Clinical faculty refers to all Clinical Instructors (CI), as well as Center Coordinators of Clinical Education (CCCE). The CI is a physical therapist with at least one year of clinical experience who has volunteered to mentor and assess a physical therapy student or intern. The CCCE is responsible for coordinating assignments and activities of students at the clinical site.
Resources for Clinical Faculty. Rights and responsibilities of Clinical Faculty can be seen by clicking here. A Reference Manual for CCCEs is also available. Information about upcoming Certified Clinical Instructor Program 2-day course can be found at www.clinicaled.org/ci-training.html.
Effective Jan 2013: If you wish to receive Continuing Competency Credits for your work serving as a Clinical Instructor, you will need to have taken the 2-day APTA Clinical Instructor Certification Course. You can see course offerings by going to the Northern California Clinical Education Constortium webpage. This resource has information on clinical training, student management, and other helpful resources!
Recognition of Our 2015 Clinical Instructors of Excellence
The following Physical Therapist Clinical Instructor(s) were nominated by the graduating students for recognition as an excellent CI for the year 2015 (Names in bold received more than one independent nomination):
Capt. Danielle Anderson, David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB
Travis Breeding, Enloe Medical Center, Chico
Tara Little, Auburn Oaks Care Center, Auburn
Mat Moore, Physical Edge, Davis
Paul Hansen, Parkview Gardens, Santa Rosa
Tim Josten, Kaiser, Vallejo
Terry Grzybowski, Kaiser, Vallejo
Michael Ostrowski, Neurosport, Pleasanton
Mike Fritz, Sutter General, Sacramento
Oliver Bracero, Manor Care, Citrus Heights
Robert Asuncion, Results PT, Carmichael
Brandon DeMille, Kaiser, Sacramento
Ingrid Parry, Shriner’s Hospital, Northern California
Debbie Minter, Shriner’s Hospital, Northern California
Marcos Rodriguez, Ventura County Med. Center
Eunice Echegoyen, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
Mark Traffas, Plum Tree Care Center, San Jose
Christine Heywood, Kaiser, Santa Clara
Leigh Langerwerf, Butte Premier PT, Chico
Beth Loftis, Therapy Specialists, San Diego
Russell Bishop, David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB
Natalie Scalfani, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
Steven Bruce, High Desert Therapists, Reno
Elaina Kane, Easter Seals, Sacramento
Paige Milavickas, Easer Seals, Sacramento
Erin Bartucco, Easer Seals, Sacramento
Diana Huffman, Avid PT, Indio
Kevin Stemple, VA, Redding
Julia Nattkemper, Kaiser, Sacramento
Monika Rebalska, Modesto Memorial Medical Center
Lisa Symington, Auburn Oaks Care Center, Auburn
John Donald, Kaiser, Roseville
Josh Soria, Sutter, Roseville
Tim Blankenship, Mercy General Hospital, Sacramento
Peter Randall, Sonora Regional Medical Center, Sonora
Congratulations to ALL!
An excellent Clinical Instructor is one who:
- Models in their practice integration of the ICF concepts and terminology and the patient management model as described in the Guide to PT Practice.
- Supportively mentors the student by reinforcing student strengths and offering constructive and timely feedback to the student in integrating academic and clinical experiences.
- Skillfully uses the clinical environment to set up appropriate learning experiences and clearly communicates all aspects of clinical education to the student, the CCCE and the DCE/ACCE.
- Accurately rates the student on the assessment tool (Web CPI) with supporting documentation, integrating a fair assessment of supervision needs, patient caseload capacity and quality of student performance.
- Models ethical and legal practice, and excellent relations with patients, family caregivers and healthcare providers.