Kindred Healthcare is seeking a Director of Therapy for Mercy Iowa City Rehabilitation Hospital, our new, 40-bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) located in Coralville, IA! Our new rehabilitation hospital, in partnership with Mercy Iowa City, opened in June of 2020 and offers specialized programs for people who have experienced stroke, brain and spinal-cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries and other conditions requiring inpatient rehabilitative services. Our goal is to help patients achieve their highest level of recovery with a goal of returning home as soon as able.
Our culture of caring for our patients and residents begin with our core values - our employees. We are committed to fostering professional growth and dedicated healthcare teams that make us the provider of choice. We embrace a diverse workforce and understand that hiring outstanding people is the key to providing quality care - and quality care is what we do every day! Interested in a career with Kindred Hospitals , a place where you can put your heart into and make a real difference in our patient's lives?
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.
Other duties as assigned.
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
Job : Therapy (PT, OT, SLP & Assistants) Primary Location : IA-Coralville-Mercy Iowa City Rehabilitation Hospital Organization : 4092 - Mercy Iowa City Rehabilitation Hospital Shift : Day