Skilled Therapies, Inc.

Servicing the Bay Area

925.271.9100

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Rehab Director

Classification: Professional

Supervisor: President of Skilled Therapies, Inc.

Job Description

The Director of Rehabilitation is responsible for the supervision of clinical programs, organization and implementation of comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic programs. They will have effective involvement in the hiring, training and management of clinical personnel, overseeing operational matters related to rehabilitation programs, and the promotion of the rehabilitation services throughout the facility's service area. This is a category job classification per OSHA standards. This employee will have occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens. Duties and responsibilities of the employee are governed by licensure regulations and practice acts of the state in which they are employed.

Qualifications

Education/License

  • Possession of a bachelor's degree or equivalent certification in an appropriate discipline from an accredited program.
  • Current license or certificate as a Occupational Therapist (OTR or OTR/L), Physical Therapist, Speech Therapist, Physical Therapy Assistant, or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.

Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a clinician in a skilled nursing facility preferred. Management experience preferred.
  • Must be knowledgeable and accepting of Skilled Therapies, Inc.’s philosophy regarding SNF residents and assuring delivery of services to these residents.

Ability to demonstrate:

  • Willingness to undergo Skilled Therapies, Inc. training for development of rehabilitation programs, maximizing utilization of services, internal and external marketing effective communications, teaching and organizational skills.
  • Competency under the provisions in accordance with acceptable standards of practice for their discipline.
  • Thorough understanding of routine rehabilitation department operations, SNF policies and regulations as they apply to the rehabilitation programs, Medicare, Managed care reimbursement and required documentation to assure reimbursement.
  • Must be a resident advocate.
  • Must acknowledge resources and ideas from all therapy personnel.

Direct Responsibilities

  1. Follow Skilled Therapies, Inc. policies, procedures, rules and applicable laws and standards.
  2. Direct the process of planning, development and implementation of quality physical, occupational and speech language pathology rehabilitation programs.
  3. Oversee recruitment, selection and training of additional clinical staff and establish training and development programs; provide leadership and motivation to move staff towards meaningful goals.
  4. Provide performance evaluations for all facility personnel in accordance with Skilled Therapies, Inc.’s policy.
  5. Attend and participate in facility staff meetings as designated by Nursing and/or administration, and agreed upon by the President. Represent rehabilitation services and serve as a rehabilitation-facility liaison with effective follow-up to presented concerns/ issues.
  6. Develop excellent relations with facility's professional and medical staff; develop systems or meetings for efficient follow-up secondary to medical input.
  7. Develop a timely and accurate record keeping system for billing needs, to include evaluations, screenings, treatments, progress notes, discharge summaries, labor and service logs.
  8. Coordinate and oversee one site or multi-site scheduling and staffing for treatments and therapist's time in the facility and/or facilities.
  9. Assist in the development of clinical programs to more comprehensively apply services to the facility residents (for all disciplines).
  10. Coordinate with appropriate facility personnel regarding necessary in-services (nursing training courses) to effectuate follow-up of learned therapeutic skills as needed.
  11. Implement a participatory management style which encourages the use of all available staff resources in the decision making process, without abrogating the responsibility of designated authority in the process.
  12. Manage the operational aspects of the department including but not limited to productivity, utilization, denial management, and departmental costs based on budgetary expectations. Skilled Therapies, Inc.’s productivity standard is an average of 90 percent for the department.
  13. Oversee and initiate requests by the President for additional resources to improve clinical and operational management as needed.
  14. Ensure accuracy and timeliness of information to the President.
  15. Act as a liaison between customers and Skilled Therapies, Inc. Corporate Office.
  16. Keep informed of current educational and management information, new trends, procedures and other programs through local, county, state and national meetings, workshops and seminars.
  17. Fulfill all job responsibilities of a staff therapist, as appropriate to ensure quality patient care.
  18. Ensure that each therapist's license and TB test are up-to-date and filed in the facility and with Skilled Therapies, Inc. Human Resources.
  19. Ensure staff reviews Skilled Therapies, Inc. Policies and Procedures.
  20. Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to:

  • Regularly walk, and stand for long periods of time over an 8 hour shift
  • Regularly talk or hear up to 8 hours a day
  • Regularly sit, type, and use a mouse up to 3 hours a day
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Regularly use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms
  • Regularly lift 40-75 pounds and support patients
  • Regularly required to use and/or push wheelchairs according to manufacturer’s guidelines.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Start and end times of workdays will vary according to patient scheduling needs.
  • Dress code may be required in work area.
  • The noise level in the work environment is minimal.
  • Minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.
  • Minimal exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Minimal exposure to electrical and radiation exposure.
  • This is a Category II job classification per OSHA standards. Minimal exposure to blood borne pathogens.
  • Chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, or birth defects or other reproductive harm may be present in the work environment.