Kindred Healthcare has broken ground with Tennova Healthcare and the University of Tennessee Medical Center to open the soon to be brand new -bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee and plans to open in 2021.
Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital will provide care for patients across an 11-county region with impairments resulting from a traumatic medical situation, such as stroke, serious spinal cord and brain injury, neurologic illness, major multiple trauma, and orthopedic conditions with complex or profound impairments. Although the majority of patients are expected to be seniors, Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital will be equipped to also treat younger patients recovering from traumatic incidents.
With more than 20 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
We are currently seeking a Director of Therapy to join our leadership team. This role will be 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
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.
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.
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.