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Albuquerque, NM

Apply Job ID 13972562 Date posted 10/13/2017
Position Summary:

Occupational Therapy supervisor for inpatient, acute care OT and COTA staff in the state's only level 1 Trauma Center and primary teaching hospital. Hospital serves both adult and pediatric populations. Become a part UNM Health Sciences Center (HSC) which includes UNMH, UNM School of Medicine and the UNM OT Graduate program. Have access to the HSC library and numerous other learning opportunities.

Coordinate and supervise physical or occupational therapy services for either inpatients or outpatients. Organize, develop, and implement physical/occupational therapy treatments and evaluations. Coordinate inservice 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.Accountability:
  • SUPERVISION - Develop efficient organizational structure, supervise employees - 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 IMPROVEMENT - 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

  • 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"

  • 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

  • Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline

  • Experience Requirements:
  • 2 years directly related experience

  • Licensure/Certification Requirements:
  • CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position

  • One of the following:

  • Physical Therapist License by the New Mexico Physical Therapist Board

  • Temporary Physical Therapist License by the New Mexico Physical Therapist Board; Obtain permanent license within 3 months of position

  • Occupational Therapist New Mexico License or License pending with NM Occupational Therapy Board; obtain license within 3 months of position

  • Experience Requirements - Preferred:
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

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

  • Physical Demands Requirements:
  • 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.

  • Testing Requirements:
  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

  • Working Conditions Requirements:
  • Med Haz: Dirt, dust, fumes, odors, bad weather, noise

  • May be required or is required to rotate work shifts

  • May be required to travel to various work sites

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