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Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is Houston’s first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children in one of the city’s most rapidly growing communities in the area from Sugar Land to Bryan-College Station, Texas. Located at I-10 and Barker Cypress, our 515,007-square-foot hospital houses the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in the Greater West Houston area, four operating rooms, 16-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 46 acute care beds, advanced imaging services including MRI and CT scans, a neurophysiology sleep lab, a pathology lab and a full-scale pharmacy.
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We are searching for an Advanced Clinical Specialist - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you’ will demonstrate clinical expertise in the physical and educational aspects of specialty therapy program for the pediatric, adolescent and/or adult patient population and their families as outlined in the scope of service. The Advanced Clinical Specialist works interdependently with and independently of the multi-disciplinary team. Scope of practice will include practitioner, educator, researcher and change agent. The Advanced Clinical Specialist is dedicated to promoting optimal patient/family care with the ultimate goal of enhanced patient/family outcomes.
Think you’ve got what it takes?
- Collaborates with the health care team to assist in the planning, implementing and evaluating of treatment approach utilizing clinical knowledge, sound judgment and problem-solving
- Acts as a clinical resource and mentor to staff and other members of the health care team
- Performs patient care and related activities within the scope of their training and responsibilities (demonstrating advanced clinical competencies in their area of expertise)
- Participates in ongoing communication and collaboration with other members of the patient’s interdisciplinary care team
- Documents patient information in patient’s medical record, research data sheets and departmental PI/QI projects
- Assesses the learning needs of specialty area therapists and other healthcare providers
- Facilitates the acquisition of knowledge through formal and informal teaching/training
- Provides recommendations on issues/concerns with specialty area to health care providers within the institution
- Consistently applies new knowledge relevant to pediatric, adolescent and/or adult Specialty to clinical practice
- Advises and assists in maintaining Joint Commission requirements in all policies, procedures and standards of care for the Specialty Program
- Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy
- License to practice physical or occupational therapy in the State of Texas
- Eight (8) years clinical experience in area of specialty
- Current certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support for health care providers
- Experience in the clinical area of practice - Brachial Plexus
- Ability to operate all types of specialty therapy equipment and have a thorough knowledge and understanding of exercise and specialty principles in a manner that maximizes performance and minimizes injuries to include specialty area research and studies
- Must be flexible to meet the needs of the Specialty area across the Hospital IDS locations
- Must be articulate, courteous and supportive in dealing with physicians, administrative and departmental personnel, patients and parents
- Must independently treat patients by developing and following the established therapy plan of care
- Must utilize basic office equipment such as fax, copier, scanner and PC
- Must demonstrate leadership skills as exhibited by formal mentoring, analytical thinking, adaptability, objectivity, interpersonal awareness, and group leadership
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