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Placement Coordinator

by Western University

Reference #: 28245
Position Type: Contract
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Sep 22, 2022
Western University

Job Description

Classification & Regular Hours

Hours per Week: 35

Salary Grade: 15

Please note, this is a 2 year temporary full time contract opportunity with benefits package included.

About Western

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth.  We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

About Us

The Faculty of Health Sciences is a large, diverse, and comprehensive unit, comprised of six Schools (Nursing, Kinesiology, Health Studies, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Communication Sciences and Disorders), a large Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and four Research Centres. The Faculty has more than 3,200 undergraduate students and more than 800 graduate students (200 PhD students).

The Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing will educate nurses who are reflective practitioners and provide recognized leadership in nursing theory, research, practice, inter-professional health teaching and learning, and policy advancements.


The Placement Coordinator will work in consultation with the Course Coordinator for Knowledge Synthesis and the Associate Director, Graduate Programs to establish and maintain student placements (within Ontario and occasionally out of province/country). The Placement Coordinator will maintain productive working relationships with placement agencies, ensuring that any issues that arise are identified and managed appropriately.

The Placement Coordinator is also responsible for the pre-placement and agency onboarding requirements for all Nursing students in the Undergraduate (1000 BScN) and Graduate (80 Knowledge Synthesis) programs. The Coordinator is a key member of the placement team and works collaboratively with the other Placement Coordinator(s), Clinical Practice Faculty Lead, and professional practice agencies to ensure that the University and Nursing students (undergraduate/graduate) have completed all necessary pre-placement and agency onboarding requirements.


-    Undergraduate Degree in any discipline; Bachelor’s Degree in nursing or a health care related discipline is preferred

-    5 years’ experience in a university or health care setting
-    Experience working with students

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
-    Knowledge of potential placement opportunities across the various health care sectors (i.e., acute care, tertiary care, long term care, community care, primary care) to maximize student placement opportunities and overall experience
-    Ability to critically assess the suitability of placement partners
-    Thorough understanding of nursing curricula, student expectations, policies, and procedures
-    Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships
-    Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain privacy and strict confidentiality, with a high degree of diplomacy and sensitivity
-    Ability to understand customer needs and expectations and provide excellent customer service directly and indirectly to satisfy expectations
-    Judgement, analytical, and problem-solving skills with a consultative and collaborative approach to addressing issues and opportunities
-    Advanced proficiency in computer software packages, including Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Adobe; proficiency in OWL preferred
-    Strong organization, time management, initiative, and problem-solving skills
-    Flexible and adaptive with the ability to effectively handle rapid and unexpected changes
-    Ability to work independently, self-motivated and able to set short and long term goals
-    Well-developed presentation and public speaking skills

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:

Interested applicants are asked to visit: for further information and to apply online referencing job #28245 by 11:59PM on October 4, 2022.

Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.