Abstract

This article describes how a job model, a behavioral engineering concept used to improve employee performance, was developed to evaluate the clinical performance of occupational therapy students in Level I fieldwork. The job model emphasizes accomplishments and provides immediate feedback on specific skills needed for the successful completion of Level I fieldwork. In a pilot study of 137 students from the Occupational Therapy Teaching Clinic at Western Michigan University, 68 of the students were evaluated with the job model and 69 were evaluated with Western Michigan University’s traditional Level I fieldwork evaluation. The results showed that the job model provided a method by which to identify standard values for measuring accomplishments in Level I fieldwork.

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