Job Description

Job Title: Nurse Rehab Coordinator - UPMC Jameson
Job ID: 70279753
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Mercy
Department: Rehab Network
Location: 1211 Wilmington Avenue, New Castle PA 16105


The UPMC Rehabilitation Institute is currently hiring a Nurse Rehab Coordinator!

The Nurse Rehab Coordinator will work primarily daylight hours at UPMC Jameson, but may occasionally be asked to float between the following locations:

  • UPMC Passavant
  • UPMC Northwest
  • UPMC Hamot

As part of the largest rehabilitation network in the region, the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute offers specialized care for patients with a wide range of injuries and illnesses from stoke and trauma to spinal cord and brain injuries. With more than 10 inpatient locations, our experts can provide extensive clinical experience with advanced technology and research to offer our patients cutting-edge treatments to help them work toward their rehabilitation goals. As part of this team, the Rehab Coordinators are responsible for clinical assessment, coordination of admissions, compliance with CMS criteria and business development, assuring the patient has a safe and smooth transition to any one of UPMC’s Inpatient Rehabilitation units.


  • Provide education about services, facilities and resources of UPMC Rehabilitation Institute/skilled nursing facilities for patients and their families; physicians, case managers, social workers, PNCC's and others.
  • Solicit feedback from UPMC rehabilitation and skilled nursing management, case management leadership and social work service regarding rehabilitation resource and skilled nursing needs and make recommendations for service improvement.
  • Review patient records and obtain any relevant patient information, assessing for patient appropriateness and medical stability to facilitate a timely admission and transfer to an appropriate UPMC IPR/skilled nursing facility.
  • Conduct on site assessments and identify potential rehabilitation/skilled nursing candidates for appropriateness and medical stability for admission to the inpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing programs within UPMC.
  • Work in collaboration with PM&R department as necessary to obtain necessary documentation to support inpatient rehab admission, to facilitate discharge recommendations and to augment peer to peer review.
  • Maintain accurate daily logs of patients referred and complete monthly status report within designated time frame.
  • Attend meetings and designated training sessions in order to maintain current knowledge of all payer and regulatory requirements, UPMC Rehabilitation Institute/skilled nursing facility policies and procedures, community resources. 
  • Ensures compliance with all payer and government regulations. 
  • Serves as a role model of excellent customer serviceInitiate and participate in performance improvement initiatives.
  • Assist in pre admission care planning.
  • Identifying and recommending special equipment needs and precautions to assure safe continuum of care and making recommendations regarding cost effective and appropriate admission orders.
  • Complete documentation and paperwork related to patient admissions accurately and within acceptable time frame.
  • Establish and maintain UPMC rehabilitation/skilled nursing resource and education stations/locations.
  • Place and distribute brochures, posters, and other materials as needed.
  • Distribute UPMC promotional items for marketing to internal and external referral sources.
  • Travel daily to various healthcare entities.
  • Make sales and census development contacts while in the hospital and with other referral sources and achieve associated admission goals.
  • Work with UPMC staff to facilitate a seamless transition for patients and families to inpatient acute rehabilitation.
  • Addresses complex clinical and social situations efficiently in order to avoid unnecessary delays in discharge from acute care to inpatient rehab or other post-acute setting.
  • Proactively identifies barriers to discharge and works with care management, PMR and multi-disciplinary team to facilitate discharge.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of the inpatient rehabilitation/skilled nursing programs and services within UPMC.
  • Coordinate and communicate patient information via telephone, fax, electronic means or other mechanisms to an appropriate designated intake person at accepting facility while maintaining confidentiality and privacy in compliance with HIPPA guidelines.


  • Graduate of accredited school of professional nursing
  • BSN required or UPMC approved certification in Rehab
  • 4 years previous experience in a physical rehabilitation setting, skilled nursing setting or other equivalent and/or acute care experience required
  • Experience in Marketing preferred.
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to work independently, multi-task and problem-solve.
  • Knowledge of various health insurance policies.
  • Professional oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external referral sources.
  • Ability to market the UPMC rehabilitation services and programs to interested internal and external referral sources.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Currently licensed as a professional nurse in the Commonwealth of PA.

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $27.98 to $47.14 / hour

    Union Position: No

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