The Therapy Team leader assists the Director of Therapy Operations in day to day operations of a therapy team or discipline. In addition, the position:
Requires effective supervisory skills along with good communication skills for interdepartmental relationships.
Requires competency in licensed discipline evaluation, assessment, care planning and treatment.
Requires task delegation and supervision of therapist assistants and technicians
Assists with staffing, scheduling, orientation, training and communications to provide adequate coverage for patient treatments.
Maintains open and on-going communication with hospital departments to ensure patient, staff, and hospital needs are met.
Typically provides patient care in licensed discipline 80% - 90% of work hours.
The Therapy Team Leader helps create an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by meeting or exceeding its goals, conveying the hospital mission to all staff, holding staff accountable for performance, motivating staff to improve performance and being responsible for the operation of the department, measurement, assessment and continuous improvement of the department's performance. The Team Leader creates an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by helping staff to improve their clinical skills, and overall performance, through staff development and mentoring. This position will support cultural diversity by ensuring that the delivery of quality, equitable and culturally competent patient-centered care is provided; promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that is respectful and accepting of diversity; and ensuring that cultural diversity and sensitivity training is part of new employee orientation on an on-going basis to meet the needs of the patient population served in the hospital.
What Makes Encompass Health Careers Different—and Better:
Working at Encompass Health means being part of something special: A team that is passionate about making an impact on patients' lives each day. Unlike the typical hospital setting, Encompass Health offers you the unique opportunity to walk alongside patients on their road to recovery from stroke, spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders, joint replacements, multiple trauma and cardiac/pulmonary conditions. As you help patients achieve goals and regain independence, you can form significant relationships with them and celebrate the successes they experience along the way.
Our culture of compassion and collaboration is founded on more than just the care we provide our patients; it is expressed in the values we live. We encourage and empower each employee to keep learning and growing by providing the resources to deliver a better way to care. At Encompass Health, you'll find something decidedly different and more satisfying: A career that is challenging, inspiring and rewarding. Maximize your talent and join a team that is committed to setting the standard for better healthcare with this engaging opportunity:
Occupational Therapist (OT) Team Leader
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Albuquerque
Here is your opportunity to channel the full extent of your knowledge, skills, ambition, and experience on a daily basis. Inspire our patients to progress each day as you:
Effectively delegate tasks and supervise occupational therapist assistants and technicians.
Provide occupational therapy treatment and patient care according to hospital, state and federal regulations and professional guidelines.
Maintain open and ongoing communication with hospital departments to ensure that patient, staff and hospital needs are met.
Current state licensure or certification on or before first day of employment required.
CPR certification preferred, unless otherwise required by hospital policy.
Successful completion of a degree from an accredited therapy program or one that is determined to be substantially equivalent to a U.S.-accredited program by an appropriate certifying agency preferred.
Effective communication skills for working with patients, families, and caregivers required.
Demonstrated competency in occupational therapy evaluation, assessment, care planning and treatment.
Enjoy competitive compensation and benefits that start on day one, including:
Benefits that begin when you do.
Affordable medical, dental and vision plans provided to meet the needs of full and part-time employees and their families.
Generous paid time off that increases with tenure.
Tuition reimbursement and continuing education opportunities.
Company-matching 401(k) and employee stock-purchase plans.
Flexible spending and health savings accounts.
Helping patients regain hope and independence, Encompass Health is a national leader in post-acute care. We operate rehabilitation hospitals and offer home health and hospice care in 36 states as well as Puerto Rico. Following the Encompass Way, we are driven by our core values: We proudly set the standard, lead with empathy, do what's right, focus on the positive, and remain stronger together.
Realize the powerful difference you can make. Take this opportunity to join our team.
About Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Albuquerque
Committed to excellence and the best possible outcome for every patient, Encompass Health offers exceptional career resources, including opportunities for skill-building, training, education, and development. As the nationwide rehabilitation leader, we operate rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient clinics, and home health and hospice services in 36 states and Puerto Rico.