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Productivity Standards (and Ethics!) in Today’s Occupational Therapy World

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Productivity Standards (and Ethics!) in Today's Occupational Therapy World

Productivity standards in occupational therapy is a hot topic! Shannon Bertsch OTR discusses what she learned from attending many courses on productivity and ethics at the AOTA Conference this year, as a way to gain knowledge, collect tips and optimize client centered care, all while maintaining professional responsibility.
Productivity standards for occupational therapy tips and ethical discussion | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #OT #occupationaltherapyassistant #SNFOT #HHOT #OTtreatmentideas

Resources from the Show:

8 Productivity Tips for Occupational Therapists Working in SNFs

Seniors Flourish Podcast: Being an Authentic OT Practitioners in Today's Expectations with Debora Davidson PhD, OTR/L

Consensus Statement From AOTA, APTA, and ASHA on Clinical Judgment in Health Care Settings

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Comments 2

  1. Thank you so much for providing this resource.
    I am a new grad employed at my first job as per diem OTR/L at a SNF/assisted living facility. It is a small rehab department with one COTA and my supervisor OTR/L , who is often out of the facility servicing an expanding pool of home health clients.
    My hours per week over the past 11 weeks has averaged thirteen, some weeks only working a half day per week. My 90 day review is upcoming and I am concerned about my productivity levels presenting an issue. Over the last three weeks I have achieved 85-89% (target 82%). Six weeks after starting, as I was getting a handle on the documentation system, a new system was introduced. Learning two systems in a short time with few hours in which to build familiarity has been a challenge.
    I am curious to know what are realistic expectations for a new grad in terms of number of hours at the job to achieve certain productivity benchmarks and targets? I have logged in 145 hours thus far and am wondering how my performance compares to others in the field.
    Thank you so much for any guidance, suggestions and information you may have.

  2. This has been an issue my ENTIRE career. I graduated in December 1998. I am glad that AOTA does seem to be taking up this issue, but it’s been a LOOOOOONG time coming. I went to a CEU class in 1999 talking about function based activities. These are NOT new ideas. I feel like no one is out there speaking for the poor therapist on the ground working their tail off.

    Sorry for the rant, but this has been an issue I’ve seen as a problem for 20 years.

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