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Yesterday was my birthday. Today I had full day of working with patients (two evals and the rest 30 minute treatments for patients new to me). The normal end of work day is ~5pm, but I needed to stay to 6:30 to make all the necessary corrections. I would use excuses like “I didn’t get to plan for all the patients in the morning and had to spend some of my lunch documenting time on this because I didn’t get enough heads up from the supervising therapists about assigned patients in the morning” or “I was working under two therapists and was bouncing back between numerous notes for necessary corrections, which ate up my time efficiency for notes”…but overall, I need to be better.
My CI had a nice discussion with me at 6:47pm on a saturday outside our office. I need to figure out how to truly be entry level clinician within the next two weeks. And honestly - I felt good about most of my day based on treatment and patient interactions. It was simply towards the end of the day that I felt overwhelmed with the time it took for online documentation or to make corrections for a handwritten evaluation packet or plan of care.
I’m nervous. I’m so freakin’ nervous. My CI said I demonstrate great intentions, trying to improve and patient interaction with overall care…but its multiple mistakes or poor time efficiency that is truly holding me back. After that, I felt she has high hopes for me but spoke as if it was a ‘hefty’ goal in the remaining two weeks I have here at Madonna.
Hence, why I downed wine immediately after my return home - not even caring to change out of my scrubs.
Man. I need to just put a better step forward to being an all encompassing clinician - from conversing with other practitioners and being really time efficient and concise in all my documentation.
Any suggestions in general therapy/medical folks?
I’m slightly nervous (yes slightly excited, but again nervous) about starting work back in the hospital tomorrow after having three days off for travel.
I’m never sick or take vacations from clinical rotations. And never have I worked so intimately with patients that daily treatment and catch ups makes life easier. We have two new patients since I left.
I also will be getting more ‘heavily graded/reviewed’ over the next three weeks since I have to demonstrate improvement in various areas of weakness to prove I’m at entry level clinician level.
Well - as it went on Kenan and Kel : Awwwwwwwwwwwwww, here it goes!
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