Developmental Physical Therapist Supervisor

 
Position: Developmental Physical Therapist Supervisor

Job ID: 153504

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY

Talent Area: Therapist

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a-5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.

Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.

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Summary:

We are searching for a Therapy Supervisor for outpatient physical and occupational therapy in the Texas Medical Center — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will supervise therapy staff, promote program development, assist in daily operations related to the provision of therapy services, provide clinical direction to therapists, technicians and students and plan, evaluate, organize, design and implement treatment techniques and programs in a developmentally and age appropriate manner for patients ages 0 to adulthood within the scope of demonstrated competencies.

 



Responsibilities :

  • Serves as front line supervisor in collaboration with leadership team and therapy manager
  • Performs patient care and related activities (50% of discipline specific budgeted productivity)
  • Provides clinical leadership and serves as an instructor/mentor
  • Facilitates/promotes program development and departmental/interdepartmental performance improvement
  • Attends health, safety, and training in services and other mandatory hospital activities


Qualifications:

  • Pediatric Outpatient Therapy Experience
  • Highly prefer Developmental Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy, physical therapy, or speech therapy
  • Licensed Occupational or Physical Therapist, or Speech Language Pathologist by State of Texas
  • 5 years of clinical experience (clinical residency may be counted at a premium on a 1:2 ratio)
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of pediatric therapy developmentally appropriate for children ages 0 – adulthood
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of time management, basic fiscal management, systems operations, personnel management, joint commission standards, and organizational culture
  • Ability to be articulate, courteous and supportive in dealing with hospital, administrative and health center personnel, patients, and parents with ability to honor confidentiality; to independently treat complex patients by developing and following an individualized therapy plan of care; demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills; management skills as they relate to hospital IDS and personnel growth and development, demonstrate leadership, and ability to set priorities
  • Problem solves independently as exhibited by the ability to automatically analyze situations, evaluate priorities, and initiate appropriate course of action
  • Utilize basic office equipment such as fax, photocopier, and PC
  • The ability to efficiently and effectively maneuver through word-processing and spreadsheet programs is considered a mandatory skill required for the job (transition management/change)

 



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