Preceptor’s Role

Preceptor’s Role


Assisted by the Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute WOC-EP Preceptor Coordinator and Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute Academy Director the Preceptor will provide learning and practice opportunities in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Specialized Nursing to Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute WOC-EP students.

Preceptor Professional Profile

All Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute WOC-EP Preceptors are working professionals able to provide a mentoring experience to students. Preceptors meet the following criteria:

  • Current provincial licensing in their speciality.
  • Preceptors for the Ostomy Management course – Wound, Ostomy and Continence Specialized Nurses with a Certificate from a Wound, Ostomy and Continence Education Program accredited by the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists and have an ostomy component in their practice.
  • Preceptors for the Continence Management course – Wound, Ostomy and Continence Specialized Nurses with a Certificate from a Wound, Ostomy and Continence Education Program accredited by the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists and have a continence component in their practice, Nurse Continence Advisors (NCA) or Physiotherapists who specialize in pelvic floor rehabilitation.
  • Preceptors for the Wound Management course -Wound, Ostomy and Continence Specialized Nurses with a Certificate from a Wound, Ostomy and Continence Education Program accredited by the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists and have a wound component in their practice, Advanced Practice Nurses or Clinical Nurse Specialists whose main focus is wound care and who have advanced education in this area (e.g. International Interdisciplinary Wound Care Course, Masters in Clinical Science in Wound Healing, or equivalent).

Preceptor Activities

  1. Act as the liaison between the setting and the student to arrange clinical placement.
  2. Provide orientation to the clinical setting.
  3. Collaborate with the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute and learner to identify learning needs.
  4. Plan learning activities.
  5. Demonstrate and supervise clinical activities.
  6. Assist the student to link theoretical knowledge with clinical activities by teaching and discussing treatment alternatives.
  7. Provide the learner with regular constructive feedback on performance using program templates.
  8. Evaluate the performance of the learner in relation to clinical objectives using the CAET Academy Clinical Evaluation Tool.
  9. Communicate with the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute re: the student’s progress and as needed during the preceptorship.

Agreement

Negotiable 3-year renewable agreement. This agreement may be terminated by the preceptor at any time upon receipt of written notification forwarded to: preceptor@wocinstitute.ca

Remuneration

Most Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute WOC-EP Preceptors volunteer their time and expertise to contribute to the development of the next generation of professionals. However some institutions require payment for this and this discussion is between the student, the preceptor and the facility. The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute is not responsible for costs associated with preceptorships.

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