To quote “The Wall Street Journal Guide to Management“: “Leadership and management must go hand in hand. They are not the same thing. But they are necessarily linked and complementary. Any effort to separate the two is likely to cause more problems than it solves.” Once upon a time leadership focused on the innovative, motivational and developmental aspects of an organization, while management was concerned with the planning, organization and coordination needed to execute the leader’s vision. But an increasingly global economy, coupled with a demand for quality services at affordable prices, is blurring the lines between managing and leading. These days managers must not only assign tasks, but inform workers of the underlying objectives. Managers can no longer focus solely on organization and efficiency, they must inspire quality outcomes by nurturing and developing their workers’ skills.
Nowhere is this more evident than in the healthcare system. Healthcare is a complex, yet adaptive system, whose institutions are under enormous pressure to provide quality clinical care to their clients. Achieving this necessitates a change in organizational culture, away from the command and control methods of the past, towards a facilitative and creative management style. Rehabilitation Management is embracing this growing trend. This field is expected to grow significantly in the coming years, increasing the need for therapists who can assume leadership roles and think outside the box. Today’s Rehab Managers must be skilled team builders and conflict resolvers able to improve staff performance, deliver effective and quality services, as well as drive organizational change, and all within the framework of the new healthcare/insurance reforms.
If you are an experienced, licensed PT, OT or SLP with strong managerial and interpersonal skills, interested in making an impact on the healthcare delivery system, this may be the job for you! The Centra Team has numerous, exclusive openings in Rehabilitation Management available right now. Call 800 535 0076 and let one of our dedicated representatives help you realize your full potential as a leader in this industry.