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Director of Therapy, Inpatient & Outpatient

Company: Lovelace Westside Hospital
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:


LOVELACE WESTSIDE HOSPITAL -For over 38 years, Lovelace Westside Hospital has been committed to offering Rio Rancho and Westside residents of Albuquerque high quality, convenient care. The 92-bed acute care facility includes a 24-hour emergency department where patients typically see a provider in 30 minutes or less. The hospital offers services tailored to everyone in the family, including surgical services, sleep studies, bariatrics and more.Lovelace Westside Hospital is proud to be a part of the distinguished Lovelace Health System. Ardent Health Services owns and operates Lovelace Health System. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Ardent Health Services includes 30 hospitals and more than 200 sites of care. - -POSITION SUMMARY -The Director of Therapy directs and administers strategic, operational, fiscal and personnel activities for the Therapy Services, supporting therapy departments, both inpatient and outpatient services. Designs and implements new programs and services. Engages in business development activities; seeks opportunities to increase outcomes and services delivered. Prepares and manages budgets, manages/supervises staff and ensures quality services are provided through daily operations. - Maintains all regulatory requirements as appropriate for the development and implementation of policy, procedures and security protocols for pharmacy drugs and supplies. - Adheres to policies, procedures and regulations to ensure compliance and patient safety. -

  • Plans, directs, coordinates and monitors therapy services program operations with measurable improvements in clinical outcomes, customer patient satisfaction and facility specific strategies.
  • Directs and administers strategic, operational, fiscal and personnel activities for assigned therapy department(s) (inpatient, outpatient, acute care) in accordance with established regulatory agencies.
  • Represents the organization and/or department at various community and/or business meetings; promotes existing or new services; serves as a liaison and develops and maintains business relationships.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing management and evaluation of the complex therapy projects/programs to improve patient care.
  • Takes ownership of assignments, special projects, and pilot programs.Communicates and listens effectively with internal and external customers; effectively understands instructions and shares knowledge.Cooperates and interacts with supervisors, peers, other departments and all customer groups demonstrating our commitment to "service."
  • Meets budget (Operating & Capital) for assigned areas.
  • Mentors, coaches, develop subordinates to accomplish goals.
  • Develops policies, processes, strategies and goals that support Department/Corporation direction.

    • Bachelor's in Physical or Occupational Therapy; or Masters in Speech Therapy.
    • Master's Degree in related field preferredRequired Licenses/Certifications:
      • Current NM License in Physical or Occupational Therapy or Speech/Language Pathology.Experience:
        • 5 years of progressively more responsible therapy services experience.
        • 3+ years progressively more responsible management experience leading therapy programs. Multi-facility experience desired. - Acute care, rehab, and outpatient experience desired. - Demonstrated ability to develop and grow program. -
        • Knowledge of DNV and/or CARF requirements. Skills:
          Excellent analytical, problem solving, organizational and communication skills. Must be able to uphold and communicate principles of rehabilitation services to all levels within and outside the hospital system.

Keywords: Lovelace Westside Hospital, Albuquerque , Director of Therapy, Inpatient & Outpatient, Executive , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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