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Under the general direction of the Director of Rehabilitation Services, is responsible for the clinical coordination of Physical Therapy Services. Manages daily operations, coordinates patient care and staffing assignments among all Physical Therapy (PT) divisions/locations and works in collaboration with the other Department Managers. Monitors and ensures service quality, efficiency and effectiveness.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH Personnel Rules.
General Administrative Responsibilities
Review applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements and consult with Labor Relations to generate management proposals
Participate in collective bargaining negotiations, caucus discussions and working meeting
Document, recommend and effectuate discipline at all levels
Work closely with labor relations and/or labor counsel to effectuate and enforce applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements
Initiate, authorize and complete disciplinary action pursuant to CCH system rules, policies, procedures and provision of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Direct and effectuate CCH management policies practices
Access and proficiently navigate CCH records system to obtain and review information necessary to execute provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Contribute to the management of CCH staff and CCH' systemic development and success
Discuss and develop CCH system policy and procedure
Consistently use independent judgment to identify operational staffing issues and needs and perform the following functions as necessary; hire. transfer, suspend, layoff, recall, promote, discharge, assign, direct or discipline employees pursuant to applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements
Work with Labor Relations to discern past practice when necessary
Manages staff and oversees patient care in all level SLP and Audiology positions in CCH.
Maintains an appropriate patient volume and productivity record for inpatients and outpatients on scheduled weekday, holiday and weekend shifts. Demonstrates advanced competency in evaluation and treatment skills on diverse patient populations in both the inpatient and outpatient clinical areas.
Assists the Director of Rehabilitation Services by participating in the establishment and monitoring of therapy goals, objectives, policies, procedures, protocols, care standards, quality improvement and budgeting.
Acts as resource for the Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT) and Language, Speech, and Hearing (LSH) staff regarding patient care management and/or student program.
Participates in recruitment, interviewing and selection process.
Participates in the orientation, supervision, performance evaluation and disciplinary processes for all therapy staff.
Evaluates therapy staffs training needs of employees with Director including competencies.
Advises employees regarding patient care, work objectives or projects.
Recommends based on statistical reports and patient needs the number of competent SLP and Audiology staff to provide patient care.
Upon approval by Senior Leadership, works with the Academic Center Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE) and Field Work Coordinator for the department to schedule and organize SLP and Audiology student and volunteer programs.
Participates in various interdisciplinary projects, activities, meetings, training sessions, as the need arises or as circumstances warrant.
Assists Director in organizing operations and management of finances, contracts, office supplies, patient-care statistics, associated databases and record keeping.
Oversees patient billing and related processes.
Assists Director in developing and maintaining technological operations including departmental internal computer and hospital based systems related to OT/PT/LSH.
Assists in purchase, implementation and operation of new technology to update and streamline documentation.
Participates in daily huddle and departmental meetings in collaboration with the Director.
Demonstrates consideration and sensitivity to ethical issues.
Assumes responsibility for special projects and assists with long-range planning and goals, in collaboration with the Director.
Provides the Director with data and reports related to issues that affect clinical outcomes and program success.
Provides training on LSH tropics for CCH employees and shares pertinent information with other PT and OT therapists to support and promote patient care.
Responds to program related inquiries from outside health agencies, patient complaints and incident reports.
Assists in preparation of annual operating and capital budget.
Assists with ordering of supplies based on patient needs.
Prepares reports and collects statistics to support budget requests.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Reports to the Director of Rehabilitation Services
Master's degree or higher in Speech Language Pathology from an accredited college or university is required.(Must provide official transcripts at time of interview)
Current licensure in good standing as an as a Speech Language Pathologist in the State of Illinois is required.
Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech, Language & Hearing Association (ASHA) is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
A minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience managing Speech Language Pathologist and/or Audiology staff and students is required.
A minimum of two (2) years of clinical experience working with a range of speech/ language/ swallow disorders is required.
Must possess a current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Intermediate proficiency using Microsoft Office is required.
A minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience working in an acute care facility, preferably in a Level 1 Trauma Center/Teaching Hospital environment is preferred.
Bilingual is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Ability to work collaboratively in a complex organizational culture and reporting structure, including cross-functional coordination with the correctional system
Cultural and linguistic competence to work with a diverse patient population
Professional commitment to providing care to incarcerated patients with respect and dignity
Functional knowledge of educational and research administration
Interpersonal skills for managing clinical and other personnel
Strong verbal and written communication skills
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
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