The Leader-Manager Paradigm in Healthcare - PT72

The Leader-Manager Paradigm in Healthcare

by Ann Elsasser-Root, PT, DPT
(4.3 / 33 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


There are various titles in healthcare administration, such as director, manager, team leader, and shift leader, as well as various corporate designations. While these titles may discern rank within an organization and a level of responsibility, most would agree that the title of “leader” and the actions of “leadership” are not tied intrinsically. This course will serve to distinguish leaders from managers by analyzing each to depict their similarities and differences, and to establish how each role plays an integral part in any healthcare organization separately and collectively. The goal of this management and leadership continuing education course is to define the roles of effective managers and leaders, and to provide a clear framework for recognizing the attributes associated with healthcare leadership.


The content in this course is applicable to physical therapy professionals in acute care.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Recognize the attributes that define a leader in the healthcare environment.
  • Recognize the attributes that define a manager in the healthcare environment.
  • Contrast differences between managers and leaders.
  • Identify principles and strategies that guide effective leaders and managers.

Approval Information
This course is designed for physical therapists.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-579898 for 01/01/19 to 12/31/19). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors. 
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-323 for 02/01/18 to 01/31/20).
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 08/01/18 to 07/31/20. 
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 10/21/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/3/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/3/2022


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


For Florida professionals:

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Arlene S - Miami, FL  ·  Jun 03, 2019
The course was very informative
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Josephine C - SPRING CITY, PA  ·  Apr 09, 2019
It helped me to understand and set my goals for job performance. it should be offered to all who move along the clinical ladder.
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Susan P - Dallas, TX  ·  Dec 21, 2018
As a manager it is important to continue to develop my leadership abilities.
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Raynea R - Lawrenceville, GA  ·  Sep 08, 2018
This course was very detailed and relevant.
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Stephanie M - Chapel Hill, NC  ·  Jun 03, 2018
easy to use format, clear and direct test format
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Price: $19.00
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