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Job Description

Job Title: Director, Rehab Services
Job ID: 871448222
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Centers for Rehab Services
Department: Seneca Place PT
Location: 5360 Saltsburg Road, Verona PA 15147

Description

The Director, Rehab Services shall serve as the department head for PT/OT and/or SLP services. They shall maintain responsibility for the day to day organization and administration of a patient care center, contractual service, or management services as may be developed by the corporation and shall be responsible to the regional POD Director or a member of the corporate management team as appointed by the Chief Executive Officer.

Responsibilities:
  • Maintain ongoing knowledge of regulatory changes, including but no limited to JCAHO, PA Department of Health, MQSA, and other regulatory agencies.
  • Formulates and institutes a marketing and business development plan for the facility. This is done in consultation with the Regional or Program Director, the Director of Marketing and Business Development and/or the Corporate Management Team and includes but is not limited to participation in community relations activities (health fairs, school districts, senior/community centers, churches, professional groups). Participate in the development of short and long-range planning objectives and strategic initiatives, and works with key stakeholders to ensure organizational success. Serve as a project manager/facilitator for strategic initiatives and programs, as may be undertaken to enable the organization to meet defined goals and objectives.
  • Oversee implementation of budget process for area of responsibility and monitors compliance with budgetary objectives.
  • Rotates through selected treatment areas when necessary to facilitate organizational needs.
  • Assesses the impact of such changes on the hospital's current and future health care environment, and takes appropriate measure to assure compliance.
  • Attends and actively participates in staff meetings.
  • Completes performance evaluations of direct reports as requested in a thorough and timely manner. Assists the Regional director in the disciplinary process as appropriate. Delegates performance reviews to Senior Staff appropriately.
  • Serves as Assistant Regional Director or acting Regional Director or program coordinator in the absence of the incumbent. Act as the administrative representative on behalf of UPMC CRS and Respective Hospital on both internal and external committees, affiliated boards, and civic organizations.
  • Oversee the implementation of program and activities, to achieve improvement in organizational performance related to clinical, service, and financial outcomes.
  • Maintains professional license/registration through steady pursuit and participation in appropriate continuing education and professional development opportunities to satisfy requirements for licensure/registration renewal.
  • Oversees the daily operations of patient care services in their respective facility. This may include; addressing daily staffing needs, developing staffing schedules, review and approval of time off requests, and participating in the interviewing/selection process for their respective facility.
  • Performs PT, OT and/or SLP assessments, reassessment and treatment and supervises PT and/or OT assistants in the treatment of pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients referred by a physician to the clinic. Develops plan of care including goals and treatment plan in accordance with physician referral, nature of injury/illness and results of PT, OT and/or SLP assessment.
  • Actively participates in human resources management for your area of responsibility, including but not limited to the following areas: selection/placement (interviewing/hiring); orientation of all facility staff, performance management (evaluation/competency assessment/improvement plans), and employee relations (including disciplinary action and conflict resolution). Consults with human resources representative and/or POD director when dealing with these matters to ensure compliance on internal (policies/practices) and external (legal and regulatory) matters. Conduct continuing education, competency assessments, performance evaluations, counsels employees and administers disciplinary actions as required.
  • Appropriately requests and actively reports objective feedback to the Regional Director regarding department performance and emergency situations. Actively supports and implements the organization directives of the senior management team.
  • Oversees program development. This may include; development and implementation of patient care teams and specific orientation and/or reference manuals for their respective facility. Objectively identifies and analyzes the source of problems, develops innovative approaches to problem solving and implements appropriate change.
  • Modifies or adjusts plan of care based on patient's response to treatment and/or changes in patient's status. Works PTAs and COTAs to adjust patient programs as patient status changes. Maintains written documentation for all PT, OT and/or SLP services rendered including documentation of initial assessment, follow-up visits, and discharge summary consistent with department standards. Co-signs physical therapist assistant documentation biweekly. Maintains written documentation for all PT, OT and/or SLP services rendered including documentation of initial assessment, follow-up visits, and discharge summary consistent with department standards. Co-signs physical therapist assistant documentation biweekly. Provides verbal and/or written home instructions to patient and/or family members when applicable. Communicates patient's status to the referring physician and other health care team members. Schedules patients to achieve and maintain a level of productivity which meets or exceeds the standard established for the facility by the organization while ensuring delivery of quality patient care. Completes necessary charge and statistical information to accurately reflect the service rendered to the patient.
  • Work with respective department heads and/or key department personnel to achieve compliance with hospital policies and procedures, consistent with the mission, vision, and strategic initiatives of the hospital, making appropriate recommendations to Executive Leadership as appropriate.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited program within respective discipline. 
  • Minimum of 5 years clinical experience required.
  • Demonstrated clinical expertise in a specialty area preferred.
  • Customer service experience and ability preferred.
  • Six months experience with Centers for Rehab Services preferred.
  • Two or more years supervisory/management experience in a health care setting preferred.
  • Long Term Care experience, preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES & INTERPERSONAL/LANGUAGE SKILLS
  • Must possess knowledge and skills required to provide quality customer service.
  • Must possess knowledge of normal human growth and development over the lifespan.
  • Must be able to read, understand, analyze, and interpret medical record documents.
  • Must be skilled in planning/organization, follow up/control, delegation, problem solving, self-development orientation, organizational behaviors/competencies, and stress tolerance.
  • Must possess the ability to apply principles of logic and strategic thinking to a wide range of problems, and to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
  • Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must possess the ability to identify referral growth opportunities
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with healthcare team, coworkers, supervisors, and all members of the Corporate Management Team.
  • Active participation with health care industry professional organizations is preferred.
  • Must complete all mandatory competencies for system, CRS business unit and/or facility.
  • Must complete CRS Orientation, Facility-specific Orientation, and Department Specific Orientation(s) where appropriate. 
  • Must possess knowledge and skill in Excel.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Nationall Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
  • Occupational Therapist (OT)
  • Occupational Therapist (OT) OR Physical Therapist (PT)
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $0 / hour

Union Position: No

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