Assistant Manager, Outpatient Physical Therapy
I joined North Shore-LIJ in the mid 1980’s after receiving my BS in Physical Therapy. During my time here I have taken advantage of many opportunities to grow and learn, and add to my professionalism. Read More >>
Assistant Manager, Outpatient Physical Therapy
I joined North Shore-LIJ in the mid 1980’s after receiving my BS in Physical Therapy. During my time here I have taken advantage of many opportunities to grow and learn, and add to my professionalism. I received my Master’s in Science in Sports Science from Long Island University, and was reimbursed for the degree – I am so appreciative of this benefit. I’ve taken 10 Core Management courses at the Center for Learning Innovation, and I’ve taken at least a dozen courses offered by our own HR department. Since my start here as a student, I’ve climbed the corporate ladder, and my professional and management skills have grown tremendously.
I’m a “hands on” manager, and this helps me relate better to my staff’s needs – and enables me to directly impact our patients’ experiences. My motto is “a happy and respected staff is a productive staff.” I think the fact that we serve coffee and have home-baked goods available for our patients makes them feel a real part of our friendly atmosphere. I really believe I have the best staff possible. We work together side by side, encouraging each other and supporting each other in helping our patients meet their physical and emotional challenges.
I am a part of the transformation in care that occurs constantly throughout the health system. I participate in the Wellness Committee, the Communications Committee, and our new Smile Committee. I’m also a Team Stepps trainer, and a trainer for Preventing Workplace Violence. This year, I received the President’s Award for Exceptional Patient Experience. Just to be nominated by my peers was so overwhelming. I’m reminded often that “you won out of 43,000 employees!” I just love my job and to be rewarded for doing it was unbelievable. I share my award with my outstanding rehab team!
At North Shore-LIJ, our Rehabilitation team understands that collaboration and effective communication are keys to enabling us to transform care in this field. To ensure that we can continue to deliver the highest quality care, each team member completes TEAM STEPPS training, and senior therapists oversee every clinical rotation while serving as valuable mentors to all staff.
We serve patients with a wide variety of diagnoses, from simple to highly complex. As a part of our team, you’ll work with professionals representing a broad range of specialties, such as orthopedics, amputation and joint replacement, strokes and neurological impairments, traumatic brain and/or spinal injuries, sports injuries, oncology, tumors and medical/surgical and cardiac rehabilitation. Unlike many other rehabilitation providers, therapists with us provide wound care services, and many on our staff hold advanced certifications in this field.
Our multi-disciplinary team includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, physical therapy assistants, certified occupational therapy assistants and recreational therapists. Whatever your role, we offer you tremendous opportunities for growth throughout our system, which includes many nationally recognized rehabilitation facilities:
- Institute for Orthopedic Science: Multidisciplinary care for every facet of the musculoskeletal system
- Harvey Cushing Institutes of Neuroscience: Includes twelve neurological clinics specializing in strokes, brain tumors, neurodegenerative disease, pain and more
- Orzac Center for Care and Rehabilitation: Long/short term rehabilitative care for adults
- The Stern Family Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation: Niche services for short-term and skilled nursing patients who have orthopedic, neurological, cardiac, pulmonary, acquired brain injury and general medical/surgical diagnoses
- Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation Services (S.T.A.R.S.): Outpatient sports, orthopedic, hand, neurological and spine rehabilitation
- Transitions of Long Island: Comprehensive neuro-rehabilitation for individuals with acquired neurological injuries
- Regional Center for Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Serves patients with strokes, brain tumors, traumatic brain injuries, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis and other brain-related disorders
- Orthopedic & Rehabilitation Institute: Helps patients overcome physical limitations due to scoliosis, joint disease, other orthopedic conditions or neurological, cardiac and pulmonary diseases
- Home Care Network: Compassionate rehabilitative services in a home setting
We invite you to join us as we continue to raise the standard in rehabilitation care, and in rehabilitation careers.