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This job assumes responsibility for the day to day management of department. This job provides clinical and technical support to assigned staff, coordinates work flow, staffing patterns, program development, inventory control and distribution in their assigned areas, assumes responsibility for following, monitoring and reporting of statistical guidelines and metrics as established by federal regulations, credentialing bodies, payer sources, and leadership. This job plans, organizes, and conducts discipline specific treatment programs based upon the guidelines of the state practice act. This job participates in staff education and continuing education programs, as well as special departmental programs, clinical education, research, and writing of professional papers.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at Ochsner's discretion.
Exemplary leadership skills
Exhibits good clinical experience in specialty area
Preferred- Three years experience as a staff therapist
Current state professional in a rehab related field (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology) license or eligibility for licensure by examination or reciprocity from another state to practice in given profession
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information. Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.
Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
Strong leadership skills
Serves as a preceptor or mentor for new staff validating skills required for proper job performance as outlined in the orientation, assessment, and evaluation process.
Supervises the day-to-day management of department.
Maintains productivity standard of the department, monitoring individual staff productivity levels, discusses any staff concerns/issues with Leader.
Provide training, coaching and feedback to ensure that performance standards are maintained and staff are provided opportunity for professional growth.
Performs age and diagnosis appropriate evaluations and treatment specific to licensed discipline.
Maintains patient records according to documentation standards, policies and procedures.
Assists in the evaluation of departments learning needs to adjust to changing research, practice trends, and patient populations.
Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
Other related duties as required. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.
Complies with the Ochsner Health System Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.
Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Very Heavy Work
Mechanical lifting devices (carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts should be utilized.
Must be able to stoop, bend, reach, squat, crawl and grab with arms and hands, manual dexterity.
Must be able to travel throughout and between facilities.
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.
The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.
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