graduate program: Occupational Therapy

Level One Fieldwork

Policy regarding Occupational Safety and Health Administration Standards
for Universal Precautions, Blood Borne Pathogens and Specific Communicable Diseases

  1. All students are to provide the following items of documentation to the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator before the beginning date of their first Level I Fieldwork experience in the Occupational Therapy Program. If the documentation is not submitted, or is incomplete, the student may not report to the fieldwork site as scheduled, which may delay completion the course requirements within the time allotted for that semester.

    Initial Documentation required:

    Personal documentation regarding dates of either vaccination for Measles, Mumps and Rubella, or dates of actual illnesses with these diseases.

    Physician's documentation required for proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or medical/religious waiver form completed.

    Annual Documentation required:

    Physician's documentation of proof of Tuberculosis Tine Test (two-step or TINE test)

  2. In the Spring Semester immediately prior to the Fall Semester in which Level One

    Fieldwork placements begin, all students will receive classroom instruction in Universal Precautions/Blood Borne Pathogens during MOCT 505, Tools and Techniques for Occupational Therapy Practice. Annual Review of this material will be done with the students in Level One Fieldwork Seminar, which will occur one week prior to students beginning their clinical experience.
  3. The student’s Cardio-Pulmonary-Resuscitation certification for infant and adults must remain current throughout the Level I and Level II fieldwork experience dates. Students will provide documentation of the CPR certificate to the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator. Student will also be provided with opportunity to receive certification in CPR in a session coordinated with the Occupational Therapy Department, if they have not already obtained this elsewhere.

    All of the above documentation provided by the student will be maintained in their personal file within the O.T. Department, and will be forwarded to the Level Two Fieldwork Sites prior to their expected arrival date for fieldwork.