I recently was given the opportunity to participate as a guest speaker on a call for over 50 students on clinical internships. I love interacting with students as they are approaching graduation; there’s a great deal of excitement and some apprehension as they prepare to transition from student to employee. Some of the most commonly asked questions recruiters get are about when to start looking for a position, how to find available positions and what our company is looking for in a new grad.
Battling aging through boxing, tai chi and more…
RehabCare Student Programs and Marquette University have teamed up again to provide an educational opportunity for our rehab therapists in the Milwaukee area. The in-service, titled “Exercise Prescription for the Older Adult,” was developed by a select group of doctors of physical therapy students along with their instructor, Danielle Parker and presented onsite at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation – Milwaukee to more than 40 RehabCare team members.
Your years of hard work have paid off; you have your diploma in hand. The big question is, what do you need to know to start working? It’s up to each of us to review state licensure guidelines and understand the requirements for temporary or permanent licensure, as well as license renewal requirements. When updates are made to our state practice acts, the state boards are obligated to post the changes on their website or send all licensees a newsletter. To preserve our licensure and our licensee status while delivering the best clinical practice, we must be aware of updates in the state in which we are working. Keep in mind the following points:
Cara Greenwald, PT, tDPT, Clinical Coordinator for RehabCare at El Camino HCara Greenwald El Caminoospital Rehabilitation Center in Los Gatos, was published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation recently for her work establishing the responsiveness of the FIST test in inpatient rehabilitation.
The Function in Sitting Test (FIST) is a 14-item test developed to provide an objective measure of sitting balance. The purpose of the study was to validate the FIST in adults undergoing inpatient rehabilitation, determine responsiveness to change of the FIST, compare change over course of inpatient rehabilitation to other measures of balance and function and calculate the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) of the FIST.
Many of my fondest memories involve great challenges I’ve encountered in clinical settings as a Clinical Instructor. My students always kept me on my toes with their detailed questions about difficult patient scenarios. They benefitted from my expertise as a seasoned clinician, while I learned from their new approaches and innovations. The bottom line is, all this greatly helped the patients we both served. I thought my instructor days had come and gone – until the Student Welcome Call. The Student Welcome Call is one of the ways that RehabCare provides resources to students all around the country, assisting them in providing exceptional care to our patients in all settings.
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