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Manager Acute Physical Therapy

Job Ref: 25301

Talent Area: PT/OT

Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: PT/OT - Admin

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Company Profile

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research.  Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006.  Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

Job Summary

Under direction is responsible for functional and operational aspects of an assigned area of the Inpatient PT/OT and Speech Pathology Departments. This person provides leadership, guidance, and direction to staff. Maintains accountability for level of performance and results of assigned areas. Responsible for quality and functional excellence. Contributes to accomplishment of strategic and operational objectives. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Participates in planning, budgeting, and general management efforts for the department and/or unit, which is part of the department. Manages operational budget within targets.  2. Plans and organizes day-to-day operations, schedule, and activities of the unit(s) within targets.   3. Sets priorities and functional standards, gives direction to staff as necessary.  4. Organizes, oversees, and leads work efforts as appropriate to insure the best possible delivery of service and high customer/patient satisfaction. Identifies and implements work improvement processes when needed.  5. Makes and executes decisions within delegating authority. Surfaces issues to management for resolution as appropriate. Participates in resolving issues outside delegated scope of authority.  6. Provides the leadership to have a competent and satisfied employee group by doing timely performance appraisals, providing development and mentoring of subordinates and staff. Develops subordinates to perform these same functions.  7. Hires, coaches, trains, disciplines, and terminates staff as necessary. Develops subordinates to perform these same functions.  8. Maintains balance between job and personal life to insure good health.  9. Demonstrates I CARE Values and ServicePRIDE Standards. 10. Performs other related work as required.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  Graduate of an accredited school of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy or Speech Pathology.  Advanced degree in professional or related field preferred, but appropriate experience may be substituted for an advanced degree.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  5  to 6  years of progressively responsible staff therapist experience, with 1 to 2 years of experience in management, supervision or as a team leader. Knowledge of the disciplines to be managed. Knowledge of managerial principles, processes, procedures, and metrics. Skill in developing and maintaining interpersonal relationships. Skill in verbal and written communication. Skill in planning, organizing, and delegating functional activities. Skill in coaching, counseling, and developing the functional and supervisory skills of others. 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: Current Texas licensure as an Occupational or Physical Therapist or as Speech Language Pathologist.   Certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers


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