Events

Non-traditional and beyond clinical healthcare options for PTs and PTAs

District 4 is hosting a Webinar - All are welcome to join.

Title:

I love my job but think I should start seeing others. Non-traditional and beyond clinical healthcare options for PTs and PTAs

Lecture Topic: Physical therapists are wonderful at helping people get back to their lives after injuries, illnesses, or life changing events.  But we also have much to offer in the non-clinical space.  Our background lends itself to working in many areas, for example; quality, population health, care management/coordination, process improvement and infection prevention.  This presentation is for anyone who wants to continue to work in healthcare but is considering jobs that are not in the typical PT/PTA “niche”.  Even if you are not interested in a complete change, there are many opportunities to provide your expertise in collaboration with other professionals, while expanding your capacity in new realms you may not have considered.   The speaker will share her journey and lessons learned about how to identify opportunities, apply for jobs, communicate your unique skills and abilities, and resources available to help you map out your path.

Presenter: Lori Pearlmutter, PT, MPH, CPHQ

Speaker Bio: Lori Pearlmutter, PT, MPH, CPHQ has been a PT for more years than she wants to say.  She has worked in several large hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient clinics, treating patients with almost every known condition.  Much of her career has been in leadership, as the manager and director of PTs, OTs, SLPs, RNs, LMTs, dieticians and other wellness professionals, helping the team collaborate to provide excellent clinical care.  Her experiences have ranged from creating programs for spas, ergonomic consulting to teaching medical students, residents, and fellows.  She has presented for state and national conferences and has published in healthcare magazines and peer reviewed journals. The last few years have seen her move beyond clinical, and beyond PT, acting as a process improvement advisor for a large medical group in Boston, overseeing quality, care management and risk management for a federally qualified health center in Flagstaff, AZ, and presently working as the director of an accountable care organization in Prescott, AZ.  She has been an active APTA member since becoming a PT and is presently the treasurer for the Health Policy and Administration section, and Chief Delegate for APTA Arizona.

Date: February 23, 2022

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Members - Free: Register Here

Nonmembers - $15