The primary purpose of the position is to function as a Supervisory Physical Therapist whose primary responsibility is to provide supervision, administrative management, and direction of the physical therapy program in a rehabilitation. The list of duties is not all inclusive: Clinical Duties: Consults with staff, resident physicians, and attending physicians Reassigns patients for treatment by other therapists in the absence of subordinates and assists with complex cases Triages consult to PT for appropriateness and completeness Coordinates scheduling all consults for new patients Serves as a Physical Therapy consultant to Rehabilitation staff and other personnel Shares professional knowledge with personnel Collaborates across multiple services and medical centers Coaches, develops, and prepares Physical Therapy personnel Consults with lead therapists and specialists of other disciplines Develops, revises, and/or monitors PI indicators for Physical Therapy and for the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Program Assures that all CIIRP staff and self-promote and participate in the Infection Control Program Carries an active caseload by providing, as needed, 15-20% of the workday scheduled for direct clinical care. Maintains a competent level of clinical skills using current and innovative treatment techniques. Serves as a clinical resource to staff. Provides coordination and preparation for, and conducts appropriate reviews leading toward program accreditation Supervisory and Administrative Duties: Performs a full range of supervisory duties Provides orientation to new staff, CRP, interns, new PT staff, residents, fellows, volunteers, and visitors Assigns and supervises licensed and certified staff, assistants, trainees, and volunteers in the delivery or support of treatment and education Reviews performance and conducts performance appraisals; provides verbal and written feedback Approves sick and annual leave; requests authorized leave, leave without pay, military, maternity, and court leave, etc. Anticipate staffing needs Develops and updates functional statements or position descriptions and performance standards Identifies and justifies equipment purchase and/or maintenance needs Oversees budget, performs supply inventory, and orders expendable supplies and equipment Collects, generates, and compiles data for monthly statistical and narrative reports Assures that all patient adaptive and durable equipment is monitored and used in compliance Resolves complaints or problems In the absence of the Manager of Therapy Services, performs those duties and responsibilities. Conducts staff meetings for the CRP and Physical Therapy personnel, compiles and submits minutes as requested. Participates in training of therapists Works closely with program medical director in all clinical and administrative matters Documents all service contacts on a timely basis Participate in all required national Physical Therapy, PM&R and Rehabilitation teleconferences Educational Duties: Submits and processes requests to the Tuition Support Program Manages and coordinates education of student trainees Coordinates in-service training programs Coordinates Physical Therapy education activities Maintains competency to practice by attending and participating Identifies or provides personnel for consultation or research Identifies continuing education needs Provides consultation to VA medical centers Customer Service Communicates and treats customers in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. Handles conflict and problems Accepts additional and special assignments Maintains customer service values: Respect / Listening / Compassion / Integrity / Quality Other Use of multiple computer software programs Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.