Clinical Placement Tool for Orientation

Online Orientation

OrientPro includes information that is the same in any healthcare organization as well as specific content for each facility. Students and instructors complete this orientation based on their program of study and clinical placement assignments throughout the academic year.

General Orientation: This content is similar to the mandated regulatory education that all healthcare professionals must review each year. Examples of this content include Fire Safety, Handwashing & PPE, and HIPPA. This content is reviewed yearly for continued applicability and updated as needed to reflect changes in the healthcare environment and regulatory changes – such as from OSHA, the CDC, and The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals. The General Orientation is divided into 5 online modules:

    • Emergency Preparedness
    • Infection Control & Blood Borne Pathogens
    • Caring for Diverse Populations
    • Safety in the Healthcare Environment
    • Confidentiality & Compliance

Roles:  To address differences in the various roles within the healthcare environment, General Orientation is divided into 3 role-specific categories to ensure that students/instructors review the appropriate content for their role. The content is divided into three basic roles that allow for the different roles to review content that is most appropriate for their program of study.

    • Nursing, PA, & MD
    • Healthcare Professional is divided into two categories, those that work with/administer medications and those that do not.
    • Non-Clinical Professional is defined as those who do not provide direct patient care and/or should not come in contact with body fluids and/or provide direct patient care

Facility-Specific Orientation: While the General Orientation content addresses the commonly required education, facility orientation builds upon the General Orientation to provide specific practices, policies, and other information that students/instructors will need while in a specific facility – such as emergency codes, specific National Patient Safety Goal-related initiatives, organizational mission and values, service recovery strategies, key policies & procedures, etc. Facility orientation may also include any required documents or forms (such as confidentiality forms) that a facility requires related to the student clinical placement process.

Documentation of Completion:  Students and Instructors document their completion of the General Orientation by taking and passing a quiz that covers each of the 5 modules of information. Facilities use either a quiz over their content or an attestation statement to document the completion of their orientation.


Business Model:  

Fee structure is an annual license fee plus a sliding scale user fee.  For collaboratives, a one-time portal development fee is charged to create a branded web portal for student, faculty, and facility use.

Contact the TCPS Team and schedule a demonstration of TCPS OrientPro!