School of Nursing and Healthcare Professions

Rosters

Not all health agencies provide rosters prior to clinical placement commencing. Many agencies negotiate rosters on your first day of placement. Rosters that are available will be emailed to you using your Federation University email account. As changes to rosters often occur in the clinical environment, amended rosters will also be emailed to you. It is your responsibility to check your email regularly. You are expected to attend all rostered shifts including morning, afternoon, night duty, weekend shifts and public holidays. A clinical week is from Monday to Sunday for all year levels. First year students are not permitted to do night shifts. It is your responsibility to fulfil the requirements of the allocated clinical placement and to familiarise yourself with health agency policies.

First day details and any requirements such as additional forms or separate orientation days are advertised on the InPlace Site. Visit the InPlace Site to check for information prior to each clinical placement.

Whilst on placement, you may be able to negotiate shift changes. However, this is not encouraged as most facilities do not allow change once the roster has been completed. Note that changes in the roster need to occur in a timely manner and the health agency must approve the swap and be notified if any other changes occur.

The Clinical Office has no control over rosters and are unable to intervene on your behalf with a rostering issue. Students are responsible for their own negotiations with rosters.