As one of the largest health care systems in the Nation, and the singe largest employer of occupational therapists, the VA provides a rich environment for clinical education. The VA provides clinical education each year to more than 460 occupational therapy students in the Nation.
The Occupational Therapy Department at the Central Alabama Health Care System (CAVHCS) provides Level I and Level II fieldwork educational experiences. The goal of the Level I fieldwork is to introduce the student to the occupational therapy environment, to apply knowledge to practice and to develop understanding of the needs of clients. the goal of Level II fieldwork is to develop competent, entry-level, generalist occupational therapist.
The occupational therapist staff guide students' fieldwork experiences in the following clinical care practice settings that includes but are not limited to:
General Program Goals:
Send completed processing packet to the following address:
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System
For assistance contact Mr. Lynn at:
Upon receipt of your forms, our Human Resources department will contact you to arrange a time for you to come to the facility for fingerprinting and other entry processing requirements. A complete background check including fingerprinting is required for all VA staff and trainees. The following documents are required at time of fingerprinting: