Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Assoc Director-PT Therapy Svcs.
In this role, the successful candidate Assists in the daily planning, organizing, and direct supervision of management staff in conjunction with the Director of the Department. Provides direct supervision to varying levels of management staff including specialist staff of clinical and educational programs in the Physical Therapy Department. Assists with the development and implementation of goals, policies, and standards for physical therapy services. Formulates, integrates, and implements policies, procedures, and programs by identifying program needs, and planning required personnel, space, and materials for required needs of patient population. Assists in planning specific program proposals by compiling, evaluating, analyzing, integrating, and interpreting data on program and rehabilitation needs. Works with a multidisciplinary team to achieve the mission of research, education, and patient care.
Assists the Director with Supervision of Patient care programs. Identifies the types of physical therapy patient care programs required to service patient population. Works with the Director to establish staffing requirements necessary based on patient programs and total department activities. Assists Director with hiring appropriate staff for Physical Therapy Department. Assesses space requirements and identifies and assesses, on a regular basis, equipment required to provide service with state of the art technology. Identifies the need for new programs in accordance with medical center short and long term planning objectives/ goals. Assists Director with overseeing ongoing programs; recommends, approves and implements changes when indicated. Assesses developments in physical therapy field for appropriateness of utilization at the Medical Center.
Works with the Director to ensure orientation and training of staff/ evaluation and counseling of staff occurs consistently and in an ongoing manner. Submits short and long term goals to administration on an annual basis. Works with Director to establish and review goals and objectives of department. Identifies specific needs of the department to assure goals achievement and/or modifies goals accordingly. Effectively monitors productivity standards and quality of patient care as they relate to mission of department. Develops and implements alternative solutions when organizational constraints impede goal achievement.
Works with Director to provide oversite of programmatic documentation and planning interventions to ensure best practice and compliance. Assures compliance with regulatory mandates of Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, Commission on Accreditation of Rehab Facilities, New York State Department of Health, New York City Department of Health rules and regulations of NYU Langone Health staff. Develops and approves changes required in order to comply with new or changed regulations. Works with Director to establish systems to communicate any policy or procedural change to all departmental staff and other NYU Langone Health personnel, as required. Documents all policy changes thoroughly. Develops and approves effective complaint procedures. Utilizes audit results, quality assurance reports, and accident reports to improve quality of service.
Works with Director to review and revise standards of written documentation for appropriateness and compliance with established standards and regulations. Conducts periodic audits of departmental documentation completed by clinical staff to ascertain compliance with established standards. Submits statistical data of departmental programs on a monthly and yearly basis to administration. Ensures that departmental documentation is in compliance with NYU Langone Health standards for program evaluation. Prepares all requested annual reports required by the Director, other members of Administration, and Medical Chairperson.
Professional Development. Attends and participates, on a regular basis, in required meetings. Encourages exchange of information between physicians and physical therapy staff through organization of joint in-service meetings. Attends pertinent patient care conferences to enhance dialogue regarding physical therapy services. Maintains both written and oral communication with other health professionals regarding physical therapy services. Actively participates with physicians and other departments to develop interdisciplinary programs for patient care as needed.
Assists Director with preparation of annual budget. Assists with preparing a detailed explanation of how each item is derived for the entire budget. Monitors monthly fiscal reports per monthly obligation plan. Prepares monthly variance analysis reports as requested. Demonstrates awareness of financial management procedures. Demonstrates awareness of financial management procedures. Is cognizant of revenue projections and how they are being met.
Monitors equipment as to their condition, safety, function, and appropriateness. Makes recommendations for replacement and upgrading when necessary to Director and other Administration. Establishes a cost containment policy and monitors effort of compliance throughout the department. Establishes procedures in department for assessing new equipment for utilization in Physical Therapy. Determines appropriateness of new technological equipment for use in the department. Maintains a running inventory of all equipment and supplies used in department. Establishes policies and procedures to ensure utilization of equipment and supplies is cost-effective.
Oversite of clinical training for fieldwork and non-fieldwork students. Assists with establishing programs for purposes of teaching and orienting new personnel to standard operating procedures. Establishes programs for ongoing professional growth of staff in areas of patient care, teaching and research. Establishes both intra and interdisciplinary programs for professionals, patients, and community at large for purposes of promoting quality health care. Establishes mechanisms and environment to conduct a clinical practice program for graduate and undergraduate students. Plans programs for volunteers, visitors, and health career students who are interested in health care. Keeps staff abreast of health policies and management issues of a local and national level.
Communications/Relationships with Others - Promotes effective communication between all staff members and interdepartmental personnel. Cooperates and communicates effectively and harmoniously with superiors, peers, subordinates, physicians, other Medical Center staff, patients, their families, and the general public in a courteous and professional manner. Maintains the confidentiality of all patient, physician and hospital related information. Encourages open communication of opinions amongst staff in an attempt to identify and resolve problems in the various units.
Planning and time utilization. Maintains awareness of current regulatory requirements. Working with the Director, ensures department policies and procedures are in compliance with all applicable regulations and standards. Adequately prepares for periodic inspections by regulatory agencies. Assists with designing and implementing an effective departmental quality assurance program; assists with developing ongoing monitoring systems and assures that periodic reviews are completed. Promotes effective communication between all staff members and interdepartmental personnel. Cooperates and communicates in an effective, professional, and harmonious manner with superiors, peers, subordinates, physicians, other Medical Center staff, patients, their families, and the general public. Maintains confidentiality of all patient, physicians, and hospital related information. Communications are well thought out, effective and informative. Encourages open communication and verbalization of opinions amongst staff in an attempt to identify and resolve problems in the department.
Demonstrates knowledge of the organizations Behavioral Competencies and Competency Framework and incorporates them into the performance of duties.
Attendance and Additional Performance Standards.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Demonstrates continued proficiency in clinical discipline and skills required to treat assigned patient populations.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a Physical Therapist. Master's Degree or higher in designated field. Current New York State license and registration. Minimum of seven years of experience, including 3 years in progressive management roles in physical therapy. Excellent communication skills..
Required Licenses: Phys Thrpst License-NYS
Preferred Qualifications: Membership in professional organization. Advanced Degree (e.g. DPT) in professional area or Health Management
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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