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Clinical Specialist-PT or OT-Safe Patient Handling

Company name
NYU Langone Hospitals


New York City, NY

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NYU Langone Health

is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. It comprises more than 200 locations throughout the New York area, including

five inpatient locations

a children's hospital

three emergency rooms

and a level 1 trauma center. Also part of NYU Langone Health is the

Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center

, a National Cancer Institute¿designated cancer center, and

NYU School of Medicine

, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. For more information, go to

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Position Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Clinical Specialist.

In this role, the successful candidate assists Program Manager in the provision of staff training programs, equipment management, development and procedures/protocol and outreach for the Safe Patient Handling (SPH) Program across all NYULMC sites. Demonstrates an understanding of the goals of the SPH program and works to achieve program objectives.

Job Responsibilities:

Educates staff on designated services, units, and departments re: equipment, processes, and regulations related to Safe Patient Handling. Develops training materials in a variety of formats to meet the needs of all learners. Documents frontline staff performance and competence with SPH in clear, concise, manner. Provides frontline training for staff at all sites and on all shifts, and assists with use of SPH equipment at bedside and during routine patient care as needed. Guides and counsels staff toward performance improvement and or development related to SPH. Communicates performance difficulties related to SPH to the Program Manager.

Monitors all SPH activities and assists Program Manager in coordinating smooth flow of activities in the SPH program at all sites. Receives and processes requests for training, prioritizes scheduling of training and unit based SPH assistance and supervises the implementation of established patient care procedures. Meets with assigned staff and with other departments as necessary in order to evaluate and maintain SPH program progress and monitor needs. Monitors use of SPH equipment and processes. Maintains accurate records and ensures accurate and timely documentation of training and care performed by SPH staff.

Assesses, directs, and implements intervention for selected patients referred for assessment of SPH needs. Uses medical and social history to determine requirements for and constraints impacting the SPH recommendation. Interviews patient and caregivers to verify and obtain information, determine functional communication ability, and ensure patient understanding of need for use of SPH equipment. Conducts SPH evaluations and training for staff and caregivers as needed. Provides concise relevant documentation regarding SPH recommendations and communicates with team. Ensures knowledge translation re: SPH practices for staff and caregivers. Conveys recommendations for patient management made by staff to referring physician and other medical caregivers as needed.

Assists Program Manager in development and implementation of new procedures or programs under supervision of the Director. Reviews and updates procedures according to changing programmatic needs. Communicates changes in procedures to all levels of staff, monitors implementation of changes. Considers and encourages suggestions from staff to upgrade quality of program. Suggests new programs to respond to changing patient care needs, equipment advances, changes in health care delivery and capabilities of staff. Identifies problems and plans for future needs (re: space, time, resources, health care delivery, and capabilities of staff.). Reviews departmental goals and direction with Program Manager.

Responsible for submitting daily records, prepares monthly reports. Prepares monthly reports and submits to Director and program manager on a timely basis for review. Prepares minutes and/or provides records of unit based and other formal training sessions and interdepartmental meetings. Oversees departmental records and audits files as needed. Instructs and provides feedback to staff regarding SPH standards and procedures. Oversees the purchase, storage or maintenance of supplies and equipment for SPH program and makes related recommendations. Maintains records of purchases and received equipment. Delegates responsibilities for routine care and maintenance of supplies and equipment to unit staff and managers.

Demonstrates knowledge of the organizations Behavioral Competencies and Competency Framework and incorporates them into the performance of duties.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Demonstrates continued proficiency in skills required to treat assigned patient population.

Attendance and Additional Performance Standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify you must have an Occupational Therapist, or Physical Therapist license and a Master's Degree in designated field. Current New York State license, registration, and certificate appropriate to profession. Minimum of 3 years clinical experience in a hospital or rehabilitation setting. Continuing education and demonstrated advanced expertise within area of specialty also required. Excellent organizational and communication/interpersonal skill required..

Required Licenses: Occup Thrpst License-NYS; Phys Thrpst License-NYS

Preferred Qualifications:

Membership in professional organization. Involvement in continuing education courses related to Safe Patient Handling and knowledge of SPH legislation and regulations. Demonstrated experience in formal didactic or clinical teaching. Work history with evidence of progressive leadership roles/assignments.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Langone Health provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Langone Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.

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NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. Included in the 200+ locations throughout the New York area are five inpatient locations: Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute-care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation, ranked as one of the top 10 rehabilitation programs in the country; NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, a dedicated inpatient orthopedic hospital with all musculoskeletal specialties ranked top 10 in the country; Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services; and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, a full-service teaching hospital and level 1 trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Also part of NYU Langone Health is the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center, and NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history.

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