Allied Health Students

Palomar Health proudly partners with local universities to provide clinical externship opportunities for Allied Health students to complete required program hours to prepare them for their careers in healthcare.
 
Student Placement Update: We are planning for fall 2021 placements now!
 
For questions, contact Students@palomarhealth.org. You can expect a reply within 2 business days.
 

Important Information to Know

As we are still modifying our processes, we can only accept student placement requests for fall 2021 from members of the San Diego Nursing & Allied Health Service - Education Consortium and Complio.

Requests: formal requests must be received a minimum of 3 weeks prior to the anticipated start date

Onboarding/Clearance Requirements: all onboarding and clearance documentation must be received a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the anticipated start date
  • Background checks and drug screenings must be completed within 30 days prior to the anticipated start date
  • TB must be completed within 90 days prior to the anticipated start date
If requests or onboarding/clearance documentation are received after these timelines, the placement may be delayed or denied.



Allied Health Student Placement Process

This section is intended for student placement coordinators.
 
If you are a student, contact your student placement coordinator on campus to request the externship placement for you. If you’ve been approved for a placement at Palomar Health, click here for your onboarding/clearance requirements.
 

Step 1: Valid Educational Affiliation Agreement (EAA) with Palomar Health

Contact Students@palomarhealth.org to verify your school has a valid EAA or to request a renewal.
 
If your school does not have an EAA established with Palomar Health email Students@palomarhealth.org to request to establish an agreement.
 

Step 2: Coordinate Student Placements with Palomar Health Preceptor

All Allied Health student placements must be coordinated and tentatively approved by a Palomar Health preceptor (Palomar Health Employee).
 
Determine the following information with your Palomar Health Preceptor:
  • Number of Students
  • Externship start and end dates
  • Whether the externship will be on-site or remote
Once you have come to a tentative agreement with your Palomar Health Preceptor, proceed to Step 3.
 

Step 3: Make a Formal Request

A. On-site Students
  • All on-site student placements must submit a formal request through the San Diego Nursing & Allied Health Service – Education Consortium (The Consortium). Once a request is approved by Palomar Health in The Consortium the student may begin their onboarding
  • We are working with The Consortium for schools to submit placement request for fall 2021; please check back over the summer for updated information
 
B. Remote Students
  • If the student will never enter a Palomar Health facility, you do not need to submit a request through The Consortium; Email Students@PalomarHealth.org to learn more about the process.
 

Step 4: Student Onboarding

A. On-site Students
  • Once the request is approved in The Consortium, the student will be contacted to begin the onboarding/clearance process
B. Remote Students
  • Once the request is approved by Students@palomarhealth.org the student will be contacted to begin the onboarding/clearance process

Step 5: Clearance Email
When all onboarding and clearance requirements are complete and reviewed, we will send an official clearance email from Students@palomarhealth.org to the student, the Palomar Health Employee, and you to notify you when the student can begin their externship.
 

Onboarding/Clearance Process

Palomar Health will be using Complio to manage and track all onboarding/clearance requirements. Complio is an online compliance management system.
 
Item Requirements
Background Check Ordered through American DataBank within 30 days prior to the anticipated start date
Drug Screening Ordered through American DataBank within 30 days prior to the anticipated start date
TB Test Completed within 90 days prior to the anticipated start date
COVID-19 Vaccination Demonstrate proof of COVID-19 vaccination:
  • 2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna
  • 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson

With last dose received at least two weeks prior to anticipated start date

There is no declination option for the COVID-19 vaccine
Required Immunizations
  • Hep B
  • MMR
  • Tdap
  • Varicella
  • Influenza
Demonstrate proof of vaccination or sign a declination

Tdap: within the last 10 years

Influenza: for the current flu season
Access Request Form Submit completed document
Online Orientation Obtain Certificate of Completion