PHYSICAL THERAPY MANAGER

Job Locations US-AK-Juneau
Job ID
2020-4427
Category
REHABILITATION SERVICES
Type
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE)

About Us:

 

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.

 

Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

 

Job Overview:

Provide direction, supervision, coordination and planning of services for the Ethel Lund Medical Center (ELMC) physical therapy (PT) department.  Provides appropriate physical therapy service to patients of all ages and physical conditions.  The performance of this department has a direct and significant impact on individual patients and on the health care delivered by SEARHC.

 

This position involves management of a busy outpatient PT department as well as direct patient care with a moderate to high level of difficulty.  The scope of duties includes a full range of clinic management skills; evaluation and treatment skills; and the coordination of care with providers inside and outside of SEARHC.  The incumbent develops and/or updates policies and procedures to reflect current standards of care and managerial practices.  Poor judgment and performance in this position can result in poor health outcomes for patients; may lead to litigation against the provider and/or clinic; and may adversely affect productivity and revenue, the reputation of SEARHC and its ability to be the healthcare provider of choice to our beneficiaries.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates and treats patients referred for physical therapy utilizing various methods of manual therapy including but not limited to trigger point therapy and chiropractic therapy. This position is required to confer with medical staff regarding patient progress or need and determines when to conclude episodes of care. Adheres to the SEARHC Customer Service Initiative in all interactions with patients, providers and staff. 
  • Collaborates with ELMC Clinic Administrator to directs all operations and set standards for the department including policy and planning; assessment and management of issues related to budget, space, manpower and service delivery; communication with other departments/entities; and selection, training and supervision of professional and support staff. Provides consultation to SEARHC leadership and ELMC Administration in matters concerning physical therapy.  Assures prudent use of resources and overall quality of care rendered by the department.   Collaborates with the billing and coding staff to assure appropriate revenue generation.
  • Conducts in-services for medical or nursing staff pertaining to physical Pursues excellence and professional growth though means such as continuing education, literature review and peer review of charts. The employee is required to maintain professional license.  This position collaborates with the Chief of Physical Therapy at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital and other Consortium PT clinics to standardize processes and systems.

Qualifications:

Education

  • Graduation (BS or higher) from a physical therapy education program accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association.

 

Experience

  • A minimum of eight (six with MSPT or DPT) years of clinical experience, at least one year of which includes management of resources and/or personnel.

 

License

  • Active, unrestricted physical therapist license in the State of Alaska.
  • Active, unrestricted Chiropractor license in the State of Alaska (only required if chiropractic therapy is a utilized form of therapy by the incumbent)

 

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge:

  • Thorough knowledge of the practice of physical therapy
  • Working knowledge of PT billing practices, compliance issues, budgeting and resource management
  • Basic knowledge of Native culture and how it may impact care

Skilled in:

  • Physical Therapy assessment and treatment
  • Oral, written and interpersonal communication
  • Personnel and resource management

Ability to:

  • Adjust patient management practices to maximize both productivity and quality of care
  • Operate within a budget
  • Track performance indicators and improve services and customer satisfaction

 

 

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