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Assistant Therapy Manager

Company: UT Southwestern
Location: Dallas
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Why UT Southwestern?

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.

Job Duties

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 stewardship.

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 served.

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 situations.

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 groups.

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 qualify.

For COVID-19 vaccine information, applicants should visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/covid-19/work-on-campus/

To learn more about the benefits UT Southwestern offers, visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/employees/hr-resources/

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, citizenship status, or veteran status. To learn more, please visit: https://jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/why-work-here/diversity-inclusion%29882471%

Keywords: UT Southwestern, Dallas , Assistant Therapy Manager, Executive , Dallas, Texas

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