The Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island in North Smithfield, Rhode Island is a joint venture between Kindred Healthcare and Landmark Medical Center. Many of the patients we serve have experienced stroke, brain and spinal-cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries and other conditions requiring inpatient rehabilitative services. Our goal is to help patients achieve their highest level of recovery with a goal of returning home as soon as able.
The Therapy Manager is responsible for assisting the Director of Therapy Services with the ongoing assessment and improvement of Therapy Services. Such responsibilities encompass not only the internal functioning of the department, but also the integration of the department into the overall functioning of the organization and its clinical programs. The Therapy Manager works in collaboration with the Director of Therapy to ensure optimal functioning of both inpatient and outpatient (if applicable) therapy departments. The Therapy Manager will also assume responsibility and accountability for a designated group of patients and provides therapy evaluations, modalities and treatments, etc. in accordance with established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, maintaining the highest degree of quality patient care.
The Manager participates in performance improvement and program development activities. Responsibilities include providing input into the budgetary planning process; contributing to cost effectiveness of services and programs provided by the department; communicating the employee's observations and suggestions related to opportunities for improvement; and maintaining positive relations with all customers.
Communicates with patient, family, caregivers, significant other and members of the healthcare team to achieve rehabilitation goals and promote maximum benefit of care.
Provides an environment conducive to safety for patients, visitors and staff. Assesses the risks for safety and implements appropriate precautions. Complies with appropriate and approved safety standards.
Utilizes the appropriate leadership skills in directing, delegating, and evaluation management Practice. Applies management knowledge principles in order to comply with regulatory Agencies, Federal, State and hospital standards.
Coordinates and integrates inter-departmental and intra-departmental services.
Develops and implements policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services.
Continuously assesses and improves the quality of (care and/or services) provided.
Demonstrates communication ability and creates mechanisms to facilitate effective communication within the department and the organization.
Demonstrates delegation and leadership ability by providing problem solving, decision making.
Meet with staff members as needed to discuss their performance competence and goal attainment.
Review therapist's professional objectives.
Determine annual competence of staff for their specific job function.
Provide new staff orientation to job responsibilities. Assist in determining end to probationary period.
Facilitates the maximum utilization of personnel according to Corporate guideline.
Assumes department responsibility for developing, implementing and evaluating a program of staff development for profession and non-profession staff that comprehensively includes competency assessment, orientation, in-services and continuing education.
Recruits, interview, selects and hires qualified personnel; validates licensure as appropriate, assures the orientation of the new employee; and, evaluates personnel performance to include rewards, promotion, transfers, demotions, suspensions and terminations.
Performs patient assessment.
Establishes plan of care.
Assesses the effectiveness of treatment and modifies treatment to achieve goals.
Provides care in accordance with physician's orders and established plan of care.
Assesses educational needs of the patient, family, caregiver or significant other and provides education to meet those needs.
Plans for discharge.
Performs other duties as assigned to support the overall effectiveness of the department.
Current licensure as an Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist or Speech Pathologist in the State current licensure as an Occupational Therapy Assistant or Physical Therapy Assistant in the State AND Bachelors or Masters in a Healthcare Management or related field.
Current Basic Life Support / CPR card.
At least two years of experience as a treating therapist.