Using independent judgment, the Director of Therapy Operations organizes, develops, directs, and supervises all aspects of Therapy Operations, which includes inpatient and outpatient therapy; and may include other hospital services, in accordance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, regulations, and guidelines to assure that the highest degree of quality care is rendered at all times. In addition, the Director of Therapy Operations: - requires effective management skills along with good communication skills for interdepartmental relationships. - is responsible for staffing and scheduling to provide adequate coverage for patient treatments. - represents Therapy Operations in hospital meetings, meetings with CEO, and participates as key member of hospital leadership. - is responsible for the preparation and monitoring of financial and budgeting concerns for all departments under its control. - maintains open and an on-going communication with the Chief Nursing Officer, Director of Case Management, Director of Marketing, Director of HR, Controller, and hospital Medical Director to ensure patient, staff, and hospital needs are met. - requires competency in therapy discipline for evaluation, assessment, care planning and treatment.
The Director of Therapy Operations is responsible to help create an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by meeting or exceeding its goals, conveying the hospital mission to all staff, holding staff accountable for performance, motivating staff to improve performance and being responsible for the operation of the department, measurement, assessment and continuous improvement of the department's performance.
This position will support cultural diversity by ensuring that the delivery of quality, equitable and culturally competent patient-centered care is provided; promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that is respectful and accepting of diversity; and ensuring that cultural diversity and sensitivity training is part of new employee orientation on an on-going basis to meet the needs of the patient population served in the hospital.
License or Certification: - Current State license in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Speech Language Pathology. CPR certification preferred unless otherwise required by hospital policy. Education, Training and Experience - Successfully completed a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited therapy program - Additional training with a Master's or Doctor's degree in either professional or management area is preferred. - Minimum five years of rehabilitation experience which includes two years in management is required. Machines, Equipment Used: - Therapy equipment and general office equipment such as telephone, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, computer. Physical Requirements: - Good visual acuity and ability to communicate. - Ability to lift, lower, push, pull, and retrieve objects weighing a minimum of 30 pounds. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements. Compliance: - Adheres to the company's Standards of Business Conduct. - Maintains current licensure and/or certifications, if applicable. Skills and Abilities: - Ability to speak, read, write, and communicate effectively. - Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner. - Ability to work independently without supervision. Environmental Conditions: - Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment. Occasional outdoor exposure. - Exposure or potential exposure to blood and body fluids may be required. - Handicapped accessible. - May work under stressful circumstances at times. Proficiency or Productivity Standards: - Meets established attendance standards. - Adheres to hospital/department dress code including wearing ID badge. - May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines. - May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts. - Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations, i.e., before, during or after a disaster. - May be required to stay after workday to assist after a disaster situation until relief arrives. - May be required to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.