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Level II Fieldwork Objectives

The objectives for Level II Fieldwork are based on the competency requirements from the American Occupational Therapy Association Fieldwork Performance Evaluation for the Occupational Therapy Student (AOTA FWPE); (AOTA, 2002).

Intended learning outcomes:

Adhere to ethical standards, fieldwork facility policies and procedures, and safety regulations.

  • Adhere consistently to the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Code of Ethics and fieldwork facility’s policies and procedures, including when relevant, those related to human subject research.
  • Adhere consistently to safety regulations, anticipate potentially hazardous situations, and take precautions to prevent accidents.
  • Use sound judgment in regards to safety of self and others during all fieldwork-related activities.

Demonstrate competence in articulating and disseminating the basic tenets of the occupational therapy profession.

  • Clearly and confidently articulate the values and beliefs of the occupational therapy profession and the value of occupation as a method and desired outcome of occupational therapy to clients, families, significant others, colleagues, service providers, and the public.
  • Clearly, confidently, and accurately communicate the roles of the occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant to clients, families, significant others, colleagues, service providers, and the public.
  • Collaborate with client, family, and significant others throughout the occupational therapy process.

Demonstrate competence in evaluation and screening.

  • Articulate a clear and logical rationale for the evaluation process; select relevant screening and assessment methods based on client’s priorities and contexts, and theories and evidence-based practice; obtain sufficient and necessary information from relevant resources prior to and during the evaluation process.
  • Demonstrate skill in administering, adjusting/modifying when necessary, interpreting, and reporting results of evaluation procedures orally and/or in written form.
  • Establish relevant and appropriate long and short-term treatment goals in collaboration with the client based on evaluation results, taking into consideration the client’s priorities and contexts, and theories, and evidence-based practice.

Demonstrate competence in occupational therapy intervention.

  • Demonstrate the ability to articulate a clear and logical rationale for the intervention process, utilize evidence-based practice, choose and select occupations relevant to the client, and implement client-centered, occupation-based intervention plans.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of client’s response to services by modifying task approach, occupations, and the environment to maximize performance; update, modify, or terminate the intervention plan based upon monitoring of client’s status.
  • Document client’s response to services in a manner that demonstrates efficacy of interventions.

Demonstrate competence in managing occupational therapy services.

  • Demonstrate through practice or discussion, the ability to assign appropriate responsibilities to the occupational therapy assistant and aide.
  • Demonstrate through practice or discussion, the ability to collaborate with the occupational therapy assistant.
  • Demonstrate compliance with financial policies, procedures, and guidelines related to occupational therapy services at the specific fieldwork facility.
  • Produce the volume of work required in the expected time frame as determined by the fieldwork facility.

Demonstrate use of effective and appropriate communication skills.

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and effectively verbally and non-verbally with clients, families, significant others, colleagues, other service providers, and the public; demonstrate use of language that is appropriate to recipients of information.
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce clear, legible, and accurate documentation that contains proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar and is completed in accordance with the fieldwork facility’s policies.

Demonstrate professional behaviors.

  • Demonstrate attributes of professionalism by collaborating with the Fieldwork Educator to maximize the learning experience, taking responsibility for attaining professional competence by seeking out learning opportunities and interactions with Fieldwork Educators and others, and responding constructively to feedback.
  • Demonstrate consistent work behaviors including but not limited to initiative, preparedness, dependability, and work site maintenance.
  • Demonstrate effective time management.
  • Demonstrate positive interpersonal skills including but not limited to cooperation, flexibility, tact, and empathy.
  • Demonstrate respect for diversity including but not limited to socio-cultural, socioeconomic, spiritual, and lifestyle choices.