The Aramark Dietetic Internship program is using a new system called the Competency-Based Education (CBE) Portal to store interns’ assigned activities, HR required documents, and monitor/evaluate performance to meet required competencies. The CBE Portal website serves as a storage site for all the internship’s administrative documents, including rotations, evaluations, and project descriptions. Preceptors must utilize the Portal system to view and/or download rotation and project assignments, to view and approve interns’ rotation worked hours at facility and access the evaluation links. Log in to the CBE Portal system, available at http://www.icomphosting.com/CBE Username: Site liaison email address Password: Check with site liaison for shared access password
Making time to meet with the intern on the first day will help to start the rotation off right. This meeting should focus on introducing the intern to those individuals they will be working with during the rotation, setting expectations, discussing a plan for completing all activities, and identifying what strengths they bring to the rotation, etc. Discussing the intern’s strengths will help the preceptor identify what activities the intern could contribute help to their preceptor and the department. The intern will have more self-confidence after meeting with their preceptor which will help them to succeed during the rotation and be a contributing team member to the department.
VIEW THE PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATION DOCUMENT
PREPARING FOR YOUR INTERN'S FIRST DAY CHECKLIST
The Site Orientation rotation allows time for the intern to become familiarized with all aspects of the department and the hospital. All activities should be completed during the designated time whether the intern begins in a clinical or management rotation. Topics covered during the rotation include hospital orientation, getting acquainted with the department and hospital, onboarding with the site liaison, and orientations to clinical, patient services, production, and the diet office, among other topics. The Site Liaison should review the checklist, prior to the intern’s arrival, to allow time to schedule the intern with the appropriate employees to complete the activities.
SITE ORIENTATION CHECKLIST
Preceptors need to be aware of what professional attributes and competencies the intern should be working on during the rotation. Being aware of these from the start will allow a preceptor to not only help the intern grow and develop but also provide for ongoing evaluation in these areas.
Preparing the right environment can make the evaluation process more comfortable for both the intern and preceptor. Completing the evaluation in a quiet and private space allows both the preceptor and intern to feel comfortable voicing their true thoughts on performance. Ensuring a computer is available in the room to complete the evaluation will make the submission process much easier for the preceptor. Additional tips provided on the video will allow preceptors to be effective with their feedback.
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EVALUATION OF INTERN PERFORMANCE POLICY
The preceptor evaluations of an intern’s performance are used to identify interns who may be struggling in the program. Every effort is made by the program directors to help guide these struggling interns towards improving their performance. In the instance an intern is unable to obtain competency, a process is in place to release the intern from the program.
FAILURE TO MEET ROTATION EXPECTATIONS POLICY
The interns are required to complete a project with each major rotation – clinical, community*, and management. The interns also complete a group project that aligns with our emerging trends in dietetics concentration area. Preceptors should be aware of these projects and any oversight they need to have with these projects.
(*) Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19, there will not be a community rotation for the dietetics interns during the 2020-21 year.
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