Director of Rehabilitation Services - Fulltime

Description

The Director of Rehab Services is responsible for the oversight of therapy operations at Nexus Neurorecovery Center. This oversight includes the management and supervision of the therapy staff, the clinical program, and assures the therapy continuum of care for those served at each site.  The Director of Rehabilitation Services is responsible for the provision of training and in-services to staff, staff communications, development of protocol, and observance of all regulatory guidelines characteristic to each facility to assure compliance with rules and regulations and individual practice prerogatives. This position is considered to be an essential staff member who is defined as a staff member who is required to be on duty to provide services to assigned facility during an emergency and/or disaster situation, as defined by the facility’s emergency and disaster response plan.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of individual clients’ histories, current progress and personal issues or difficulties.
  • Screens, evaluates and treats clients in a timely manner as ordered by the attending physician.
  • Accepts and completes assignments without hesitation.
  • Accomplishes required tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Communicates effectively with immediate supervisor, Clinical Director, physicians and other health team members regarding client progress, problems and plans.
  • Participates in weekly patient rounds and/or treatment planning as necessary.
  • Participates in family conferences and other client care conferences as needed.
  • Records clinical documentation according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines.
  • Records daily treatment and labor per company procedures.
  • Establishes and instructs program staff and/or family members in client specific home exercise program.
  • Participates in discharge planning as needed.
  • Complies with state regulations and national standards as they apply to the practice of Physical Therapy.
  • Ensures fiscal management of therapy department.
  • Ensures therapy department staff provides appropriate services as per professional licensing acts.
  • Ensures staffing appropriateness for department.
  • Ensure treatment team decisions are followed in all aspects of client’s daily programming.
  • Demonstrates ability to resolve and/or problem solve areas of concern or conflict with clients’ families, co-workers, or external customers in a professional, proactive and courteous manner.
  • Demonstrates ability to apply and practice physical therapy procedures.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide staff training on client specific home exercise programs/protocols as requested in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates ability to complete reports, generate schedules, and document treatments.
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with staff, physicians, other departments and outside physicians.
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with staff.
  • Ensures accurate and timely completion of other administrative or program related tasks as assigned by supervisor.
  • Ensures annual recertification of therapy department licensing.
  • Provides supervision to subordinates in accordance with TNC’s Policies and Procedures and applicable federal and state law.
  • Does not show favoritism towards staff members. Is consistent in supervision of staff at all times.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide ongoing training, role-modeling, development and nurturing to staff.
  • Conducts regularly scheduled staff meeting to facilitate good communication flow and problem identification.
  • Performs employee performance evaluations in a timely manner and ensures all required paperwork is submitted to payroll in a timely manner.
  • Ensures timely and accurate completion of payroll.
  • Provides appropriate rewards and corrective action to staff.
  • Ensures staff attends all mandatory in-services.
  • Exercise good judgment when addressing staff complaints and resolving staff problems.
  • Ensures tracking and follow up regarding employee criteria for employment at TNC, i.e., license, CPR, ABC 101, First Aid, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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Job Requirements

Experience

  • Minimum of five years management experience in an Inpatient Setting.
  • Knowledge of or exposure to assisting persons with neurological deficits or persons with disabilities in acute care of community re-entry program and inpatient hospital setting preferred.

Education Required

  • Minimum of Master’s Degree from an accredited college in Physical, Occupational, or Speech Therapy.

Additional Information

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Must be and maintain licensure as a Physical, Occupational, or Speech Therapist in the State of Texas.
  • Must be certified in  BLS
  • Must be SAMA certified within 30dsays of employment