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Welcome to study and intern at ÖVPH!

Vaasa Central Hospital is a significant teaching hospital, where healthcare students with different specializations carry out their internships. Students also complete their internships in other important units within the Wellbeing Services County of Ostrobothnia.

Internship experiences have a crucial impact on a student’s study motivation, which is why it’s important to invest in student counselling, learning support, and assessment.

The first step in this process is to offer students high-quality guidance and counselling. The units appoint guidance counsellors for every student already before the start of the internship. The counsellors are tasked with supporting the students’ learning, professional growth, and development during the internship.

Hygiene Rules

Remember general hygiene rules!

All students must watch the following video prior to their internship:

MRSA

The student must be examined for MRSA before the start of his or her internship.

  • A screening of MRSA must be performed if the student has been a patient in a foreign hospital (during the past five years).
  • A screening of MRSA must be performed if the student has worked/interned at a foreign hospital / medical care institution (during the past year).
  • Similarly, MRSA tests must be carried out if the student has worked domestically at an MRSA endemic hospital (TAYS and TÖÖLÖ) or medical care institution (during the past year).

Principles to be Respected in Health Care

  • Arrive on time to the workplace and follow the schedule (patients also value punctuality). Inform the internship unit if you become ill.
  • Lunch break is 20 (30) minutes. Agree on a suitable time. Coffee break is 1 x 10 minutes.
  • Remember to empty your workwear pockets before sending it to the laundry (documents containing personal data etc.).
  • We treat our patients and each other politely and properly, also on the phone.
  • We greet each other in the department/unit.
  • Perfume, jewellery, piercings, strong makeup, false nails, and snuff do not belong in care work!

Professional Secrecy and Confidentiality Agreement

Coming soon.

Student Feedback (CLES)

You’re welcome to answer the student feedback survey (CLES). Answering is voluntary. By answering the survey, you contribute to the development of student guidance within the Wellbeing Services County of Ostrobothnia. We ask you to fill the survey (duration circa 20 minutes) during the last days of your internship, preferably after your final assessment. Please answer all the questions in one sitting because you cannot return to the survey.

The survey is carried out electronically via a secure connection in order to maintain anonymity because the respondents’ IP or email addresses are not collected in connection to the survey. Data that is collected in the survey is processed confidentially, and the name of your internship unit is necessary in order to direct your answers to the correct unit.

In addition to the development of student guidance, your answers can be used in research that HYKY/ÖVPH has a research permit for. The answers will also be used in national comparisons between different hospitals. By answering the survey, you consent to the use of your answers in research and in the aforementioned comparison of hospitals.

Used meters:

Clinical Learning Environment and Supervision + Teacher -Scale© Saarikoski M. 2002, Saarikoski M. et al. 2008, Strandell-Laine C. 2019

Student-Patient Relationship -Scale© Suikkala A. 2019

Oppiminen harjoittelussa -mittari© (Learning in Practical Training meter)

The National Student Guidance Development Network (ValOpe) 2019 Your background information, learning environment, role of the educational institution’s teachers, relationship between students and patients/clients, as well as how learning has been developed during the internship is mapped with the help of these meters.