Observation Hours

Bacharach welcomes students who are enrolled in college and need PT or OT observation hours in order to apply to graduate school.   However, openings are limited.


*Unfortunately, we cannot take high school students looking for volunteer hours.*


Occupational Therapy Observation Hours 

inpatient hours- full until Spring

outpatient hours- full until Spring


Physical Therapy Observation Hours 

inpatient hours- Openings Available

outpatient hours- Openings Available


Applications are now being accepted for spring and summer 2018 observation hours.



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

Jamie Hoagland / Foundation

Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation

61 West Jimmie Leeds Road

Pomona, NJ  08240


phone: (609) 748-5250

fax: (609) 748-5432


Read all the instructions and plan accordingly. It takes approximately 2 weeks to get your required PPD screenings.


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 had a single screen within the past 12 months, you just need 1 more screen, but documentation for both are required.  Flu vaccinations are required October- April.   Applications that are not complete will be returned.


Completed Applications Consist Of-

  • Documentation for 2 PPD screens.  
  • Documentation for the most recent flu vaccination. (During flu season)
  • Names and phone numbers of 3 References.
  • Must be neatly written in pen or typed.  Applications that are not legible or have several words scribbled out will be returned.



If you have already observed and are looking to get a copy 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