Who can volunteer?
Volunteering at Midvale CBC Community Clinic Physical Therapy and the Neuro Pro Bono Clinic as a student care provider is open to ALL students currently enrolled in the University of Utah Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Student treater positions at the Maliheh Clinic are only open to second year DPT students.
- 1st year DPT Students: may volunteer to treat patients in the Neuro Pro Bono Clinic in Fall and Spring semesters and at the Midvale CBC Clinic starting partway through the fall semester.
- First year students will assist a team of second year students in the Neuro Pro Bono Clinic
- 2nd year DPT Students: may volunteer in Summer, Fall, or Spring semesters
- 3rd year DPT Students: may volunteer in Summer and Fall semesters only
What does a typical volunteer shift entail?
Student volunteers provide care in teams of 2 (one "senior” student & one "junior" student) under the supervision of a licensed "attending" physical therapist from the greater Salt Lake area. Each student team sees 2-3 patients per shift and is responsible for completing all aspects of care including examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, procedural/educational intervention, and documentation. For more information on clinic operations or student expectations/responsibilities, please refer to the Student Training Manual link below.
How to sign up:
Click on the SignUp.com button below to sign up or look for future openings.
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- Students are currently not limited in the number of shifts they may sign up for.
Prior to volunteering, students MUST read through the resources below to help familiarize students with the clinic's layout, policies, and procedures:
- Student Training Manual
- Clinic Photo “Tour” & Orientation
- Professional Conduct & Dress Policy
- Grand Rounds Format & Example
- Documentation Cheat Sheet
- Box Setup
- Floater Orientation Videos
Then, complete the following student paperwork items:
- Training & Requirements Statement of Completion
- Confidentiality & Information Security Agreement
- Media-Photo Waiver
- Personal & Emergency Contact Information
On the Monday prior to each assigned shift, students will receive an email from the Student Liaisons including:
- Student team assignments
- Information about the attending PT who will be supervising
- A summary of each team's basic patient information to review, if available (i.e. age, gender, chief complaint, primary language, initial evaluation vs. return visit)- PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PATIENT SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DAY-OF!
- Documentation information specific to each clinic
If any questions or issues arise, please contact one of the Student Liaisons. Otherwise, take note of any things that worked well, things that need improvement, things you would change, etc. After completing each shift, students will have the opportunity to provide feedback via a brief online survey.
Electronic Documentation Templates:
- Daily Note
- Eval (General)
- Eval (Cervical)
- Eval (Lumbar)
- Eval (Hip)
- Eval (Knee)
- Eval (Ankle)
- Eval (Shoulder)
- Eval (Elbow/Wrist/Hand)
Other Volunteer Opportunities:
SUPPORT STAFF/COMMITTEE POSITIONS
(TBA as clinic needs are identified):
Students who have volunteered AT LEAST ONCE at the clinic may also sign up to be the clinic Floater for any given shift. Click here for job description.
Incoming students will also have the opportunity to run for a position on the clinic’s Student Board during the Fall semester of their first year in the program. Each year, 8 new board members will be elected via an open voting process amongst their first year classmates. For more information on the various board positions available, refer to the Student Training Manual.
Scheduling, More Info, Cancellations
Phone: 385-887-9002 (please leave a message)
49 Center St
Midvale, UT 84047
Monetary (cash or check) and equipment donations can also be made at the main office of the Department of Physical Therapy, 520 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, 84108 (located in Research Park). Checks should be made out to the Department of Physical Therapy, just write Pro-bono clinic in the memo line.
All donations are tax deductible and all funds will go directly to the clinic. Although we are currently unable to accept large pieces of equipment, we would greatly appreciate many smaller items and supplies (e.g., variety of tape, resistance bands, small free weights, medicine balls, foam rollers, ice packs, hand sanitizer, etc).