Functions of a Manager in Occupational Therapy

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Karen Jacobs, Martha K. Logigian
SLACK, 1999 - Medical - 173 pages
Many occupational therapists will assume the role of a manager or have supervisory responsibilities during the course of their career. Functions of a Manager in Occupational Therapy, Third Edition, edited by Karen Jacobs, EdD, OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA, and Martha K. Logigian, MS, OTR/L, confronts the challenges occupational therapy managers face in today's ever-changing health care environment.

Every chapter of this third edition has been completely rewritten and updated, and covers the many issues emerging from modern health care. New chapters include essential information on Change Management, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, and Managing Our Limited Resource: Practitioners, while existing chapters such as Cost Management have been revised to address the additional responsibilities placed upon the practitioner. Emphasis has been placed on how the manager can balance limited resources while still ensuring quality services.

Functions of a Manager in Occupational Therapy, Third Edition assists in the professional development of the occupational therapist. Readers learn how to market services, prepare budgets, supervise staff, and prepare documentation for reimbursement. By teaching supervisory, leadership, and management skills, this text successfully prepares the occupational therapist for real-world clinical practice, and provides a foundation for occupational therapists to demonstrate the value of occupational therapy in a variety of service programs.

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