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Clinical Implementation ConsultantFranklin, Tennessee

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Job ID 392736 Date posted 09/09/2020


We are recruiting for an Clinical Implementation Consultant to join Kindred Rehabilitation Services.


The Clinical Implementation Consultant will be responsible for the following:

Consultation of IRF Implementations (new site / facility builds / start-ups), including:

  • Working with JV IRF CEO and Clinical and Quality KRS team on all clinical protocols and training readiness.Other items related to readiness to open and accept patients.

  • Providing regular updates on progress to milestones, key issues, and timely decisions needed.

In addition, the Implementation Consultant

  • Supports the Clinical and Quality KRS team with the onboarding of the new start leadership team.

  • Supports the Clinical and Quality KRS team guiding start-up leaders to work collaboratively to plan and implement standards of practice and protocols related to local, state and federal regulations.

  • Supports the new start leadership in collaboration with the Clinical and Quality KRS team in preparing for accreditation readiness to take first patient.

  • Supports the new start team preparing for orientation and training to take first patient.

  • Supports the new start team reviewing and updating all policies and procedures for local and state compliance.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides oversight of a comprehensive, efficient and integrated organization wide implementation program utilizing the GANTT chart as the guideline
  • Measures and assesses performance of the implementation outcomes per the GANTT chart timelines
  • Focuses on processes and systems to prepare the hospital staff for a safe and compliant opening to take first patient.

  • Facilitates and reports on all aspects of services relating to the implementation plan and the opening of the facility

  • Identifies factors contributing to any delays or obstructions to progress and completion.
  • Encourages reporting by the new start hospital team any factors that minimizes the ability to progress.
  • Fosters environment to reduce anxiety to progress to conclusion.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the rehabilitation hospital delivery of care.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
  • Maintains regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and Joint Commission regulations.
  • Maintains and ensures patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Reports to work on time and as scheduled.
  • Wears identification while on duty.
  • Attends divisional in-services and completes annual competencies/education requirements.
  • Works at maintaining a good rapport and a cooperative working relationship with physicians, departments and staff.
  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
  • Complies with policies and procedures regarding department operations, fire, safety, infection control and emergency management.
  • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
  • Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the company.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and evaluate new start activities.;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and proficiency in basic computer skills
  • Extended attention to detail and organization
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office
  • Travel 80% time



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience


  • Minimum 5 years previous experience in healthcare, preferably rehabilitation experience

  • Prior experience with implementation or consultation

  • Multi-site experience strongly preferred.

Depending on candidate’s qualifications, this position may be filled at a different level. 

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