Observation Hours for PT and OT Students

Bacharach welcomes students who are enrolled in college and need Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy observation hours in order to apply to graduate school.   Openings are limited.

  • We do not offer PT or OT internships, only observation hours.
  • We do not accept high school students.
  • Inpatient observation hours are offered Monday- Friday 9 a.m. – noon.  
  • Observation hours are not offered on weekends.

 


Occupational Therapy Observation Hours 

Due to the overwhelming demand, we are currently not accepting applications for OT observation hours.   

 

Physical Therapy Observation Hours 

Inpatient hours- Full until January 2019

Outpatient hours- Openings available

 

 

To be considered for observation hours complete the forms below and mail, scan or fax  to:

Mary Joyce Perskie

Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation

61 West Jimmie Leeds Road

Pomona, NJ  08240

mjperskie@bacharach.org

phone: (609) 748-6865

fax: (609) 748-5432

 

Read the instructions and plan accordingly. It takes approximately 2 weeks to get the required 2- step ppd screen, which tests for exposure to tuberculosis.

 

Application (pdf)

Health Form (pdf)

 

Bring the health form to your doctor.  New Jersey requires a 2-step Tuberculine screen (also known as a ppd) for anyone volunteering in a healthcare setting.  The second test may be performed between 1 and 3 weeks after the first screen.  If you have had a single screen within the past 12 months, you just need 1 more screen, but documentation for both is required.  Flu vaccinations are required if you are volunteering between October 1 and  April 30.   Incomplete applications will be returned.

 

Completed applications include-

  • Documentation for the 2-step Tuberculine ppd screen 
  • Documentation for 2018 flu vaccination
  • Names and phone numbers of 3 references
  • Applications that are not legible will be returned

 

 

If you have already observed and documentation of your hours, please reach out directly to the clinician.

 

 


If you need speech observation hours please contact Jane Hocker, MA CCC-SLP.

Phone: 609-652-7000 ext. 6850

Email: jhocker@bacharach.org

 

Internships for cardiac technician, medical assistant, exercise science or exercise physiology are coordinated through Ronn Franceschini.

Phone: 609 -748- 2091

Email: rfranceschini@bacharach.org