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Rehabilitation Liaison - Full-Time - Athens, GAAthens, Georgia

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Job # 424072 Date posted 01/03/2022



The incumbent will be responsible for development and implementation of educational and community relations activities which will support awareness and utilization of the rehabilitation program's services. The incumbent will also demonstrate accountability for and contribution to program development, quality improvement, problem solving and productivity enhancement in a flexible team fashion.

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to clearly and professionally interact with patients and families, while gathering additional clinical information and past history.
  • Target area research including analysis of like programs and alternative levels of care.
  • Participate in direct contact with patients and patient representatives, for educational services as requested by patients, or for quality assurance.
  • Develop educational and community relations plans in consultation with Program Director, Medical Director, and Nurse Manager.
  • Maintain effective communication with patients, families, healthcare providers, employers, clients and team members.
  • Complete monthly operations summary report.
  • Participate in team meetings along with Medical Director, Program Director, Nurse Manager, Therapy Coordinator, and others, as applicable.
  • Contribute to development of improved efficiency and productivity of program clinical/administrative functions.
  • Participate in continuing education/professional development activities.
  • Participate in Clinical Program Development as identified through market demand.
  • Educate specific specialized physicians on quality, programs, accreditations, and regulations on inpatient acute rehabilitation, as applicable.
  • Participate in program quality management activities. Collect quality review data. Participate in survey preparation activities. Interact with assigned program consultant. Participate in unit safety activities.
  • Contribute to the delivery of cost effective care.
  • Ensure prior authorization of insurance claims.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Communicate and demonstrate a professional image/attitude for patients, families, clients, co-workers and others.
  • Adhere to policies and practices of applicable professional organizations, client hospital and KHRS.
  • Ability to travel in the community to meet clients/customers.
  • Ability to communicate well utilizing a multitude of different media.
  • Approximate percent of time required to travel: 80%




  • At a minimum, should hold a 2 year degree or a four year degree from a college program with a bachelor’s degree in a health related, business or marketing area of concentration.

  • Previous marketing/sales experience preferred


  • Other professional licensure considered based on experience and training as outlined in the state licensure act.
  • Valid driver’s license and own reliable transportation required.


  • A track record of successful experience in a health care setting, strong interpersonal skills, and experience working with physicians, nursing management, discharge planners, case managers, and social workers.

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  • Benefits and Recognition

    Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

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Nursing excellence practiced here. Kindred is the nation’s largest specialty hospital company, and our nurses are a big reason why. Here, you’ll engage our patients and their families by providing the skill, comfort and compassionate care needed for the best possible outcomes and reducing lengths of stay and unnecessary re-hospitalizations. Join our dedicated staff and gain valuable experience as you learn, grow and thrive in a positive and empowering environment.

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