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Occupational Therapy Supervisor


 

PRIMARY PURPOSE: 

The Occupational Therapy Supervisor is the primary bridge between our therapists and the Clinic Leadership Team. This individual is a qualified, licensed, and certified therapist who is responsible for the development and supervision of all the therapists assigned to his/her team and their client care. This position serves as the leader for therapists for all clinical and administrative priorities, helping them achieve their personal and organizational goals. The Occupational Therapy Supervisor coordinates services within the clinic to ensure the highest quality client care for the families served by his/her team. Additionally, the Occupational Therapy Supervisor provides direct therapy services to clients, including supervising same discipline therapy assistants and interns, as required.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education/Certification

  • Graduate of an accredited program of Occupational Therapy.
  • Currently licensed and approved to practice occupational therapy in the State of Texas.
  • Maintains appropriate credentialing as determined by his/her national discipline organization.
  • Demonstrates a broad base of clinical knowledge in his/her discipline to serve as the initial line of clinical support for therapists.

Experience

  • Two or more years of supervisory/management (or related) experience.
  •  Specialist training, certification or experience
  • Two or more years of training or mentoring experience

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Responsible for the overall management and direct supervision of the performance for his/her team of therapists.
  • Participates in interviews and provides hiring recommendations.
  • Reviews client care documentation and provides necessary education and guidance to therapists, when appropriate.
  • Completes intakes, verifications and administrative duties as needed.
  • Conducts weekly meetings for new employees for the purpose of training and maintaining a focus towards the clinic’s vision
  • Monitors and enforces the productivity goals of his/her therapy staff.
  • Provides supporting information for monthly reporting package.
  • Monitors and enforces the compliance goals set at mandatory training of his/her staff.
  • Monitors individual team member clinical needs and links therapists with the appropriate clinical resources.
  • Provides quality direct therapy services including professional evidence-based therapy, accurate and complete documentation, coordination of care, and education of caregivers.
  • Ensures appropriate supervision for Students, Interns and Assistants according to state and national guidelines for direct reports
  • Performs all duties in compliance with clinic policies and procedures. Adheres to all rules, regulations, code of ethics, guidelines and codes in federal, state and local laws which are concerned with the delivery of therapy services.
  • May be required to travel between clinic locations.
  • Any other essential duties as required.

Supporting Duties

  • Flexibility & Independence – Remains open to new ways of thinking; Takes initiative; Comfortably handles risk; Works well with or without direction; Maintains positive outlook
  • Planning & Organization – Understands and implements time-management techniques; Keeps track of details; Juggles priorities; Coordinates resources
  •  Customer Care – Gathers critical information; Seeks the patient’s best interests; Minimizes risk; Follows-up in a timely fashion; Provides clear communication;
  • Industry Awareness – Utilizes industry best practices; Adheres to ethical standards; Follows legal guidelines; Networks with other professionals
  • Team Management – Unites team around common goal; Shares ownership; Sets members up for success; Inspires engagement; Addresses poor performance; Embraces accountability;
  • Talent Development – Recruits the best people; Assesses talent; Acts as a mentor and coach; Encourages and plans for professional growth in team members

Clinic Support & Work Conditions

  • Complete all trainings and professional development requested in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate the ability to handle multiple tasks effectively.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assist in all areas of the clinic as requested.
  • Complete Community Support Events to participate in community outreach events that benefit our clients, help educate the general public and connect the general public to services.
  • Complete all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

1. Physical, mental, and emotional stamina to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
2. Mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions.
3. Physical agility to sit, stand, kneel, walk, push/pull, squat, twist, turn, bend, stoop and to reach overhead.
4. Physical stamina sufficient to sustain light physical labor for up to 8 hours, sit and/or walk for prolonged periods of time and lift 20-30 pounds and provide physical assistance to young children.
5. Physical mobility sufficient to move about the work environment for sustained periods of time on hard flooring, climb slopes, stairs, ramps and to respond to emergency situations.

The forgoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required.

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