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Director of Therapy - Palomar Rehabilitation InstituteEscondido, California

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Job ID 390395 Date posted 08/06/2020

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Director of Therapy

Kindred Healthcare and Palomar Health have signed a Joint Venture and recently celebrated the groundbreaking of a new acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital. The two-story, 58,000-square-foot facility will feature 52 inpatient beds and is located on the campus of

Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, California.

The new hospital will offer treatment services to a variety of rehabilitation patient types, including brain injury and stroke patients. This will be San Diego County’s first standalone rehabilitation hospital. Expected to open in 2021, this facility comes as Palomar and Kindred continues to run its existing inpatient rehabilitation program, which has been run by Kindred since 2000.

Our culture of caring for our patients and residents begin with our core values – our employees.  We are committed to fostering professional growth and dedicated healthcare teams that make us the provider of choice.  We embrace a diverse workforce and understand that hiring outstanding people is the key to providing quality care – and quality care is what we do every day!  Interested in a career with Kindred Hospitals ' a place where you can put your heart into and make a real difference in our patient's lives.


SUMMARY STATEMENT:

The incumbent may be responsible for providing therapy services including assessment as applicable, treatment planning and therapeutic interventions in an interdisciplinary environment consistent with the discipline's qualifications,  professional practices and ethical standards.  The incumbent shall also be accountable for and contribute to program development, quality improvement, problem solving, community education, and productivity enhancement in a flexible interdisciplinary fashion. 

1. Ensure for program staffing team supervision and development.

2. Monitor team members competency,  licenses/certifications,  and memberships in applicable professional organizations.

3. Coordinate the development of team members through structured activities.

4. Communicate and demonstrate a professional image/attitude for patients, families, clients, coworkers and others.

5. Promote adherence to policies and practices of applicable professional organizations, client SNF and RehabCare Group.

6. Contribute to client relations and community education activities.

7. Assures that all patient care activities are performed according to the company policies and procedures and all applicable state and federal laws and regulatory agencies.

8. Participate in coordination of facility quality management and program evaluation activities.

9. Participate in survey preparation activities.

10. Interact with assigned program consultant.

11. Participate in facility safety committee activities.

12. Manage the delivery of care in the most cost effective manner.

13. Coordinate treatment activity between disciplines and team members.


Qualifications

  • Must have current State Licensure or certification as Registered Physical Therapist and/or Speech-Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist Certified by NBCOT
  • Must be licensed therapist in one of the above disciplines mentioned.
  • One year of management experience in rehabilitative medicine plus current BCLS certification
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