Position Summary: The Rehab Program Director provides the leadership to effectively grow the rehab unit by ensuring clinical excellence, operating efficiency and financial strength. This includes leadership in developing a strong rehab team and partnership with Medical Director and medical staff to ensure the clinical excellence and operational performance of the rehabilitation unit. The Rehab Program Director is also responsible for designing, developing and implementing a strategic plan to ensure the success of the rehab unit’s clinical, financial and overall operating performance and successful growth. The Rehab Program Director directs, administers and coordinates the overall operations of the unit, including the goals and objectives established by the Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital. Position Responsibilities: Provide day-to-day leadership within the organization, including advice, guidance, direction and authorization to achieve the clinical and financial goals and objectives of the organization; Design, develop and implement a strategic plan that focuses on clinical excellence, financial performance and market and business development in collaboration with the Rehab Medical Director and manages and directs the rehab unit toward the goals of the plan. Includes effective measures that raise community awareness of services offered by the program. Create and maintain proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures and systems to meet and exceed the clinical and financial goals of the organization included in the strategic plan; Oversee the adequacy and soundness of the unit’s financial performance, including reviews of operating results, comparing them to established objectives and takes steps to ensure appropriate measures are taken to correct unsatisfactory results; Motivate and lead a high performance team; attract and recruit and retain required members of the team not currently in place and providing mentoring as needed; Cultivate positive relationships with and maintain an environment of collaboration and cooperation at all levels of the organization, including the Medical Staff and the Hospital executive team; Positively and professionally represents the unit with internal and external customers, other shareholders, and the public; Ensure that all activities and operations are carried out in compliance with local, state, and federal regulation, Joint Commission standards, the Hospital Compliance Plan and all laws governing healthcare operations; Supports the Hospital’s Continuous Quality Improvement Plan and measures effectiveness on that plan to demonstrate clinical excellence; Ensures the implementation of Hospital policies and patients’ rights and responsibilities; Responsible for establishing and implementing a safe working environment that meets all licensure, regulatory, and accreditation requirements; Provides timely, accurate and complete reports on the operations of the unit, including, but not limited to, measures and effectiveness of achieving operational performance as defined in the strategic plan. Professional Requirements: Maintains regulatory requirements, including all state, federal, Joint Commission and Hospital Compliance Plan. Maintains cooperative working relationship and good rapport with Medical Staff, hospital departments and staff and other organizations or entities related to hospital business. Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner. Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the organization at all levels of the organization. Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with all constituents (patients, families, peers, and other healthcare team members) as needed for leadership, assessment, intervention, and professional development.
Qualifications: A minimum of 3 years healthcare management experience, and/or 1-3 years’ experience in a rehab leadership position in a rehab program or rehab hospital, preferred Current state licensure in clinical field, preferred Master’s Degree or equivalent in healthcare administration or related field, preferred Employee must have a valid license to practice in their current state If relocating, they must obtain a new license within six months of hire The employee will refrain from any patient care activities until licensed in their new state Failure to obtain a license within six months of hire in the current assigned state may be grounds for termination
Location/Region: New Orleans, LA