Application Deadline is Friday, October 9, 2020
2021 Cohort will start on January 3, 2021
must be an employee of an URI partner clinic upon the time of matriculation
and have graduated from an accredited OT or PT program
Current PT or OT state licensure, with modalities certification (if applicable)
6 months experience, completed EMR training and therapist onboarding programs and ability to carry caseload of 12+ clients per 8-hour day
CHT Mentor of same profession (preferable) within reasonable distance for frequent travel
ASHT membership (may begin January 2021); AOTA/APTA recommended
Regular access to personal computer with Gmail, company email and use of Outlook calendar
3 Letters of Reference (peer or mentor therapist, Clinic Director/Manager and Regional Vice President)
Above Requirements + Preferred Qualifications
6-12 months experience in Hand/UE Rehabilitation in an outpatient orthopedic setting
URI Intro to Hand Therapy and Intro to Orthoses coursework (or comparable)
Ability to ultimately carry a 40% hand/UE caseload during Fellowship
*ASHT Membership is required due to the significant resources found through this organization (free Journal of Hand Therapy access with membership, additional study resources, etc.).
*Finalists will be interviewed prior to acceptance into the program during October. There are a limited number of seats due to restricted travel and resources. Program acceptance will be prioritized and limited to those who meet criteria and have an appropriate regional mentor available, with hand therapy growth plan approved by RVP, per policies and procedures. For those selected, pre-program introductory online modules will be assigned and are to be completed before program matriculation.
*Tuition is shared between Upstream Rehabilitation and Fellow.