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Background Checks (complete only if directed by advisor)

Summer HPSO insurance (buy only if directed by advisor)

To set up a field experience or internship you must first meet with Dr. Chalmers to discuss the requirements for the work experience and get advice on applicable sites, before you start to locate a site.  Make an office hour appointment with Dr. Chalmers to complete this initial step.  Sign up for appointments at ET 275.

Internship Information (KIN 471 & KIN 472)

  • Download the internship manual, including general information, FAQs, and evaluation forms.
  • Download a record sheet for hours worked.
  • Purchase WWU malpractice insurance.  NOTE:  it is critical that you select to have the reciept emailed to YOURSELF, then you forward the email (or print it) to give it to me, otherwise your name will not be obvious on the receipt.
  • Red Cross first aid & CPR classes
  • LifeTek Heartsaver first aid, CPR & AED classes (must include first aid component on not be only the Heartsaver CPR & AED class)
  • Submit a summer internship weekly report. 

Field Experience Information (KIN 491)

  • Download the field experience manual, use this for general information, and to provide information and evaluation forms to your agency supervisor.
  • Download a record sheet for hours worked.
  • Purchase WWU malpractice insurance. NOTE:  it is critical that you select to have the reciept emailed to YOURSELF, then you forward the email (or print it) to give it to me, otherwise your name will not be obvious on the receipt.
  • Red Cross first aid & CPR classes
  • LifeTek Heartsaver first aid, CPR & AED classes (must include first aid component on not be only the Heartsaver CPR & AED class)

Policy Regarding CPR and First Aid Certifications and Re-Certifications:
Original certifications must be obtained through classes that contain a both a cognitive and hands-on practical assessment, no entirely online certifications will be accepted. Certification must also be from a professional organization that complies with the guidelines established by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation and/or the American Heart Association.  All re-certifications must include an in-person hands-on practical portion as well.  Completely on-line certification or re-certification will not be accepted. The original signature of the instructor on the certification card indicating the completion of a practical portion will be required as evidence that the class was not online only class. Examples of organizations that provide this type of certification include the American Heart Association, American Red Cross and Medic First Aid however this list is not all inclusive.
First aid certification must be "standard" first aid.
CPR/AED certification must be for adults, although if student is working in an environment with children then child CPR is also advised.
 
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Background Check If you are instructed by your advisor to obtain a background check as part of the preparation for a field experience or internship, then follow the instructions below.
  • If you have lived you last 3, or more, years in WA state: 

Go to https://fortress.wa.gov/wsp/watch/

Click on the Establish a New Credit Card Account

Complete the necessary Information

Click on Criminal History Request: Process Criminal History Requests

Enter your First / Middle Initial / Last Name and Birthdate

Complete the Payment Information

Confirm the Request

Go to Watch Inbox and view the report for your name

Print Report

Bring report to your KIN program advisor

  • If you have NOT lived in WA state for the past 3 years:

Background check is run by Certified Background https://www.certifiedbackground.com 

Use "Package Code" WG91 to place order

Results are normally returned within 3 - 5 business days

Bring results to your KIN program advisor


Summer HPSO insurance
(do not buy this insurance unless directed to do so by Dr. Chalmers)
Blood Borne Pathogen Training (Universal Precautions) (do not obtain this insurance unless directed to do so by Dr. Chalmers)

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