Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.
Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.
Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.
We’re hunting for a Therapy Manager, someone who’s ready to be part of the best ranked children’s hospital in Texas, and among the best in the nation. In this position, you will direct, manage, and coordinate the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department's daily inpatient/outpatient operations related to the provision of therapy services and provide clinical direction to therapists, technicians and students. In addition, help to promote, facilitate and lead program development initiatives, and serve as a mentor to clinical staff; plan, evaluate, organize, design and implement treatment techniques and programs in a developmentally and age appropriate manner for patients ages 0 – adulthood within the scope of demonstrated clinical competencies.
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Job Duties & Responsibilities
Manages PM&R Department daily operations to ensure efficiency, compliance and accuracy while maintaining optimum levels of patient and family satisfaction. Reviews processes to identify gaps between requirements and current outputs; identifies “possibilities” via benchmarking or other external comparisons. Generates ideas for solutions; analyzes the effect or impact of each solution; selects appropriate solutions.
Coordinates clinical training and mentoring for licensed and nonlicensed staff based on identified individual and department needs and organizational requirements. Collaborates with Special Projects Coordinator to develop ongoing educational opportunities for staff.
Develops new policies and procedures in conjunction with the leadership team. Effectively communicates any changes to the staff and ensures that the departmental Policy and Procedure Manual is current and accessible to the staff.
Ensures compliance with regulatory and accrediting agency standards (JCAHO, HCFA, DI, CLIA, OSHA, and ADA)
Audits departmental use of organizational electronic data bases, identifies problems and opportunities for improvement, analyzes options, selects and implements effective improvements. Collaborates with other departments to identify and resolve issues related to PM&R departmental operations when necessary.
Organizes orientation for new employees and student interns and ensures that new employee/student orientation procedures are completed
Facilitates professional development of direct reports for optimal contribution towards organizational and departmental priorities and goals. Analyzes performance and shares timely, specific, and constructive feedback.
Knowledge of outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and physical medicine care provision, documentation and billing; strategic planning methodology, regulatory and accrediting agency standards (JCAHO, COP, OSHA); educational program design; performance improvement methodology (KIDS); occupational and physical therapy student intern fieldwork performance evaluation methods; and facilitative leadership methodology
Skills & Requirements
Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption
Required bachelor's degree Physical, Occupational, or Speech Therapy
Preferred master's degree business, education, or health care related field
OT - Occupational Therapist Licensed by the state of Texas
PT - Physical Therapist Licensed by the state of Texas
TX-SLP - Texas Speech Language Pathology Licensed by the state of Texas
Preferred BLS - Cert-Basic Life Support
Required 8 years health care experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
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