Physical Therapy Supervisor

NYU Langone Health New York, NY

About the Job

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Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Supervisor- Physical Therapy.

In this role, the successful candidate is responsible for the daily operations of their unit. Provides ongoing supervision of all direct patient care staff who are assigned to a designated unit. Responsible for keeping the director informed of all relevant updates both clinically and operationally.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrates continued proficiency in skills required to treat assigned patient population.
  • Oversee the storage and maintenance of supplies and equipment for the unit. Maintains emergency equipment according to departmental manual ( i.e. ensures that all electrical has been inspected and cleared on a routine basis, that all patient care areas are supplied with the necessary equipment to provide safe, effective care, etc). Delegates responsibilities regarding routine care and procurement of additional equipment form then storage area to staff members. Submits to the office, a weekly list of supplies needed by the unit, submits recommendations to the Director for both capitol and non-capitol purchases as requested.
  • Maintains unit records and prepares reports required by the department. Completes daily census of patient care and delivers it to the office by 4:00 on a daily basis. Completes all weekly and monthly reports according to departmental procedures and submits them to the Director on a timely basis. Assists in the preparation of the weekly supervisory schedules for coverage when needed. Provides the Director with any reports that are needed to facilitate programmatic growth and direction.
  • Plans, develops and implements new procedures for the unit. Suggests and presents ideas on the formulation of innovative patient care programs based on current advances in the field. Identifies plans and future needs (i.e. staffing, resources, etc) and problem areas of the unit, assisting in the development of workable solutions and follows through with their implementation.
  • Assists in developing goals, standards, and evaluation criteria for performance improvement. Identifies areas of patient care for performance improvement projects and works in conjunction with other management staff to ensure compliance with projects. Solicits feedback from the staff regarding the unit direction and utilizes it for growth and development of professional and patient care standards.
  • Promotes unit activities that support the professional development of the staff. Conducts in-services and provides opportunities on a regular basis for staff to meet with others regarding patient care. Encourages staff to attend all in services, rounds, and lectures, and to pursue a course of professional growth through higher education, professional journals, etc. Actively engages other colleagues in clinical learning experiences. Is a mentor for clinical skill and knowledge acquisition for staff members. Pursues own area of interest and develops them into area of expertise. Initiatives assisting in organizational and structural duties when Supervisor is not available. Demonstrates situational leadership in handling Unit Specific Issues or concerns.
  • Evaluates and documents staff performance and provides personnel counseling and when necessary, disciplines staff in accordance with NYU Hospitals policies and procedures. Evaluates clinical performance on an ongoing basis in all clinical areas. Completes all probationary competencies and evaluations on new employees in accordance with personnel policies and procedures. Provides effective feedback and counseling to employees for performance improvement and/or development. Ensures that the Medical Centers disciplinary process is implemented in a timely and appropriate manner when indicated. Conveys the concerns, attitudes, and moral of the staff to the Director in a consistent manner to assist in ensuring departmental operations.
  • Orients staff and provides on the job training on patient care, rehabilitation methods and techniques, and departmental policies and procedures. Ensures the monitoring of quality and training in all patient care areas. Instructs staff in the organization, procedures and protocols of the unit. Is responsible for all orientation to equipment, supplies, etc other personnel and their roles and responsibilities as it pertains to PT, and to all appropriate communication procedures with patients, families, other staff members, etc involved with the patients care and treatment. Provides guidance and encouragement around treatment methods and rationale, as well as quality of care and productivity. Instructs all staff to policies and procedures as they pertain to the individualized unit and keeps them updated on Department and Hospital policy changes as they may occur (i.e. infection control, fire and emergency management, etc).
  • Plans, organizes and monitors all unit patient care activities given by assigned staff. Reviews all referrals and schedules patients accordingly. Monitors individualized patient care programs to ensure consistency with prescribed treatment and compliance. Ensures all daily rounds, conferences, and other meetings are attended and appropriately represent the unit re: patient care. Functions as a liaison and resource person with physicians and other disciplines regarding all patient care activities.

Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify you must have a Minimum Qualifications:M.S. or M.A. Degree and five years of progressive clinical experience in physical therapy including one year in supervision or equivalent combination of education and experience. Current New York State license and registration required..

Required Licenses: Phys Thrpst License-NYS

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:Membership in professional organization. Advanced degree in professional area or health management.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Langone Health provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Langone Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
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