NES Program Coordinator

Full Time, Clinical

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital opened in 1958 as the first free-standing rehabilitation hospital in Philadelphia. The Hospital has over 600 employees and is nationally recognized for outstanding programs in physical and cognitive rehabilitation, with comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury. Magee serves as the federally designated Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of Delaware Valley. Only 14 such centers exist in the country. Magee is a founding member of The Christopher Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network, which provides state of the art rehabilitation therapy.

Summary: 

Magee is seeking a NES Program Coordinator to provide both clinical treatment of patients, as well as, clinical mentoring of staff therapists.  The NES Program Coordinator is integral to providing expert clinical services to patients on each respective unit while assisting the Therapy Manager with operations of the unit team.  This employee will uphold the mission, vision, and values of Magee Rehabilitation.

Essential Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for the evaluation/re-evaluation, treatment planning and implementation, reporting, and documentation of patients within assigned caseload. Required to provide services on assigned weekends and holidays.
  • Assists Therapy Manager with daily operations and supervision of the team and unit. Provides performance appraisal information to Therapy Manager regarding clinical competency and interpersonal skills of team members related to NES.
  • May participate in clinical educational programs and directly supervises students. Provides daily, in-clinic guidance and skill demonstration for staff members and students.  Coordinates and teaches a variety of interdisciplinary clinics, rounds, and/or classes within specialty area.  Designs and performs competency testing in area of expertise of staff and support personnel.  Provides suggestions to Team Leader or Rehab Manager regarding staff development.  May work as a team with a PTA or COTA to provide direct patient care.
  • Trains staff on the use of NES cycles.
  • Coordinates training schedules of NES bike patients and monitors the progress of patients utilizing NES cycles in Wellness.
  • Works with manufacturers of NES bike equipment to ensure safety and all updates to equipment.
  • Maintains and updates NES Program manuals.
  • Responsible for the oversight of clients using NES cycles in Wellness in conjunction with the Wellness Coordinator.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, stoop, and lift in order to effectively treat patients.
  • Must be able to exert 50 pounds of force while lifting patients and/or devices.
  • Must be able to have sufficient standing balance to guard ambulatory patients

Other Accountabilities:

  • Performs 75-100% direct clinical care including all related documentation, equipment assessment and ordering, and patient/family teaching.
  • Acts as the Occupational or Physical Therapy clinical expert and mentor in the specialty area of NES and as such, is responsible for ensuring that treatment techniques, equipment, staff education and performance, patient programs, and other resources are current and state of the art.
  • Represents specialty area and acts as a consultant to medical staff, patients, hospital personnel, general public/community, insurance representatives and case managers, and equipment specialists. Assumes responsibility for upgrading knowledge and applies information to the job situation.
  • Provides discipline and program specific orientation for new staff and students, when applicable. Demonstrates familiarity and is able to direct others in hospital emergency plans, program, and discipline specific policies and procedures.
  • Takes the initiative to develop and implement projects and programs with Strategic Program Director, Director of Clinical Operations, and Therapy Manager. Attends all meetings relevant to the programmatic specialty.  Assists with development of policy and procedures and protocols.
  • May participate in clinical research, publication, and/or presentations.
  • Collaborates with inpatient unit Advanced Clinicians to insure continuity of the program and continuity of care as patients move through the continuum.

 Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates advanced clinical skills, knowledge, and competency in Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation.
  • Possesses work skills, including effective communication, organization, initiative, interpersonal relations, and flexibility.

Education:    

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral Degree from an accredited OT or PT program.
  • Valid Pennsylvania license in Occupational or Physical Therapy.  OT’s must have a valid certification from the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Must be CPR certified.
  • Prefer three years clinical experience in physical medicine rehabilitation with at least 6 months experience with NES cycling equipment.  Knowledge and experience working with people with SCI is preferred. 

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Mail, Email or fax your resume to:
Human Resources
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
1513 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Employment@Mageerehab.org
Fax Number: (215) 587-9471