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 CCHHS 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 CCHHS system rules, policies, procedures and provision of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Direct and effectuate CCHHS management policies practices
Access and proficiently navigate CCHHS records system to obtain and review information necessary to execute provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Contribute to the management of CCHHS staff and CCHHS' systemic development and success
Discuss and develop CCHHS 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
Maintains an appropriate patient volume and productivity record.
Demonstrates advanced competency in evaluation and treatment skills on diverse patient populations.
Responsible for all items regarding patient care in all level PT positions.
Assists the Director with overall management of the department by participating in the establishment and monitoring of therapy goals, objectives, policies, procedures, protocols, care standards, quality improvement and budgeting.
Demonstrates leadership qualities, sets a personal example, facilitates a team effort, motivates staff, and fosters professionalism.
Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, staff, physicians and others in a professional and collaborative manner.
Results-oriented with strong critical thinking, problem solving skills and is attentive to detail.
Acts as resource for the Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT) and Language, Speech, and Hearing (LSH) staff regarding patient care management and/or student program.
Participates in recruitment, selection and interviewing process.
Responsible for orientation, supervision, performance evaluation and disciplinary process for all therapy staff.
Evaluates therapy staffs training needs of employees with Director including competencies.
Mentors all staff as necessary.
Advises employees regarding patient care, work objectives or projects.
Recommends based on statistical reports and patient needs the number of competent PT staff to provide patient care.
Upon approval by Senior Leadership, works with the Academic Center Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE) for the department to schedule and organize PT student and volunteer programs.
Participates in various interdisciplinary projects, activities, meetings, training sessions, as the need arises or as circumstances warrant.
Demonstrates consideration and sensitivity to ethical issues.
Communicates to a variety of people inside and outside the institution in relationship to patient care or personnel with guidelines.
Responsible for care of the environment, equipment, and following any special precautions in the area. Reports equipment malfunction and other environmental problems to maintain safety standards.
Manages special projects as directed by superiors.
Prepares reports and collects statistics to support budget requests.
Assists in preparation of annual operating and capital budget.
Assists with ordering of supplies based on patient needs.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Reports to the Director of Rehabilitation Services
Current Licensure in good standing as a Physical Therapist in the State of Illinois
Five (5) years clinical experience as a Physical Therapist with at least two (2) years of experience in an acute care facility, preferably in a Level 1 Trauma Center/Teaching Hospital environment and at least one (1) year of experience in an outpatient facility
Two (2) years of supervisory experience managing PT staff and students
Experience working in both inpatient, outpatient and/or ambulatory services
Must possess a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification
Intermediate proficient using Microsoft Office
Must be able to travel to work sites through the Cook County Health
Prior pediatric experience
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist
Bilingual Proficiency in a Second Language
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of educational and research administration
Knowledge and understanding of the Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook)Strong verbal and written communication skills
Interpersonal skills for managing inter-professional communication required in a multidisciplinary team
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
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, 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,
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’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. CCHHS 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, CCHHS 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.