Fieldwork Peformance Evaluation For The Occupational Therapy Assistant Student

Fundamentals of Practice
Ethics: Adheres consistently to the American Occupational Therapy Association Code of Ethics(4) and site's policies and procedures. Safety: Adheres consistently to safety regulations. Anticipates potentially hazardous situations and takes steps to prevent accidents. Safety: Uses sound judgement in regard to safety of self and others during all fieldwork-related activities.
Basic Tenets of Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy Philosopy: Clearly communicates the values and beliefs of occupational therapy, highlighting the use of occupation to clients, families, significant others, and service providers. Occupational Therapist/Occupational Therapy Assistant Roles: Communicates the roles of the occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant to clients, families, significant others, and service providers. Evidence-based Practice: Makes informed practice decisions based on published research and relevant informational resources.
Evaluation/Screening
Gathers Data: Under the supervision of and in cooperation with the occupational therapist and/or occupational therapy assistant, accurately gathers relevant information regarding a client's occupations of self care, productivity, leisure, and the factors that support and hinder occpuational performance. Administers Assessments: Establishes service competency in assessment methods, including but not limited to interviews, observations, assessment tools, and chart reviews within the context of the service delivery setting. Interprets: Assists with interpreting assessments in relation to the client's performance and goals in collaboration with the occupational therapist. Reports: Reports results accurately in a clear, concise manner that reflects the client's status and goals. Establish Goals: Develops client-centered and occupation-based goals in collaboration with the occupational therapist.
Targeting Outcomes:
Selecting Outcome Measures: Selecting types of outcomes and measures, including but not limited to occupational performance, prevention, health and wellness, quality of life, participation, role competence, well-being, and occupational justice. Applying Outcomes: Using outcomes to measure progress and adjust goals and interventions.
Intervention:
Plans Intervention: In collaboration with the occupational therapist, establishes methods, duration and frequency of interventions that are client-centered and occupation-based. Intervention plans reflect context of setting. Selects Intervention: Selects and sequences relevant interventions that promote the client's ability to engage in occupations. Applying Outcomes: Applying Outcomes Implements Intervention: Implements occupation-based interventions effectively in collaboration with clients, families, significant others, and service providers. Activity Analysis: Grades activities to motivate and challenge clients in order to facilitate progress. Therapeutic Use of Self: Effectively interacts with clients to facilitate accomplishment of established goals. Intervention Review: Reevaluating the plan and how it is implemented relative to achieving outcomes. Modifying the plan as needed. Determining the need for continuation or discontinuation of occupational therapy services and for referral to other services. Modifies Intervention Plan: Monitors the client's status in order to update, change, or terminate the intervention plan in collaboration with the occupational therapist.
Communication:
Verbal/Nonverbal Communication: Clearly and effectively communicates verbally and nonverbally with clients, families, significant others, colleagues, service providers, and the public. Written Communication: Produces clear and accurate documentation according to site requirements. All writing is legible, using proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
Professional Behaviors
Self-Responsibility: Takes responsibility for attaining professional competence by seeking out learning opportunities and interactions with supervisor(s) and others. Responds to Feedback: Responds constructively to feedback. Work Behaviors: Demonstrates consistent work behaviors including initiative, preparedness, dependability, and work site maintenance. Time Management: Demonstrates effective time management. Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates positive interpersonal skills including but not limited to cooperation, flexibility, tact, and empathy. Cultural Competence: Demonstrates respect for diversity factors of others including but not limiting to socio-cultural, socioeconomic, spiritual, and lifestyle choices.




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