Essential Concepts of Management and Leadership: Applications for Rehabilitation Services

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  • This intermediate level online continuing education course is applicable for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, and Athletic Trainers.
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  • Online continuing education test can be taken as many times as need to achieve 70% or greater test score

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Online Continuing Education Course Objectives

The managers and leaders of today require the development and mastery of multiple skills and experiences in order to engage their team fully and achieve desired results. Rehabilitation managers typically spend disproportionately less time in management and leadership development versus clinical training, diminishing one’s overall effectiveness. Additionally, working long hours attempting to wear both clinician and manager hats may lead to increased personal stress and burnout. For those working in management and leadership positions in rehabilitation services, there is intense pressure to improve quality, deliver exceptional results, and reduce expenses. Work relationships are expected to thrive where bouts of brief communications are the norm without the depth of one-to-one meetings. Fortunately, the fundamentals of management and leadership have not changed. Kouzes and Posner, pioneers in the study of leadership, recently concluded a reassessment of their original research conducted twenty years ago, with a new generation of workers. They demonstrated results remarkably similar to their original ten leadership concepts. This home study module series combines evidence based management and leadership concepts with experiences in rehabilitation services. Developing and experienced managers/leaders in multiple practice areas (acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, home health, outpatient) will benefit from this program. Module one topics include: management and recognition. Future topics will include leadership, productivity, and change.

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Upon completion of this home study course, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify traits of effective managers that engage and build trust in your associates
  • Learn differences between management and leadership
  • Become familiar with methods for enhancing individual and team recognition
  • Practice problem solving with management issues
  • Develop creative methods for recognition



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Featured Medical Educator

Ed Dobrzykowski, PT, DPT, ATC, MHS has worked in rehabilitation administration and management for over twenty-five years. He is presently System Director, Rehabilitation Services and Sports Medicine at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood, Kentucky with strategic and operations management for acute care, skilled nursing and outpatient therapy services. His career has spanned a variety of leadership, management, and training positions in non-profit healthcare systems, for-profit public companies, and private practice. During the past decade, Dr. Dobrzykowski has provided leadership and management training and consulting for 2000 rehabilitation leaders, managers and clinicians in over 100 workshops and seminars throughout the United States. Attendees span the rehabilitation continuum of practice, including physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, speech language pathologists, athletic trainers, nurses, and office managers with position titles including lead, senior, supervisor, manager, director and administrator of rehabilitation services. He is the former editor of Journal of Rehabilitation Outcomes Measurement. Active in the American Physical Therapy Association, Dr. Dobrzykowski has held multiple elected and appointed positions in the Section on Health Policy & Administration in three states (TN, IL, WA). He is also a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association. Dr. Dobrzykowski earned his B.A. in Health & Safety Education/Athletic Training from Purdue University, B.S. in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University, M.H.S. from the University of Indianapolis, and D.P.T. from Rocky Mountain University.

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Online Continuing Medical Education Course Credit

This continuing education course will allow the physical therapist, occupational therapists and physical therapy assistant to receive continuing education credit in their state of licensure. Once the online home study is purchased and downloaded, you have immediate online access to take the online Continuing Education Course Test. There is no need to wait any physical delivery. A link to the download will appear in your myhealthclick account

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