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Job # 438861 Date posted 07/14/2022


Position: Program Director

Discipline: Physical Therapist

Setting: LTAC Hospital

City / State: Houston, TX

Join us because you have a love & passion for rehab, strong clinical skills, and excellent leadership abilities. We seek those that are able to motivate, encourage, and inspire! Those that improve goal-setting and assist in team-cohesion! Call today to learn more about this opportunity.

The types of patients typically seen in LTACHs include those requiring:
 Prolonged ventilator use or weaning
 Ongoing dialysis for chronic renal failure
 Intensive respiratory care
 Multiple IV medications or transfusions
 Complex wound care/care for burns
 Length of stay

o 25 length of stay
 Where our patients go once they leave the facility.
o Acute rehab or home with homecare


The incumbent shall be responsible for the total operation of the rehabilitation program. The incumbent plans, directs and coordinates program activities to ensure that company and client goals are met. The incumbent has the authority to extend offers of employment and to dismiss from employment. The incumbent shall also demonstrate accountability for and contribution to program development, quality improvement and problem solving, and productivity enhancement in a flexible interdisciplinary fashion. The incumbent shall be accountable for carrying out all responsibilities in accordance with RehabCare CORE values of Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork and Fun.


  • Ensure for program staffing, team supervision and development, team shall include role of Medical Director and Nurse Manager and Therapist, Social Worker, CRC and Admissions Coordinator and others as defined by contract terms.

  • Promote adherence to policies and practices of applicable professional organizations, client hospital organization.

  • Supervise the development of improved efficiency and productivity of unit clinical/administrative functions.

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

  • Participate in continuing education/professional development activities.

  • Develop unit operating and capital budget for client hospital.

  • Develop unit operating and capital budget (not in consultation with client hospital).

  • Develops and ensures implementation of a program of professional and community relations in collaboration with client hospital and Marketing Department.

  • Monitor referral/admission process.

  • Develop and implement program public relations plan.

  • Maintain positive working relationship with client hospital.

  • Maintain customer service program on unit and in hospital.

  • Ensures the unit has a comprehensive quality management program.

  • Quality management activities are data driven.

  • Utilize corporate program consultant.

  • Participate in unit safety committee activities.

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The incumbent shall, at a minimum, be a graduate of a four-year bachelor degree program in a health related, business, public relations or human services area of concentration. A track record of successful management experience in a health or human services setting and/or an extensive rehabilitation background combined with strong interpersonal and organizational skill is necessary. Experience working with a geriatric disabled population is desirable. Provision of own transportation is necessary.


  • Ability to travel in the community to meet clients/customers.
  • Ability to communicate.
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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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