Developing Clinical Competency for Therapists: A Primer and tool to Get You Started
Resource Tool: Self-Assessment Tool for Therapist
References: Guide to Physical Therapy Practice, 3rd Edition (APTA); Standards of Practice (AOTA)
Recording link and handouts available at checkout
Continuing education, clinical competency and life-long learning are important components not only of licensure renewal, but maintenance of a therapist’s clinical skill set. With an ever-increasing demand for competent and capable therapy clinicians, it is important that home health organizations have a defined procedure to ensure that they are employing more than “a warm license.” Establishing a competency assessment and proficiency program will allow an agency to reduce risk associated with denial of therapy services under additional documentation requests (ADRs) and recovery audit contractors (RACs), as well as position themselves for improved publicly reported patient outcomes.
This webinar will provide participants with a roadmap for developing a clinical competency program for home health clinicians (therapists). Attendees will be provided a Self-Assessment Tool for Therapists to assist in determining baseline competencies in the home health setting.
Upon completion of this webinar course, participants will be able to:
1. Define the concepts of clinical competency and life-long learning for therapists in the home health setting.
2. Evaluate current agency competency program and therapist assessment tool.
3. Develop a clinical competency and life-long learning program for continuing education of therapists in the home health setting.
Target Audience: Clinical Supervisors, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists