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Health Care Aide & Unit Clerk



Health Care Aide & Unit Clerk

The Health Care Aide & Unit Clerk program is designed to provide health care workplace competencies to prepare students for entry-level positions in the health care field. 

Canadian Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    1 year full-time (10 months of study)
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • apprenticeship
    No
  • Tuition Fees
    $14,850.00 (2018/19)
  • books
    TBD
  • additional supplies
    TBD
  • additional student fees
    $162.00 infrastructure/technology (subject to change); $50.00 MITT Award Fund
A supply list will be provided at time of registration and is available here.
* Tuition fees may be subject to change.

Start Dates

Next start dates:

Class times:

  • Days: 8:45 am to 3:15 pm

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must have a high school diploma (or expected completion within 45 days of the program start date), including:

  • Grade 12 Math (40S), or equivalent; and
  • Grade 12 English Language Arts (40S), or equivalent.

Applicants must also have:

  • English Language Proficiency (if educated outside Canada)

For further information regarding entrance requirements please refer to the application/admission process.

 

Supplies

Supply lists are provided to students in their admissions package.

International Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    1 year full-time (10 months of study)
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • apprenticeship
    No
  • Tuition Fees
    $14,450.00 (2017/18); $14,850.00 (2018/19)
  • additional supplies
    TBD
  • additional student fees
    $162.00 infrastructure/technology (subject to change); $50.00 MITT Award Fund
A supply list will be provided at time of registration and is available here.
* Tuition fees may be subject to change.

Start Dates

Next start dates:

Class times:

  • Days: 8:45 am to 3:15 pm

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must have a high school diploma (or expected completion within 45 days of the program start date), including:

  • Grade 12 Math (40S), or equivalent; and
  • Grade 12 English Language Arts (40S), or equivalent.

Applicants must also have:

  • English Language Proficiency (if educated outside Canada)

For further information regarding entrance requirements please refer to the application/admission process.

Before the start of this program, international students will be required to complete Introduction to College and Work, a four-week preparatory program designed to help transition students successfully to the cultural, technical, and work expectations of Canadian post-secondary and workplace environments. Please see the Introduction to College and Work program page for more information. 

Supplies

Supply lists are provided to students in their admissions package.

Description

This is a uniquely innovative program that combines a health care aide specialization with unit clerk training to enhance the employability of graduates in the high demand area of health care. This program provides the knowledge and skills to gain entry-level employment in the health care environment as a Health Care Assistant, Health Care Aide, or Health Unit Clerk. 

Health Care Aides are health care professionals who work under the supervision of registered nurses and assist with patients in hospitals, home care, or personal care home settings. As a vital member of a health care team, HCAs provide physical, emotional, and social support to their clients.

Unit Clerks work primarily in the hospital setting performing record-keeping and order processing, as well as preparing unit supplies for doctors, nurses, and other members of the medical team.

MITT’s program offers students a comprehensive skill-set to enable them to find multiple paths to employment in the fast-paced and demanding health care field.

Work Practicum

The Health Care Aide & Unit Clerk program comprises of two 6-week Work Practicum rotations. The Health Care Aide practicum rotation will combine an acute care placement in an institutional setting and long term care placement in a personal care home (PCH) setting. The Health Unit Clerk practicum may be in an institutional, personal care home, urgent care, or Access centre setting. Successful completion of the first 6-week Work Practicum rotation is required as a prerequisite for the final 6-week Work Practicum rotation.

Each Health Care Aide & Unit Clerk Work Practicum is a preceptor-led placement where students work under the supervision of a designated health care aide or a registered nurse. The placement enables students to apply the skills learned in the classroom, learn on-the-job procedures, and develop valuable job contacts. The dress code of a specific site will apply to the work practicum. Students will require the following clearances:

  • a Police Information Check (PIC) and Vulnerable Sector (VS) check;
  • a Child Abuse Registry check; and
  • an Adult Abuse Registry check.

The PIC must be dated within six months of the start of the Work Practicum to be valid; therefore, students may require another PIC clearance for their second rotation. An up-to-date immunization record, as well as, a current PHIA certificate, a Emergency First Aid and Health Care Provide CPR certificate, a N95 Mask fitting, WHMIS training, a Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certificate (NVCI) are required for Work Practicum eligibility.

MITT does not guarantee a Work Practicum placement and, in such situations, the Institute may explore alternative options for program completion with a student. MITT also reserves the right to assign students to out-of-town placements including remote Regional Health Authority facilities (such as The Pas, Thompson, and Churchill). Students will be responsible for all transportation and accommodation costs associated with the assigned placement. Students may be required to work day, evening, night, and/or weekend shifts while on practicum. Successful completion of practicum is required for a student to graduate from the Health Care Aide & Unit Clerk Program.

Note: Any cost incurred for the immunizations and the other clearance documentation is the responsibility of the student.  Students must provide all required documentation to the College by the prescribed deadline to safeguard their practicum eligibility. 

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