Frequently Asked Questions
The policy covers student when performance is in the role as a student.
It is the student’s responsibility to request accommodations for medical needs (under the American Disabilities Act) to the FWE and the AFWC of the clinical experience. The requests are to be made in writing, and such requests will be verified and negotiated to the extent allowed by law.
A student who is injured in the clinic during his/her scheduled hours for fieldwork experiences or outside of agreed hours, is covered by the student’s own personal medical/health insurance.
That student in question will fall under subject of dismissal from the program.
Ethical or legal violations of any sort will be subject to dismissal from the program.
Some clinical sites may ask for a drug test that must be completed and adhered to. Clinical representatives have the right to deny student access to the site if all health requirements are not met to the satisfaction of the clinic’s policies.
"Specific health requirements will vary by clinical facility. TB test: An intial two step TB Skin Test followed by annual TB skin testing is required listing date of exams and induration; a chest x-ray with negative findings is required every three years if student tests positive on TB test; if chest x-ray is positive, then student must have documentation of medications taken for the problem, and clearance from his/her physician before starting any clinical experience. MMR: Immunity to measles (Rubeola and Rubella) and Mumps (MMR) by blood titer or proof of two immunizations. TdaP: Adult TdAP required in past 10 years. Hepatitis B immunization: 3 shot vaccination series, documentation of adequate HB surface antibodies, or a signed statement declining Hepatitis B vaccination. A blood titer for chicken pox (Varicella) or documentation of vaccination Signature from a physician indicating that the student meets the Technical Standards of the program. Documentation of influenza vaccination or declination form."
Updated/active tests/immunizations are necessary prior and during the clinical experience. Incomplete or false health information may result in dismissal from the program.
No, CPR certification must be current throughout the program, and therefore, through all of the clinical education experiences. Certification must be through American Heart Association. The CPR course should include CPR for infant, child, one-person, two-person training and AED. A copy of the CPR certification must be on file in the department to demonstrate currency of the student’s training.
Yes, but you must have signed documentation.
Many facilities will require background checks and/or fingerprinting prior to the approval of the student placement at a site. Some sites require a copy of the actual report and can deny student access to the facility dependent on the report. The program will complete background checks for all students.
Outpatient orthopedic, neurological/rehab settings, and inpatient/acute care settings, school settings, mental health inpatient/community settings, nursing homes
Student must abide by the policies of each clinical facility, including dress code.
Generally, no. The dates of the experience are arranged prior to the start of the experience. There may be make-up days that will go past the arranged dates.
No, student must discuss and plan all clinical experiences with the FWE. Students are not to contact facilities or facility representatives at any time prior to clinical assignments.
Yes. Agreements between the facility and the University specifies the responsibility and protection of each party.
Time missed from the clinical experience can only be due to illness, emergencies, or extenuating circumstances and must be made up. The student must notify the AFWC as well as the clinical facility each day of absence. The FWE and AFWC may opt for make-up time based on the facility's policy, student’s clinical performance and/or available scheduling at the site.
A student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.000 or higher, having no grade below a “C” or NP in any course taken thus far, and satisfactory completion of didactic coursework in the professional curriculum. The student must be in good academic standing to progress to clinical education courses.
The Occupational Therapy Program is responsible for determining whether a student passes the clinical education experience. Final Assessment and grading is determined by the Course Instructor of Record and/or AFWC, not by Fieldwork site personnel.
The policy covers student when performance is in the role as a student.
It is the student’s responsibility to request accommodations for medical needs (under the American Disabilities Act) to the FWE and the AFWC of the clinical experience. The requests are to be made in writing, and such requests will be verified and negotiated to the extent allowed by law.
A student who is injured in the clinic during his/her scheduled hours for fieldwork experiences or outside of agreed hours, is covered by the student’s own personal medical/health insurance.
That student in question will fall under subject of dismissal from the program.
Ethical or legal violations of any sort will be subject to dismissal from the program.
Some clinical sites may ask for a drug test that must be completed and adhered to. Clinical representatives have the right to deny student access to the site if all health requirements are not met to the satisfaction of the clinic’s policies.
"Specific health requirements will vary by clinical facility. TB test: An intial two step TB Skin Test followed by annual TB skin testing is required listing date of exams and induration; a chest x-ray with negative findings is required every three years if student tests positive on TB test; if chest x-ray is positive, then student must have documentation of medications taken for the problem, and clearance from his/her physician before starting any clinical experience. MMR: Immunity to measles (Rubeola and Rubella) and Mumps (MMR) by blood titer or proof of two immunizations. TdaP: Adult TdAP required in past 10 years. Hepatitis B immunization: 3 shot vaccination series, documentation of adequate HB surface antibodies, or a signed statement declining Hepatitis B vaccination. A blood titer for chicken pox (Varicella) or documentation of vaccination Signature from a physician indicating that the student meets the Technical Standards of the program. Documentation of influenza vaccination or declination form."
Updated/active tests/immunizations are necessary prior and during the clinical experience. Incomplete or false health information may result in dismissal from the program.
No, CPR certification must be current throughout the program, and therefore, through all of the clinical education experiences. Certification must be through American Heart Association. The CPR course should include CPR for infant, child, one-person, two-person training and AED. A copy of the CPR certification must be on file in the department to demonstrate currency of the student’s training.
Yes, but you must have signed documentation.
Many facilities will require background checks and/or fingerprinting prior to the approval of the student placement at a site. Some sites require a copy of the actual report and can deny student access to the facility dependent on the report. The program will complete background checks for all students.
Outpatient orthopedic, neurological/rehab settings, and inpatient/acute care settings, school settings, mental health inpatient/community settings, nursing homes
Student must abide by the policies of each clinical facility, including dress code.
Generally, no. The dates of the experience are arranged prior to the start of the experience. There may be make-up days that will go past the arranged dates.
No, student must discuss and plan all clinical experiences with the FWE. Students are not to contact facilities or facility representatives at any time prior to clinical assignments.
Yes. Agreements between the facility and the University specifies the responsibility and protection of each party.
Time missed from the clinical experience can only be due to illness, emergencies, or extenuating circumstances and must be made up. The student must notify the AFWC as well as the clinical facility each day of absence. The FWE and AFWC may opt for make-up time based on the facility's policy, student’s clinical performance and/or available scheduling at the site.
A student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.000 or higher, having no grade below a “C” or NP in any course taken thus far, and satisfactory completion of didactic coursework in the professional curriculum. The student must be in good academic standing to progress to clinical education courses.
The Occupational Therapy Program is responsible for determining whether a student passes the clinical education experience. Final Assessment and grading is determined by the Course Instructor of Record and/or AFWC, not by Fieldwork site personnel.