Director of Rehabilitative Care - Nexus Children's Hospital - Houston, TX
The Director of Rehabilitation is responsible for the oversight of therapy operations which includes the management and supervision of the therapy staff, the clinical program, and assures the therapy continuum of care for those served at the facility. The Director of Rehabilitation is a clinical role requiring provision of therapeutic intervention as needed as a Physical Therapist at any time. The Director of Rehabilitation is responsible for the provision of training and in-services to staff, staff communications, development of protocol, and observance of all regulatory guidelines to assure compliance with rules and regulations and individual practice prerogatives. This position is considered to be an essential staff member who is defined as a staff member who is required to be on duty to provide services assigned during an emergency and/or disaster situation, as defined by the facility’s emergency and disaster response plan.
JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
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- Demonstrates knowledge of individual patients’ histories, current progress and personal issues or difficulties.
- Screens, evaluates and treats patients in a timely manner as ordered by the attending physician.
- Accepts and completes assignments without hesitation.
- Accomplishes required tasks with minimal supervision.
- Communicates effectively with immediate supervisor, physicians and other health team members regarding patient progress, problems and plans
- Participates in weekly patient rounds and/or treatment planning as necessary.
- Participates in family conferences and other patient care conferences as needed.
- Records clinical documentation according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines.
- Records daily treatment and labor per company procedures.
- Establishes and instructs program staff and/or family members in patient specific home exercise program.
- Participates in discharge planning as needed.
- Complies with state regulations and national standards as they apply to the practice of Physical Therapy.
- Ensures fiscal management of therapy department.
- Ensures therapy department staff provides appropriate services as per professional licensing acts.
- Ensures staffing appropriateness for department.
- Ensure treatment team decisions are followed in all aspects of patient’s daily programming.
- Demonstrates ability to resolve and/or problem solve areas of concern or conflict with patients’ families, co-workers, or external customers in a professional, proactive and courteous manner.
- Demonstrates ability to apply and practice physical therapy procedures.
- Demonstrates ability to provide staff training on patient specific home exercise programs/protocols as requested in a timely manner.
- Demonstrates ability to complete reports, generate schedules, and document treatments.
- Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with staff, physicians, other departments and outside physicians.
- Ensures accurate and timely completion of other administrative or program related tasks as assigned by supervisor.
- Ensures annual re-certification of therapy department licensing.
- Provides supervision to subordinates in accordance with HBO’s Policies and Procedures and applicable federal and state law.
- Does not show favoritism towards staff members. Is consistent in supervision of staff at all times.
- Demonstrates ability to provide ongoing training, role-modeling, development and nurturing to staff.
- Conducts regularly scheduled staff meeting to facilitate good communication flow and problem identification.
- Performs employee performance evaluations in a timely manner and ensures all required paperwork is submitted to payroll in a timely manner.
- Ensures timely and accurate completion of payroll.
- Provides appropriate rewards and corrective action to staff.
- Ensures staff attends all mandatory in-services.
- Exercise good judgment when addressing staff complaints and resolving staff problems
- Ensures tracking and follow up regarding employee criteria for employment at HBO, i.e., license, CPR, etc.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Preferred minimum of five years management experience in Inpatient Setting.
- Knowledge of or exposure to providing assistance to persons with neurological deficits, or persons with disabilities in an acute care or community re-entry program and inpatient hospital setting preferred.
- Must be and maintain licensure as a licensed Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapist in state of practice
- Must be certified in CPR.
- Maintains certifications and licenses as current to avoid voluntary resignation.
- Must be knowledgeable of and practice Infection control and universal precautions at all times.
- Must obtain a tuberculosis test within the first 14 days of employment and on an annual basis thereafter.
- Must pass a criminal background, employee misconduct registry and OIG/GSA sanctions on an annual basis.
- Minimum of Master’s Degree in Physical/Occupational or Speech Therapy from an accredited college.