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Evidence and Practical Strategies for Effective Supervision

presented by Lisa Milliken, MA, CCC-SLP, FNAP, CDP, RAC-CT

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Financial: Lisa Milliken receives compensation from MedBridge for this course.

Nonfinancial: Lisa Milliken has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 62 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 49 Minutes
Interprofessional healthcare professionals are often required to supervise staff, including interprofessional team members, assistants, interns, and aides. However, supervision may not have been an extensive part of their degree training, and may present with unanticipated challenges. This course offers evidence-based strategies from recent research, as well as practical and effective tips for success throughout the supervision process, that will optimally contribute to the success of the supervisor and supervisee. Practitioners will learn strategies to mentor their supervisees, including resources for coaching, checklists of areas that are significant for the supervisor and supervisee to best work and collaborate together, and evidence of barriers to anticipate and overcome along the way. This course will be helpful for participants in multiple settings, including primary care, acute care, skilled nursing facilities, home health, outpatient care, universities, and schools. It is also applicable to nurses, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, speech language pathologists, respiratory therapists, athletic trainers, and social workers.

Meet Your Instructor

Lisa Milliken, MA, CCC-SLP, FNAP, CDP, RAC-CT

Lisa Milliken received her BA from Louisiana Tech University and her MA from the University of Memphis in audiology and speech-language pathology. She has since served adults and geriatrics as a clinician, manager, vice president, consultant, compliance manager, and education director and is passionate about mentoring healthcare professionals across the country. She currently provides continuing…

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1. Evidence to Equip the Successful Supervisor

This chapter will initially define and describe the supervisor’s critical role and significance to the success of the supervisee. Then, evidence will be shared from recent research and practical examples of a supervisor’s strategies utilized while teaching skills and serving as a role model for person-centered care. Roles of the supervisor will also be shared for developing leadership skills of the supervisee, and examples of strategies for different professions will be shared along the way.

2. The Impact of Quality Supervision to an Organization

This chapter will review recent systematic reviews, citing how the integration of quantitative and qualitative evidence of effective clinical supervision positively affects an organization’s outcome and how the impact of such supervision may lead to the supervisee’s retention and well-being as well as to a positive workplace environment for all team members. Studies of relational leadership versus task-focused leadership will also be presented, followed by practical examples in different settings.

3. Enablers, Benefits, and Barriers to Effective Supervision

This chapter will share evidence depicting a comprehensive review of key enablers, benefits, and barriers to effective clinical supervision. Then, strategies will be shared for working through the given challenges with different examples.

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