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PT and PTA Students and New Grads: State of the Market interviews

Calling all new graduates, PT students, and PTA students: are you interested to learn more about the current state of the job market in Georgia? Are you getting ready for an upcoming interview, or preparing for one in the future? Do you wonder if you should negotiate at your next interview?

PTAG President Daniel Dale interviewed clinicians, marketing experts, and recruiters in a recent series to get the inside scoop on their take on the current job market. These short (~15 minutes) interviews should help provide some background and insight into Georgia’s job market for the physical therapy profession. Check them out by heading to the links below.

Also, speakers have provided their information below, and welcome you to reach out if you should have any further questions. Thank you to all of our speakers for taking the time to contribute!

Carrie Cunningham, Clinical Manager of Sports Medicine, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Carrie.cunningham@choa.org).  Watch the video.

Josh Bills, Senior University Relations Specialist, Fox Rehabilitation (josh.bills@foxrehab.org).  Watch the video.

Catina Kristofik, Recruiting Manager for Team Rehabilitation (catina.kristofik@team-rehab.com), and Ted Zialyek, Clinic Director for Team Rehabilitation (ted.ziaylek@team-rehab.com).  Watch the video.

 

These videos will be available until June 27, 2020

 


COVID-19: Filling in the Gaps and Next Steps

To view the webinar recorded 5/9/20, click here.
 
Resources discussed in the webinar can be found here.

Join a panel from the PTAG Acute Care Focused Interest Network (FIN) as they discuss
COVID-19: Filling in the Gaps & Next Steps. The panel provided an overview and review of what is known about COVID-19, ICU-Acquired Weakness (ICUAW), and Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS). The panel describes basic concepts and definitions of related health conditions. The panel discussed through utilizing the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice to aid in determining when to initiate examination, evaluation, intervention. Integrated case studies with current rehabilitation concepts were  provided. Finally, the panel assisted to identify available resources for clinicians and were available for Q&A.

Objectives:
  • Describe basic concepts and definitions of related health conditions
  • Determining when to initiate examination, evaluation, intervention
  • Implementation APTA review of systems for determining rehabilitative strategies
  • Describe and differentiate PICS and ICUAW
  • Integrating current rehabilitation concepts through case studies 
  • Identify available resources for clinicians

    Speakers in the webinar are:

    Dr. Kathy Lee Bishop PT, DPT, CCS, FNAP

    Dr. Christy Brimmer PT, DPT, NCS 
    Dr. Katelyn Corridon PT, DPT
    Dr. Jennifer Sharp PT, DPT, CCS

Due to the effort of the PTAG Board of Directors to get information out as quickly as possible to members and prospective members, this course was not sent to be approved for CEUs per the PTAG policy and procedure. Therefore, no certificates will be awarded for completion of the course. However, the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy rules and regulations on continuing competency states that one method of achieving continuing competence can be:

“Self - instruction from reading professional literature; Continuing competence credit is limited to a maximum of three (3) hours;”

So long as the content is "beyond the licensee's present level of knowledge and competence which may be subject to audit by the board," and "content of the experience must relate to patient care in physical therapy whether the subject is research, treatment, documentation, education, management, or some other content area."

PTAG recommends that if attendees choose to seek continuing competency credit, that they choose to keep the initial webinar announcement (with title, description, objectives, and speakers), a copy of the registration email, and some form of documentation of self-instruction, whether that be notes you kept during the webinar or a brief paragraph of what you have learned. PTAG does not certify or guarantee that this will be accepted by the State Board of Physical Therapy, but is merely providing information for interested parties.