Lance Hill, OTR/L, RAC-CT, heads up the Therapy Center Compliance Department and Director of Regulatory and Clinical Compliance. With over 20 years combined experience in Operations and Clinical Training as well as Therapy Consulting, Lance was a successful owner/operator of his own therapy company before joining Therapy Center in 2009 and becoming certified as a Resident Assessment Coordinator in 2010.
Understanding both the financial and clinical sides of the long-term care business has proven valuable in educating customers and therapists as to “why” a proactive approach to therapy compliance is so important for success. Lance believes that once we understand “why” change is occurring it is much easier to move on to the solution of “how” to successfully respond to that change. Knowing that remaining static is never a long-term strategy for success, Lance has built safeguards into the compliance program to ensure that it too constantly evolves to continuously meet the changes in long-term care.
A little lagniappe about Lance:
Where is your hometown? EDMONTON ALBERTA CANADA
School/University you received your degree(s): UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
Year you started working with Therapy Center: 2009
Areas you work/Main job responsibilities: CLINICAL AND REGULATORY COMPLIANCE; THERAPY AND NURSING AUDITING; THERAPY CONSULTING; OPERATIONS
Certifications: RAC CERTIFICATION (RAC-CT); CLINICAL SPECIALIST IN CONTRACTURE MANAGEMENT
Why did you choose the field you work in? I WANTED A CAREER THAT WAS DYNAMIC, ONE THAT WOULD CONSTANTLY CHALLENGE ME AND MY SKILL SET. I CHOSE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AS A CAREER FOR 2 REASONS; 1) I WANTED TO WORK IN A PROFESSION THAT HELPED PEOPLE AND 2) I WANTED A CAREER THAT WOULD ALLOW ME TO THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX AND USE MY CREATIVE SIDE; OT HAS DONE BOTH.
What is the most rewarding part of your job? HELPING PEOPLE AND GIVING BACK TO THE PROFESSION THAT HAS GIVEN ME SO MUCH.
Favorite part of working at Therapy Center? THE PEOPLEâ€¦.. HANDS DOWN. I LOVE THE ENERGY, THE PERSONALITIES, AND THE COMMITMENT TO ALWAYS WANT TO BE BETTER, TO ALWAYS IMPROVE.
Hobbies/other areas of interest: SPENDING QUALITY TIME WITH MY FAMILY, HOCKEY, FOOTBALL, RUNNING, COLLECTING CIVIL WAR ERA PHOTOGRAPHY