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Job ID
Clinical Leadership
Rehabilitation-Wound Care
Albuquerque, NM
Date posted
Pay Rate
$42.76 - $66.22 Hourly

This position will offer generous sign on bonus to external hires.

Department: Rehabilitation-Wound Care
FTE: 1.00
Full Time
Shift: Rotating

Position Summary:
Coordinate and supervise physical or occupational therapy services for either inpatients or outpatients. Organize, develop, and implement physical/occupational therapy treatments and evaluations. Coordinate in-service education for assigned service area. Serve as a clinical resource for the department staff. Act in the capacity of lead therapist for the assigned service area. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.

Detailed responsibilities:
* SUPERVISION - Develop efficient organizational structure. Supervise employees and select, terminate, train, educate, correct deficiencies, perform appraisals, issue discipline, counsel, schedule work assignments; encourage staff teamwork and growth initiatives
* PATIENT CARE - Evaluate patient and determine functional treatment goals; Assess patient's functional impairments; delivers physical therapy plan of care to include modalities, therapeutic exercise and manual skills; produce 18 units during each 8 hour shift
* PATIENT CARE - Adapt therapy treatment to meet individual patient needs; educate patients about their care using easy to understand information
* TRAINING - Conduct training for medical, nursing and ancillary personnel in therapy techniques and objectives; provide clinical direction through mentoring, planning and implementing staff in-service training
* SCHEDULING - Coordinate staff and patient schedules; meet patient census guidelines
* BUDGET - Assist in the annual budget planning process and regularly monitor expenditures
* QUALITY - Implement quality assurance and safety standards consistent with TJC and OSHA regulations pertaining to rehabilitation services
* PERFORMANCE IMPROVE - Participate in performance improvement activities and help identify performance improvement criteria
* COMMUNICATION - Utilize effective communication and patient/customer relation skills in dealing with patients, visitors, nursing staff, physicians and Hospitals personnel
* COMMUNICATION - Conduct staff meetings and one-on-one meetings; discuss operational issues, training competencies, provide feedback on employee satisfaction
* ADMINISTRATION - Perform various administrative functions such as monitoring expenditures and preparing reports and correspondence; may participate in a variety of research projects to develop service plans; may propose changes to program policies and procedures
* PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols
* PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
* PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
* PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
* PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"


* Bachelor's Degree
Education specialization:
* Related Discipline

2 years directly related experience

Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

* CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days
* NM PT or Temp OT License; Permanent lic w/in 3 months

Physical Conditions:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

Working conditions:
* Med Haz: Dirt, dust, fumes, odors, bad weather, noise
* May be required to travel to various work sites
* May be required or is required to rotate work shifts

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