Northwest Medical Center Occupational Therapy Internships
Northwest Medical Center is a 300-bed hospital, accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospital offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient health services, including emergency care; robotic-assisted surgery; an Accredited Chest Pain Center; a Primary Stroke Center; a weight loss program designated as a Bariatric Center of Excellence; and a Total Joint Program, Spine Program and Stroke Center – all distinguished by The Joint Commission with Gold Seals of Approval.We have two intensive care units, neurological unit, medical-oncology unit and several other nursing units.
Northwest Medical Center provides a continuum of care to patients through a dedicated team of nurses, staff, volunteers and more than 500 physicians representing more than 35 specialties.
Northwest Medical Center Department of Occupational Therapy offers an acute hospital setting for Occupational Therapy Fieldwork students. This setting allows students to gain experience with the adult and geriatric population. A student will acquire knowledge and practice working in the practice areas of: Orthopedics, Neurological diagnoses (CVAs, spinal and cranial surgeries), Medical-Oncology, Telemetry, ICU, and CVICU. The student will learn skills in evaluation and assessment, plan of care development, documentation, treatment strategies, activity modification and discharge planning. We will provide direct supervision with the student, allowing for growth and independence while developing a personal caseload towards the end of the fieldwork experience. During your experience there may be opportunities to observe other settings for a day within the community, such as Outpatient Therapy or Home Health services. There will be several assignments required during this fieldwork that will assist in the development of the student, including an in-service presentation, a case study and fabrication of a splint.
Hours and Availability
Northwest Medical Center's Department of Occupational Therapy offers 3-5 days-per-week internships to 1-2 students per year for Level I and Level II Fieldwork.
Please contact Ahnie Dysinger, Inpatient Therapy Manager, at 520-469-8851 or via email at email@example.com for more information.
It is best to start the application process 3-6 months in advance. Please expect a brief phone interview