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Director of Rehabilitation (PT or OT)
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Job Location: Ithaca, NY

Job #: 12062
Title: Director of Rehabilitation (PT or OT)
Job Location: Ithaca, New York - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $90,000.00 - $110,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Yes


Director of Rehab (PT or OT)
Full time, Direct Hire
Location: Ithaca, NY - Near the beautiful Finger Lakes Region
Possible sign on and/or Relocation Assistance


Director of Rehab (PT or OT)
Full time, Direct Hire
Location: Ithaca, NY - Near the beautiful Finger Lakes Region
Possible sign on and/or Relocation Assistance

Maintaining a clinical caseload
Responsible for recruiting and retaining rehab service personnel
Promotes positive employee relations by facilitating an atmosphere of open communication and problem solving
Responsible for conducting performance appraisals of all rehab personnel
Monitors and assists with personnel compliance standards including required credentials, corrective actions, and improvement plans when needed
Investigates, follows up and assists in the resolution of staff, service and patient-related issues as requested
Assures that all program standards are met, including CARF, SNF, and JCAHO standards
Develop strategies to increase facility`s therapy program/revenue in both Part A and Part B caseloads
Lead efforts to build caseloads within the facility, including the investigation of those in facility who could be candidates for therapy through follow-up with nursing staff and physicians. Ensure that the therapy dept. is aware and accepting all patients that are appropriate for therapy
Develop special programs for resident participation, such as fitness, dementia programming, and various protocols for activities that strengthen and enhance the existing therapy program
Lead marketing efforts with local hospitals, physicians and community on behalf of facility to increase awareness of the therapy program
Provide leadership to and directly manage clinical therapy staff, facilitating a team atmosphere among staff
Perform active involvement in the recruiting and hiring process, attend events, and interview candidates as needed
Ensure that clinical staff is providing proper documentation according to Medicare guidelines, company policy and facility standards
Represent the ethical standards of the company, identifying and report instances of poor patient care and communicating concerns to Supervisors as needed.
Oversee the scheduling of patients and therapists, ensuring adequate coverage for therapy minutes
Track Assessment Period Data to include number of disciplines treating, treatment days/weeks and daily treatment time. Communicate data to appropriate facility personnel
Willingness to work with severely physically, emotionally and cognitively compromised patients
Willingness to work in environments with risk of personal injury, exposure to infections, waste materials, infectious diseases, and odors
Must be able to cope with the emotional stress associated with working with patients, families, and co-workers
Must be able to work independently with periodic (daily or less) support and directions.
Basic knowledge of computers, typing abilities and willingness to utilize computers on a daily basis
Participates in discharge planning
Supervises Rehabilitation Technicians, students and volunteers as needed
Reviews the quality and appropriateness of the total services delivered and individual therapy programs for effectiveness and efficiency, using pre-determined criteria
Provides in-service education to the members of the patient`s care team and education to the community
Provides treatment in accordance with established standards of practice, company standards, department procedures and standards according to company guidelines
Consistently demonstrates sound judgment in the evaluation, planning implementation and follow up of patient therapy programs
Reports to work on time and coordinates schedule to achieve maximum performance standards according to company guidelines
Assists with and participates in Quality Assurance as required
Maintains a current knowledge of law and regulations regarding rehabilitative services and consults with supervisor to ensure that all employment actions are in compliance with applicable regulations
Ensures a safe environment and utilizes tools and equipment in a safe manner complying with all infection control, universal precautions, and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional
Reports all hazardous conditions including incidents, injuries and equipment to Supervisor/appropriate personnel immediately
Responds to and acts appropriately in emergency or disaster situations
Adheres to high standards of cleanliness, grooming, hygiene and dress code
Adheres to all documentation requirements of Rehabilitation department, facility, and company
Contributes to a positive work team by sharing information, using problem-solving methods, accepting new ideas, constructive feedback and advice from others
Demonstrates superior customer service through professionalism, courtesy, consistent and timely follow-up, and positive communication
Adheres to all policies of company, including job descriptions, certifications requirements, mission statement, HIPAA, confidentiality standards and patient rights
Adapts to changes in responsibilities in a positive manner, is receptive to new ways of completing tasks, and is flexible in carrying out assignments
Communicates and interacts professionally and respectfully with others in attending to and meeting their requests
Perform all other duties as assigned and as required to effectively discharge the responsibilities of the position and are in the best interests of the company
Assumes responsibility for ongoing continuing education, License renewal and professional development
Supervisory Responsibility
This position manages all therapists and associated staff and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within their assigned facility(s)

This position requires up to 10% travel
Occasional travel outside the local area and overnight



  • Bachelors, Master`s Degree and or Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy
  • Current or eligible for license in New York State
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of rehabilitation supervisor experience
  • MDS certification (RAC-CT) or other advanced certification preferred
  • Proven leadership and program development/supervisory experience, including multi-site management experience, including cross continuum practices
  • Knowledge of state, federal and therapy practice act legislation/law and accreditation standards
  • Interdisciplinary management and understanding essential
  • Must pass medical and physical examination based on job qualifications, requirements and duties/responsibilities

University - Master`s Degree

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