JOB DESCRIPTION – French Clinical Mentor for John Abbott College Nursing students

JOB DESCRIPTION – French Clinical Mentor for John Abbott College Nursing students

Financed by Dialogue McGill & Health Canada, the French Clinical Mentorship program aims to support health and social services for Quebec’s English-speaking minority. John Abbott College Nursing Department is looking to hire a bilingual (French/English) registered nurse or LPN to assist English speaking nursing students improve their French skills.

Your commitment would be part-time, maximum 8-hour shifts, on a hospital unit which includes meeting with teachers, students and administration at the college.

You will be mentoring up to six student nurses during their clinical rotation. The mentor will prepare, observe and debrief students in French language skills as they interact with their French speaking clients.

French mentoring is an integral component of the clinical experience and your role will be to support the students in their desire to improve their French communication skills. A Nursing teacher will be on the unit to assume responsibility for all aspects of supervising and grading students’ clinical competencies. The goal is that students will increase their confidence in mastering the French language and be able to remain and work in Québec after graduation.


  • Registered RN or LPN
  • Availability for day or evening shifts (days, hours and hospital to be confirmed)
  • Availability for an orientation to the unit and meetings with representatives of the college administration and the Nursing and French Departments
  • Attestation of strong, professional French and English language skills.
  • Discretion, sensitivity and ability to maintain confidentiality


  • Teaching or mentorship experience
  • Work experience in an acute care setting


  • $35/hr.

For further information, please contact:

Gloria Jaramillo, Chairperson, Nursing Department – John Abbott College

To apply, please send your CV, a letter of intent/cover letter and the names of two references to

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