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Director of Therapy

Company: Kensington
Location: Clearwater
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

Daily Pay Option Available -Job Description:OVERVIEW:Responsible for directing the overall functions of Rehabilitation Services; coordinate and supervise operations of the department; administer physical agents prescribed by a referring physician; and maintain performance improvement activities within the department. Assure competency of all staff members; assist in formulating budget, evaluates department performance versus budget and takes appropriate action to remain within budget guidelines. Develop and implement system of reviewing department charges, ensures that patient charges are accurate and entered on a timely basis. Maintain efficient and effective department operation while requiring compliance with all state, federal and local regulatory laws, standards and protocols. -RESPONSIBILITIES:--- Promote the mission, vision, and values of the organization.--- Responsible for direction of the Rehabilitation Services department and staff--- Ability to observe and evaluate treatment effect and recommend changes to physician if necessary--- Ability to perform an appropriate assessment on all patients as related to the therapy requested--- Formulate a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluate effectiveness of learning--- Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency of all rehabilitation services modalities--- Treat patients and families with respect and dignity. Identify and address needs of the patients and family--- Interact professionally with patients and family in the formation of the plan of care--- Serve as a liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers--- Maintain patient confidence and protects hospital operations by keeping information confidential--- Communicate appropriately to physicians, staff and administrative team--- Manage and maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations--- Maintain records pertinent to personnel and operation of the department--- Prepare reports regarding rehabilitation services, i.e., utilization, performance improvement, service data, outcome data, productivity, including long term capital budget and short-term operation budget--- Demonstrate the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations--- Maintain a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments--- Provide education to staff on performance improvement--- Ability to plan and organize orientation and in-service training for department staff members and participate in guidance and educational programs--- Perform management activities including, interviewing, hiring, evaluating and terminating department staff members--- Comply with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions--- Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed -
QUALIFICATIONS:EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:--- A graduate of an approved school of Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, or Physical Therapy, with a Bachelor of Science or Arts Degree--- Must be currently licensed in Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, or Physical Therapy--- Must have three to five years of clinical experience with at least one year of supervisory experience --- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification (with AED)SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:--- This position supervises rehabilitation departmentWORK ENVIRONMENT: --- This job operates in a health care setting. This role requires regular walking to various locations around the care center. --- Incumbent may be exposed to virus, disease and infection from patients and specimens in working environment. --- Incumbent may be required to work extended periods of time at a video display terminal. -PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: --- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.--- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.TRAVEL: --- Travel is not expected in this positionACKNOWLEDGEMENT Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employee signature below constitutes employee's understanding of the requirements, essential functions and duties of the position.CLEARWATER, FL

Keywords: Kensington, Clearwater , Director of Therapy, Healthcare , Clearwater, Florida

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