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Transition to Rehab Management

Let the Fun Begin!
by Karen Schiff
The dining room table no longer is clear. It's covered with journal articles, the Guide to PT Practice , and numerous notes from all of the classes I've completed so far. With the final two classes upon me, I'm feeling quite a bit overwhelmed and I'm Read More...
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Burning the Candle at Both Ends
by Karen Schiff
As the dust begins to settle from separating one department into two, this extended break from school allows me to get a grasp on what being a manager really entails in an outpatient rehabilitation facility. From balancing payroll to juggling hours in Read More...
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In Preparation for the DPT
by Karen Schiff
Amazing what can happen in one week. In a major healthcare system of a large metropolitan area surrounded by water, we've successfully accomplished separating pediatric from adult rehabilitation in preparation for our growth as the Rehabilitation Institute Read More...
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Good Timing
by Karen Schiff
A short break between semesters has proven to come at the best time for me. Today brings with it a major change in my facility, where one department is becoming two. Employees have been preparing for months for this change, with hopes that everything Read More...
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Light at the End of the Tunnel
by Karen Schiff
Registration for the final two courses has taken place. Mental, physical and emotional preparation is next on my agenda. Although I have a pretty good idea about what my case report will be, I often question myself and my ability to develop a doctoral-level Read More...
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Organized Chaos
by Karen Schiff
As we move toward the formation of a major rehabilitation provider in the region, meetings, conference calls and webinars fill my schedule. My new role is quickly becoming a challenge, in that therapists are being designated as working for the adult hospital, Read More...
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Case Report Preparation
by Karen Schiff
After a long three-day weekend over the holiday, I was surprised to find in my school email in-box a quick response to the second submission of my abstract. I was sure to have a response that I completed the class successfully with this project. However, Read More...
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Graduation Day
by Karen Schiff
A big year is in the making. I've successfully completed training to become a Guardian Ad Litem. The next step is to wait for a case to be assigned to me. Quite often, friends and family question me about how I'll manage the guardianship of a minor or Read More...
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Making Progress
by Karen Schiff
All aspects of this busy schedule are coming together, finally, with much loss of sleep, sweat and tears. Attending classes for the Guardian Ad Litem program after work twice a week, with one more week to go, I'm determined now more than ever that this Read More...
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Blended Lifestyle
by Karen Schiff
One thing most people think of my schedule is that I have a very well-balanced work and personal life. Unfortunately, this isn't true. When I think of balance, I think of a controlled environment, even as obstacles get in the way. This is definitely not Read More...
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Abstract Formation
by Karen Schiff
The formation of an abstract that's limited to 150 words is quite challenging, especially after performing an exhaustive literature search on several aspects of my patient case report. I'd even refer to the task as exhaustive, and I haven't even started Read More...
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Two Options
by Karen Schiff
Numerous case reports and journal articles later, I'm contemplating two separate case reports for my final project in the quest for my DPT. The position I'm in now is trying to decide between two trauma patients and their complicated surgical procedures, Read More...
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Adding to my Plate
by Karen Schiff
Literature reviews, reading case reports, contemplating how to approach this case study, gathering sources for a case report. A hectic week has kept me on my toes, as I work in an extremely busy outpatient department and juggle my school responsibilities, Read More...
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Sweet Procrastination
by Karen Schiff
As the acuity of my vision improves in this new role of manager, I realize my attention has been drawn only toward work and home. Successfully completing a final exam in school has left me relieved, but perhaps a little too relaxed in regard to working Read More...
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Getting Ahead of Myself
by Karen Schiff
Isn't it interesting how things fall into place? I'm well into week two of my new position, and meeting many new people. I'm learning names, disciplines and experience levels of those who now surround me. Interestingly enough, I'm already familiar with Read More...
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