Bachelor degree in Physical or Occupational Therapy from a program accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) or American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Licensed by the Texas Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners (PT, OT, OTR, LOT, OTR/L). Six years and above of related experience.
Accountable for the management and operations of assigned clinical area(s) to ensure efficient and effective operations of therapy services across the health system to ensure consistency. Serves as a patient advocate assuring the delivery of therapy meets legal, ethical and institutional standards while adhering to the philosophy, objective, policies and procedures of the department and the organization.Specific Job Related Duties
Major Duties / Critical Tasks:
- Assumes a manager role in implementation of the strategic plan set forth by Administrative Director;
- Provides input on budget issues and tracks operational expenditures and resources, as requested by Administrative Director of the program(s) to ensure high quality, cost effective service/outcomes, and a safe and efficient work environment;
- Provides leadership for the program(s) and promotes teamwork;
- Serves as liaison between Administrative Director and departmental programs;
- Participates in the financial management of the program(s) consistent with state and federal labor laws, and Rehabilitation Services and hospital philosophy, goals, and policy;
- Promotes and practices patient/family advocacy and facilitates the maintenance of ethical practice;
- Demonstrates a high level of productivity and dependability;
- Actively promotes the professional development and clinical education of self and others;
- Identifies appropriate internal controls for department; evaluates and implements mechanisms to monitor and enforce compliance per Administrative Director s directive;
- Defines clinical personnel requirements and position competencies for practice in conjunction with the Administrative Director of Rehabilitation Services;
- Continuously monitors staffing levels and adjusts as appropriate to meet various clinical care and financial objectives;
- Participates in clinical, departmental and hospital-wide programs affecting the delivery of care;
- Serves as a resource and role model for staff and students;
- Leads / participates, as appropriate, in collaborative interdepartmental approaches to developing and enhancing an integrated system of care as assigned;
- Participates in, and facilitates research and evidence-based practice endeavors for the department as they relate to quality patient care and state of the art clinical practice;
- Promotes student programming and involvement throughout the department;
- Accepts responsibility for personal professional development and demonstrates desire for personal growth;
- Performs related duties as required.
Master s degree in physical or occupational therapy or related field; Evidence of active leadership / participation with professional associations (TPTA, TOTA, APTA, AOTA); Experience with professional presentations at the state, national, and/or international level; Evidence of community leadership.
OT experience of 6 years preferred with management experience preferred.
Standard patient care supplies, equipment, and mechanical devices. Standard office and computer equipment equipped with Microsoft Office and statistical programs as required.
- Work environment is located in a comfortable indoor area;
- Conditions such as noise, odors, cramped workspace and/or fumes could sometimes cause discomfort;
- Moderate to extreme physical effort such as walking, standing, performing CPR, and lifting materials, equipment, objects, and/or patients may be required;
- Vision, hearing, talking and sense of touch abilities must be adequate to enable one to quickly and accurately perform tasks such as reading small print, reading from monitoring equipment, defining details, sending and receiving clear and accurate oral communication;
- Frequent periods of concentrated or focused attention will be needed to interpret visual, auditory, and sensory inputs;
- Alert and careful attention to detail will be required to avoid injury;
- Minimal exposure to such occupational hazards as communicable diseases, radiation, chemotherapeutic agents, and disoriented or combative patients;
- May work extended shifts as necessary to complete job objectives;
- May be required to be on standby and work extended shifts in situations deemed necessary by the Administrative Director, including weekends;
- Able to work under stress and be emotionally capable of coping with complex and/or changing activities.
Specific job requirements or physical location of some positions allocated to this classification, may render this position security sensitive, and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215, Texas Education Code.
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