RA Assignment – Educator’s perspective

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RA Assignment Educators perspective. Tracy Dignum, BSc(PT), MEd. Coordinator, Rehabilitation Assistant Diploma Program Capilano University tdignum@capilanou.ca. RAs in British Columbia. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>RA Assignment Educators perspective</p><p>Tracy Dignum, BSc(PT), MEd.Coordinator, Rehabilitation Assistant Diploma ProgramCapilano Universitytdignum@capilanou.ca</p></li><li><p>RAs in British ColumbiaAll new grads coming from accredited programs from Capilano, Okanagan and VCC = insures that National standards being met</p><p>Competition for program admission resulting in high caliber of student and grads</p><p>Not regulated and no title protection</p><p>Insurance options and limitations</p></li><li><p>RA role in British ColumbiaMore creative applications of RAs in service delivery modelsNew graduates tend to begin in acute care facilities to gain experienceExperienced RAs often seek the challenge of community contextsRA job satisfaction survey indicated that opportunities for growth are key </p></li><li><p>Potential strategies to enhance, assess and track RA competenciesSkill refresher sessionsShadowingVitual and hard copy skills inventoriesIntervention plan templatesTransfer of function documentation templates</p></li><li><p>Supervision of RAs: A supervision plan should be developed prior to task assignmentOutlines supervision method and frequencyRe-evaluate at regular intervals for effectiveness</p></li><li><p>Supervision of RAs:To decide supervision model, consider:Complexity of service component / taskNeeds of client populationEnvironment Competencies of RA</p></li><li><p>Supervision of RAs:</p><p>Must be ongoingRegular contact with supervising OT/PT</p></li><li><p>Supervision of RAs:Involve a combination of methods including:Observation of interventions or interactionsRecord reviewsInformal or formal meetingsInput may be obtained from other health professionalsFace to face contact at regular intervals</p></li><li><p>Supervision of RAs:</p><p>Supervision of RAs:Mechanisms to access the supervising OT/PT must be identified, particularly for emergency situationsCompletion of assigned tasks must be regularly monitored and evaluated by the OT/PT as outlined in the supervision plan</p></li></ul>