State Of Washington Lakewood , WA 98499
DSHS Occupational Therapy Services Manager
Western State Hospital is currently looking for an Occupational Therapy Services Manager who is a dynamic leader and wants to improve psychosocial and physical functioning Occupational Therapy Services. The hospital-wide focus will include working with other therapy supervisors, developing, and implementing Occupational Therapy Services in conjunction with treatment mall services as well as monitoring and improving standards in patient occupational therapy services that are evidence-based and consistent with industry standards.
Integrated into the scope of work is the need to improve OT programs through the development of multidisciplinary teams and the culmination of best practices that are consistent with other hospitals. The ultimate goal is to have patients transition back to the community, fulfilling WSH's mission of promoting patient recovery and transforming lives.
Some of what you will do:
Hire Occupational Staff for the physical functioning services program.
Provide coordination, input and guidance to Therapy Supervisors regarding the hiring of Psychosocial Occupational Therapists.
Ensure that OT staff are using evidence-based and best practice interventions in their delivery of services to patients;
Ensure that OT staffs are following clinical practice guideline with regard to charting/documenting, service delivery, and the development of deliverables (e.g., rehabilitation screens, KELS or other occupational assessments, and treatments);
Ensure that patients in the Center for Forensic Services, Psychiatric Treatment and Recovery Center, East Campus, and HMH all receive OT-related assessments and interventions which are based on individual need and as prescribed by a physician in their treatment plan;
Assist the Director of Treatment Services in allocating OT resources to meet individual patient needs for all wards at WSH including assessing the occupational therapy services of each center;
Assures that all OT services and OT-related long and short-term goals are measurable, included in individualized treatment plans, and documented per policy.
Here's what we're looking for:
A strong team player with a Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy, the ability to supervise and manage discipline staff, extensive knowledge in best practices and standards related to Physical Functioning and Psychosocial Occupational Therapy services AND at least 3 years of supervising discipline specific staff.
At least three years' experience working in acute healthcare or psychiatric healthcare setting;
Core understanding of psychiatric recovery principles;
Experience providing physical functioning Occupational Therapy Services.
Leadership and management skills and abilities, including sound judgment, independent problem-solving, decision making conflict resolution, time management, relationship skills, ability to lead others through modeling and provision of accurate and constructive feedback;
Working knowledge of CMS (Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services), especially as they pertain to OT services;
Ability to work collaboratively and interact respectfully with diverse staff and patients to accomplish the hospital mission;
Computer skills (keyboard, Word, Outlook, Internet and Intranet, Visio)
Note: Valid Washington State occupational therapy license is required
Completed applications will include the following
Letter of interest with a detailed description of how your experience relates to this opportunity
Current chronological resume
Questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or 360-628-7870
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