Occupational Therapist and CHT preferred. Dynamic opportunity supervising occupational therapists, physical therapists and techs in a busy outpatient clinic. Post-operative hand therapy comprises approximately 90% of OT volumes. Five CHTs on staff and growing. UNMH is New Mexicoâs only Level 1 trauma center and the stateâs premier teaching hospital. Educational opportunities abound. Many of our therapists also teach in the UNM Physical Therapy and/or Occupational Therapy educational programs. We offer a strong development program including classes for new supervisors and inter- and intra-departmental mentorship programs. Come join our outstanding therapy team.
Coordinate and supervise physical or occupational therapy services for either inpatients or outpatients. Organize, develop, and implement physical/occupational therapy treatments and evaluations. Coordinate inservice education for assigned service area. Serve as a clinical resource for the department staff. Act in the capacity of lead therapist for the assigned service area. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.
PATIENT CARE - Evaluate patient and determine functional treatment goals; Assess patient's functional impairments; delivers physical therapy plan of care to include modalities, therapeutic exercise and manual skills; produce 18 units during each 8 hour shift
PATIENT CARE - Adapt therapy treatment to meet individual patient needs; educate patients about their care using easy to understand information
TRAINING - Conduct training for medical, nursing and ancillary personnel in therapy techniques and objectives; provide clinical direction through mentoring, planning and implementing staff in-service training
SCHEDULING - Coordinate staff and patient schedules; meet patient census guidelines
BUDGET - Assist in the annual budget planning process and regularly monitor expenditures
QUALITY - Implement quality assurance and safety standards consistent with TJC and OSHA regulations pertaining to rehabilitation services
PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT - Participate in performance improvement activities and help identify performance improvement criteria
COMMUNICATION - Utilize effective communication and patient/customer relation skills in dealing with patients, visitors, nursing staff, physicians and Hospitals personnel
COMMUNICATION - Conduct staff meetings and one-on-one meetings; discuss operational issues, training competencies, provide feedback on employee satisfaction
PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
ADMINISTRATION - Perform various administrative functions such as monitoring expenditures and preparing reports and correspondence; may participate in a variety of research projects to develop service plans; may propose changes to program policies and procedures
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline
2 years directly related experience
CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position
One of the following:
Physical Therapist License by the New Mexico Physical Therapist Board
Temporary Physical Therapist License by the New Mexico Physical Therapist Board; Obtain permanent license within 3 months of position
Occupational Therapist New Mexico License or License pending with NM Occupational Therapy Board; obtain license within 3 months of position
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo
Physical Demands Requirements:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
Tuberculin Skin Test required annually
Working Conditions Requirements:
Med Haz: Dirt, dust, fumes, odors, bad weather, noise
May be required or is required to rotate work shifts