Preceptor

Preceptors are employed by the San Francisco Department of Public Health or are subcontractor, like UCSF.

Preceptor Responsibility Checklist

Before Placement After Placement

□  Please ensure that your contact information is up-to-date on our ZSFG Preceptor Contact List, schools and students will be referencing this list for placement opportunities. Contact DET to update information.

□  If a placement opportunity is available and a student/school contacts you regarding this opportunity, please ensure that the student’s school and program is on the Approved List of Schools and Programs.

□  If the student’s school and program is not on the Approved List or if you wish to have a school or program added to our Approved List, please request school coordinator to fill out the Student Placement Agreement Form.

□  Once a school or program is on the approved schools lists, it is the preceptor’s responsibility to coordinate the student placement.

□  Preceptors must attain a completed copy of the Student Placement Form from the Student

□  Preceptors are solely responsible for the documentation of completing the student placement process.

□  Preceptors much retain hard or electronic copy of any required forms for three years.

□  It is the responsibility of a preceptor to provide instruction, supervision and or mentorship to fulfill the student’s educational experience.

Orientation Requirement

□  Preceptors must ensure that all students complete the mandatory Online Orientation.

Preceptors must ensures that all Clinical Students complete online orientation prior to starting their clinical rotation or placement.

Preceptors must ensures that all Non-Clinical Students complete an orientation within 30 days of their start date.

□  Preceptor must attain a copy of the Certificate of Completion of the Online Orientation from the student. Please contact halogensupport@sfdph.org  for more information.

Identification Badge

□  Preceptors must ensure that students are wearing their official school photo identification badges above the waist and at all times.

□  If a student doesn't have an official school photo identification badge, they will require a ZSFG issued identification badge. Please follow these steps: 

Badging Process:

Step One: Provide student a letter that includes student/faculty full name, department/unit/clinic, student title (required), and start/end date (required) on an official letterhead with preceptor or supervisor’s signature.

Step Two: Preceptor contacts Human Resources at 415- 206-5538 to schedule an appointment or sends the student to during drop-in Hours (M/W/F 10:00-10:30 am and T/Th. 2:30-3:00 pm). 

Step Three: Assure that the student brings valid photo identification to the appointment. HR is located at 2789-25th St. 3rd Floor, Rm 339