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Recompetencies & Unsuccessful Recompentencies



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Recompetencies & Unsuccessful Recompentencies



Policy
The student is responsible for the maintenance of clinical skills throughout the program in order to achieve the program’s terminal objectives for each student. The student is expected to recall and maintain previously learned treatment procedure skills, and didactic class work, and continue to build upon this foundation of knowledge. The purpose of a Recompetency is for the student to demonstrate continued clinical competency throughout the program of study.
Procedure
1. Recompetencies on previously passed competencies are required in RTT 304C & RTT 305C clinical internships (Third year students)

2. The recompetencies procedures are not scheduled in advance

3. The student is not to pick the patient to recomp or pick the time of the recomp

4. 7 recompetencies are due for RTT 304C and 7 recompetencies are due for RTT 304C

5. No more than 7 recompetencies will be accepted for the above clinical internships

6. If a student is ahead in the required number of treatment competencies for a particular clinical internship, they will be required to do recompetencies to total the number of required competencies.

7. Student can recomp on previously passed recompetencies only if the particular treatment unit assigned does not have the cases needed for other recompetencies.

8. Therapists can request a student do a recompetency at any time if they feel the student is lacking skill and knowledge of a particular procedure.



Unsuccessful Recompetencies
1. A student who fails a re-competency will need to repeat the entire procedure: including; log in(s), knowledge assessment, oral competency and the re- competency.

2. If an attempted recompetency is assessed by the therapist to be unsatisfactory, a written warning will be issued to the student with input from the clinical staff, Clinical Coordinator, and/or the Program Director.

3. The student will also be required to write a narrative describing the failed recompetency procedure, the reasons for failure and steps that should have been taken in order to be successful.

4. If the student does not follow through with the action plan and does not show improvement in the outlined problem areas, the student will fail the clinical internship for that semester.

5. A student who fails the second recompetency will fail the clinical internship for that semester.

Recompetency Form

STUDENT:_______________________ CLINICAL SITE_________________

CLINICAL SUPERVISOR:___________________________________

CLINICAL INTERNSHIP (circle one) 203C, 304C, 305C

DATE/SEMESTER STUDENT PASSED ORIGINAL COMPETENCY:___________________

DATE OF RECOMPENCY:______________________________________________________

PROCEDURE TYPE: ___________________________________________________________

FIELD & SET UP PARAMETERS:________________________________________________


OVERALL PERFORMANCE
IN PERFORMING THIS PROCEDURE THE STUDENT: (Choose those which apply)

Was obviously satisfied with an unsuccessful or incomplete result




Was awkward and lacked a coordinated approach to the procedure




Proceeded rapidly but exhibited a lack of attention to detail




Was slow and deliberate




Was well paced and thorough




Exhibited dexterity, precision, and coordination




Proceeded rapidly and skillfully




Referred to all necessary set up notes, chart, instructions written/electronic





CONCEPT COMPREHENSION & ASSESSMENT
Comprehension of concepts necessary for completing this task was: (check all that apply)

Inadequate for basic concepts, needs remediation or review




Limited understanding of essential concepts




Adequate understanding of basic concepts




Above average understanding of basic concepts




Comprehensive knowledge of basic and advanced concepts




Able to identify critical structures in field and tolerance doses




Able to identify beam modifiers, why and how used




Able to identify potential acute effects from these fields





TECHNICAL SKILLS OF CLINICAL PROCEDURE


Procedure accomplished using unsafe technique; has not mastered procedure & clinical set up or documentation




Procedure accomplished using improper technique; difficult timing & coordination, documentation not performed or verified




Procedure generally accomplished using proper technique, minor problems with timing and coordination, minor difficulty with documentation




Procedure performed using proper technique; coordination & timing of procedure appropriate. Proficient in documentation




Procedure performed using proper technique, coordination and timing precise. Proficient in documentation





GRADING OF RECOMPETENCY

PASS

COMMENTS

YES/*NO
Clinical Supervisor/therapists signature:_________________

(print name below)

___________________






RECOMPETENCY

CLINICAL COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS






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