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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 a Specialty Therapy Coordinator (West Campus and Health Centers) to 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 Therapy Specialty Coordinator works interdependently with and independently of the multi-disciplinary team. Scope of practice will include practitioner, educator, researcher and change agent. The Therapy Specialty Coordinator is dedicated to promoting optimal patient/family care with the ultimate goal of enhanced patient/family outcomes.
Think you have what it takes?
- flexibility to travel to 4 primary health centers in the north region and be housed at our West Campus location
- understanding this is a part-time role with part-time benefits (ability to work 20-30 hrs per week)
- Serves as an advanced clinical practitioner.
- 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.
- Maintains clinical skills by providing direct patient care and related activities.
- 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.
- Conducts research and development activities for Specialty Services.
- 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 Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy
- Corresponding License in OT - Occupational Therapist or PT - Physical Therapist or SP-Speech Pathologist
- 10yrs of clinical related experience required
- BLS Cert-Basic Life Support
- previous management experience
- Previous role as an Advanced Clinical Specialist or equivalent.
Knowledge and Skills
- Must be flexible to meet the needs of the Specialty area across the Texas Children’s Hospital IDS locations.
- Additional requirements:
- 1) Must be articulate, courteous and supportive in dealing with physicians, administrative and departmental personnel, patients and parents;
- 2) must honor confidentiality;
- 3) must independently treat patients by developing and following the established therapy plan of care;
- 4) must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- 5) must utilize basic office equipment such as fax, copier, scanner and PC;
- 6) must demonstrate leadership skills as exhibited by formal mentoring, analytical thinking, adaptability, objectivity, interpersonal awareness, and group leadership.
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