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Director of Therapy Tampa, Florida

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Job # 421888 Date posted 11/24/2021

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Director of Therapy

Tampa General Rehabilitation Hospital


With nearly 30 standalone inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) across a dozen states, Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services (KHRS) is a partner of choice for many major hospital systems in the creation and success of joint-venture operations that outperform in both clinical and financial outcomes. We bring proven rehabilitation management and services expertise that benefits our partners as well as the nearly 50,000 IRF patients we see each year who seek to recover and get home quickly from any of a number of conditions, including stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury, neurological conditions, amputation and trauma.

IT'S SIMPLE. You want to work in a hospital setting where you are valued and appreciated - where you receive respect from your superiors and co-workers as well as the patients we serve. You want to be challenged by your job without being overwhelmed by it.  You want to play an instrumental role in helping a patient recover, sometimes against strong odds, and go home. What you want is Kindred Healthcare. Our mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve.  Join us!

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for the direction and oversight of Therapy Services for the hospital. Coordinates and supervises operations of the department. Maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in continuous quality improvement hospital wide. Ensures competency of all personnel. Assists in formulating budgets, evaluates department performance versus budget and takes appropriate action to remain within budget guidelines. Develops and implements system of reviewing department charges, ensures that patient charges are accurate and entered on a timely basis. Maintains efficient and effective department operation while requiring compliance with all state, federal and local regulatory laws, standards and protocols.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Job Specific:

  • Manages the Therapy Services Department staff.  Supports and empowers staff to embrace the mission and value statements of the organization.
  • Observes and evaluates program effectiveness and recommends changes to interdisciplinary leadership team and Medical Staff as needed.
  • Develops direct reports to excel in supervision and support of staff in the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary model.
  • Works under the guidance of the CEO and in collaboration with the Medical Staff and hospital leadership to lead the organization in the development of clinical programs which may include Brain Injury, Stroke, Amputee or other clinical programs.  This includes a strong focus on CARF certification.
  • Evaluates department performance versus budgets and benchmarks and takes appropriate action to work within budgets and benchmarks for staffing, outcomes, employee satisfaction, patient engagement and other key metrics.
  • Is a key member of the Administrative Team and serves as a leader and/or member in hospital committees.
  • Collaborates with Chief Nursing Officer, Nurse Manager, physicians and interdisciplinary teams.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Company Specific:

  • Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean and wears appropriate identification while on duty
  • Completes annual health, safety, and education requirements. Maintains professional growth and development.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all patient and/or employee information to assure patient and/or employee rights are protected.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.
  • Reports to work on time as scheduled; adheres to policies regarding notification of absence.
  • Attends all mandatory in-services and staff meetings.
  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
  • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
  • Communicates the mission, vision, ethics, and goals of the hospital, to the staff and evaluates department effectiveness for adherence.
  • Maintains current licensure/certification for position, if applicable.
  • Consistently demonstrates positive Guest Relation’s skills to patients, physicians, visitors, employees, and any other individuals with whom they may come in contact.
  • Consistently follows departmental and hospital Health, Safety, Security, Hazardous Materials policies and procedures.
  • HIPAA: Conduct job responsibilities in accordance with HIPAA privacy laws, follow hospital policy in provision of patient confidentiality. Able to identify patient confidentiality issues and reports to proper hospital personnel immediately.
  • Compliance: Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with standards set forth in Kindred’s Code of Conduct, Kindred policy and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable standards.

Qualifications

  • Current state licensure as a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist or Speech and Language Pathologist.
  • Minimum of three years of previous therapy management experience required.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, evaluate and direct activities of clinical personnel.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, in English with additional languages preferred.
  • CPR Certified
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills required.
  • Proficiency of rehabilitation skills in discipline specific area of PT, OT or ST with the ability to treat patients and mentor staff as needed
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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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You have high standards. So do we. Find your future with Kindred, the nation’s largest specialty hospital company. A career here will allow you to learn, thrive and grow in a positive and supportive environment where your input matters. Join us and see all that you can accomplish when you combine your talent, skills and dedication with a highly successful and compassionate healthcare leader.

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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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