Director of Rehabilitation

interface rehab, inc - Lancaster, CA3.1

Full-time | Contract
Job Summary

interface rehab, inc. (“interface” or “Company”) is looking for a driven, resourceful individual to help lead its rehabilitation department.

The Director of Rehab (“DOR”) coordinates the policies, objectives, initiatives, and programs for the delivery of rehabilitation therapy programs to the facility’s patients. The DOR also oversees the performance of the rehabilitation therapy staff, business planning, and budget development of the rehab department. Other responsibilities include: assuring services are provided in compliance with professional and clinical competency standards, state and federal regulatory requirements; leading and directing the work of others, and treating patients, in accordance with their practice area, when necessary. DOR’s are expected to make independent decisions
and think creatively to solve any issues that arise within the rehab department.

The Company

interface rehab, inc. is a patient-driven, innovative, long-term contract and full-service rehabilitation company that was established in 1995. We provide physical, speech, and occupational therapy services in various long-term care, skilled nursing, and acute care facilities.

We are a team of individuals committed to supporting each other, encouraging team members’ professional and personal growth, and continuously learning new skills so that we can provide top quality care to our clients and their patients. Because our success depends upon the dedication of our employees, we are highly selective in choosing new members of our team.

Responsibilities and Duties

Essential Responsibilities and Expectations

Perform or oversee initial patient evaluations and evaluates response to treatment interventions, as applicable
Understand and follow the regulatory statutes and rules to the practice of rehabilitation services
Develop and manage the rehabilitation department, schedule, and workstations
Regularly communicate with your Regional Mentor to inform them of strategic staffing needs or changes in the facility’s needs/procedures/policies
Communicate with the referring physician and other professionals regarding patient’s treatment program.
Provide relevant program knowledge, analytical leadership, administrative guidance and advice in the day-to-day management of therapy programs
Supervise and mentor rehabilitation therapy programs
Understand and work to meet and exceed patient needs
Maintain progress notes and treatment plans on patient treatments and/or referrals; ensure all other rehab personnel also maintain progress notes and treatment plans and complete all documentation on a daily basis
Provide in-service training related to rehabilitation services to staff and new employees
Participate in all facility meetings, stand-ups, and PPS (future PDPM) meetings
Oversee PPS management; or manage the current mandated CMS reimbursement system
Coordinate D/C planning and equipment
Participate in patient family conferences as needed
Educate patients, family, and staff as appropriate
Develop and maintain positive relationships with physicians, external and internal customers
Comply with Company, facility, and all other applicable safety rules, policies, and procedures
Enforce and ensure compliance with Company, facility, and all other applicable policies and procedures related to the rehabilitation department, provision of services, and client management
Coordinate strategic planning for provision of therapy services
Treat patients in accordance with license and specialty, as needed
Remain available for weekend coverage and scheduling as required by patient care demands and business needs
Apply professional judgment in solving difficult issues
Communicate respectfully, openly, honestly and directly
Promote a positive environment that facilitates innovation, creative solutions and empowerment
Apply facility’s philosophy, principles and technology
Ensure cleanliness and organization of each rehab room
Demonstrate, and provide examples of, continuous personal development and improvement in each of the essential functions listed above
Participate in all appropriate facility meetings, such as stand-ups, and PPS /PDPM management meeting
Be a willing and active participant in taking the needed steps to ensure the success of the business model that is implemented in the facility
Understand and work within Professional and State regulations for your discipline and the disciplines you are supporting
Additional Responsibilities and Expectations

Oversee, manage, and coordinate intern program, including attending on-campus interviews and annual internship events, maintaining communication with school programs, and developing work stream and experience for student interns while at the facility
Assist with recruitment for rehabilitation department
Assume other duties as assigned

Physical and Mental Requirements

These physical and mental demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the DOR. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the DOR.

Report to work regularly and on-time
See projects through to completion
Ability to bend, reach, squat, move as required by patient treatment plans
Ability to transfer or assist in transfer of up to 100 lbs
Ability to stand and/or work 80% of an 8-hour shift
Visual and hearing acuity to perform job-related functions
Ability to operate standard rehabilitation therapy equipment
Workplace Environment

The DOR will primarily be working in a skilled nursing facility. This is an active patient care environment. This environment has no unusual exposures but safety precautions must be taken at all times.

Qualifications and Skills

To perform the DOR job successfully, you must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required of the DOR. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential


Previous Experience/Licensure:
Licensed as a Physical Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologist, or Occupational Therapist for the State of California; or
Licensed as a Physical Therapy Assistant or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with at least 5 years of experience and past supervisory experience
Valid CPR certification
Negative TB skin test within the past year OR a clear Chest X-ray within the past five years
Ability to gather and analyze information in a timely and skillful manner
Ability to manage time efficiently and handle multiple concurrent projects
Resourceful, problem-solving attitude
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to exhibit a high level of confidentiality
A customer-service focused attitude
Ability to manage employees
Familiarity with budgeting principles and procedures

Strong detail-oriented and resourceful mindset
Able to work well in a diverse environment
Minimum of 2 years working experience in a relevant field

interface offers a competitive hourly rate and also one of the best benefits packages in the industry. There is opportunity for advancement and increased responsibilities and compensation within the role.


This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the Director of Rehab position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

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