.

PASSPORT PACKET for each clinical group includes:

  1. Copy of each Instructor or Student's LifeBridge ID if an employee of LifeBridge
  2. Copy of each Student's and Instructor's School ID
  3. 2019-2020 Orientation Manual Confirmation Page (one for every student and instructor)
    **Please note this confirmation page, located in the orientation manual, needs to be printed and signed by each student and instructor.**
  4. 2019-2020 Photo ID Badging Form (required for each student and instructor unless they are an employee)
  5. 2019-2020 Parking Registration Form (one for every student and instructor)
    **Sinai & Levindale clinical groups only, not required for employees**
  6. Certificate of completion of Cerner online program (one for every student and instructor that needs patient chart access)
  7. Certificate of completion for Blaustein Security Module (one for every student and instructor)
    **This is only required if students will be rotating through Women's and Children's Services at Sinai.**

Email all information at least 15 business days (except holidays) before the start of clinical rotation to nursingstudents@lifebridgehealth.org with the clinical site name in the subject line. If your paperwork is not received at least 15 days before the start of clinical rotation, clinical start will be delayed until the paperwork is approved.

Once each group's paperwork is approved, your respective facility will be following its own processes for badging and starting clinical rotation. Please refer to the student orientation manual for each facility's badging and clinical start processes.

Practicum Students- must follow the process as outlined above
All practicum students will be partnered with a preceptor and will need ERC approval. Once the student is paired with a preceptor, all required paperwork must be completed and turned in before starting any hours.

LifeBridge Health Contacts for Clinical Rotations

LifeBridge Health Sinai Contacts for Clinical Rotations

Cathy Case, RN-BC, MSN, CPAN, CDE
Team Leader Education
Academic Affiliation Coordinator
Resource Center at Sinai
410-601-6740 | ccase@lifebrigehealth.org

Leslie Welfeld, RN, BSN - Cerner Class
Senior Clinical Informatics Specialist
Clinical IT Learning and Adoption
410-496-7117 | lwelfeld@lifebridgehealth.org

LifeBridge Health Northwest Contacts for Clinical Rotations

Lisa Batchelor-Edwards
Clinical Practice Education Specialist
410-521-2200 | LBatchel@lifebridgehealth.org

Leslie Welfeld, RN, BSN
Senior Clinical Informatics Specialist
Clinical IT Learning and Adoption
410-496-7117 | lwelfeld@lifebridgehealth.org

LifeBridge Health Levindale Contacts for Clinical Rotations

Damion Jenkins, RN, MSN
Clinical Excellence Manager
Academic Affiliation Coordinator
410-601-7183 | Dajenkin@lifebridgehealth.org

Jonathan Karanja
Clinical Systems Coordinator and Informaticistt
443-487-7908 | Jkaranja@lifebridgehealth.org

Leslie Welfeld, RN, BSN - Cerner Class
Clinical IT-Learning & Adoption Education Specialist
410-496-7117 | lwelfeld@lifebridgehealth.org

Akeem Newman
Human Resources Onboarding Specialist
410-601-0642 | aknewman@lifebridgehealth.org

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