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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Rehabilitation Services
Category: Director/Management
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 594465
Date Posted: 5/6/2021
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position manages the operation of all inpatient rehabilitation services which includes physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Administrative responsibilities include assurance of proper functioning of the department through appropriate leadership, management, and development of inpatient therapy services and programs. Responsible for overseeing and implementing existing and new programs and the development of clinical supervisors. This position must demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality patient care and service through positive leadership and total quality management. This position reports directly to the Director of Rehabilitation and assists the Director with the ongoing fiscal management, compliance of daily operations, state and federal practice guidelines and accrediting organizations.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Actively leads daily inpatient acute and rehabilitation program operations and maintains departmental operational, compliance and quality programs related to patient care, equipment, staffing, and billing.
    • Maintains incident reports.
    • Insures department is in compliance with Joint Commission, federal and state, CMS and hospital requirements.
    • Supports and assures documentation is timely and accurate.
    • Timely evaluations and consults according to hospital, state and federal policy.
  2. Responsible for overall human resource management of their direct reports including hiring, training, evaluating, disciplining, and recommending termination.
    • Is responsible for the proper orientation, training and development of all personnel in the inpatient department.
    • Follows hospital policies and procedures.
  3. Provides clinical leadership and management of the inpatient rehab department/program.
    • Supports the admission and discharge process of internal and external rehab admissions.
    • Works closely to with the PMR chief and physicians to ensure all therapy clinical standards are met.
    • Provides education programs both internally and externally about our rehab program.
    • Monitors WeeFIM outcome data.
  4. Establishes and maintains positive and professional relationships with medical and hospital staff, peers and supervisors.
    • Demonstrates a positive attitude and encourages a positive attitude in employees.
    • Follows hospital policy and procedures.
    • Makes effective use of time.
  5. Fiscal accountability for the inpatient rehabilitation services.
    • Is responsible for the effective and efficient use of departmental personnel.
    • Is responsible for departmental productivity standards.
    • Consistently operates within the departmental budget.
  6. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Masters Degree or higher in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Speech Language Pathology OR a Bachelor`s Degree in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Language Pathology with a minimum of 10 years of relevant Rehabilitation Services experience. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Five years or more of experience in a hospital or acute rehab practice in a pediatric environment or equivalent. Required
2. Five years or more of management experience or equivalent. Required
3. Experience in operational rehabilitation management. Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current State of Arizona License in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Language Pathology or ability to obtain by start date. Required
2. Current BLS certification for Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association by start date. Required
3. Current State of Arizona License in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy by start date OR Current State of Arizona license in Speech Language Pathology with current ASHA certification or ability to obtain by start date. Required
4. Current Specialty Certification in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Language Pathology. Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Experience working in an office environment and possess organizational skills to meet deadlines. Required
2. Self-motivated: ability to work well with interdisciplinary teams. Required
3. Ability to problem solve, think analytically and exercise independent judgment. Required
4. Excellent communication skills: written and oral. Required
5. Proficiency with managing employee relations. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Frequently
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Constantly
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Frequently
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Frequently
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Frequently
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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