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Internship Fair Student Registration Now Open

Join us virtually on Friday October 1st from 10:30am-12:30pm to explore facilities working with various populations in order to find the best internship placement opportunities.

Registration is FREE but registration is still required so we can keep track of statistics.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about several internship placements within the state of Utah. Professionals will have the opportunity to showcase their facility and meet potential student interns. As to be expected this year's format will be unique but will offer increased flexibility and several options for networking. There will be information, pictures, videos, sign-up forms and virtual meeting options with individual internship supervisors.

Click HERE for more information and to register.

Internship Fair Call for Facilities

INTERNSHIP FAIR CALL FOR FACILITIES!!! Sign up for the event that provides the greatest opportunity to recruit interns!

Virtual Internship Fair will take place on Friday, October 1st, 2021 from 10:30am-12:30pm.

Facility representatives will have unique ways to connect with students this year. Registration fees are waived because there is no CEU opportunity. Internship information will be copied from utahrectherapy.org/jobs-internships and updated with any information/pictures/forms/video links you provide us on your registration form. We will also have students to connect with you live during the scheduled time.

Internship 'booths' at our Virtual Venue will be uploaded in the order we receive your registration, so act fast to be closer to the top of the page!

Click HERE for more information and to sign up your facility to attend.

URTA Krispy Kreme Fundraiser

Help URTA raise some “dough” by purchasing a “Virtual Dozen” with Krispy Kreme! Virtual Dozen is an electronic gift card that is sent right to your phone through text or email. The cost for you is $11 and all proceeds go directly to URTA for legislative funds. This gift card is good at any Krispy Kreme location for the value of a dozen glazed donuts (11.99) We will be collecting funds via Venmo. If interested or have questions email Jenna at jennadnielson@gmail.com with subject line “URTA Krispy Kreme”. Please provide your name, email, phone number and how you would like your gift card delivered (text, email or both) and how many gift cards you would like. We will send you the Venmo QR code and once payment is made, your gift card will be sent.

Thank you for your continued support!

Support for Utah Recreation Therapy comes from:

St. Mark’s Hospital

Learn more and apply for their PRN Recreation Therapist position here.

Support for Utah Recreation Therapy comes from:

Brighton Recovery Center

Learn more and apply for their Recreation Therapist position here.

Support for Utah Recreation Therapy comes from:

Harrison Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

Learn more and apply for their Recreation Therapy Director position here.

Support for Utah Recreation Therapy comes from:

Utah State Hospital

Learn more and apply for their Recreation Therapy Director position here.

Support for Utah Recreation Therapy comes from:

Southern Utah Veterans Home

Learn more and apply for their Recreation Therapy Director position here.

Support for Utah Recreation Therapy comes from:

Huntsman Mental Health Institute (Formerly UNI)

Learn more and apply for their PRN Recreational Therapist position here.

Important Licensure Letter

Dear URTA Members,

Hello! We hope you all are having a happy and healthy year. Please read the following information carefully for an important update pertaining to our state licenses.

At the beginning of this year, Governor Cox issued an Executive Order addressing occupational and professional licensing. He asked DOPL to review all licenses and either streamline them to reduce regulations or eliminate licenses that are not needed.

As the Governor moves forward with this initiative, we want to make sure we are not deregulated since we are essential workers working closely with vulnerable populations. We know how this would hurt our clients/patients. Since the beginning of our licensure, we have had sunset reviews where DOPL reviews our law and rules and makes necessary changes. This leaves us vulnerable to losing our license. We will be working with the RT DOPL board to be prepared to meet with DOPL in October with all of the evidence we can gather in order to plead our case of the importance of maintaining RT licensure.

We have two main goals at this time. First, we will thoroughly review our RT practice act and rule to make sure they fit the needs of our profession, focusing on providing the safest and highest quality services to our clients/patients. Second, aim to remove the sunset reviews for our license so we can avoid having to do this again in the future. In order to have the best chance to achieve these goals, we had to hire a lobbyist.

We have hired Zac Bramble, with SEGO Strategies and Consulting, to represent us with the state legislature. We have already seen the benefit to hiring Zac and his partners. They have the expertise and connections to give us the best chance to maintain RT licensure and help us reach our goals.

WHAT DO WE NEED FROM YOU?

We will be contacting you all, our members, for assistance as we work with Zac to accomplish various tasks. A couple of items we need at this time are:

Help in our efforts to raise funds in order to pay the lobbyist. Lobbyist services were not allotted in our budget since this move towards deregulation was unexpected. If you have any great ideas in this realm, connections, or experience with fundraising, please contact us.

We need letters from our clients/patients stating how much RT services helps or has helped them. This will assist us in sharing important information about RT with legislators and will help them see the value of the services we provide. If clients can list specific ways RT has helped them, that would be best! Please mail these client/patient letters to: URTA 63 east 1400 South, Bountiful, UT 84010.

We will keep you all apprised of what is going on and we are grateful for your help and support!

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