Assistant Therapy Manager
Company: UT Southwestern
Posted on: November 26, 2022
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With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, UT
Southwestern is committed to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and
compassion. At UT Southwestern, we invest in you with opportunities
for career growth and development that align with your future goals
and help to provide security for you and your family. Our highly
competitive benefits package offers healthcare, PTO and paid
holidays, on-site childcare, wage, merit increases and so much more
that are all available on the day you start work. UT Southwestern
is honored to be a Veteran Friendly work environment that is home
to approximately 800 veterans. We value your integrity, dedication,
and the commitment you've made to our country. We're proud to
support your next mission. Ranked by Forbes as one of the Top 10
National Employers, we invite you to be a part of the UT
Southwestern team where you'll discover teamwork, professionalism,
and consistent opportunities for growth.
Experience and Education
Graduate of an accredited therapy program.
Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
Three years' experience as a PT, OT, or SLP.
Specialty areas may have increased experience requirements as
dictated by unit or standard of care.
Current Texas license
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course accredited by the
American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC).
Specialty areas may have increased certification/license
requirements as dictated by unit or standard of care.
1. Adheres and facilitates adherence by other personnel to all
policies and procedures, APTA, AOTA , ASHA and ARC Code of Ethics,
TJC standards, and nationally recognized standards of therapy
practice. Manages staff to meet established productivity targets as
appropriate. Reviews staffing assignments and revises as necessary
to meet the specific needs of the patients on a shift by shift
basis. Coordinates staffing with other areas where therapy is
practiced within the UTSW Medical Center. Makes ongoing changes to
staffing as determined by fluctuations in census and patient
acuity, to assure safe delivery of care.
2. Directly supervises and evaluates the provision of patient care
by other personnel assigned to the unit. Makes daily patient
rounds. Does random chart audits. Utilizes opportunities to teach
and mentor other therapy and ancillary personnel. Assures financial
3. Role models pro-active problem solving by collaborating with
staff to ensure effective resolution of identified issues. Utilizes
chain of command for unresolved or escalating issues as needed.
Advocates for patients and staff to provide for safe delivery of
care and/or a safe environment of care.
4. Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to provide coverage
during shifts when staffing crisis/shortage occurs. Maintains
direct care clinical competency appropriate for patient population
5. Provides timely, confidential coaching and/or counseling of
therapy personnel and communicates with Department Manager and
other Assistant Managers as appropriate. Promotes and
enthusiastically supports professional growth of staff by providing
equal opportunities for participation in unit based activities,
patient care/unit decisions, hospital committees, and/or continuing
education. Responsible for maintaining / improving / implementing
plans for employee engagement scores.
6. Assures first person reporting of events through the event
reporting system. Ensures all staff are competent in entering event
reports and serves as a resource when necessary. Investigates facts
of event reports. Facilitates timely receipt of these reports for
follow-up by the Department Manager. Notifies Therapy Manager &
Department Manger of Clinical Safety immediately of high risk
7. Actively participates in routine and special patient care
conferences, staff meetings, special projects and the development,
implementation and evaluation of performance improvement
activities. Communicates data and solicits input from staff
regarding performance and quality improvement i.e.. patient safety,
infection control. Actively participates on hospital work
8. Collects information and maintains records regarding performance
and contributions on an on-going basis throughout the fiscal year.
Provides input and/or conducts annual performance reviews and
orientation evaluation of personnel assigned to the unit.
9. Coordinates self scheduling to maintain appropriate coverage for
unit needs. Maintains Kronos records on a daily basis, monitoring
for trends that require intervention e.g. late clock-ins,
incremental overtime, missed punches.
10. Assumes delegated responsibility for inventory control of
equipment and supplies to ensure safe and effective patient care.
Facilitates timely return of rented or borrowed specialty
equipment. Solicits staff input regarding equipment and supply
needs for the unit.
11. Assists and supports therapy personnel in identification and
participation in evidenced based practice and clinical research.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
Compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate enforced by the
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is a requirement for this
position. Federal law requires individuals holding this position to
be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption for certain
medical, disability, or religious reasons. Individuals who do not
meet CMS vaccination requirements are not eligible and should not
apply for this position but are encouraged to apply for other
non-healthcare positions at UT Southwestern for which they
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This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education
Code -51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal
history record information. UT Southwestern Medical Center is
committed to an educational and working environment that provides
equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an
equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful
discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race,
color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information,
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