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Withstanding the Challenges to being a Respected, Recognized Profession BCTRA 2010. Learning Objectives. The participant will be able to identify three proven techniques for enhancing their value.

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learning objectives
Learning Objectives
  • The participant will be able to identify three proven techniques for enhancing their value.
  • The participant will be able to identify at least two specific strategies to assist Human Resource Personnel, Senior Organizational Management and Union Leadership as to competency of Recreation Therapy Practitioners.
  • The participant will be able to identify the key components of Job Evaluation.
  • The participant will be able to identify the key concepts to what best practice is.
current and future health care provider shortages
Current and Future Health Care Provider Shortages
  • Budget Restraint
  • Hours of Work
  • Generic Tasks - Personal care, ADL, Transporting, etc.
  • Flexibility
  • New Workers - Therapeutic Assistants / Behaviourists / Health Promoters / Wellness Coordinators, Community Integrators / Navigators / and more
job description management
Job Description - Management
  • Major Responsibilities 4-6
  • Duties
  • Minimum Formal Education
  • Nature & Amount of Experience
  • Licensure / Certifications / Registration
  • Special Knowledge & Skills
  • Type & Level of Supervision Exercised
  • Judgment & Initiative
  • Key Relationships
  • Degree of responsibility for decisions, financial, human & material resources
  • Major end Results which position is intended to accomplish
  • Decisions (Independent, In consultation with director, Requiring Director
job evaluation an outgrowth of pay equity
Job Evaluation - An Outgrowth of Pay Equity
  • Hay - Management - more focus on management aspects such as budgets, staff supervision, scope
  • Factors include: Know- How, Problem Solving, Accountability, Working Conditions, Impact & Working Conditions
  • Watson/Wyatt (formerly known as Aiken Plan) - Union
  • SES - United Steel Workers of America - another Front Line “Blue Collar” Workers (Union) plan
job evaluation factors
Job Evaluation Factors
  • Job Summary
  • Key Work Activities (3-5)
  • Eleven factors grouped under 3 categories: Skill, Responsibility, Effort & Working Conditions
job evaluation factor skill
Job Evaluation Factor - Skill
  • Education, Certification / Licensure, Examination, Internship
  • Experience
  • Problem Solving
  • Complexity of Decision Making
job evaluation factor responsibility
Job Evaluation Factor - Responsibility
  • Impact of Action (excludes negligence)
  • Working Relationships (courtesy vs. tact vs. diplomacy)
  • Leadership (Staff, not Volunteers, coordination vs. organization)
  • Accountability for Resources (evaluation of services, priorities, ensures optimum integration)
job evaluation factors effort working conditions
Job Evaluation Factors - Effort & Working Conditions
  • Physical Demands (fatigue)
  • Sensory Demands (concentration)
  • Environment (exposure to hazards)
unions
Unions
  • Health Sciences Association of BC (HSABC) 10 Regions, Regional directors, members at large, Executive (President, VP, Sec./Treas.)
  • BCGEU, CUPE (HEU)
  • Region / Chapters / Component / Local Leadership, Chief & Asst. Chief Shop Stewards, Shop Stewards, Union Education &Training, Union Committees - OH&S, Demystifying Classification Education, etc.
  • National / Provincial - NUPGE, CLC, BC Federation of Labour, BC Health Coalition
human resources management
Human Resources & Management

Labour Relations

Recruitment & Retention

Job Evaluation / Descriptions

VP Level

Director Level

Professional Practice Leader

Other Professionals

workload measurement
Workload Measurement
  • CIHI - Cdn. Institute for Health Information
  • 2 types of Care
  • Patient Care (Direct & Indirect)
  • Non Patient Care
  • 70 / 30 ratio
  • Attendance, Visits, (Individual vs. Groups), New referrals, Discharges
workload measurement1
Workload Measurement

Patient Care Activities:

  • Assessment - Interview, Testing, Observation
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • Consultation / Collaboration
  • Documentation
workload measurement2
Workload Measurement

Non - Patient Care Activities:

  • Program Planning
  • Volunteer Management
  • Teaching
  • Facility/ Community/Professional Activities
  • Functional Centre Management
  • Travel
  • Research
standardized tests assessments
Standardized Tests & Assessments

Non-TR

  • MMSE, MOCA, GDS, GAS, BUS, Brain Injury - Rancho Los Amigos

TR

  • LCM, LSM, LAS, LMS, LAI, LIM, FTM, Leisure Step Up, MARRCC, FACTR-R, CERT, etc. - Assessment Tools for RT by Idyll Arbor
activity analysis
Activity Analysis
  • Physical (Strength, Speed, Flexibility, Agility, Endurance)
  • Cognitive (Complexity, Strategy, Concentration
  • Social (Contact, Structure, Noise, Verbal)
  • Affective (Joy, Guilt, Fear, Pain, Success, Satisfaction, Acceptance)
  • Administration ($$$, Transportation, Accessibility, Safety, etc.)
professional organizations
Professional Organizations
  • Local - Health Region Chapters
  • Provincial - BCTRA and other Provinces
  • National - CTRA
  • International - ATRA, NTRS / NRPA
  • Related - Parks & Recreation
  • Certification - NCTRC
  • Licensing - College of Recreation Therapists

(Nova Scotia - 2011-2012)

marketing promotion nctrc
Marketing & PromotionNCTRC
  • Specialty Certification - Beh. Health, Com. Inclusion, DD, Geriatrics, Phys. Rehab
  • Brochures - Why Hire a CTRS, Why Become a CTRS, CTRS Profile, Testimonial
  • Job Analysis Report
  • Legal Recognition Paper
  • Scope of Practice
marketing promotion students and volunteers
Marketing & PromotionStudents and Volunteers
  • Volunteer Services
  • Position Descriptions
  • Volunteer orientation & training
  • Any student
  • TR students (Placement & internship)
  • Volunteers per TR staff member
marketing promotion
Marketing & Promotion
  • Foundations
  • Fund Raising
  • Recreation, Music, Sport, Outdoor Rec., Gardening
  • Home Depot - Sheppard Ctr. - Atlanta
  • Ellen Page, James Sheppard, Sidney Crosby, Sarah MacLachlan
  • Justin Morneau (Baseball), Nick Taylor (Golf), Steve Nash (BBall) Hockey, Football, Soccer etc.
  • Chair in TR at Vancouver Coastal
government advocacy awareness
Government Advocacy & Awareness
  • Departments of Health / Community Services / Education / Justice
  • Education (Schools, Colleges & Universities)
  • Politicians - all Parties
  • Key Community Groups and Organizations - Disability Groups - Mental Health, ABI, Physical Diseases and Conditions - (Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Health, Degenerative, Neurological, Joint & Bone, Transplant etc.
research
Research
  • TR
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Benefits of Leisure (Driver)
  • Benefits of TR (NTRS/NRPA)
  • Sport and Physical Activity
  • Leisure, Leisure Education, Outdoor Education & Tourism
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Research
  • Population Health - Obesity, Chronic Diseases, Poverty, Unemployment
  • Specific Disability - Geriatrics, Developmental
  • Addictions / Substance Abuse & Dual Diagnosis
  • Youth at Risk, Seniors
  • Criminology / Justice / Forensics / Young Offenders
  • Other Professions
professional journals texts
Professional Journals & Texts
  • TRJ
  • Activities, Adaptation & Aging
  • Leisure Science
  • Journal of Leisure Research
  • Parks & Recreation
  • OT, PT, Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, Speech, Aging etc.
what makes us different
What Makes us Different
  • Hours of Work & Days of Work
  • Settings - Institutional, Segregated Community, Community
  • Comprehensive Program Planning
  • Program Planning (SPP) & Evaluation
  • Volunteers
  • Student Supervision beyond TR Students
  • Job Evaluation - Physical & Environmental Demands
  • Inherent Higher Risks in our RX / Activities
  • Additional Certifications / Training
other realities we have to face
Other Realities We Have to Face
  • Difference between a Diploma Program and Baccalaureate Degree
  • Difference between a Recreation Diploma or Degree and TR Dip. / Degree
  • Registration versus Certification versus Licensure
  • Standards of practice that delineate between Assistive Personnel and Licensed Recreation Therapists
summary
Summary
  • Overwhelming the potential tasks at hand
  • Ask not what has your Professional Organization (Employer / Union) done for you but rather what have you done for your profession
  • Need Leaders and “Sacrificial Lambs”
  • Professional commitment beyond the traditional work day -Volunteerism as a part of your Leisure Lifestyle
  • Passion
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