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Physical Therapist Team Lead - Atrium Health at Home Stanly

Albemarle, NC, United States
Job ID: 63093
Job Family: Rehabilitative Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Detailed Shift and Schedule: mon - fri with weekend rotation occastionally
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 42011007837707-Physical Therapy

Overview

Job Summary

In addition to the provision of  home health therapy services as directed by Branch policy & procedure, Medicare Conditions of Participation, State/Federal Regulations, the Rehab Therapist Team Leader will act as the clinical resource for the branch therapists including new hires and students. Assumes a leadership role ensuring clinical standards of practice. Coordinates activities to maintain and improve the quality of patient care delivered while maintaining a direct patient care caseload of 75%.

Essential Functions

  • Assists the Branch/Executive Director and Clinical Operations Manager with staff compliance with policies and procedures, documentation, and other related departmental issues.
  • May complete or assist Clinical Services Supervisor and Clinical Operations Manager with performance reviews by offering performance feedback for assigned staff.
  • Assists Clinical Operations Manager with staffing schedules and department organization.
  • Assures staff and program compliance with established standards, practices, and regulations.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities and communicates information that enables root cause analysis of data to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Maintains/enhances clinical practice skills by attending, participating in/conducting staff development/continuing education programs.
  • Participates or leads training and in-service programs for other agency staff as directed.
  • Assists Clinical Operations Manager with orientation as preceptor for new hires.
  • Acts as the Center Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCCE) for the branch.
  • Responsible for the daily management of an assigned patient caseload, ensuring timely care and documentation to meet the patient needs/services as prescribed in the established plan of care and per MD orders.
  • Develops and provides oversight of a plan of care that is effectively communicated with the parties involved and supports quality patient outcomes and patient satisfaction.
  • Implements the identified plan, and directs the care coordination of a multidisciplinary clinical team approach, supervision of  discipline specific therapy assistant and/or HHAs involved in the care of the assigned patient caseload to promote health and safe outcomes.
 
  • Performs ordered treatments, therapies, and/or procedures in accordance with State Practice Act and Home Health Conditions of Participation, JCAHO and agency policy and procedures.
  • Communicates and works with the care team to coordinate patients' schedule and treatment programs.
  • Promotes shared governance and decision-making activities, developing and nurturing research to positively affect clinical outcomes and promotion.

Physical Requirements

Works in patients' homes in various conditions. Possible exposure to blood and bodily fluids and infectious diseases. Ability to work flexible schedule to meet patients' needs. Ability to travel extensively. Some exposure to unpleasant weather. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with multidisciplinary health team. Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 50 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Must speak English in good, understandable terms. Intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, touch. Finger dexterity. Critical thinking and ability to concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in patient conditions.

Education, Experience and Certifications

Graduate of an accredited discipline specific therapy  program with a minimum of a Baccalaureate degree in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy, or a master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology.  Current state license showing registration as a licensed physical therapist, occupational therapist, or speech language pathologist.  Must have a current state driver's license. One year experience as a licensed physical, occupational or speech therapist in a clinical care setting:  home health experience is preferred. Maintains active membership in the APTA, AOTA, or ASHA. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) from AHA required.  Expected to obtain OASIS Certification within one year of hire date.