Physical Therapy Supervisor - Inpatient Setting

UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center - Seattle, WA3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $36,000 - $52,000 a year
Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
The Stroke Care Excellence Award
Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.
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Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle.

Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.

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Incumbent supervises the day-to-day activities of an assigned department of the Therapy Department (Including Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Services, Therapeutic Recreation). Organizes workflow and manages personnel and equipment/supplies to ensure efficient functioning and cost effectiveness of the department, as well as the provision of quality services. AH123

Education Background

Physical Therapy Supervisor: Four to seven years of university study which leads to a Baccalaureate or Master's degree and/or a post-baccalaureate certificate in Physical Therapy from an American Physical Association approved school.
Occupational Therapy Supervisor: Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited school of OT.
Licensure, Registration, Certification

Physical Therapy Supervisor: Washington state PT license is required; CPR certification is preferred.
Occupational Therapy Supervisor: Current registration as an OT with National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy plus current Washington state OT license are both required.
Special Training/Skills

Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on assigned unit/department.
Work Experience

Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience is required.
At least 1 year of lead or supervisory experience is required.
Course work in management/administration preferred.
Experience in program development and implementation required.
Physical Abilities

Ability to transfer and transport patients safely using proper body mechanics. May ambulate as much as four miles/day.
Physical Demand Level: Heavy
In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-
Lift / Carry
50 to 100 pounds occasionally
25 to 50 pounds frequently
10 to 20 pounds constantly

As required, must be able to-
Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders
Push and Pull
Perform fine motor functions
Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.