Job Description

  • Job LocationsUS-CO-Aurora
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  • Overview

    The primary responsibility of the Director of Rehabilitation (DOR) is to successfully oversee all therapy departmental functions in conjunction with Center’s clinical and financial operational goals. The Director provides administrative supervision and requires extensive knowledge with management of all therapy clinicians. In this role, you are entrusted to ensure that the highest degree of quality care can be provided to our residents at all times.


    Resident Care Duties: 50%

    • Plan, develop and implement clinical operational strategy for overall quality, effective and financial viability
    • Responsible for overall clinical quality, integrity, and service excellence for the therapy department
    • Monitor rehabilitation assessment and treatment delivery for skill and medical necessity compliance in all rehab environments
    • Develop and implement clinical rehab programs to meet client needs and promote new business opportunities
    • Provide therapy assessments, as well as, develop and implement individualized treatment plans to increase client’s independence and functioning
    • Supervise discipline specific assistants, students, volunteers and support personnel in accordance to state requirements and professional standards
    • Identify clinical need to make referrals to other disciplines to address comprehensive care needs of the client
    • Communicate changes in resident’s condition
    • Participate in collaborative care conferences
    • Participate in discharge and community mobility planning
    • Prescribe necessary durable medical equipment to facilitate independence
    • Provide accurate and timely billing records and supervise supporting clinical documentation
    • Supervise and delegate screening rounds to assess for client needs and environmental safety
    • Demonstrates compliance with all job description requirements of discipline specific job position
    • Function as a staff therapist as caseload requires

    Business Clinical Operations 40%

    • Recruit, hire, manage, direct and professionally develop therapy staff
    • Assure all therapy clinicians are compliant with active licensure and demonstrate competency within professional standards of all therapy personnel
    • Maintains efficient and effective department operation of all clinicians while enforcing compliance with all state, federal, and local regulatory laws, standards and protocols
    • Business and financial operations management to exceed goals and expectations
    • Demonstrates initiative and identifies opportunities to deal with issues including customer complaints, associate related issues including staffing, retention, recruitment, turnover, communication, performance management, including satisfaction surveys, regulatory compliance, QAPI, turnover, department meeting minutes
    • Prepares reports regarding rehabilitation services, ie. utilization, compliance audits, performance improvement, service data, outcome data, productivity
    • Maintains records pertinent of personnel and operation of the department
    • Maintains consistency with policies and procedures with appropriate behavior, dress, attitude, attendance, confidentiality, professionalism, and reliability
    • Communicates professionally, positively and works cooperatively with patients, families and other employees at all levels
    • Assist in formulating budget, evaluate departmental performance and takes appropriate action to remain in budgetary guidelines
    • Maintains efficient and effective department operation while requiring compliance with all state, federal, and local regulatory laws, standards and protocols
    • Respond to family requests and concerns timely
    • Coordinate and provide training with Nursing, Restorative Nursing, Dietary and other Care staff
    • Assure resident abuse or neglect does not occur
    • Provide education and training to patient, caregiver, and community partners
    • Observe confidentiality and safeguards for all patient information
    • Perform other duties as defined

    Sales, Marketing, and Business Department 10%

    • Participate and represent in Rehabilitation marketing and clinical excellence events
    • Participate in census development activities and promote business opportunities
    • Represent facility in community activities as means of promoting the organization and mission
    • Ensures therapy area is maintained in a clean and tour ready state at all times
    • Assist with educational activities within Center and with professional partners
    • Participate in therapy student development and educational programs



    • Executing

    Detail oriented and follow through

    Takes responsibility and ownership

    Ability to prioritize and multi-task priorities

    Creates efficiency and effectiveness in process

    Easily puts strategy into timelines and implementation plans

    Strong work ethic

    Likes to own projects, take responsibility and follows through

    • Influencing

    Communicate clearly and effectively and brings people along

    Tough skin to deal with multiple personalities and stakeholders

    Self Starter

    Drive to compete and motivated to win

    • Relationship Building

    Works well with people including taff, residents and families

    High customer services oriented

    Ability to foster teamwork

    Leads with honesty and integrity

    Ability to read people and understand what motivates them

    • Strategic Thinking

    Curiosity and desire to learn

    Ability to think quickly on your feed and come up with alternate solutions

    Able to ask great questions

    Process information quickly and conceptually


    Clinical and supervisory experience in skilled nursing or post acute rehab environment

    Minimum five (5) years therapy related experience preferred

    Minimum three (3) years skilled nursing rehabilitation management preferred

    Knowledge of current Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy practices and procedures including laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities

    Knowledge of payer reimbursement and strategy

    Knowledge of labor management and strategy

    Knowledge of supply budgets

    Knowledge of competency proficiency areas including patient care, program development, supervisory responsibilities, documentation and therapy software responsibilities, patient rights, and safety and sanitation

    Effective and efficient time management skills

    Sufficient verbal and written communication skills to perform the tasks required

    Current, unencumbered, active Colorado licensed Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist or Speech Language Pathologist (required)

    Ability to remain calm under stress or in emergency situations

    Ability to project a professional image

    Strong organizational, prioritizing and analytical skills

    Ability to make independent decision when circumstances warrant

    Working knowledge computer and software applications used in job functions including Google, Microsoft office, and Rehab Optima Software preferred

    BSL/CPR as requested


    Must meet the educational requirements as defined in the description for that license type. Must be a graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Language Pathology program.


    • Frequent squatting, twisting, and reaching;
    • Frequent walking and standing
    • Occasional resident handling, transferring and lifting from floor over 100 pounds
    • Occasional crawling, climbing, and sitting; frequent repetitive pushing, pulling, and grasping up to 50 pounds


    Reports to: Executive Director

    Classification: Exempt

    Professional Memberships are encouraged

    Application Instructions

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