Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Physical Therapy Supervisor (40 Hour)

Recruitment #210426-6250FP-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) has a long history of "Serving Those Who Served" since 1864.  Our highly trained staff is dedicated to providing compassionate care to meet the unique needs of Veteran patients, built on the foundation of integrity, honor, and respect.  We pride ourselves on fostering these qualifies as we honor Veteran patients for their service and encourage the innate bond between them.  

DVA has supported Connecticut Veterans and continues this tradition with Residential and Healthcare programming on our campus in Rocky Hill.  There are two paths for residency at the DVA:  

  • Residential Facility which offers temporary, supportive living with programming designed to return Connecticut veterans to independent living in the community; and  
  • Sgt. John L. Levitow Healthcare Center which is a state-of-the-art medical facility and offers long-term care for veterans with chronic, disabling conditions who require 24-hour assistance.    

Are you a self-starter? Do you have a passion for supporting others? Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic and reciprocal health care environment in the public sector? If so, we want you to join us!  

We are seeking to hire one qualified Physical Therapy Supervisor (PCN: 90545) to join our team!  This position is full-time, 40 hours weekly.  The work schedule is 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This Physical Therapy Supervisor will oversee all Rehabilitation Services for the Healthcare Center including speech pathology, physical and occupational therapy.  We provide these services to our Veteran patient population in our Skilled Nursing Facility. 


We participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off!  We encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees.

Selection Plan

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications - as listed on the job opening - will be considered for this role, as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted application. 

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. 

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies. 

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume in the “Resume Tab” of your application as you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. Individuals considered for interview will be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc.  You do not have to attach these documents to your application. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Doreen Clemson at Doreen.Clemson@ct.gov or (860) 785-9855.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In state facilities, this class is accountable for the supervision of a physical therapy program.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Plans, directs and/or contributes to the planning and directing of a physical therapy program; develops diagnostic tools and administrative procedures for physical therapy department within a state facility or hospital; develops and maintains departmental standards; supervises and instructs staff and intern therapists in new physical therapy techniques and implementation of new procedures; provides inservice training; supervises therapy staff and reviews their reports; assigns individuals to physical therapy staff; conducts and/or participates in clinics, child study meetings and case conferences to provide consultation to attending physician and other therapeutics disciplines regarding individual level of functioning, treatment plans and progress; arranges individual appointments for clinic visits, further testing by other disciplines and physical therapy treatments such as whirlpools, etc.; administers physical therapy treatments to individuals; prepares and maintains reports on individual diagnosis, treatment and progress; meets with other department heads to discuss clinical and administrative issues; maintains and orders supplies and equipment; may act for Chief of Rehabilitation Therapies in his/her absence; may maintain liaison with local and state agencies for continuance of physical therapy services upon individual discharge; may make home visits and/or transport and escort individuals off grounds; may participate in ad hoc committee meetings; may represent physical therapy department by speaking to community groups; may make adaptive equipment; may serve as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP); may supervise related therapy areas; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of physical therapy; considerable knowledge of physiology, applied anatomy and kinesiology; considerable knowledge of physical and/or intellectual disorders; knowledge of community service; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; skill in administering physical therapy in its various forms; skill in instructing and supervising others in practice of physical therapy; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years of experience as a Physical Therapist.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Our ideal candidate will possess the following: 

  • Experience supervising Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy programs in a Skilled Nursing Facility; 
  • Experience in the last three years with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with billing requirements, documentation tracking, and the triple check process; 
  • Experience participating in interdisciplinary care conference representing all Therapy disciplines; 
  • Experience participating in Quality Performance Improvement (QAPI) meetings for purposes of performance improvement; 
  • Experience handling multiple priorities while overseeing a small caseload performing PT evaluations; and 
  • Experience educating patients with operating new equipment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain licensure as a Physical Therapist in the State of Connecticut.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficient in the use of American Sign Language in certain designated positions.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.