The Therapy Manager will assist in providing therapy treatments and procedures. The Therapy Manager may, in accordance with state laws, assists in coordination, communication, documentation and resident related instruction within the scope of treatment plans established by a Physical or Occupational Therapist.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Manages the operations of the therapy department.
- Coordinates therapy services.
- Performs physical or occupational therapy treatments and modalities.
- Complete appropriate billing and documentation.
- Coordinates the operations of the restorative department and staff.
- Works within the interdisciplinary team to discuss and coordinate resident care.
- Communicates with and instructs caregivers and family members on resident’s status as needed.
- Coordinates and is responsible for administration of the Medicare meeting.
- Monitors operation of therapy and restorative equipment.
- Performs in-service trainings for staff, as needed.
- Attends facility meetings as assigned.
- Provides assistants to other staff as needed.
To perform this position successfully, an individual must demonstrate regular, predictable attendance and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge and skill required. The individual must be able to successfully pass background checks.
Education and Experience:
- Associates degree required in a physical or occupational therapy assistant program
- Prior experience in a long term care facility required
PTA or COTA license within the state of Minnesota
- Basic understanding of medical terminology.
- Shows dependability by being punctual; maintains consistent attendance.
- Strong Interpersonal skills with the ability to connect to residents and coworkers.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to prioritize residents’ needs.
- Visual and auditory ability to observe the daily living needs of the residents in order to provide quality care.
- Effective problem-solving skills to support residents, staff, and family members with problems that might arise.
- Ability to utilize computers and complete documentation in electronic medical records
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
- Prolonged periods of sitting, standing and walking.
- Requires lifting, positioning, pushing, and/or transferring residents.
- Frequent reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching.
- Lifting up to 50 pounds.
To accomplish the essential functions of the position, one must be physically able to operate or work with computers, calculators, reference books, computer software applications, phones and other standard office equipment. The physical activities of the position include talking, reaching, grasping, light lifting, bending, squatting, and other repetitive motions.