The OT Supervisor is assigned to the Waco Occupational Therapy Department within Central Texas Veteran Healthcare System under the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service (PM&RS). Licensed Occupational Therapist (OT) Supervisor has full responsibility for supervision of the OT and OTA staff serving the Waco campus including administrative management of diverse Occupational Therapy programs and providing leadership and direction for the OT section in PM&R Service. This includes a broad range of OT services including Inpatient and Outpatient Mental Health programs, Inpatient Rehab within the Community Living Center, and Outpatient Services including hand rehabilitation services. The Waco OT Supervisor will plan, direct, and coordinate all clinical and administrative aspects of a multifaceted therapy program within the Waco Campus of the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS). Duties/Functions include but are not limited to The Licensed Occupational Therapist (OT) Supervisor will develop programs, policies, procedures and administrate comprehensive occupational therapy for veterans. The supervisor of occupational therapy will assess and evaluate the delivery of occupational therapeutic care to specialty populations by staff members based on education, competencies, personal experience, and research studies and resolve problems that interfere with the delivery of services. The incumbent directs quality improvement activities in the area of occupational therapy. The incumbent will provide direct patient care when appropriate to meet workload demands. He/she uses advanced skills and knowledge of occupational therapy theories and techniques to evaluate patients as appropriate for their age and diagnosis to determine current levels of function. Based on evaluation findings and planning with the treatment team, patient/family, and/or significant other establishes goals and eventual discharge plans Direct Patient Care: The clinical work involves planning, coordinating, scheduling, and facilitating treatment programs for patients with complex impairments (acute and chronic medical, surgical, orthopedic, and neurological impairments) and providing therapeutic interventions to meet functional goals Administrative: The incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day activity in all identified therapy treatment areas and will reassign workload as needed to meet the daily workload demands. The incumbent will oversee the daily operations of the occupational therapy department as well as the coordination of scheduling of patients in collaboration with other therapies and departments within the facility. Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm, occasional weekend as needed 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.