The Therapy Team Leader assists the Director of Therapy in day to day operations of a therapy team or discipline. In addition, the position:
- Requires effective supervisory skills along with good communication skills for interdepartmental relationships
- Requires competency in licensed discipline evaluation, assessment, care planning and treatment.
- Requires task delgation and supervision of therapist assistants and technicians
- Assists with staffing, scheduling, orientation, training and communication to provide adequate coverage for patient treatments.
- Maintains open and on-going communication with hospital departments to ensure patient, staff and hospital needs are met.
- Typically provides patient care in licensed discipline 80% to 90% of work hours.
The Therapy Team Leader helps create an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by meeting or exceeding its goals, conveying the hospital mission to all staff, holding staff accountable for performance, motivating staff to improve performance and being responsible for the operation of the department, measurement, assessment and continuous improvement of the department's performance. The Team Leader creates an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by helping staff to improve their clinical skills, and overall performance, through staff development and mentoring. This position will support cultural diversity by ensuring the delivery of quality, equitable and culturally competent patient-centered care ins provided; promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that is respectful and accepting of diversity; and ensuring that cultural diversity and sensitivity training is a part of new employee orientation on an on-going basis to meet the needs of the patient population served in the hospital.
To attract and retain the best professionals, we offer a comprehensive and competitive Benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), college savings plan, employee assistance program, pre-paid legal plan and much more. For more information on available Benefits, please click here.
Who will you treat? We are an acute rehabilitation hospital setting. Typically our therapist can expect to spend an average of 2-4 weeks with our patients treating a wide clinical caseload such as: stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, various neurological disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, amputation, joint replacement, fractures, multiple trauma, cardiac conditions, and pulmonary conditions. 80% of our patients are discharged directly home.
We use evidence-based practice guidelines to treat our patients. We utilize our clinical outcomes to asses and improve our treatment interventions and programs. We participate in a national outcomes database, which provides benchmarks and sophisticated outcome reports to help us continually analyze and improve our patient outcomes.
You will use standard and advanced therapy technologies- depending on hospital location, some equipment used such as Auto Ambulators, Bioness, Interactive Metronome, Hand Mentor, SmartStep, Anodyne, Wii and CAPs may be available.
Helping you become a better therapist is critical to our success
- You will be paired with mentors; attend in-house as well as external educational programs. The treatment team is made up of full time therapists, nurses, social workers, pharmacists and medical staff; a great way to learn beyond your own discipline.
Licensure or Certification:
- Must have current state license or certification; in states where licensing is not required, defer to state practice act.
- CPR certification preferred unless otherwise required by hospital policy
Education, Training and Experience:
- Successful completion of a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited therapy program preferred
- A minimum of three years of discipline specific or leadership experience required, with no less than 2 years being clinical.
- Active on the Therapy Clinical Ladder (when eligible) or speciality professional certification, preferred.
- Good visual acuity and ability to communicate
- Ability to lift, lower, push, pull and retrieve objects weighing a minimum of 30 pounds of medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimim requirements.
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