NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital at NYU Langone Health is one of the nation's leading orthopedic and rheumatologic, specialty hospitals dedicated to the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases. The hospital provides some of the most advanced orthopedic programs in the region for musculoskeletal disorders and the largest pediatric orthopedic program in New York City. The hospital is consistently ranked among the leading orthopedic centers nationwide by U.S. News and World Report. Our expert physicians combine extensive experience and research with the latest technology for bone and joint problems that affect patient's ability to function. We specialize in the following areas: Orthopedic Surgery Rheumatology Neurology Radiology.
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Supervisor- in the Acute Care Physical Therapy Department. To qualify must be a graduate of a APTA - Approved School of Physical Therapy with a M.S. or M.A. Degree required, advanced degree completed or in progress (DPT, PhD, etc.) preferred. Valid New York State Physical Therapy License required. Minimum five (5) years experience in the field of Physical Therapy required. Minimum three (3) years progressive management experience, inpatient management experience preferred. Minimum one (1) year acute care experience required. The ability to teach, especially instruction of clinical skills. Good communication and interpersonal skills as demonstrated by an ability to communicate with others.
In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible or the daily operation of their unit. Provides ongoing supervision of all direct patient care staff who are assigned to a designated unit. Responsible for keeping the director informed of all relevant updates both clinically and operationally. Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Demonstrates continued proficiency in skills required to treat assigned patient population.
Oversees the storage and maintenance of supplies and equipment for the unit. Maintains emergency equipment according to departmental manual ( i.e. ensures that all electrical has been inspected and cleared on a routine basis, that all patient care areas are supplied with the necessary equipment to provide safe, effective care, etc). Delegates responsibilities regarding routine care and procurement of additional equipment form then storage area to staff members. Submits to the office, a weekly list of supplies needed by the unit, submits recommendations to the Director for both capitol and non-capitol purchases as requested.
Maintains unit records and prepares reports required by the department. Completes daily census of patient care and delivers it to the office by 4:00 on a daily basis. Completes all weekly and monthly reports according to departmental procedures and submits them to the Director on a timely basis. Assists in the preparation of the weekly supervisory schedules for coverage when needed. Provides the Director with any reports that are needed to facilitate programmatic growth and direction.
Plans, develops and implements new procedures for the unit. Suggests and presents ideas on the formulation of innovative patient care programs based on current advances in the field. Identifies plans and future needs (i.e. staffing, resources, etc) and problem areas of the unit, assisting in the development of workable solutions and follows through with their implementation.
Assists in developing goals, standards, and evaluation criteria for performance improvement. Identifies areas of patient care for performance improvement projects and works in conjunction with other management staff to ensure compliance with projects. Solicits feedback from the staff regarding the unit direction and utilizes it for growth and development of professional and patient care standards.
Promotes unit activities that support the professional development of the staff. Conducts in-services and provides opportunities on a regular basis for staff to meet with others regarding patient care. Encourages staff to attend all in-services, rounds, and lectures and to pursue a course of professional growth through higher education, professional journals, etc. Actively engages other colleagues in clinical learning experiences. Is a mentor for clinical skill and knowledge acquisition for staff members. Pursues own area of interest and develops them into area of expertise. Shows initiative assisting in organizational and structural duties when Supervisor is not available. Demonstrates situational leadership in handling Unit specific issues or concerns.
Evaluates and documents staff performance and provides personnel counseling and when necessary, disciplines staff in accordance with NYU Hospitals policies and procedures. Evaluates clinical performance on an ongoing basis in all clinical areas. Completes all probationary competencies and evaluations on new employees in accordance with personnel policies and procedures. Provides effective feedback and counseling to employees for performance improvement and/or development. Ensures that the Medical Centers disciplinary process is implemented in a timely and appropriate manner when indicated. Conveys the concerns, attitudes, and moral of the staff to the Director in a consistent manner to assist in ensuring departmental operations.
Orients staff and provides on the job training on patient care, rehabilitation methods and techniques, and departmental policies and procedures. Ensures the monitoring of quality and training in all patient care areas. Instructs staff in the organizations, procedures and protocols of the unit. Is responsible for all orientation to equipment, supplies, etc other personnel and their roles and responsibilities as it pertains to PT, and to all appropriate communication procedures with patients, families, other staff members, etc involved with the patients care and treatment. Provides guidance and encouragement around treatment methods and rationale, as well as, quality of care and productivity. Instructs all staff to policies and procedures as they pertain to the individualized unit and keeps them updated on Department and Hospital policy changes as they may occur (i.e. infection control, fire and emergency management, etc).
Plans, organizes and monitors all unit patient care activities given by assigned staff. Reviews all referrals and schedules patients accordingly. Monitors individualized patient care programs to ensure consistency with prescribed treatment and compliance. Ensures all daily rounds, conferences, and other meetings are attended and appropriately represent the unit re: patient care. Functions as a liaison and resource person with physicians and other disciplines regarding all patient care activities.
Demonstrates knowledge of the organizations Service Standards and incorporates them into the performance of duties.
NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital at NYU Langone Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
NYU Langone Health, a world-class patient-centered integrated academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals – Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; and Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services across the medical center – plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center's tri-fold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to www.nyulangone.org.