Student Opportunities

College & University Placements

Bluewater Health is committed to the education of our future workforce. Our goal is to provide high quality educational experiences for students in clinical and non-clinical settings.

If you are interested in learning more about the student opportunities available at Bluewater Health, please contact Student Relations at 519-464-4400, Ext. 8352 or StudentRelations@bluewaterhealth.ca.

Paid student positions are posted on our career opportunities page, available here.  

Medical Students & Residents

Bluewater Health is committed to the education of our future workforce. Our goal is to provide high quality educational experiences for students in clinical and non-clinical settings.

If you have questions related to medical student/resident placements at Bluewater Health, please contact Professional Staff Services at 519-464-4400, Ext. 5422 or amahon@bluewaterhealth.ca.

High School Co-Ops

High school students interested in completing a co-operative placement at Bluewater Health should contact their school co-op teacher directly. All placements are organized by the co-op teachers and our Manager, Volunteer Resources & Student Affairs.

Placements are available within a variety of programs and services across all hospital locations, including nursing, recreation therapy and maintenance.

Students are required to complete 3 hours per day, Monday to Friday, in the morning or in a few cases, the afternoon.

Co-op students do not perform any direct patient care activities. No direct patient care is defined as no hands-on care or offering of verbal advice or information (i.e. turning or lifting patients, assisting patients to and from the washroom, or counseling patients regarding their diagnosis). Students only participate in indirect patient care activities, such as sorting mail, assisting with menu review, watering plants, tidying the bedside table, and conducting “friendly” visits with patients.

High School Student Co-op Placement Application Form 

If you are interested in learning more about high school co-ops at Bluewater Health, please contact Volunteer Resources at 519-464-4400, Ext. 5406 or lhendra@bluewaterhealth.ca.

Job Shadow

A job shadow experience gives students meaningful introduction to the world of healthcare. It helps the participant identify career interests and gives them an awareness of the academic, technical and personal skills required by particular jobs in the healthcare environment.

Pursuing a job shadow experience:

  • Participants must be 14 years or older.
  • Participants must complete an interview.
  • A job shadow application and confidentiality agreement must be completed prior to the scheduled job shadow. 
  • Eight hours or less is the maximum job shadow exposure.
  • We encourage one job shadow experience per participant.

Job shadow opportunities are limited and must receive prior approval through our Manager, Volunteer Resources & Student Affairs and the requested department manager. Our patients' confidentiality, safety and care, as well as the safety of the job shadow participant are our utmost concern. Therefore some departments may be restricted from a job shadow experience.

Job Shadow Placement Application Form

If you are interested in learning more about high school co-ops at Bluewater Health, please contact Volunteer Resources at 519-464-4400, Ext. 5406 or lhendra@bluewaterhealth.ca.  

Maps & Directions

Bluewater Health’s programs and services are distributed across two locations, Bluewater Health in Sarnia and Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital of Bluewater Health in Petrolia. 

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Emergency Care

Bluewater Health’s Emergency Department (ED) provides safe, quality emergency nursing and medical care to patients.

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Compliments & Concerns

We are always looking for ways to improve, and welcome your questions, comments, suggestions and concerns. If you’re in hospital, please speak to the hospital staff.

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