PCHCS Handbook 2023-2024

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Health Science 2023–2024 181 • ID badges must be worn below the neck but above the waistline. • Hair must be pulled back and controlled, or up off the collar, in all patient-care areas. • Artificial nails, nail art, and acrylic nails or nail extensions may not be worn. • Nails must be trimmed to ¼” past the tip of the finger. Nail polish must not be chipped or cracked. • Any visible tattoos must be covered. • Body piercings are limited to two per ear, and any jewelry worn cannot extend below the earlobe. All other body piercings must be covered. • Phones or any other personal device(s) must be in silent mode in patient care areas. • Talking, texting, or any other form of accessing such personal devices, including audiovisual recording or playback, is only permitted while on break and in nonpatient areas. • Students are prohibited from capturing images, videos, sound, or photographs at the clinical site, regardless of any expressed or implied consent. Students in off-site clinical placements will be required to comply with all the specific requirements of the facility. These requirements may include, but are not limited to, fingerprinting, proof of vaccinations, proof of insurance, drug screening, criminal background checks, orientation sessions and/or paperwork, and approved daily clinical shift hours. The college does not assume any responsibility for compliance with these requirements other than informing the student of the requirements. The student must fully comply with all requirements of the specific facility before participating in any activities at that facility. Failure to be eligible to participate in activities at an assigned facility may result in the student not being allowed to complete that clinical externship and may result in disciplinary action, up to, and including, dismissal from the program. Time keeping: Time keeping during clinical externship is completed through the clinical reporting system, Trajecsys. The student will be given instructions on the use of the system during the clinical introduction course, prior to the first day in the clinical externship site. Any student believed to be tampering with or manipulating the clock-in, clock-out, or documentation process will be sent to the CSP and may be subject to disciplinary action for unethical and unprofessional behavior, including, but not limited to, dismissal and receiving a failing grade for the clinical course (even without any prior failure on record). • Academic progression during clinical externships is based upon records indicating the number and type of procedures performed by the student, the examination findings, the extent of student supervision, and the level of student involvement in scanning/performance. Records must be maintained and must document that the student meets the minimum number of procedures and types of procedures established by the program. Students and clinical coordinators ensure that all required clinical competencies are assessed by vetted clinical instructors holding the appropriate credentials to the assessed clinical competencies. Students who do not achieve the required clinical competencies or the minimum number of procedures and types of procedures as established by the program, will not be able to graduate from the program. • Clinical extension of program: If, for any reason, the student does not fulfill the requirements for clinical externships (BMS 4500, 4600, and 4700), the program has the authority to extend