Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. In 2008 we opened St. Francis Medical Center to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springs’ community on the north side of the city. St. Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level IIIA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services, and Critical Care Unit. It is also serves as Southern Colorado’s home base for the Flight For Life® Colorado air medical helicopter service. It’s an incredible time to join us as we celebrate our tenth consecutive year as one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” by Healthgrades and Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado’s top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you’ve always wanted. For more information about Penrose – St. Francis Health Services, visit http://www.penrosestfrancis.org/.
Responsible for directing the delivery of professional rehabilitation services through therapies staff and therapy support staff. Exercises considerable independent judgment to adapt and apply clinical and department guidelines to specific situations. Responsible for resource management and budgetary planning; staff selection, training and retention; identifying, implementing and evaluating process and quality improvement initiatives; and maintaining patient, family and stakeholder satisfaction.
This person will manager bedside/acute therapy for St. Francis and Penrose. There are 45 direct reports- PT's, OT's, and Speech Therapists. This person will work closely with IRF-Inpatient Rehab facility for staffing issues and some sharing of staff.
Full service hospital, not Trauma 1 designated, but we see level 1 patients at Penrose Hospital.
Minimum Education Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy or Master's Degree in Speech Language Therapy
Advanced degree preferred
Minimum Experience Requirements
Five years of work experience in a rehab setting
Two years of leadership experience preferred
Knowledge of regulatory and accreditation standards and compliance
Prior use of electronic medical records (EMR), preferred
Current Colorado state licensure in Physical Therapy or Current Colorado state licensure in Occupational Therapy and Registered
Occupational Therapist or Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association and current Speech Language Pathologist Certification with the State of Colorado
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association
Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )
Utilizes the appropriate leadership skills in directing, delegating and evaluating management practice. *
Responsible for compliance with all regulatory agencies, Federal, State and hospital standards. *
Responsible for strategic planning, marketing, and program development. *
Develops and implements process and quality improvement projects. *
Selects, assigns and retains staff, ensuring equal employment opportunity in hiring and promotion. *
Coordinates activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities and directing the work. *
Evaluates and verifies employee performance through the review of completed work assignments and work techniques. *
Identifies staff development and training needs. *
Develops and implements programs for rehab therapy training. *
Communicates company and department goals and objectives with staff. *
Serves as liaison between staff and other areas within the facility at large and as an advisor to other disciplines. *
Participates in clinical conferences, workshops, seminars and related forums.
Supervises and/or conducts assessment of patient's needs and initiates therapy care plans. *
Evaluates and documents patient progress and prepares discharge summaries and transfer notes. *
Responsible for the development, implementation and evaluations of rehab therapy clinical programs and objectives for the unit/clinic. *
Problem resolution regarding patient care and care givers. *
Maintains records, prepares reports and composes correspondence relative to the work. *
Assesses needs for personnel, supplies, equipment and physical facilities for budget planning. *
Develops, implements, monitors and evaluates the department's budgetary process to facilitate appropriate and effective allocation of all resources. *
Educates staff regarding billing process and compliance. May oversee financial responsibilities including collections and account receivable. *
Participates in personal, professional and program development by attending department in-services, meetings and by sharing professional expertise to enhance quality of professional services and staff development. *
Assists in training Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation staff and other hospital personnel. *
Acts as a resource for new staff members and co-workers by sharing information and providing education. *
Adheres to professional code of ethics (APTA or AOTA or ASHA) and to all accreditation requirements. *
Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *
Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility.
Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently
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