Patient privacy and confidentiality
Working at the health facility you will have access to personal information about patients.
It’s important that you:
- maintain patient confidentiality and privacy
- only use the information to provide care
NSW Health has created a guide, Your Healthcare: Rights and Responsibilities.
Conditions of placement termination
The hospital or healthcare facility you are placed with can ask you to leave and can terminate your placement if they believe your behaviour is unsafe, places staff and patients at risk, or for general misconduct. Examples of unsafe practice include:
- Lacking clarity in expression. This could include being drowsy, lacking appropriate attention span, falling asleep or having an inability to communicate effectively
- Working outside of the Scope of Practice
- Not following the guidance of the registered nurse, nurse unit manager and/ or facilitator on duty
Examples of non-academic misconduct include:
- Swearing, violent and abusive language or physical behaviour and/or general rudeness
- Being disrespectful to facility staff, UTS employees and patients
- Being under the influence of alcohol or illicit substances.
Use of email and social media on placement
Your UTS email is an official communication channel. When using your UTS email you're expected to be professional. It is:
- The only email address that the Clinical Practice Unit is allowed to use to contact you
- Your responsibility to regularly check your UTS email
You’re asked not to mention any aspects or details of your placement through your social media accounts.