Designatedleader for specified rehab area. Assumes responsibility, authority andaccountability for all patient care activities, unit operations, staff functionand staff development. Provides on-going services to infant, child, adolescent,adult and geriatric patients and their families based on assignment equal to10% productivity within the scope of practice for appropriate discipline.
Worksindependently with direction from the Rehab Manager and Administrative Directorusing the Standards of Practice (APTA, ASHA and AOTA), MHMC policies,department policies and professional judgement; utilizes delegation skillseffectively.
Acts as liaisonbetween the clinic and the Rehab Director; actively participates on committees,in meetings, and in work groups as requested.
Assumesresponsibility for knowledge of, and adherence to, approved practice standards;assists in identification and accomplishment of clinic goals and programs;responsible for development and maintenance of unit-specific policies andprocedures.
Providesguidelines for unit staffing needs that reflect patient care priorities; accountablefor unit work schedule; makes adjustments in assignments and staffing accordingto staffing guidelines to maintain safe, effective care in a cost-efficientmanner.
Facilitatesefficient operation of the unit within approved budget; directs health careworkers (e.g., PT, OT, ST, rehab aide, etc) in the delivery of safe, effectivepatient care.
Serves as rolemodel, demonstrating competence in clinical skills and judgment; serves asresource to clinical staff in issues relating to clinical practice, policiesand procedures.
Monitors contentand processes of patient care including order processing, scheduling, provisionof appropriate treatment, and documentation, and performs necessary follow-upin a consistent manner.
Utilizeseffective communication skills with patient/family, physicians and health careteam members.
Works withmanagement team to develop and monitor productivity and performance criteriafor designated staff, including development and verification of general andunit-specific clinical competencies. Assists in recruitment and retentionactivities on the unit and for the department; conducts training andperformance management for assigned staff, including the performance appraisalprocess.
Demonstratesknowledge of documentation requirements needed for employees' and patients'records and maintains accurate files; maintains confidentiality regarding allpatient/personnel information.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS ANDABILITIES REQUIRED:
Certificate,Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology, Occupational or Physical Therapy (depending on which areathey are supervising)
Licensed oreligible for licensure in Iowa
Minimum two (2)years clinical work experience required
Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified orobtained within three (3) months of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American RedCross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association BasicLife Support for Healthcare Providers.
Proof ofcompletion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population servedwithin three (3) months of hire.
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