UMC's Mission, Vision and Standards Include:
Vision Statement: To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country
Mission Statement: Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow's healthcare professionals.
Standards of Excellence: Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety and Respect
- Magnet Designated
- 501 licensed beds
- Regions only Level I Trauma Center
- Regions only BICU
- DNV accredited
- Primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC)
- Ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Texas by Texas Monthly
General Job / Performance Information Education and Experience
- Graduate of an accredited Masters or Doctorate level Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT), or Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) program ·
- Four years clinical experience with at least one year of supervisory experience is required
Environmental / Working Conditions
- Works inside under normal temperature conditions with adequate light, in a well ventilated, clean area. Some areas are limited in space, and some patient rooms/specific units such as the Burn Unit may be warm. Usually works around others, may expect some moderate noise. Frequently works with biologic or infectious agents and may be exposed to communicable diseases. May come in contact with irritating chemicals or sprays. May be exposed to muscular strain in supporting, lifting, and assisting patients.
Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships
- Must display a professional attitude and appearance at all times, be considerate of others. Must develop close working relationships with many people including but not limited to the Director of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R), management of other Hospital Departments, Supervisors of PM&R Departments, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Speech and Language Pathologists, Physicians, Nurse Managers, Nursing Staff, Social Services/Case Workers, support personnel, and, most importantly, patients and their family members or caregivers. Should have the flexibility to schedule around the aforementioned services if needed and have the ability to organize time. Should also help co-workers in the event down time is experienced. Job Description Assists the Director of PM&R in the overall direction, utilization, supervision, hiring, instruction, and evaluation of professional and supportive staff, students, and volunteers utilized in inpatient PM&R services. Focuses on performance improvement initiatives and physician relations. Additionally, after consultation with appropriate inpatient supervisors, is responsible for the development, implementation, and monitoring of all inpatient, patient care programs. Assures effective integration of the Department/Facility operations plan that will complement the organization's plan for continuous performance improvement and delivery of patient care. Assists in the development and initiation of new programs, policies and procedures, and will participate in management decisions. Creates and maintains an effective approach to recruiting personnel. Supports the department director in proper hiring and orientation of new employees. Works with outpatient Supervisors to retain and develop employees through effective coaching, feedback and performance appraisals. Adheres to policies, procedures, and standards of practice as defined by and/or stated by the 1) American Physical Therapy Association, 2) Texas State Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy or Speech Language Pathology Practice Acts, 3) DNV-GL Accreditation of Healthcare Organization Manual, 4) UMC Standard Policy and Procedure manual, 5) PM&R Policy and Procedure Manual. Assists co-workers if available or if required based on department workload.
Required Licensures / Certifications/ Registrations
- Must have Texas State licensure.
- Requires physical stamina to be able to be on feet most of the day and must be fairly strong in order to assist with patient care. Work frequently requires much walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, balancing, bending, carrying, talking, and hearing. Lifting more than 50 pounds is frequently required when doing patient care. Must have coordination of sight and body movements in various applications of procedures. The degree to which any of these is done depends on techniques being used. Hours may be long and irregular and may include weekends.
Skills and Abilities
- Ability to speak intelligently and in a professional manner before others, demonstrate good public relations, demonstrate assertiveness, flexibility and tact.
- Ability to perform technical procedures.
- Have ability and competency to operate necessary equipment.
- Must be able to instill confidence in patients, physicians, and personnel.
- Ability to determine proper procedures and methods of treatment and evaluate results.
- Ability to make decisions independently.
- Ability to adapt to emergency situations.
- Ability to remain alert to changes in the patient's condition.
- Demonstrates economic use of time.
- Knowledgeable in the techniques of assisting and handling patients.
- Must possess a high degree of accuracy in carrying out prescriptions, receiving and translating information, charting and reporting. · Demonstrates supervisory and management skills and have ability to delegate tasks as needed.
- Demonstrates understanding of Department/Facility policies/procedures and regulations.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
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