Thursday, March 05, 2009

Too many IEPs

So, for you who aren't in the schools I just thought I'd make you feel better about yourself. Okay, so I have 9 IEPs next week. None of them that I schedule so they are almost all during my therapy time. /sigh. Luckily 4 of them are preschool transitioning IEPs which I don't have to do any work except show up.

Anyway, where setting are you working in? What are the pros and cons with your setting? I think overall the high amount of paperwork is probably a con across settings (like IEPs).

~Bob~

11 comments:

kristin said...

Inpatient Hospital setting con: lengthy documentation! But I like the work itself. I think another con is longer hours than the schools. Pros are things are always changing and interesting and you get to see a lot of progress. Also I love all the medical stuff. How long does it take you to write an IEP? When I worked in the schools my mentor wrote mine for me so it rocked.

Bob said...

It depends on the IEP. Artic IEPs I can do in my sleep, but functional skill kiddos are more complicated. I can usually get an IEP done in 30-45 minutes, sometimes more some times less.

Genna said...

I'm working in private practice in Idaho. So coming from working in a school in Texas, the paperwork is a cakewalk. Yes I have paperwork, but the reports are at the most, 2 pages long and the daily notes are a couple of sentences. I love it.

kristin said...

You suck. My paperwork is monsterous. :)

kristin said...

Is is pediatric, Genna?

Bob said...

@kristin Your paperwork scares me. I know I intend to learn it someday.

@genna What kind of reports were you writing in texas???

Genna said...

We have adult and child referrals we can choose from that come in to the clinic. I only have 3 clients, a 3, 11, and 13 year old. In texas the paperwork was EXTREMELY regulated. instead of freehanding a report on word, we used a special program that had boxes to fill in about the various types of tests we did. It was confusing to know which boxes to check and which ones to fill in and what exactly they wanted in each box. That's how texas is, they like to pretend that everything they do is extremely important.

Bob said...

@genna, Our paper work is pretty regulated too, but apparently not as bad as texas, we still have some leeway.

kristin said...

Haha! Yeah, good old Texas pride. So how many hours can you get in with just 3 clients? Or is that really low for you?

Rachel B. said...

Kristin - The paperwork I did at the U was so much more time consuming than what I did at IMC/LDS. The daily notes you have to type are crazy and would take me way longer to do than at my main job. We would just write a few sentences in progress notes for each session we did at IMC/LDS and that was it. I think your extreme paperwork might be a part of working at the U (ask the other PRN people- they will tell you)!
Evals, team notes, discharges, and MBS/FEES reports always took a while to do. I am in love with the paperwork at the SNF/sub-acute rehab and home health agencies I work at. They are really short and include a lot of check boxes.

kristin said...

Ha ha- yes I agree, Rach. I think it's not so much a U thing as a Darrin thing and he trains all the students and PRN staff. But yeah, it's heavy. And the notes they do at Sugarhouse are pretty lengthy too. But essentially I think it's up to the clinician, and if some people write much briefer notes, that's their choice. Darrin be damned! (Hope he steers clear of this blog, lol.)