To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Performs duties of staff therapist in addition to providing supervision to staff on a daily basis. Works with the Director and other supervisors as part of the Centers'' management team. Ensures the delivery of a high level of patient care, and the growth and development of team members. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsibilities: 1. Clinical Skills 1.1 Performs all duties of staff therapist 1.2 Demonstrates skill in evaluation, treatment planning and providing therapy. 1.3 Manages a clinical caseload of up to 75% on a daily basis in addition to other assigned duties. 1.4 Demonstrates ability to function as an interdisciplinary team member. 1.5 Provides concise and accurate documentation for patient care reports 100% of the time as evidenced by chart review. 1.6 Submits patient care documentation, patient billing, payroll documents, reimbursement reports and paid time off (PTO) requests according to established department standards within established time frame. 1.7 Fulfills discipline-specific job description for staff therapist as relates to clinical responsibilities. 2. Leadership and Supervision 2.1 Demonstrates strong leadership skills through accessibility and visibility in daily work with team, as observed by colleagues and managers. Consistently fosters team dynamic. 2.2 Supervises therapy and aide staff directly and assesses needs for intervention. Enforces department and organization policies and procedures, and carries out corrective action as necessary. 2.3 Provides positive and proactive feedback to staff regarding areas of deficiency as evidenced by documentation in human resource files. 2.4 Assists with staff development through ongoing assessment of staff performance and recommendations for promotions. Conducts performance evaluations of staff members. 2.5 Active participation in recruitment activities through the interview process. 2.6 In collaboration with colleagues and leadership staff, facilitates strategic and planned staff development, driving professional and clinical skill growth and depth within team. 3. Administrative Tasks 3.1 Provides support and assistance to staff on a daily basis 3.2 Provides and coordinates inclusive staff orientation and on-the-job training specific to specialty areas within the department. Facilitate systems for developing productive members of rehabilitation team. 3.3 Supervises scheduling and prioritization of patient treatments when necessary. 3.4 Active collaborator in Quality and Process Improvement within department, to maintain compliance with regulatory guidelines and to advance delivery of care. 3.5 Responds to all department inquiries. Supports and nurtures relationships with other departments in organization. 3.6 Participates collaboratively in establishment and revision of appropriate department policies and procedures. 4. Professionalism 4.1 Demonstrates participation in own professional development. 4.2 Participates in team meetings, exchanges information/knowledge with staff, client, family members and others as appropriate. 4.3 Coordinates orientation and education of students or volunteers regarding therapeutic services. 4.4 Keeps informed of current developments in the field by continuing education. 4.5 Has met required contact hours in chosen discipline. 4.6 Updates assessment and therapy procedures to integrate newly acquired information. 4.7 Provides effective inservices to colleagues, physicians, families and others. 4.8 Achieves all mutually established performance goals and objectives as indicated by supervisory review of annual goals. 5. Program Management and Development 5.1 Demonstrates innovative supervisory strategies which foster growth of organization programs and staff. 5.2 Coordinates education programs such as inservices, student programs and community outreach. 5.3 Ensures appropriate utilization of staff to provide adequate coverage of their assigned treatment areas. 5.4 Assists management team with input regarding potential new programs. 5.5 Assists with development of new programs as required. Aids in work to optimize and grow existing programs. 5.6 Assumes responsibility for ensuring that patient care requirements are delivered. Works proactively to identify problems and gaps, and in collaboration with peers and staff, crafts possible solutions.
Graduate of accredited Physical, Occupational, Speech-Language Pathology or Recreational Therapy program or equivalent and a BS or Masters degree.
Minimum of 3 years clinical experience. Previous supervisory or leadership experience preferred.
Current Connecticut licensure in Physical therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech-Language Pathology or demonstrated eligibility in other clinical area.
Current skills with MS office. Performance Improvement training desirable.
Responsible for the activities of staff assigned to ta clinical area; ensures that high levels of quality patient care are maintained. Carries out departmental goals and objectives in collaboration with leadership colleagues. Actively participates in regulatory readiness and compliance with both professional and regulatory standards. Takes corrective action when warranted.
Regularly exercises independent judgment and discretion in scheduling, planning, organizing and supervising the day to day activities of staff members. Works directly with patients and staff to resolve patient related problems
The worker must be able to stand, walk, talk, hear, lift, push, pull, reach, stoop, kneel, climb and perform repetitive motions, of the wrist, fingers or hands., The worker is subject to inside environmental/atmospheric conditions such as poor ventilation and is also subject to hazards, such as exposure to chemicals., The worker must be able to operate various exercise equipment, whirlpools, ultrasound and electrical stimulation equipment., The worker must be able to exert up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and /or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to, 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects or the human body., Functions with or without the assistance of reasonable accommodation as determined on a case by case basis.