Responsible for directing the overall functions of rehabilitation services; coordinate and supervise operations of the department; administer physical agents prescribed by a referring physician; and maintain performance improvement activities within the department. Assure competency of all staff members; assist in formulating budget, evaluates department performance versus budget and takes appropriate action to remain within budget guidelines. Develop and implement system of reviewing department charges, ensures that resident charges are accurate and entered on a timely basis. Maintain efficient and effective department operation while requiring compliance with all state, federal and local regulatory laws, standards and protocols.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Director of Therapy Services will be responsible for overall supervision, coordination and administration of the department activities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Other duties as assigned.
Responsible for direction of the Rehab department and staff
Ability to observe and evaluate treatment effect and recommend changes to physician if necessary
Ability to perform an appropriate assessment on all residents as related to the therapy requested
Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency of all rehabilitation services modalities
Treat patients and families with respect and dignity. Identify and address needs of the patients and family
Interact professionally with residents and family in the formation of the plan of care
Serve as a liaison between administration, residents, physicians and other healthcare providers Maintain resident confidence and protect company operations by keeping information confidential
Communicate appropriately to physicians, staff and administrative team
Manage and maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, asnd regulations
Maintain records pertinent to personnel and operation of the department
Prepare reports regarding rehabilitation services, i.e., utilization, performance improvement, service data, outcome data, productivity, including long term capital budget and short term operation budget 13. Demonstrate the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations
Maintain a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments
Provide education to staff on performance improvement
Ability to plan and organize orientation and in-service training for department staff members and participate in guidance and educational programs
Perform management activities including, interviewing, hiring, evaluating and terminating department staff members
Comply with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions
This position requires moderate to extensive travel
The Corporate Director of Therapy Services supervises all rehab staff throughout the Company and is responsible for their performance reviews. Must interpret policies, purposes and goals of the organization for subordinates.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
The Director of Therapy Services must be a graduate of an approved school of Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, or Physical Therapy, with a Bachelor of Science or Arts Degree. Five years of clinical experience and two years of supervisory experience preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must be currently licensed in Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, or Physical Therapy. Also accepting applications from PTAs and COTAs