OT 239 - Level II A Fieldwork
Credit Hours: 6
Eight (8) weeks, full time (as defined by fieldwork placement site), intensive experience in the delivery of occupational therapy services. Supervised practice of treatment intervention, documentation, assessment and professional communication will be emphasized. Fieldwork sites may include: physical disabilities (such as acute care, long term care, in-patient/sub-acute rehab), psychosocial, developmental disabilities, school-based and emerging practice areas.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- collect relevant data regarding the patient/client/consumer from medical or service related sources to assist with the development, monitoring and re-assessment of culturally relevant goals, occupation-based intervention plans/strategies and discharge planning in collaboration with the client, occupational therapist and other professionals (B.4.1, B.4.4, B.5.1, B.5.21, B.5.25, B.5.29)*;
- select, provide/fabricate, grade and adapt interventions (occupation-based, purposeful activities, preparatory methods and tasks, education and training including compensatory strategies) to individuals and/or groups while demonstrating therapeutic use of self to address safety, health and wellness for occupational performance in all life areas, client factors, performance patterns, context and performance skills, reflecting basic theoretical features and models of practice and frameworks of occupational therapy and current evidence in OT practice (B.2.11, B.3.1, B.3.2, B.5.1, B.5.2, B.5.3, B.5.4, B.5.5, B.5.7, B.5.12, B.5.14, B.5.18, B.5.23, B.5.24, B.5.28)*;
- articulate justification for and provide training in techniques for the development, remediation, environmental adaptation, and compensation for physical, mental, cognitive, perceptual, neuromuscular, behavioral skills and sensory functions when desired life tasks cannot be performed, to enhance occupational performance and foster participation and well-being (B.2.10, B.5.6, B.5.8, B.5.9, B.5.10, B.5.11, B.5.12, B.5.13, B.5.14, B.5.15)*; and
- adhere to safety regulations and medical precautions as well as demonstrate safety awareness within the fieldwork setting (B.2.8)*.
- demonstrate appropriate and effective verbal and written communication skills in all applicable areas within the fieldwork setting, including but not limited to patient/client/consumer, family and caregiver interactions and education, staff, inter and intradisciplinary team member interactions, documentation, billing and education/in-service presentation, etc. (B.5.21, B.1.8, B.4.10, B.5.20, B.5.32, B.7.4)*.
- demonstrate professionalism in dress, time management, ability to collaborate, receive feedback, communication and interpersonal skills (including, but not limited to, cooperation, flexibility, tact and empathy), when interacting with supervisor, staff, patients/clients, family members and caregivers (B.5.20, B.5.21, B.5.25, B.5.7)*;
- adhere to all facility policies and procedures as well as governmental guidelines that ensure patient/client rights and confidentiality (including, but not limited to, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)) and identify how they connect to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Code of Ethics (B. 9.5, B.9.6)*; and
- articulate and/or demonstrate the various roles an occupational therapy assistant can engage in such as clinical practitioner, educator, program coordinator, research assistant, etc. in the fieldwork setting (B.5.27, B.9.7)*.
*ACOTE (Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education) Learning Standards
Prerequisites: Completion of all didactic coursework for the program and level I fieldwork experiences (OT 141 & OT 160)
Corequisites: Co-requisite: OT 251 *As per the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), two level II fieldwork experiences are offered for the AAS in OTA, through OT 239 and OT 251. These two level II fieldwork experiences must be 8 weeks each of full-time hours, as defined by the fieldwork placement site, and must be in two diverse practice areas of occupational therapy. These two level II fieldwork experiences, as offered through OT 239 and OT 251, have the same course outcomes and program competencies, but reflect two diverse practice areas of occupational therapy services. Practice areas of occupational therapy services may include, but are not limited to: physical disabilities, mental health/psychosocial practice, school-based services, adult DD/ID services, or an emerging practice area.