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Clinical Implementation ConsultantFranklin, Tennessee

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Job # 419558 Date posted 11/22/2021

Description

Clinical Implementation Consultant

At Kindred, we’re dedicated to hope, healing and recovery. As the nation's largest specialty care hospital company, we care for people recovering from illness or injury – compassionately focusing our efforts on helping them return home to the life and family they love. Whether they are receiving care in our hospitals or rehabilitation sites, our clinical care continues to exceed national benchmarks and earn us the respect of a top employer. Join us and you’ll have a powerful voice here. You’ll be a valued member of an innovative, supportive organization whose commitment to you is as strong as your passion for the care we give.

The Clinical Implementation Consultant will be responsible for the following:

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

  • Working with Joint Venture 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.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Expectations:

  • 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

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

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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  • 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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Rehabilitation is the key to everything we do. And our caring, compassionate therapists are proud to lead the way. As one of the largest providers of rehabilitation therapy in the country, we’ve been managing rehab for more than 30 years. Whether you are a physical, occupational or speech-language therapist, we have opportunities that allow you to provide exceptional care in an environment committed to career growth and continual learning and support.

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