Behavioral healthcare supervisors are expected to fulfill an abundance of roles in a treatment center including therapist, mentor, administrator, regulator, salesperson, and disciplinarian. In order to maintain daily order on all those tasks it is imperative that they have efficient tools to help manage. To Do lists have existed for a long time and in many forms. The evolution of a to do list includes use of post it notes to a modern use of “Alexa” alerts. However, the moving daily targets of a supervisor requires a sophisticated To Do List designed to help manage their unique workload.
An effective To Do List can provide a supervisor with one place to go to monitor supervisees credentials, track supervision sessions, approve documentation, delegate tasks and ensure project progress. Each role that the supervisor fulfills should be treated as its own project or task with steps on a successful completion. Utilizing an efficient, electronic To Do List along with powerful reporting can provide a supervisor with the right tools to achieve success for the each role they fill.
In today’s quickly moving mental health and addiction fields, there is a constant evolution of new problems and innovative ways to approach those problems. It is imperative that professionals continue to stay engaged with new trends within the field. One of the most important tasks the field requires of its’ professionals to stay current on trends is to obtain and maintain professional credentials.
In order to obtain credentials, an individual must complete a vigorous program of requirements to demonstrate competency in the areas stated by those guidelines. The maintenance of those credentials, ensures that professionals continue to evolve with the field. Tracking continuing education, supervision and work experience are all key tasks when evaluating credential status. It is imperative that agencies monitor credentials of their staff to ensure continued patient safety, quality care, regulatory compliance, and insurance liability protection.