Supervisor, Infant Therapy Team

Job ID 2021-38398
Area of Interest
Rehab & Alternative Medicine
Location Name
Hospital Main Campus
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Regular
Department
Occupational Therapy
Shift
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Seattle
Primary Location : State/Province
WA

About Us

Hospital About Us:

 

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

 

Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.

 

In 2020, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.

 

As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.

Overview

Provide supervision for rehabilitation team. Oversee daily operations of work units, including personnel management in consultation with clinical manager(s). Function as a liaison with clinical managers and area leader. Direct reports include onsite physical/occupational therapists, therapy assistants, and rehabilitation aides. Conduct performance reviews and ensure engagement of staff. Function as a clinical resource to therapists and staff and to the community. In charge of clinic operational issues including Daily Management System, time card management, and scheduling issues. Provide age-related and developmentally appropriate therapy services in collaboration with patients, families, and treatment teams. Identify ways to streamline care and maintain standards to increase efficiency and effectiveness. Assist in development of protocols, standards, and guidelines of care for specific diagnoses, and challenge old protocols as evidence-based models of care are established. Assist staff therapists with complex patient management issues. Assist in responding to concerns of patients and families.

 

We are seeking a therapist to join our OT/PT infant team as a supervisor and clinician. The infant team serves inpatients throughout the hospital, providing developmental and feeding services to babies in the NICU, PICU, CICU and acute care units. The team also provides outpatient services to infants transitioning from inpatient to community services, as well as infants referred specifically for outpatient feeding services. The infant team works closely with families and collaboratively with medical services throughout the hospital to achieve optimal functional developmental and feeding outcomes for these infants.

 

Responsibilities will include:
50% of time providing inpatient and/or outpatient clinical services. Candidates background should include strong clinical experience working with infants 0-12 months in a hospital or outpatient setting. Experience in advanced clinical training in NIDCAP or other developmentally supportive care models, advanced training in infant feeding/swallowing, and/or IBCLC or CLE preferred.

 

50% of time in supervisory activities such as daily operational management and patient scheduling triage, staffing (including hiring and performance management), clinical supervision of therapists, and program development. Supervisory experience preferred.

 

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Requirements

Required Education/Experience:
- Bachelors Degree in Physical or Occupational Therapy
- Minimum of 5 years current experience in clinical discipline (Physical or Occupational)
- Experience in a pediatric therapy setting

Required Credentials:
- Current WA State license to practice as an Occupational Therapist or Physical Therapist
- For Occupational or Physical Therapists: BLS for Health Care Providers

Preferred:
- Masters (if Occupational or Physical therapist) or Doctorate Degree in clinical discipline
- Experience in hospital based or outpatient trans-disciplinary Rehab teams
- Supervisory experience including clinic operations management

 

In accordance with new Washington law for healthcare workers, Seattle Children’s requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before October 18, 2021, or before beginning employment for start dates after October 18th.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

 

The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

 

Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

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