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  • OT and PT Stand Out in 2016 ‘Best Jobs' Ranking

    Every year, professionals, students and prospective students across the country eagerly await ''The 100 Best Jobs'' ranking published by U.S. News & World Report. The just-released 2016 list offers great reason for occupational and physical therapy professionals to feel proud, and for students to feel optimistic about pursuing ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on February 4, 2016
  • OT Practitioners Are Headed to Capitol Hill

    The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) just issued a press release this week declaring that hundreds of OT clinicians, educators, and students from across the United States will meet with elected officials Sept. 28 on Capitol Hill. They intend to discuss key legislative issues affecting the profession and the current state ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on September 18, 2015
  • Choosing a Health Care Career

    At a dinner party the other night, one young man, Mike, a newly graduated anesthesiologist, was ''holding court,'' answering ''doctor questions'' from some of the other guests. One guest, a man with a son in college and a daughter finishing high school, asked Mike if he had to do it over again, would he become a physician. Mike, without ...
    Posted to When OTs Wore White Shoes (Weblog) on July 7, 2015
  • Online Occupational Therapy?

    I don't watch much television, but last night, while dozing, I caught the tail end of a commercial advertising a telehealth service that consumers can subscribe to. I was curious and did a bit of research about this. From what I could figure out, a consumer can get 24/7 access to a physician via a Skype-like service to diagnose a health problem. ...
    Posted to When OTs Wore White Shoes (Weblog) on June 30, 2015
  • Working PRN Over the Holidays: It’s a good thing!

    How quickly the holiday season comes each year.  No matter how well-organized we feel, there's always so much to do, whether you stay in town or not, and whether your family is large or small.  But our jobs as occupational therapy practitioners are year round jobs and our work is not seasonal like in certain other work arenas. ...
    Posted to When OTs Wore White Shoes (Weblog) on November 10, 2014
  • Organizational Tools

    I can't believe how quickly time is flying by. I know when I was younger my parents would comment on how time seems to go faster when you are older but couldn't understand how that could happen. Now, as an adult working full time, going to school full time, with a family - boy, can I totally, not just understand how that happens, but relate to it ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on October 24, 2014
  • Have You Thought About Malpractice and OT?

    In the mid-1980s, I started doing nursing home occupational therapy consulting. Jobs came to me via word-of-mouth and I ultimately built up a comfortable number of clients to provide service to. Some of my clients were in town; others were in neighboring counties. The nature of my work was to visit the facility approximately once a month ...
    Posted to When OTs Wore White Shoes (Weblog) on October 20, 2014
  • Occupational Therapy versus Bureaucracy

    We all know that the hallmark of a great OT is one who is creative, a problem solver and someone who can think outside of the box.  It comes as no surprise that it a great OT might butt heads with a giant bureaucracy, in this case the NYC Department of Education. As told by Jim Dwyer in an Oct 3rd New York Times article: ''This is a story of ...
    Posted to Taking Care of Rehab Business (Weblog) on October 7, 2014
  • Will the FTC Slow Down the Current Medical Merger Mania?

    Many of us remember the merger mania in healthcare that occurred in the 1990's, and how the push toward consolidation that started with hospitals trickled down to the private practice  therapy sector. If we fast forward to 2014, it is readily apparent that the ''urge to merge'' is back.  We see local hospitals in a merger frenzy, and ...
    Posted to Taking Care of Rehab Business (Weblog) on October 1, 2014
  • Becoming a Travelling Occupational Therapist

    It seems that a week does not go by without receiving a phone call from a recruiting company offering me a full time position ''in my area''.  Many of these jobs are with companies that also employ travelling therapists.  Some of the opportunities that have come my way have been for a travelling OT. Being a travelling OT sounds like a ...
    Posted to When OTs Wore White Shoes (Weblog) on September 29, 2014
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