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Director of Rehabilitation - Twin Falls

Company: Cascadia Healthcare
Location: Twin Falls
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Director of Rehabilitation provides leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that their areas of responsibility have the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures. The Director of Rehabilitation is also responsible for developing systems to effectively grow therapy services at a facility and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. The primary purpose of the position is the management and administration of all aspects of rehabilitation services for the patients/residents. This position manages all therapists and associated staff and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees.

Note: All employees of Cascadia Healthcare are required to submit and be cleared to work in the facility per each

states specific background check requirements prior to contact with patients/residents.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelors, Masters Degree and/or Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy Speech Language Pathology, or Nursing; an Associates Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant or an Occupational Therapist Assistant.

Licenses/Certification:

  • Current physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language therapy license in the state of employment;

  • Current PTA or OTA certificate in state of employment; or,

  • MDS certification (RAC-CT) or other advanced certification preferred.

  • Current CPR Certification

  • Valid drivers license

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of rehabilitation experience required.

  • Six months experience in a long-term care environment preferred.

  • If RN, 3 years experience in case management.

Essential Functions

  • Provides leadership to and directly manages clinical therapy staff, facilitating a team atmosphere among staff.

  • Promotes positive employee relations by facilitating an atmosphere of open communication and problem solving.

  • Conducts performance appraisals of all therapy personnel.

  • Ensures personnel compliance standards including required credentials, corrective actions, and improvement plans, when needed.

  • Investigates, follows up and assists in the resolution of staff, service and resident/patient-related issues.

  • Ensures that all program standards are met.

  • Develops strategies to increase facilitys therapy program/revenue.

  • Leads efforts to build caseloads within the facility, including the investigation of those in facility who could be candidates for therapy through follow-up with nursing staff and physicians. Ensures that the therapy department is aware and accepting all residents/patients that are appropriate for therapy.

  • Develops special programs for resident participation, such as fitness, dementia programming, and various protocols for activities that strengthen and enhance the existing therapy program.

  • Leads marketing efforts with local hospitals, physicians and community on behalf of facility to increase awareness of the therapy program.

  • Ensures that clinical staff are providing proper documentation according to Medicare/Medicaid guidelines, private payor guidelines, company policy and facility standards.

  • Oversees the scheduling of residents/patients and therapists, ensuring adequate coverage.

  • Tracks Assessment Period Data to include number of disciplines treating, treatment days/weeks and daily treatment time. Communicate data to appropriate facility personnel.

  • Participates in clinical meetings with review of PPS date. Coordinates AROs to capture the burden of care.

  • Participates in discharge planning.

  • Reviews the quality and appropriateness of the total services delivered and individual therapy programs for effectiveness and efficiency, using pre-determined criteria.

  • Provides in-service education to the resident/patient care team and education to the community.

  • Provides treatment in accordance with established standards of practice, company standards, department procedures and standards according to company guidelines.

  • Participates in triple check to validate claim accuracy for billing.

  • Maintains a current knowledge of law and regulations regarding rehabilitative services and ensures that all employment actions are in compliance with applicable regulations.

  • Ensures a safe environment and utilizes tools and equipment in a safe manner complying with all infection control, universal precautions, and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional.

Other Functions

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

  • Assumes responsibility for on-going continuing education, license renewal and professional development.

  • Responds to and acts appropriately in emergency or disaster situations.

  • Maintains resident/patient confidentiality.

  • Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with the standards set out in the Companys Code of Business Conduct, its policies and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable professional standards.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Proven leadership and program development/supervisory experience.

  • Knowledge of state, federal and therapy practice act legislation/law and accreditation standards.

Keywords: Cascadia Healthcare, Twin Falls , Director of Rehabilitation - Twin Falls, Other , Twin Falls, Idaho

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